I went to this school from 2004-2007. I always loved school. I loved elementary school and I loved high school. This school however, I hated. In 6th grade, three 8th graders ganged up on me and broke my arm. The school has a "zero tolerance for bullying" yet nothing happened to these girls at all. When I went to the office with my broken arm, they told me to go back to class. Luckily I had a cell phone and was able to call my parents to take me to the ER. The next day I showed up at school with my arm in a cast and told them exactly who it was that were picking on me and nothing happened to them at all. I no longer felt safe at school and it made me fear going for the three years I attended Brook Haven. Hopefully, changes have been made but there are plenty of other schools to choose from in Sebastopol. I wouldn't send my child here.
There is really not a problem with the school or administartion istelf, its the students that go there. Having been going to Oak Park, everyone talks about how the teachers and staff try their best but the students simply do not want to learn and instead bully one another. The school has good security, just not enough good students.
This school is horrible! It's ridiculous that Decatur has three middle schools two of which are equal, Cedar Ridge and Oak Park, and then there's Brookhaven.This school is way unbalanced compared to the others. A high percent of Decatur's youth is denied a proper education because of the parent's disability to pay for a house in a different area. I knew someone who went there until he was pulled out to be home schooled. EVERY morning the parent would worry about her kid's safety, her kid's safety in a MIDDLE SCHOOL! As one of the parent below said they cared more about a shirt than a child's EDUCATION!! It's also pitiful when a parent rather send their CHILD to a different state and LIVE with someone else than send to this school. Decatur city school has a problem and they need to FIX IT.
This school has a major discipline problem. If the kids who needed discipline were dealt with appropriately there wouldn't be as much trouble. The good kids who are there to learn are the ones who get in trouble. All they are interested in is whether there is a witness or not instead of believing the good kids who get picked on. There is no leadership whatsoever in this school. There is also no caring. Principals and teachers both don't show any caring at all for these kids. They don't even contact you when your childs grades start to drop from A's to D's
There is such a discipline problem that learning is not an option at that school. I have volunteered three times this year and last year to no avail. They are more worried about a students shirt being tucked in than they are about that student learning. I think most teachers there are good but you have no parental involvement and a lot of children with parents who do not care if they get a education or not. They just want them out of the house for the day. I have a friend who is sending her child to live with a relative in Georgia to get him out of that school. I wish we could leave too. It is a bad school. Other than rezoning, I do not know what would help Brookhaven.