I am so thankful that we put our three children in Brooks High School. We couldn't be more pleased with the education our children are receiving. We have some excellent ACT scores to attest to the priorities of the Brooks High Staff. Also, our kids are in numerous sporting venues and I have been so impressed with how these Brooks families come together to support their athletes. They even have a UNA professor volunteering here with their Cross Country team. Everyone volunteers and works together. It is Awsome to see such a large school come together in so many ways like one big family. Thank you Brooks Staff and parents for making our family feel so welcomed, supported and loved! Brooks High School doesn't just educate our children. They strive to send our kids out into the World prepared to face life with a positive outlook and the skills needed to excel.
A great school that serves as a great asset to the community. It's not perfect but I don't think there is any school with no problems. I am proud to be a graduate of Brooks High School.
For any parent considering an education at Brooks I would definately recommend placing your child here. I have had two children at this school, the first of which received a full tuition scholarship to the University of Alabama. My second child transferred to Providence Middle School in Huntsville and let me tell you there is a difference. At least at Brooks you will not have kids cussing, throwing books and attacking the teacher in class. It is simply not tolerated at Brooks. The academics are there if your child is willing to do what is necessary to achieve a higher standard. Parent and community involvement is wonderful at this school. Football is a big part of the school true enough but without it the students academics would suffer. The school my daughter transferred to does not even have enought books for every student in the class which numbered up to 42.....class size is a huge consideration. The staff at the Brooks are all very professional and caring about each and every student.
I wouldn't recommend BHS. I am a junior and I've finally realized that when it is time for college, I am going to be so lost. Most of the teachers do not teach and when they do it is just confusing. And yes most of my classmates do smoke and drink. Most of the boys also dip in class. If you want a good education for your child and if you want them well rounded, don't send them here.
North Alabama has such a rich musical history that the lack of funding and support for the fine arts at many of the schools in the area is disconcerting to say the least. Though Brooks High School is sufficient for the 'basics' of a child's schooling, it is no different in that regard and the more artistically and/ or musically inclined students are sorely neglected. I would encourage all parents whose creative children will attend area schools to seek training for them outside the normal school systems.
I am a Brooks graduate and my overall experience with the school was a positive one. I am not saying it was perfect by no means, but the positives definitely out-weigh the negatives. I was an athlete and was involved in many other extracurricular activities. I have read other reviews about how our school is all about football and sports. This is not entirely true. Yes these things are a big part of school life, just as they are at any other school in the South. They bring students together and teach those that participate many valuable lessons that they can use once they graduate. The academic programs at Brooks have prepared me very well for college and I am grateful for the wonderful teachers I had. Brooks is a great school and you can get what you want out of it if you try.
I am a student at Brooks High, and I love it there. There is not really an 'IN' crowd at all, everyone mostly sticks with their friends. I have never been pressured to do anything that I didn't want to do, and I am not bullied, nor have I witnessed being anyone being bullied. It may happen, sure, but it is not openly a problem. We have an extremely smart class, and the students work hard and achieve. Our teachers are great also. I do play sports, and it isn't the school's number one priority. I would recommend this school to anyone, because it isn't difficult to fit in!
Ok there are several things being said wrong on this website about Brooks. I'm going to be up front and honest yes we do have problems at Brooks but they are nothing that every school does not have. I would also like to make some corrections. Starting with we do have calculus! We have wonderful administrators and teachers. I am a straight A student and my parents have never went to the school and been in my business. We also do not have money and I do not play sports and I am treated the same as everyone else. About the whole football parking lot being paved that is stupid not just football players park back there and it is used for more than football games. The front parking lot is paved and the majority of the students park in the front or back.
i'm 16 and about to begin my junior year at Brooks High School. People say that Brooks is just a sports school. Football is the main priority. Yes, football is important, but football season is important to everyone, it brings the school closer together. we are more than football though. I mean just look at the band program, we have one of the best marching bands and auxilaries in the state.Let me remind you, where would marching band be with out the football program? the teachers at our school are great. Yes, they do occasionally get fed up with our antics, but when they know we really want/need the help they are there. Our students make good grades, were not all on drugs and pregnant, were not all out throwing hotel parties at the Marriott, were just being teenagers.
I think it should be a screaming alarm to the school to hear so many current/past student say the school is failing on an academic level. The parking lot to the football field is paved, the lot for the students and band area, greatly ignored. What about science, math, fine arts? Sure the football games earn money for the school, but it seems all that money is turned back around to the football areas. School isn't about 'football', believe it or not, there is a whole world of information our kids are missing out on. Get with the program.
As a former grad and parent of a graduate and a present student i must say brooks is a very good school. To those of you who argue this point there are 7 or 8 other county schools in the district. Those schools have problems too. As far as the community support for brooks i dont think you will find that elsewhere. I am a football parent and yes there is alot of support but no more for the basketball team or baseball team boys and girls sports. The football program brings in $ at brooks. The money trickles over into other areas too. So have some lion pride, know we are not perfect or try another county school. You will be back.
As a former Grad. I have often woundered how much better it would have been if I'd have stayed at Mars hill. Brooks was like a culture shock. The language, smoking and just plain fowl behavior through the years put my life on a different track. Although I did go on to college and actually was taught/learned, I still think back to the waisted years just getting by in high school! The lack of teacher involvement in their students life was overwhelming. Teachers spend more daily time with their students than a parent has with their child at night. This demands that a teacher be aware of academic changes, emotional changes and social changes. Please wake up and be the teacher you promised your state you would try to be. A disappointed former Grad......
Iam a student at Brooks High School .I'll be graduating in 2009 and I find it lacking in things that I want to do with my life. Brook's staff and principal are so obsessed with the Football team that they fail to see those students that have academic potential in both classes such as mathmatics and the more creative side like art. They have absolutely no art department to speak of because they use it all on things such as football and other sports. They simply look over the academic parts and go straight to atheletics.
I am currently a student at Brooks High and have gone here all my life. I am pleased with our school. The Lauderdale County School Board may be lacking in some aspects of the politics of schools but otherwise everything is great. Social status should not be a concern when you're at school for an education, and as far as the education part goes Brooks will do the trick. The extracurricular activities are perfect for anyone who wants to be involved. At our school there is something for everyone. The parents also have great involvement with these activities. Without our football team we wouldn't have half the money we needed. All of our sports bring in many fans and get everyone involved, athletic or not. At Brooks there is definitely something for everyone. I would recommend this school.
Brooks High School is a great school. Sports is a big part of Brooks, but so is the academics.
I am a student at Brooks High school, and I feel they value sports over anything else, especially football. I am not proud of Brooks High.
I am a student at Brooks, and I am not at all impressed with the academic and social aspects of this school. I have found that the teachers are only concerned about covering the material that is necessary to pass the Alabama High School Graduation Exam, and most are not willing to give extra help to students who are struggling in an area. I am appalled at how little discipline, class, and manners are displayed in this school.
Brooks is a great school! the teachers here go out of their way to help any student in need. Many consider brooks just as a sports school, but i would have to disagree. Brooks high school is a school that cares.
Brooks high has gone down hill so much that I don't even want to tell ppl that I graduated from there. It use to be known for it's academics but now is known for the football team and nothing else. If your child is not on the team they are looked over. The teachers don't care about anything these days except for the bigger better buck. If your child is disabled or has learning disabilities they may as well not even go to school...they are the main ones that get looked over. My son was suppose to be getting help but has not had any all year. The answer from the school to this was we don't have anyone cause we can't afford it. How dumb is that. Brooks use to be the best school in Lauderdale County now it is the worst. A very angry mom.
I am a alumi of Brooks High School. The quality of this school is unmatched in Lauderdale County. We dominated Science competition of all Lauderdale County schools year in and year out. Had more scholarship money than any other school in the county. First rate teachers. More class offerings. Plus tradition unmatched by any of Lauderdale County shools. Would recommend this school to anyone.
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