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Anthem, AZ
Students enrolled: 2,396

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40404 North Gavilan Peak Parkw
Anthem, AZ 85086

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July 20, 2014
This school is perfectly fine. I've had 3 years of great teachers (a decent mixture of gen/Honors/AP) and all admins and counselors have been helpful. Its unfortunate to see some negative reviews but my one tip to prevent problems would be to take Honor/AP classes. You will find the most dedicated students here and classes will go a lot smoother. The teachers here also perform a lot better because they have students that actually want to be there.

- submitted by a student
July 03, 2014
This shool is complete garbage . Lots of things happen that admins do not know nor try to figure out .

- submitted by a community member
February 27, 2014
Boulder Creek is an outstanding school for a self-starter to get that "next level" education experience they are looking for. The school is structured to mirror our society in America, where hard work is rewarded. Attitude and citizenship, as well as scholastic excellence, were encouraged in my son's classes. Academic, athletic and extracurricular studies are as good as the student cares to make them. I applaud the staff in acknowledging individuals who are there to learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2013
This is our thrid year and I now understand how everythign is fine until you need assistance from the school. I do not mean assistance because of a bad student, I mean an Honors/AP/Dual Enrollment over 4.0 GPA student. Whatever you do make sure you follow up on Dual Enrollment, as my student was told everything was fine and he was in the class for a semester to find out somehow the test was mis-placed or not taken, and "Dual Enrollment" for college pre-req was lost and they will NOT get credit. Very disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
My children attend Boulder Creek High School in Anthem and I must say I am not at all in favor of new common core changes. I feel the school system does not teach our children what they really need to learn as it is. The only thing the district as well as the State is interested in is high Aims scores and not teaching our kids the core of learning. Teacher's tell the students that the computer is there best friend and they can get there information from there so if a computer is teaching my child why do I pay tax's for a school & teacher that DO NOT perform there jobs. I feel you need to work on your teacher's first then you just may see the results form the students you are looking for before you go and change even more to our childrens education. And furthe more you say the new common core changes are going to be more confusing and the children will have more homework which is the LAST thing these kids need. They should be doing the majority of the work in the classroom with a teacher that can help them, not at home were the computer teach's them or us parents are left to help them when we have NO idea what they are doing. The school system in America is broken.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
The teachers have been great to my son. He has been able to stay after school and get extra help and that has build his confidence level greatly.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
Boulder Creek is a wonderful school with so many positive things happening. Sadly last week, we lost a student to a terminal illness. While we are all really sad about her passing, it was so uplifting to see the campus of teenagers, and staff and community members come together in celebration of her life. The choir sang at an impromptu candle light vigil and 198 singers (out of 200) showed up in support. This is just one example of the JagNation pride displayed at our school. Thank you BC jags for demonstrating your love and compassion. It gives me hope and a positive outlook for the future.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2013
My daughter attends BCHS and loves the teachers and her counselor is just amazing. Yes there are too many student's in this school however the PTA works in unity to provide a safe learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2013
I just finished my first week of school at Boulder Creek. I love it! The teachers are nice and the classes seam interesting. At lunch I got a pride ticket from the Principal because I was dressed in jaguar print colors and showing school spirit. There was music at lunch too and everyone was having fun. I think this will be a great year.

- submitted by a student
August 19, 2012
i moved here from Texas and i was excited and opened up to meeting new people, and ready to start my life. But when i started trying to meet new friends they just all blocked me off and ignored me. The boys are ridiculous and act like wanna be gangsters, everybody is into smoking and going to raves. The girls grab the boys in inappropriate places. This place isn't ideal to what i thought it would be. people don't respect other people and the place is overly crowded. I'm begging my parents to take me out. My sister is a freshman and she likes it because their still kids. But upper classmen are not role models at all, and I'm afraid that my sister might turn out like one of these airheads. Oh and freshman friday is real to immature seniors and juniors. I don't recommend this school . Academically however is wonderful, but the students are bad.

- submitted by a student
July 20, 2012
This school is the best school I've ever been to! The classes are very interesting and the teachers really care about their students. The variety of the classes are very large. There is something for everyone. The school area is very modern and cultivated. The infrastructure is very good and new and they have for example a very healthy cafeteria. I have always felt comfortable when I attended this school. I would recommend it to everyone!

- submitted by a student
March 29, 2012
I've been a student at Boulder Creek for two years now. I came from a small school, so Boulder Creek was a drastic change for me. By drastic, I mean horrendous and bitter. My experiences here have been good only in my academics; my peers are anything but role models. Most of the guys are wanna-be gangsters who act higher than all, and most of the girls spend their free-time cutting other girls down. I've had numerous instances of bullying and exclusion, because our school is full of cliques. The teachers are fantastic and really care about their students, but the students are inconsiderate, irresponsible, rude and inappropriate. I can't stress enough how much I dislike my peers, and feel constantly judged. Very few parents are involved in their child's education, and parent teacher conferences are often quiet and uneventful. I give administration and the teachers a great rating, for they have greatly helped me, but the environment is anything but beneficial.

- submitted by a student
February 16, 2012
My daughter attended Boulder Creek for one year. She was bullied throughout the year, and the Administration's attempts to resolve the situation were completely ineffective. We removed her from that school after she was physically assaulted. She is now at a charter school and is much happier, as are we, her parents. After she switched schools, I heard from other grownups that Boulder Creek had a lot of problems. My daughter took some special ed. classes, and the special ed. teachers were great, but the bullying was out of control

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2012
I am constantly amazed by my colleagues at Boulder Creek High School. They are always working to provide the best education possible to every student. Teachers are inventive, creative and believe in the vision of the campus: Act locally, Think Globally, Collaborate Digitally, Educate Wholly. Just today a math teacher used skype to host a classroom conversation with students in Germany. The Chinese and art classes teamed up to learn about sumi-e painting. Students in the brand new science facility learned about medical conditions effecting Arizona. The government classes held a mock debate between the potential candidates for President. The student government sponsored an amazing assembly with the band, choir, cheerleaders, dance team, and athletes. The best part of the assembly was when the student with special needs was the hero of the wrestling skit and the entire school cheered for him. Tonight a student band is performing a concert with all profits going toward support for a student suffering from cancer. Tomorrow the varsity girl's soccer team the varsity boys basketball team will play in front of a packed house. What a fabulous place to teach and learn!

- submitted by a teacher
December 15, 2011
I am the grandparent of a special needs student at Boulder Creek High School. The staff and students treat him with respect. The teachers are amazing and really do care about the students. This high school has had some negative press in the past, but just come on campus and see for yourself how hard everyone works to to ensure safety and education for all students. If you think it is easy running a high school, just volunteer in one for a week and you will be amazed. I think the principal (Lauren Sheahan) and the administrative team is fabulous.

- submitted by a community member
November 22, 2011
I attend boulder creek. dvusd has seriously slacked in ensuring qualified teachers over my 8 years with them. if you need extra help, do not attend this school. if you do not like opprobriously disrespectful kids, do not attend this school. if you do not like teachers who do not care for you, do not attend boulder creek (there are two teachers i have had that actually care about their students out of dozens). just a little insight from the inside.

- submitted by a student
November 21, 2011
If your child is ethnic descent not the school for your child. The students get away with racial epithets, intimidation, and continual harassment. What makes it even worse is that they make your child feel as if they are the problem. Also school is full of wanna be gangsters from a higher socio/economical class. This is really amusing! The school has drug issues due to the parents who are self-centered and are busy with their own personal anthem housewives agenda. Most students have no courtesy or discipline. So if this sounds like a place for your child be my guest.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2011
The honors and AP teachers are wonderful - inspiring and providing a top notch experience for students.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2011
BC is amazing! I learn a ton especially in English class and Spanish. In these classes the teacher actually make us think. I am glad to be a student at BC.

- submitted by a student
November 12, 2010
When I attended this school, I thought it was subpar, but however after comparing it to others public high schools and some private ones, Boulder Creek is amazing. Teachers are knowledgable in the fields and push students to work hard. My college roommate was the valedictorian at an unnamed private school, but does not know what party John F. Kennedy belonged to or how to use a unit circle in trigonometry. I would recommend this school, unless you want to instil Christian values into your child, than a private school is recommended. As far as shady characters, all schools have them and Boulder Creek probably has fewer due to it being in a wealthy area.

- submitted by a student
September 13, 2010
An outstanding school with opportunities for all, Boulder Creek is a wonderful place for kids. Sports, clubs, advanced classes, special programs for special ed students. Boulder Creek has it all. The Arizona Republic reported Boulder Creek received one of the the top scores in the state on AIMS science. They were recognized for one of the best music programs in the region by Phoenix Magazine. The basketball team won the state championship. The school has it all!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 28, 2010
Boulder CReek High school is an amazing place for kids. My son has had the best experience in academics and activities. He is graduating in 2010 and will have a full ride scholarship. Thanks Boulder Creek teachers for the great learning experience!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 28, 2010
I am a student at this school and I absolutely hate it! The students that attend are disturbed and strange. Once I started school here, my friends started to change and move in with the wrong crowds which there is alot of. Though the teachers are reasonable and nice. I'm definately leaving and going to a different school. I do not recommend this school for your child.

- submitted by a student
March 22, 2010
I disagree with the posted remark posted March 21. There were big discipline issues before the new principal took over in 2008. The rules state no cell phone use on campus & when a student is tardy class is disrupted. If BCHS is to be a an excelling school students must take advantage of what is offered..quite a bit at BC. What happens at school is the result of what happens or doesn't happen at home. That is the bottom line. If parents aren't willing to take a stand with a child/adolescent & cause the child to suffer the consequences of their actions the child won't learn that in life there are always consequences. If parents don't parent everyone suffers. BC is making great strides.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 21, 2010
The school administration and teachers are not passionate on what the students need as far as education. Their concerns concentrate on cell phone use between classes and places late arrivals (students) in sweep as punishment. So how is this learning???? After dealing with this school for 6 years we are so disappointed and feel the school as a whole is a failure. Parents of upcoming students should beware and do some serious research.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 27, 2010
The school has improved over the years, but its academic standards are very low. The national test scores are poor. Some teachers care and work hard- it is improving but lots of room for growth.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 20, 2009
Boulder Creek is a great school provided your child is either athletic and/or academically driven. However, if your child needs help - either academically or socially - there is little to no effective support. Part of this is due to DVUSD and the types of programs that are in place. However, it is still very much a machine that turns students out like widgets. If yours is a square peg, they'll have a very difficult time succeeding.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Great theater department!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Boulder Creek high school is a great place for learning. The expectations are high for both academics and behavior for both students, and the staff. Students are held accountable for their actions, work habits and success. I think a comprehensive high school has so much to offer, I would never put my high school student in a charter school as she would miss out on all the excellent opportunities in a traditional American high school. The teachers are working hard to ensure the quality of the teaching too. Teachers tell me that the administration has really challenged them this year to increase the rigor in the classrooms. I see it in the work my daughter brings home and the conversations around our dinner table. She is thinking and making connections to real life. Good work teachers and Bravo to the Boulder Creek administration for expecting the most from our kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Boulder Creek high school is a wonderful school. Educators don't get the recognition they deserve. I commend anyone that would take on such a challenging but important role in our society. Teachers and the Principal all are working together to make Boulder the excellent school that it is.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
It's beautiful campus with many great teachers as well as school staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
i have been going to boulder creek for all of about 5 weeks and i absolutely love it here. dont believe all of the rumors about this being a bad school with bad influences becuase from what i can see, this is a great school, and beautiful campus with friendly people and great teachers.

- submitted by a student
September 12, 2009
the school is totally awesome! my classmates are very hilarious especially in Spanish! =] and the work are challenging if you are taking honors classes like i am.

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 17, 2009
My student had a great first day of school today at Boulder Creek. The school is very well organized, the teachers are friendly, and the staff is very helpful. I think this is going to be a super experience for the next four years for my child.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2009
Boulder Creek is an excellent school. They received an 'Excelling' grade from the ADE again this year. I can see why, because there is something for everyone. Special education classes, advanced placement classes and interesting electives. The teachers really care about their students. The coaches keep the Jags winning with 9 region titles in 08-09. The Principal and Assistant Principals go to everything. They keep the campus safe and have respect for the students and parents. I think Boulder Creek is one of the best schools in the state of Arizona.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2009
Boulder Creek has excelling AP classes and has given my child one of the best experiences in his school career. The graduation rate is satisfactory and I would recommend this school to any other parent looking for a great disciplined hardworking school for their child to attend.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2009
Boulder Creek is an awesome school. The teachers are great and so is the curriculum. They have a good set of guidlines as well.

- submitted by a student
May 14, 2009
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April 14, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 03, 2009
Boulder Creek High School did have a 'rocky' start, but has become an excellent school with caring teachers, and a very involved administration. Students continuing (successfully) to college continues to rise. Athletic and Academic scholarships are on the rise. The teachers at BCHS are committed to giving their students the best education possible, and preparing them for secondary education. The coaches at BCHS are concerned for the student as a 'whole' and provide feedback that can be used on/off the field/court/etc...The administration at BC is available to parents and shows great concern for students needs. This school has struggled in the past, but it is now on a true path for success. With the advantage of a beautiful campus with knowledgeable teachers and committed administrators, BCHS is now well on its way to being 'the' school to attend.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2009
Despite the rumors that Boulder Creek has managed to accumulate, it really is not a bad school. I am currently a sophomore at Boulder Creek and I have enjoyed attending it for the past 2 years. The academics are good; we have great honors classes as well as an excellent AP program. Our sports programs are excellent as well, all of our sports teams have done great, and we have an amazing track team who had 29 athletes (14 freshman) qualify for the state meet last year. Overall BCHS is a great school and anyone that says it is not didn't capitalize on their time here. And to all the parents that say the school is bad, it doesn't, your kid is probably just a loner and doesn't like it because they have no friends so they make up these obscure lies to get them transferred.

- submitted by a student
March 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 27, 2009
Boulder creek may have a new staff but the students haven't changed. we are all still the same and a new principal and staff didn't change anything.I don't think Boulder Creek's reputation of being a bad school is ever going to change. Boulder Creek is exactly the same as last year

- submitted by a student
December 17, 2008
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December 15, 2008
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December 05, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 13, 2008
The new administration and staff fail to pay attention to the schools needs. As an AP student at this school, I find that the staff is very illefficiant. They need to get their work done as quickly as possible. Also when a student needs to speak with them, they always put it off as if the student is last on their list of things to do. The staff also look like they hate their job, so if they hate their job so much than they shouldn't be working at a school. High school is suppose to be a place where a student is suppose to learn, but also interact with other people, but how is that possible when the teacher treat us all with very little respect.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 28, 2008
It is our second year at BCHS and we are very pleased with the new administration at this point. Much more disciplined environment...good communication from teachers when we have contacted them. Students we know are very pleased with new dress code enforcement and new spirit of discipline. Academics in Honors classes seems to be appropriately difficult. We are please with the experience our student is having at BCHS, both academically and socially.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2008
While many parents may feel at ease with a new administration at BCHS, unfortunately, the remnants of past beliefs and behaviors are still very much at play. The administration is not interested in working with parents but rather more concerned with protecting the staff. Lack of communication and lack of openness leave us as parents feeling as though we have to protect our children from the school instead of working with the school to obtain a positive outcome to any issue that may arise. There are some really great teachers at BCHS and there are some teachers who should not be in charge of a classroom. There is more to teaching than presenting the material.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
This is my third year as a parent at Boulder Creek. This is going to be a very good year. Fortunately the directors in the DVUSD saw fit to find a terrific principal with a strong backbone. The assistant principals are also looking good. My suggestion to any disgruntled parent is get involved. There are so many good things happening at BCHS. Rome wasn't built in a day but so far the administration is off to a good start. Rigor is a big goal at the school and it absolutely needs to be a top priority. Fingers crossed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 25, 2008
We transferred from BC to a small college prep. The curriculum gap was a jump, but fortunately the small class sizes and strong leadership (enforced rules) make for students respecting each other and the staff. At Boulder Creek, maybe because of social acceptance of student's being 'equals' and not having to take responsibility for behavior or dress or treatments of peers and staff, it was a bad experience for us. An AP student can make it at any school, most students aren't AP students.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2008
My son just started at boulder creek and yes i had my reservations but i can say that i am so far extremely happy with this school. The staff is extremely helpful and not at all disconnected. He needed assistance with a few schedule changes and they were beyond helpful and the line of communication between school and home is outstanding. The new principal is visable and is always out during lunch -- she is getting involved and that says a lot about the principal. My son is in honor classes and has been challenged and is very happy with all of his teachers. He is now in student government and is getting involved in other areas. There is so much to offer! i am thrilled for him that he is at b.C. & Thrilled that he will have the best years of his life. Keep a positive attitude, it helps!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2008
As a parent of a sophmore this will be my daughters last semester at BCHS. Although I do see some improvements this year with the new principal I would have to say that I'm still dissapointed. My daughter is an Honors student and does well in academics. My husband and I have put a large amount of money into her education through tutors and other outside help. I truly believe that my daughter would not be where she is today in academics if we didn't put forth the money. I believe that BCHS is lacking in there ability to provide a good learning enviroment as well as a safe one. The admin is very disconnected from the parents as well as disrespectful to the students who require assistance. This might be from all the problems that they deal with but they do need to treat each student as an individual.

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August 13, 2008
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July 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 28, 2008
BC has some wonderful teachers but not all fall into this category. Our child has really struggled at this school. Seeing his grades online is good if the teachers post the grades but it's impossible to know if what you're looking at has been update or not. It's known by students and faculty that there are questionable teachers and it really irritates me that we never saw anything done about the way some teachers conduct their classes and how poorly the teachers communicate the parents. There are some who are exceptional and we are very thankful that our child has had classes with them. I've read where parents need to be more involved - well, we do not participate in sports but do support our child in other activities and often left work to do so. Not all parents have the opportunity to do this.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2008
This is my 3rd year at boulder creek and I have to be honest it has not gotten any better for me. The teachers are to busy complaining about how and what they have to teach to actually take the time to truly teach the students. I got my lowest score on the SAT in my history as a student since I have started boulder creek and I find it to be too easy. I am in all AP classes and I never study or do homework and pass with all A's its getting to the point where I am worried about how much I will know when I get to college. I do not recommend BCHS.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 09, 2008
I love BCHS it is the best school i ahev ever been to. The teachers are great and yes there are problems but name me one school that doesn't have problems. Everyone stop trashing the school especially parents unless you personally attend the school your opions don't really matter because you have no first hand experience all you hear are the rumors. Boulder Creek is a great school and anyone who doesn't know the environment shouldn't be putting bad comments.

- submitted by a student
March 31, 2008
Our son has had a very positive experience in his first year at BCHS. Great honors classes, outstanding extracurricular activities and excellent sports programs. I've not heard of a single incident from my son that was inconsistant with any other school. My only point of concern is not with the school, but the lack of involvement of the parents. Our son is on a varsity sports team and I can count the number of parents who have been to events on one hand...very sad.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2008
Boulder Creek is a good school. They have a good academic program and many exracurricular activities. As for the parents complaining about safety, fights, drug use, dresscode, etc., let me remind you that this is a high school. What do you seriously expect? No matter what school you go to there are always going to isssues that you find. These problems are greatly exaggerated. The faculty is obsessed with the schools 'reputation' and focus more on covering the real problems up, rather than fixing them. Because the school is in anthem, everybody has such high expectations for it, when really its the same as any other school. Its actually funny, because people say that we go to such a 'bad' school, yet they don't know what a bad school really is. This school is a joke compared to other schools I have attended.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 18, 2008
Horrible school - steer clear! We are pulling our two kids out ASAP. Problems are too numerous mention, but it starts right at the top. Administration is awful - far more concerned with covering its butt than with educating kids. And it shows - read the barely legible review on next page by the BCHS student if you want to know what sort of education your child will receive. It speaks volumes.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2008
Bchs has had some challenges in the past, but it seems to have overcome may of them this year. The administration really seems to be focused on academic excellence these days. They are workinf on all kinds of programs for teacher recriutment and retention. I think they are on the right path.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2008
My daughter currently attends BC and I'm getting her out fast. The kids are rude and hard to get a long with. There is not a scrap of school spirit and the bathrooms almost always smell like smoke. The school staff focuses on problems that are unimportant instead of the real problems at hand. If you want a true wonderful school I would never suggest BC.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2008
Boulder Creek is a good school. It does have its issues, but what school doesn't? I attended Boulder Creek for 3 years and Mr.Hickman, Ms.Anderson, Mr.Hamilton and Mrs.Maldonado were some of the best teachers I ever had. Whenever I had any issues I knew I could go to one of them or another one of the staff members who I could also consider friends because of the fact that they treated me as more then just a student but treated me as an equal and acted as stand-in parents. Which, technically, is what I believe teachers should do.

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January 09, 2008
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January 04, 2008
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December 29, 2007
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November 27, 2007
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November 19, 2007
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October 27, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
no rating October 10, 2007
Boulder Creek is a very good school, despite what you may hear. There's talk of gangs, fights, and drugs. But there are only a few people participating in that out of nearly 2500. Every school has problems, and most of the problems you hear about aren't at Boulder Creek. Students from surrounding schools do bad things and BC gets the blame. I'm currently a freshman, starting my ninth week of school. The teachers are fantastic. I feel very welcome, and although there have been a few fights so far, I'm not concerned about my safety.

- submitted by a student
September 28, 2007
While academically, I agree, the school is great. However I am fearful for my kids safety at this school. We are new to this school and have been told luckily we didn't buy yet.....we can still get out! A large group of kids are unruley, disrespectful and destructive.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2007
My daughter graduated in 2007. Our experience was a positive one. Great Honors/AP programs and wonderful caring teachers. Mr. Hickman is such a fantastic teacher and really prepared the students for college. Mrs. Baldwin and Mrs. Anderson are two other teachers that stand out. My daughter excelled and with her AP test scores and studies abroad with the Spanish class she is starting college a sophomore. (Mrs. McCracken is an amazing Spanish teacher and person.) There were so many clubs and sports that she didn't have time to fit it all in. In 3 short years BC is well-known in the state for it's sports teams. Students are encouraged to do community service projects. Only downfall is lack of parent help/participation. Join PTA and get involved. Always felt safe on campus but a few more lunch monitors are needed with the growing number of students. It's a safe campus.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2007
This School is outstanding. My daughter attended it for 3 years and was involved in athletics, several clubs and student government. For a fairly new school, they really have progressed both in teaching and athletic presence. As a parent who's child graduated in the first graduating class, I highly reccomend this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 26, 2007
I came very close to moving my son to another school in the area. Visiting some honors classes at Boulder Creek and classes at a highly regarded small charter school, I decided to leave him at Boulder Creek and put him in honors classes. The honors classes are very good, better than the classes at the highly regarded Charter school. The extra-curricular opportunities are rich and diverse. The athletic department seems to be good,too. I am hopeful that this year the school won't be hesitant to seriously discipline and demand that the dress code be followed.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2007
The teachers are overwhelmed, and political correctness frightens everyone from doing anything about it. You only get four years to get your high school right, this school is a risky choice.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 28, 2007
I dont think that its the teachers or the staffs falt. they are new to the school, just as some of us are. give them a brake they are doing there best to teach us! I only had on teacher that was young, and he didnt put up with the cell phones and ipods he made us put them away once he saw them out, I personally think its the parents falt for letting the kids bring the ipods and cells to school in the first place, dont blame the teachers for wanting to take them away. thats why we are there is to learn not to text on your phone when a teachers giving lessons or listening to your ipod when the teachers want you to take notes. so stop blaming the school for all your problems about the dress code and so on your the parent do your job!

- submitted by a student
June 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 14, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 13, 2007
A wise parent of a friend of mine once said that the school's foremost obligation is to teach the 3 Rs 'Reading, writing and Arithmetic.' However, it is the parents who must teach the other one 'Respect.' It is not only foolish to blame teachers for students actions and mentality behind their grades simply because it is the student's choice if they want to succeed or not.

- submitted by a student
April 23, 2007
Boulder Creek High School is a wonderful school with a beautiful campus. (not to note the gum and food wrappers all over the place.) The faculty and teachers try the best that they can, to their best ability, to make this school a safer place. It is the students lack of want to change and to obey the rules that makes this school suffer its reputation. I would recommend any student to attend Boulder Creek because, even though it is new, it has wonderful opportunities waiting for your child to accept them. Academics is one of the major focuses at this school, for example, we have an Academic Decathlon team that won rookie of the year. Also available, several AP courses. Your student has the ability to learn here at Boulder Creek, but do they have the desire?

- submitted by a student
April 05, 2007
I am very disappointed with the school. The lack of enforcement of rules have led to bigger issues of violence. The academic standards are low. This is not a school for the serious student who wants to get the most out of their education.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2007
Nice looking new school, but it is a bad school. I would suggest you don't send your child to Boulder creek but I would suggest that you look into Foothills academy off of Scottsdale road quite a commute form anthem but well worth it.

- submitted by a former student
February 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2007
This is a great school if you are in honors classes or AP. The teachers who teach honors/AP classes are well trained and there are less distractions in these classes. This school also has the best developing Academic Decathlon team that has won many medals and a rookie of the year award in its first year of competition. Boulder Creeks Golf team won state last year and all other extracurricular activities at this school are doing very well. If you want your kid to have a well rounded education that will prepare them for college than Boulder Creek should be on your list.

- submitted by a student
February 02, 2007
We are very disappointed with this school. The school is hiding the issues that exist on campus. Our child is just a number and no one really cares or wants to take the time to hold kids accountable, from dress code to lack of teacher/parent communication. Can't begin to express the extreme disappointment we have with the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2006
Many opportunities for extracurricular activies, coaches are trying & it will take some time for a new school to build up these programs, but to bad many students not taking advantage of these opportunities. The quality of academic programs suffering... teachers are not controlling classes, maybe they are too young..not enough experience, they should not allow the disruptions of MP3 players & cell phones. Need more parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2006
Disappointing experience, looking to move from Anthem to find a better quality school. Teachers seem adversarial toward keeping parents informed. Student dress is eye-opening!

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2006
The school administrators do not care about the students. The parents help the school hide the problems here. It is too hard for a good student to learn in this environment. The district needs to

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2006
I think BCHS offers quality academics and there are many offerings where extracurricular activities are concerned. BCHS does a super job where sports are concerned. The coaches are dedicated to these kids. Dress code may not always be enforced in school but let's not blame the school. Let's blame the parents letting these kids come to school dressed inappropriately. A school cannot do their job alone. We as parents need to be involved with our kids where education and manners are concerned. We cannot blame a school for students with behavior problems. My hats go off to the teachers and staff at BCHS. Thanks for a great job. As a parent of a freshman, I look forward to watching him grow at BCHS.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2006
The quality of academics at the school looks good on paper but for the most part it has been difficult to implement. The teachers are willing but there are so many classroom disruptions, because of ill-mannered students, that it is difficult for the serious students to learn unless they are in honors or advanced placement classes. There is so much trash thrown about all over the campus and in the academic buildings that the maintenance crews can barely keep up with it all. There are many extracurricular activities available and many students take advantage of those opportunities. There are great coaches who are dedicated to the athletes. We have been disappointed overall with the quality of students and their behavior in the classroom setting and around the campus. Hard as they try, there are too few monitors and security to handle all the chaos the students bring.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2006
Parents need to get involved with this school & their teen (there could be so many opportunities here, but we are failing) Teachers are very young, and are trying to be friends with students by allowing too much socializing during class, even during tests. Anthem does not provide many services for teens. Dress code not being inforced. Parents must be involved.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2006
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April 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2006
I recently pulled my son out of this school. The teachers were complaining that they did not like the way they had to teach. Too many kids dressed in goth style attire. The over all educational level of the school was not challenging enough for my son. The students were disrepectful to the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2005
I am thrilled with the school. They have things lined up cirricular wise so that I know what will be coming up with my child. The staff has been fantastic.Updates and letters are sent home regularly so that parents know what is going on at the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
My son attended BCHS last year as a freshman. It was a wonderful experience. He took mostly honors classes and we feel he really grew as an individual. He participated in sports and learned a lot about sportmanship. Good job BCHS!

- submitted by a parent
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Boulder Creek High School Vision and Philosophy: Think Globally, Act Locally, Collaborate Digitally, Educate Wholly. Boulder Creek High School is a 21st century school set in a suburban master planned community. Four years ago the school adopted 21st century skill initiatives to ensure that each graduating senior was prepared to be a contributing member of their society. As our nation has become increasingly interdependent on other nations, today’s student will need to be able to think critically to solve problems in their life times that we don’t even know exist yet. Students must have confidence and drill down to the facts, have a laser focus to be effective in new situations in their lives. This essential desire for our students drives decisions made in all aspects of the BCHS campus. Teachers integrate critical thinking, problem solving, and technology into their lessons and staff development is targeted to assist teachers in their efforts to increase these skills in their classrooms. We are not only proud of the accomplishments the school has achieved in only eight short years- but optimistic for what our future holds.

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Boulder Creek High School
40404 North Gavilan Peak Parkw, Anthem, AZ  85086
(623) 445-5000
Last modified Boulder Creek High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Boulder Creek High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 109 reviews. Top