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7-9
Public district
Mesa, AZ
Students enrolled: 668
 

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4949 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206

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(480) 472-2698
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May 14, 2015
Excellent School, Great involved Teachers & support staff. Good Teacher to student ratio. Lots of programs in this school. Great big out door areas with lots of activities. Swimming pools, Baseball fields, Ect.. Great safe school. Very close to freeway for easy access. Neighborhood safer than most of Mesa.

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2012
Brimhall is the best school I've been to yet! It's really a shame the city is tearing it down this summer...........at least we went out with a bang......I'll miss it so much :'(

- submitted by a community member

November 03, 2011
the school does not obide by the bully policy and the principle always sides with the teacher. the school is most focused on sending your kids home for pitty things like a hole in your pants above the knee, shoes and hair then educating their students. theirs a always a new policy every week.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2011
I just registard for school here and when I walked in the adminastration office they were so rude!!! They have the strictest workers ive ever seen!! This is hard to explain but I am very short but I have long legs and i came in with shorts on and it was right after school clothes shopping and all my shorts are the same length well anyways one of the ladies says excuse me you cant wear those shorts they are WAYYYY to short (these were probably the longest shorts i have) so now I probably have to go and return all my shorts i got for this year!! THANKSBRIMALL THANKS A LOT!! (NOT!!)

- submitted by a community member

May 07, 2011
The new principal has made this a much better school for everyone. I have 2 children and my son is in 8th grade this year & about to graduate. The difference in the entire school atmosphere since the new principal was installed this year is beyond words. My daughter went through Brimhall 3 years ago & things were a lot worse. The teachers and staff are hardworking & very caring.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2011
I am a student at Brimhall and do not like it at all. The new principal puts rules on things she doesn't like, but there is no problem with. For example, a small purse that does not go against dress code at all and you get it taken away, even though she lets people carry around purses the size of their locker?! They solve all problem with a detention or a no-contact contract. This is very ineffective and they are just full of empty threats. All they do is try to help the kids with behavioral issues, and do not help kids who truely need the help. Over all I am very disappointed with this school, and so is everyone I know.

- submitted by a community member

August 05, 2010
My son has such a great experience at this school for 7th grade. They have such wonderful caring teachers who have encouraged him to do his best. the principal knows every child by name and treats them with so much respect

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2010
This is a good school, but I do not feel that there is enough done to help or motivate excelling kids. My son gets straight A's, but the teachers focus on kids who struggle all the time and who are behavior problems. When kids fail, they can retake test after test until they get an A. It's frustrating that some kids get grades that they do not earn. Kids who earn their grades feel like their hard work is for nothing. Why work hard and turn something in on time, when your friend can turn it in three weeks late and still get a B+? Some kids get special tests where there are only two multiple choices per questions. Hmmm. Take a guess with a 50/50 chance? Some kids get it easy. I just hope my son continues to work hard and does not cave in to the low expectations.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 03, 2010
The school overall is a standard Arizona school (not very high standards) The teachers are not very helpful. The principle's rule for lunch is for each table of kids to clean up. This would be ok but you end up with kids that did not leave trash cleaning up after the kids that did, constantly. The principle stated that this was done to teach responsibility. It teaches the lazy kids that they can get away with all kinds of stuff and the kids that follow rules get screwed over. It's also this way because there are too many kids and no way to watch who does what. So are the kids running the kids? Sounds like it.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2010
My son is in 9th grade and joind Brimhall a month into school year moving from MN and starting from the front office, teachers, counselor, coaches, prinicpal have been wonderful and my son has loved attending Brimhall this year hat's off to a wonderful loving, caring staff at Brimhall. Thanks

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2010
I currently to Brimhall. I think it's a great school. However, the Principal needs to be changed. She has been there sense my brother was there and my brother is 23.

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 16, 2010
Well, I'm a student at Brimhall. I have been attending there for 2 years now. I enjoy most of my classes, and have no problem with my classmates or teachers. Although I do have some problems with the people in the front office, Administration. They can be rude and difficult. I have the hardest time trying to talk with them. Their the only problem I have with the school. Everything else I am fine with. I feel safe going to this school, and enjoy it.

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 18, 2009
I have had 3 children attend Brimhall Jr. High. It has been a great experience for both me and my children. The teachers go out of their way to help students to be successful. They are both knowledgeable and professional. Although the counselors have never been particularly helpful, this is a great school! I would recommend Brimhall to any parent that wants a GREAT education for their student!!!

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2009
Brimhall junior high is a greeat school and has taught me a lot this school is better than any of the junior highs i have been to or schools. you can realy get a lot out of the work you do and they teach in methods that you can remember!!!

- submitted by a student

May 24, 2009
I go to Brimhall and I love it. It's an amazing school. I'm doing excellent there. The teachers and staff are truly great. I get help whenever I need it. It's a really great school

- submitted by a student

November 21, 2008
I have never been so disappointed about a school as I am with this one. The staff and administration could learn some manners on how to treat parents and students. They are difficult and rude! The teachers only call when your student has to serve detention but yet when you call and ask how your student is doing or how you can help with their progress their answers are always the same 'there are to many students to worry about just yours'. I battle with this school every single day and nothing changes. The principal is arrogant and demeaning to the students which I find to be harming to my sons education. I give this school an F.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 01, 2008
they are not teaching mi child like she should be and they have way to many fights there and to may kids go there

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2007
Both of my daughters have attended this school. I am very displeased with with this school. There is no individual attention to the students. If a child isn't a self learner she/he is more than likely not going to thrive, grow and learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 09, 2007
Honestly I can say that this is a disappointing school. It is not a very nurturing environment and the staff wasn't very sensitive to the students and the parents needs. The best parts of my day were science and orchestra, and they werent even that great. The counselors were rather slow on response. I took the 7th Grade ELP Geography class and I found it too difficult so at the beginning of 3rd Quarter we contacted my counselor and I wasn't moved to a lower class till beginning 4th quarter and In 9th grade I was having trouble w/ AA Eng. and we again contacted my counselor mid 3rd quarter to move me to grade level english and never even got a call back. Now I have to do summer for the class before i can graduate senior year. Overall, I would give the school a D. Not very Impressive

- submitted by a student

June 08, 2007
The administration at this school is awful and very difficult to work with...If you are looking for a place that cares about children and treats them individually this is not the place...they have very little respect for the students or the parents...If you would like to have a say in your child's education this is not the place, you cannot even request that you child switch classes...this place was a complete disappointment and I am so glad my child is done with this place

- submitted by a parent

March 05, 2007
I have 2 children who are currently attending Brimhall Jr. High. I am continually discouraged by the incompetency of some of their teachers. I have never been more dissatisfied by a school in terms of administration, counselors, front-office workers, and teachers. There is a rigidity and a ridiculous amount of strictness present. Sensitivity training as well as setting a benchmark for hiring qualified teachers would be a plus here. I would never recommend this junior high school to another parent.

- submitted by a parent

November 30, 2005
Most of the teachers are great, awesome classes available but the administrative staff needs more sensitivity training dealing with children.

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August 20, 2005
My son is in his second year at Brimhall. Academically he is doing well. Lots of extracurricular activities to choose from. The daily planner is a great communication tool for parents. I am pleased he will be attending his 7th, 8th AND 9th year at Brimhall.Most kids will be more at ease when they start sophmore year at the larger school,having already completed one year. Love the music program at Brimhall.The music teachers really take an interest in providing productive and fun music classes/concerts. Brimhall Newsletter is my only way of keeping informed with what is happening at school. I was treated well when I've had contact with counselors, teachers, and office staff.All and all a pretty good school.

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2005
I am thrilled with the band program at Brimhall. The band director goes above and beyond to find opportunities for his students to perform. The quality of their performance is excellent.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2005
I can't recomend Brimhall Jr. High or any other school with in Mesa Unified School District. I have attempted to with them for 4 years, my son's achievment scores in Writing have decreased 33% his grade equivelency in writing is less than it was in 4th grade. Admistrators refuse to provide remediation since he is passing. Mesa is one of the largest school districts in the nation. Arizona has one of the highest drop out rates in the nation. Its an impersonal business graduating students unprepared for college admission. I'm looking for a good charter school for High school. Good luck.

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2005
School programs cover a varity of intrests. Music , Art and Industrial Tech coupled with accademics. Problem area is working with administrators. Difficult to impossible. Principal leadership create problems for special education or 504 students to recieve appropriate accommodations. Good school for a student who don't have different learning styles. If you have a smart student who learns differently this is not the school.

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2005
I think that Brimhall Junior High is a great place for young adults to go. I have a child that is in the seventh grade there now and says they love it. Plus all the teachers and staff are so kind to me when I visit that school.

- submitted by a parent

December 12, 2004
Brimhall Junior High School is an excellent school! I have had 2 children attend Brimhall and have always been pleased with the level of concern and respect the staff shows towards myself and my children.

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2004
The campus is beautiful! Good extracirricular activites. Wonderful music/drama programs. Very good school.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2004
The administration sets the tone for the school. Unfortunately, this administration lacks vision and does not recognize students and faculty for the positive efforts that are constantly put forth. If the administration would focus on the vision of what they want the school to become, teachers could buy into this and get on board with the vision. Unfortunately, the administrator is more often finding the faults that are around her, making her staff, teachers, and students extremely uncomfortable, which prevents them from working effectively and successfully.

- submitted by a teacher

June 24, 2003
My son has just completed his 3rd year at Brimhall Jr. High. His experience at Brimhall has been very positive. His math teachers took the extra time to work with him through homeroom tutoring and afterschool tutoring. His favorite classes were social studies. His teachers taught with enthusiasm and creativity. He frequently is able to join in conversations about the world and current events!

- submitted by a community member

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Brimhall Junior High School
4949 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ  85206
Last modified Brimhall Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-9
Brimhall Junior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top