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364 Murphys Grade Road
Angels Camp, CA 95221

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(209) 736-2507
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April 02, 2015
I brought my children here to get the personal friends for ever experience. The school is a fantastic place to encourage students to grow and find their future...and you get out of it what you put into it. I know both of my girls and step children did well...all four went on to college but more important were the strong lifetime bonds with friends...that will rarely show up in any report. Thank you Bret Harte for guidance during the days they attended and beyond.

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June 22, 2014
I am very impressed with Bret Hart and their wonderful staff. They really do care about the students at their school. We have to son's at Bret Hart and next year we will have 1 more attending. Both the staff and administration are award of their students needs and try their best to help them reach their goals. Granted this effort takes both the student and parent to be involved with their teachers and staff. They still offer great classes and use the local college for enrichment. We are very pleased with BHHS. It is the best high school in Calaveras County.

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April 27, 2014
I feel like this school is in a downward spiral academically. Because of budget cuts they have discontinued many programs, cut classes, cut teachers and cut support staff. They no longer have a Career Center to assist students with post high school plans so students who need assistance with future plans get very little support. They have an administrator who is very unprofessional to students and at times parents. They are actually responding to a recent student protest regarding said administrator but my guess they will sweep the results under the table. Like any school there are some good teachers and some weak teachers. Overall, most teachers seem engaged with students. Because teachers have been asked to do more with less it appears moral is dipping within the staff. There is a solid extra-curricular program for leadership, FFA, FHA, athletics, drama and music. All students should be able to participate in most programs if they are interested. The physical campus is very nice for a small rural district. Recently, they have opened a new science/math building and a swimming/tennis/baseball/softball facility.

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March 07, 2014
Coming to Bret Hart was the best thing we could have done for our children. We have two students at the High School. They have improved and the teachers are very involved with making our boys excel. My boys look forward to going to school everyday and learning from their teachers. Something that was lacking at our other school that we came from. It is a wonderful school and we love the staff and administration.

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January 19, 2014
This school is amazing do not listen to any negative reviews. Seek and you shall find that Bret Harte not only does it improve it's students academic performance but also their physical and emotional performance. -Student (10th Grade; 4.0 Student; Athlete; Bret Harte)

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May 31, 2011
Dont let the other reviews fool you. Unless your student is dedicated to sports they will be ignored by alot of the teachers. Very rarely will a teacher actually make time for the students. They claim to have a good facality and staff but it makes me sick. Their counsulars are not supportive nor are they helpful. They would rather send students to detention then help them. It's an ok school. Wouldn't recommend it for most. If ur a football player then it's great. You'll skid by with rigged grades and the "admiration" of the facality.

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March 11, 2010
I'm a junior at Bret Harte, This school is pretty well rounded, It's got all kinds of clubs for different types of people to join like leadership or FFA or FHA. It's a pretty amazing school, and the teachers here are extremely dedicated to their students.

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October 06, 2009
This school and it's faculty are amazing. We moved from Napa to this school district last year. In Napa, my son was in special ed with a 1.5 GPA. In one year this school has managed to take my son from special ed to college prep classes where his GPA is a consistent 3.5. Our childrens success was really worth the longer work commute into the bay area.

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June 02, 2009
i was a student at bret harte. they seem too invovled in sports to even bother with the average student, like me. i wasn't prepped in college choices and never informed of other options after graduating. there seemed to be a few teachers that weren't good at teaching or teachers that weren't qualified to teach but did anyways. there are some good teachers like randall and oliver, but other than that not many. too much into agriculture for me... nothing for the average kid.

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March 12, 2009
BHHS has a solid commitment to quality education. Drama and music programs are well developed. Teachers and administrators do a good job of keeping parents informed about school issues and student progress. One of the lowest dropout rates in CA. Nice kids, nice campus, great choice for motivated young people.

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May 30, 2008
special needs students are not followed up well by certain teachers

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May 19, 2008
Just graduated Bret Harte recently, and I gotta say it was an overall good experience. I had no problems with any of the teachers, they are all extremely nice and will do everything it takes for you to succeed. Not being in any extracurricular activities, I can't say much about that subject. what I've witnessed, everything goes as planned and everyone enjoys it. Also, being an alumni and not having my parents ever come to the school really, I don't have much to say about parent involvement. I always felt safe when at school, so that was never really an issue, I also never got in trouble with the school once, so not much to say on their disciplinary actions. However, the only gripe I have is the tardy system. Every teacher has their own way to deal with tardiness, ranging from getting a tardy if you're not stting

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December 22, 2007
This is an awesome school! great people and a beautiful campus.... Bret harte home of the Bullfrogs!!!!!!!!! it my be a small school but every kid gets a hands on learning experience...!

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June 24, 2007
Very good school for college bound students.

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September 24, 2003
We have a senior at the school and we're impressed with the staff and the overall learning environment. For a smaller, more rural, school it maintains a strong college prep program. The teachers are experienced and dedicated.

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Bret Harte Union High School
364 Murphys Grade Road, Angels Camp, CA  95221
(209) 736-2507
Last modified Bret Harte Union High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bret Harte Union High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top