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1800 Buhach Road
Atwater, CA 95301

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(209) 357-6600
(209) 357-6602
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July 31, 2014
Well im currently a student at buhach and I thoroughly enjoy the school, the staff are great and funny, especially Mr. Freitas, the school is clean and kept up very well, and is also very well organized, my only issue is that recently we students and staff are being required to wear a photo ID at all times and receive a small punishment if found without one, though it is justified with all the craziness going on in the world.

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February 26, 2012
If I were to address Buhach's AP teachers, they would all get 'outstanding' and 'excellent' reviews. But if I were to review any of the other teachers, they would fail. All of Merced's high schools are on the federal list for shut down, but because they are ALL doing so bad, the federal government can't shut them down. Why does 'great schools' keep perpetuating the myth that we have great schools? They are really substandard, they are failures in the model of schools, and yet, the rating on here is four star???? Do the parent's actually believe that their kids are at great schools? That's so sad.

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April 18, 2011
Who wrote that the Osmer's are great? An Osmer, perhaps. Mr. Osmer has a minimal command of the English language and is proud of the fact that he makes Marines (that is his self-declared goal) and he is proud that he made his son wrestle in a state competition with a 103 degree fever. Is everyone around here OK with this?

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March 09, 2010
I am truly impressed with this school. Sure, there is always room for improvement, and as long as the staff and district heads work toward higher goals in achievments they are doing what is expected and needed for the district. The block schedule is ideal! Everyone is concerned about Star Test results due to the block schedule...have the other districts take there tests the 1st week of school after the summer break and lets see how well they do! The material is being covered and the teachers overall do a fantastic job. The FFA program is the best in the county by far! The 'OSMER'S' are the best in coaching and developing the students! I truly believe that this school prepares it's students for a brighter future, be it in higher education and/or a trade! Go Thunder!!

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January 27, 2010
I think Buhach is okay. The block schedule is great for those who are willing to take extra classes. However, the school doesn't offer a wide variety of classes (1 foreign language, come on, turlock has 4). Classes do get boring sometimes due to the block schedule and there's not enough things to do at school besides math, science and ag.

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January 25, 2010
Buhach Colony High is one of the best school's to attend. They offer so much to get a head start on your career and make your way into the school you want.

- submitted by a student

September 03, 2009
I love buhach! This school has so much to offer and i have loved every single one of my teachers. The block schedule which lets students earn more credits. The block schedule is olso nice because if students play two sports they can take the six classes a year like regular high schools and still play the two sports, as were atwater, merced, or golden valley you can only take 5 classes a year. I think that buhach is the best school in the district and I wouldnt have wanted to go anywhere else!

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October 01, 2008
I loved Buhach! I had amazing teachers that helped me get into one of the state's best universities and the block schedule allowed me to take more classes. Buhach's marching band improved greatly during my time as a student and i hear that this year they're kicking butt like never before!

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January 26, 2008
This school does get boring. But it's good we get to study more and was able to pass 700 in 07. I'm was glad I'm in buhach. Buhach has influenced other school district about recycling. That is really cool. At least I get to say ' that's my school. And I'm proud to be in it.' Even though Some of the the teachers aren't so good at teaching I still like it. I guess it doesn't matter what school your in, it's mostly the student job for doing their work. If i dont study or get bored in class i'm surely to fail. Since I do not what to fail I have to focus myself in class. So don't judge the school. Judge you kids. Cause it'll be their duty to get through high school.

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August 31, 2007
I didn't like Buhach Colony at all for my child. I had to transfer him.He is doing a lot better at Atwater High and his grades are spectacular compared to how he did at Buhach. Even though the block schedule at Buhach gives him extra classes all the extra time in the class makes him bored with his studies. I would recommend any parent to send their child to Atwater High.

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December 14, 2006
I think the school block schedule is great. It allows kids to take more classes within a year then other High Schools in the area. The extra time allowed in the Classrooms really help the students. This type of schedule allows student to prepare for college schedule. It would be nice to have the school notice each sport equal and give all sports activities the same respect. I also think it is a good idea have coaches for related sports teach at the school in some way. Overall I would have not sent my kids to any other school in the area.

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August 21, 2005
I like Buhach Colony. The staff is fairly young and energetic. The school is on a block schedule which allows my child to take 2 extra classes a year than the other local high schools.

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May 24, 2005
my son considers this school great. he loves it and they take care of him. it is the best academic school in the district. second to none.

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Buhach Colony High School
1800 Buhach Road, Atwater, CA  95301
(209) 357-6600
Last modified Buhach Colony High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Buhach Colony High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top