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6119 Agra Street
Bell Gardens, CA 90201

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(323) 826-5151
(323) 887-7959
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June 05, 2011
HELLO EVERYBODY. MY NAME IS JUAN M MOTA BUT IN BELL GARDENS HIGH MY NAME WAS MRTIN JUAN MOTA. I GRADUATED IN 1986 FROM BELL GARDENS HIGH. THAT WAS THE GOOD DAYS. BELL GARDENS ALWWAYS HAS OR HAD THE BEST FOOTBALL TEAM. AND TEACHERS TOO.I WISH I COULD GO TO MY HIGH SCHOOL VIST MY OLD FRIENDS. WHEN I GOT MARRY I LOST MY 1986 HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. SO I WOULD LIKE TO BUY ANOTHER YEAR BOOK. OR HAVE MY OLD BELL GARDENS HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS TALK TO ME ON FACEBOOK.SEE ME

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December 02, 2009
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November 05, 2009
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March 25, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating August 12, 2008
I am a graduate from bghs 06 and very proud. I believe this school is great. So i agree maybe we do have some troubled students but its normal for any high school. I also agree that principal mr.Chavez is making a difference in the school. With his dedication bghs has been able to prove to many other schools that we are capable of meeting our goals. They have changed the school its a more welcoming enviroment for the new students...This school has changed very much...In regards to the teachers there is many that i would say where very supportive and helped me very much and still do even now that i am a student at long beach state..I i believe that no matter what school you go to. It could be the most ghetto school but if you are dedicated you will walk out very proud from whatever high school

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July 15, 2008
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June 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 24, 2008
I think bell gardens high school is a wonderful school it has changed drastically this past decade. there are new buildings a new track and a baseball field to be added soon. many of the previous reviews stated that it was a horrible school and that teacher's didnt care, but in reality they do, and the reason some students did not do so well was because they did not apply themselves and take advantage of what the school had to offer.

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December 08, 2007
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October 31, 2007
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October 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2007
While it might have its troubled kids,a lot of them are interested in doing good in school.They are involved in a sport or something of that sort and are keeping up their grades.Its true BGHS doesnt get the credit it deserves, test scores have gone up in the recent years.The new principal Mr.Chavez has done a great job at bringing back the reputation BGHS once had. The teachers are wonderful as well.

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August 26, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 19, 2007
Bell Gardens High School is a great school. Schurr HS recently made news by becoming one of Newsweeks top 500 high schools, but BGHS made that list 3 years ago and it has improved since then. BGHS is easily the best school in the Montebello Unified School District. The worst thing with BGHS is it's undeserved reputation. BGHS has 3,400 students and less than 100 that give it a bad reputation. If you check BGHS's test scores they have improved every year over the last five years, no other school in the MUSD can say that. BGHS also has an extemely challenging academic program with more AP courses than any other in the district. The new principal, Mr.Chavez, has been an outstanding addition that has finally provided the outstanding leadership BGHS deserves. Mr.Chavez is easily the best principal in the district.

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May 22, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
April 27, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 28, 2006
Bell Gardens High school does have a reputation of having low grades, troubled kids, and violence in it... That was in the past though, it has drastically changed over these few years. Bell Gardens was a low end school, but thanks to a new principal, change in staff and the included add ons to make the school look and feel better... The school has gotten a new football field that is beautiful. It also recently opened a three story building with many classes. It took a while to be build. Around seven years but they did it and it's wonderful. The school is planning to add on new buildings and new fields to make it a great school. I have noticed change in the students too. They seem to be more in to doing school work now that their school looks better. So yeah it inproved

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January 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2005
Despite the reputation of Bell Gardens High School, it is an excellent school. It is a large urban-type school that does very well academically with very challenging circumstances. Easily the best all around high school in the MUSD.

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March 31, 2005
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March 30, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
May 07, 2004
I am not a parent, I am actually a recent graduate from BGHS who graduated in June of 2003. My first two years attending this school were hard and gave me many arduous moments (a lot of homework). However, my Junior and Senior year were the easiest school years I have ever had, even middle school was harder back in the L.A. District. I believe that this school should hire professors who do care about their students, professors who can skillfully instruct a class, and professors who are not lenient towards the students behavior. What this school needs is stricter standards for students to realize that high school is not a place to horse around, but to realize that after high school the world will be totally different.

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January 22, 2004
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- submitted by a student
December 28, 2003
As a former student< (I graduated in 1985) I would like to show my support for the school. The teachers were great and I still talk to several of them to this day. On a recent trip back I was a little disturbed by the closed campus and the fences around the school. It was not like this when I attended. It is however a sign of the times. I love BG having grown up there and I am proud to have attened BGHS.

- submitted by a former student
December 12, 2003
I attended Bell Gardens High School, graduating class of 2001 and proud. I have only good comments about the school, I found help and support from counselors, teachers, when I was volnurable. At Bell Gardens High School we had counselors and teachers who cared! Willing to be there for you as long as your willing to hear them out! I'am a college student, 20 years old working on my Criminal Justice major, thanks to the caring staff at Bell Gardens High School for supporting me and always pushing me foward!

- submitted by a former student
December 03, 2003
I may not be a parent but I go to Bell Gardens High School and I should know best what the quality of the school is. I don't appreciate the comment about low scores coming from recent immigrants. Bell Gardens High School is not composed mostly of recent immigrants, it is true the population is mostly hispanic but this is no impediment on our education. There are so many other good things that I can point out to you about Bell Gardens High School.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 22, 2003
Everyone is different, this school has a diversity just like every other. I belive the School need new books, better class rooms and definitly more School programs. I go to B.G.H.S and live in Bell Gardens, I personaly love both.

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October 29, 2003
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October 14, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
no rating October 10, 2003
I grew up in Bell Gardens from '61-'87 and went from suva elem. to bghs and graduated in 1972..we had our trouble students, but it was a time with no real violence..the students, and schools today need more co-operation from the students,parents,and faculty in order to regain today what we once had 20-30 years ago.. we have the knowledge...we have to make it right again...

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2003
This school is awful! Most of the students are recent immigrants which might explain the really low scores. I would rather pay for a private school. I graduated in '99

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August 25, 2003
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August 22, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
no rating August 12, 2003
I think BGHS has many teachers whom don't really care for what their students are doing, some don't really pay attention. Some teachers do care for their students education and do actually do their job, but there is more that don't do their job. What I really think is that we need better teachers who could help us do better.

- submitted by a former student
July 27, 2003
im not a parent i actually attend this school its not very good the books are in poor shape teachers dont care what else are kids going to turn to when no one seems to care about teaching or learning anything

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Bell Gardens High School
6119 Agra Street, Bell Gardens, CA  90201
(323) 826-5151
Last modified Bell Gardens High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bell Gardens High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top