I am a graduate of Bell High. I agree that the parents of Bell High students must involve themselves in their children's education much more than they do. However, the school has a long history of administrative incompetence. The only students that succeed at Bell HS are the very small minority that are catered to because they are in the honors and AP programs and favorited. The vast rest are neglected and destined to fail. I'm ashamed at being a graduate of such a poorly run institution. Very luckily I'm now at one of the premier higher education institutions in the world.
Any graduate of Bell High School that reaches any high education institution will find that they are very unprepared and have been robbed of an education by teachers and administrators of this school. Although there have been a handful of good teachers at this school, the administration has done a great job at getting rid of them.
I am a graduate of Bell High. I've read many postings in regards to lack of textbooks and overcrowding, leaving with less knowledge than entering...all complaints. These people needed to speak up while they were in school. I had a real positive experience at Bell my main priority was to learn, I didn't get tied up in the clicks and what have you. So I believe it depends on the person whether or not they succeed and they need to stop trying to put their faults on a system. Parents need to start parenting and stop leaving it to the schools to teach what should be taught at home...taking responsibility for your actions or lack of. Bell is a great school, and I'm glad to be a graduate.
If you are looking to send your child to college in the future, Bell High School is not the place to attend. From reading other feedbacks, it seems like things havent changed since I graduated in 1983. Over crowded classrooms, lack of textbooks, large student to teacher ratio, its a receipe for academic disaster. Like a previous reviewer, I managed to graduate from a second rate college after 6 years and 2 expulsions because of poor reading, writing and analytical skills. Bell High School didnt, and still doesnt I take it, impart adequate study skills to survive in at university. As the expression goes, one bitten twice shy, I will never let my children attend this high school.
It's a good school with many activities for Parents and Students. The teachers and staff are great.
I attended this school and graduated in 2000. Although there are a handful of incredibly gifted and devoted teachers, I am ashamed that students continue to learn in classes that are overcrowded and do not have sufficient textbooks. For health class, I had to go to the library during lunch time because books were only available there--can you imagine students not even having a class set? There are several problems with Bell High School. I hope that the community joins to help tomorrow's future students and that those great teachers that are there do not leave. There are much better schools to send students to--especially for a quality education.
I'm a student in bell high school and i don't think it's so bad. true it could be better and it is over crowded but i have had some very good teachers.The students are the ones who mess up.Im an honor student and i enjoy going to bell
This school is disgraceful, it is the epitomy of the LAUSD bureaucracy. DO NOT enroll your child here, please make an effort to increase the chances of a successful education and life chances somewhere else, as a former student here, i came out worse than when i went in, poor education, poor teachers, corruption and favoritism rule here!! fortunately , by some miracle i managed to attend and succeed at UCLA
I do not recommend Bell High School to any students... I am a former graduate of Bell High School and my experience at this school was not an educative one...Bell High is too crowded, the seating in th class rooms is a first come first serve and the books are in less than poor condition
I think this school is not that good, the only reason that my kids went to this school was because it was very close to the house. the administration is very bad. i have seen and witnessed discrimination by the administrater. the school is over crowded and the student - teacher ration is really about 32/1. i dont recomend you send your kids there.
Overall this school is great!! It makes it great because of the school's dress code and safety. The teachers teach well and you could see that this school really cares for our students. I am happy my brother-in-law is going to graduate from this school as I did.
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