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9-12
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Beverly Hills, CA
Students enrolled: 1,975

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241 Moreno Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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(310) 229-3685
(310) 286-7446
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December 10, 2014
I have experienced a very negative experience at Beverly Hills High. Be very careful if you're looking to send your child here. The school is not a diverse community. There is a District culture of sifting out students using claims of non residency. They follow children around to see where they go. Kids in co-custody arrangements could be kicked out if they're not at least 50% in the home of a parent in the District. I also concur with the parent who wrote buildings need a facelift. Why pay to follow kids but not update old buildings?

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2014
While there are some things that could be improved and some teachers that should be fired, I really enjoyed Beverly. Coming from a private school I found Beverly very welcoming and even better than my private school (for 30k less). The athletics and academics are top notch. I would definately choose Beverly over a private school any day. Beverly is great.

- submitted by a community member
July 18, 2014
I totally concur with the negative comments. Proof that academics is second to athletics is the bell schedule and that one-third of the graduating class will be going to a community college. The principal should be fired. The policies should be revamped to support and motivate kids to strive for excellence. The counselors and teachers should encourage the same. The old building is depressing and needs a paint job. The pest problems need to be better addressed. This school needs a major overhaul. I am so sorry my kid attends this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2014
A graduate of Beverly myself, my son will be attending this Fall and we are truly blessed to have him do so. There are so many groups and programs for him to join and his wonderful Councelor has already set a course for him For the next four years. I am married to an educator with over 23 years of teaching expearience and we are both very happy to send out sons to Beverly. This is truly a blessing

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2014
We have found that BHHS has some gifted, experienced, caring teachers. However: some gifted teachers have been let go, and abusive teachers allowed to stay on, causing some students to flee the school, and a climate of demoralization to linger for those who stay; the school is overall slanted more towards athletics than academics however mediocre athletic results are the accepted norm; the campus is run down and dirty and some of the textbooks are so old they disintegrate in your hands, yet the district spends millions of school dollars on lawsuits against the city s subway builders and former school district employees, 4) a thick policy manual called DISCIPLINE is off-putting to students and parents, making it seem like they're going to prison not school, 5) the theater program is not competitive, sad for the onetime high school of gifted Hollywood actors, 6) there is nothing educationally cutting-edge, inspirational or supportive that trickles down from this administration, instead there is a palpable feeling of neglect in the hallways, unhappiness in the students faces. This school and district need some smart, experienced, and caring leadership FAST. People are moving away.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2013
I find it laughable that the majority of negative reviews come from parents. Beverly Hills High is a fantastic school that places high precedents on its students. In general, the teachers are strong and are also ready to help students when assistance is needed. The faculty is typically diligent in its work, but it occasionally slacks off and can become difficult to contact. My only other gripe is that most of the facilities, and especially the main building, are outdated and in need of repair. Really, the main building needs dynamite.

- submitted by a student
August 09, 2013
hi my son goes to this school. he constantly complains on the lack of quality teachers, a dirty campus, and bogus rules. ive talked to my friends and there kids have said the same. just because this school is in beverly hills, people think that this school is at a high standard. its the exact opposite. grades do not reflect on the student whatsoever, the teachers barely engage their students, the rules that i have read make no sense and are unnecessarily brutal. the counselors dont help my son suceed and its just painful seeing him so unhappy with his school as is the same with about 90% of his classmates. not a good school, highly dont recommend.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2013
Beverly has great academics and dedicated teachers. However, I think the school needs to work on building more school pride and extra-curricular involvement. Many of the students have a "too cool for school" attitude and do not participate in school clubs or even social events. Also, college counseling services can always be improved to help students strengthen their applications. Despite the strong academic preparation provided by Beverly, the acceptance rate of students by top tier colleges is not as high compared to local private schools such as Harvard Westlake.

- submitted by a student
May 18, 2013
BHHS is an excellent school if you are willing to work. If you are lazy or decide to concentrate on socializing, obtaining good grades will be difficult. The good news is that because so many of the children lack a work ethic, you can do anything because the school and faculty offer a great variety of programs and support. If you carve out the top 20% of student, my guess is that BHHS would be on par with the best high schools on the planet. People who whine about having to be on time or require the trappings of private schools really should not go to BHHS. If you (student or parent) are afraid of the impact of a strangely diverse student body, BHHS is also not for you. If you are focused on having friends like you in a country club setting, you should go somewhere else. BHHS is not the real world, but it does represent a subset of that world -- those who are financially successful either because they are smart or they are connected to wealth.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2013
This school is great. I as a student know possibly better than the parents here, so please hear my plea. This school is an extremely strict school and demands much from all the students. Tardiness, sluggishness, and disruptive behavior causes all the teachers to be bent out of shape. As for the foreign students, the majority of this school is Persian and/or Jewish. But, generally, racism and vulgarity rarely consists in the school's daily talk. In fact, I haven't seen drugs or any of the typical day high school sights. "Snotty rich kids" is a terrible cliche to the extent that I find this school rather filled with average wealth students that are a bit more babied than other high schools. There ARE ,however, some rich students who simply borrow their cars from their parents. But, it's a school, not a place to measure wealth and criticize people about their stature, so why should ANYONE care? The teachers can be a handful and the insanely busy hallways with strange people can seem a bit unwelcoming, but once one gets the hang of it and learns how to use the school to their advantage, they're really ready to succeed. This is overall a great school.

- submitted by a student
June 15, 2012
Before you send your child to Beverly Hills High School, be sure to read the "Attendance Policy" under the "Parents" tab on the website. They deduct more than 1/2 a point from your grade each time you're a 1 second late. They also refuse to allow students to make up classwork, if say, someone steals their book. The math teacher refused to allow my kid to use a calculator from the school for a math test when my kid didn't have their own calculator. When another kid lent my kid a calculator, the teacher took it away from my kid. When you are reading the reviews on this school, notice how many of them sound like they might have been written by the same source. BHHS isn't about helping kids get into college or academics. My kid was an honor student when we started at BHHS and because of unavoidable absenses and tardies, mean kids stealing books and bullying, my kid is lucky to be coming out of this year with a "B" average, even though my kid got good grades on tests and assignments. And since most of the kids at BHHS are from another country, not America, your kid will be dealing with all the richness of cultures that really don't like Americans. Good luck.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2011
This is my daughters first year at BHHS. She is entering the 10th grade. I was a little concerned about my child fitting in considering we are not rich and minority. I was suprised that for the most part, the students are pretty friendly and my daughter joined a sport team and met even more friends. The staff is very helpful and accomodating at well. My daughter is transitioning very well!

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2011
Once in a while you get a teacher who expects the student to learn the subject himself. A lot is on the student. This school is meant for brilliant children. Courses are amazing! Honors everything. AP everything.... prepare to get high scores on the SAT and ACT.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2011
Having been to both a private high school and Beverly, I can tell you that public school (for me at least) has not been a very nurturing, welcoming or fun place to go to school. The administration takes weeks to do anything. My counselor has been very hard to reach. They have such strict policies regarding attendance and turning in work that I honestly feel like it is a prison. At Beverly, most kids drive mercedes, BMWs, audis, range rovers and i have even seen a few porsches. If you are considering private or public high school (from my experience) i now 100% feel as though private school is worth the money. They are smaller, more nurturing and an overall better place to grow as both a student and person.

- submitted by a community member
February 06, 2011
i sendt my daughter there last year for her freshman year. At fisrt we were a little worried she might not fight in as we are not "of money" But she fit in well. The students were nice and the staff were excellent and helpful whenever I had a question or concern. This year she goes to another school and doesnt do as well. We will be sending her back to BHHS for her next 2 years of H.S.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2010
When my child has two inspiring teaches I'm feel fortunate. Last year she had three!

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May 09, 2010
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May 02, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
From a student's point of view, Beverly has pros as well as cons. The school's various activites and programs are good and the counselors are very helpful. But I feel that many teachers at the school are not as strong in their academic teaching as I hoped. Another problem is the cultural and learning environment. There are less cultural backgrounds than most schools. I believe the school could work on improving the learning environment. Students should feel that they are part of the community, but the community is not that strong.

- submitted by a student
March 21, 2010
This school is a tremendous disappointment. As a resident of BH, I send my daughter to BHHS. But frankly, this school is just as bad as most of the failing schools you hear about in LAUSD, and for the same reasons: apathetic teachers whose only goal is retirement (and a union that supports them); figurehead principals who really don't know much about instruction (focus on 'management' rather than vision/leadership); kids who are allowed to function as little adults; zero accountability for teachers/district brass. The only difference is I know the likelihood of my child being victimized (like students at Manual Arts, Crenshaw, Dorsey, etc.) is virtually '0.'

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 08, 2010
Beverly is probably has one of the most cosmopolitan, sophisticated, open minded student bodies of any public high school in the United States. It is a liberal, predominantly Jewish school where a high majority of students not only go on to college, but to some of the best universities. The staff doesn't live up to the quality of their students, but these students are so self motivated it is only an annoyance.

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February 20, 2010
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February 02, 2010
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January 27, 2010
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December 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 25, 2009
If you get a teacher you don't like it is either drop the class and don't achieve in the higher class, or man-up and face failure. The only thing that is good about this school is that if you need help from your counselor they will give it to you. Otherwise, everything that is said about this school is a complete lie. The most important thing about going to the highschool is what school you came from. On the outside, parents see hugs and kisses, but what they don't know is that they are from the same school and they are doing that from their original school. If your child went to Beverly Vista especially, i would suggest you change them to another one of the schools. The vibe that one sees of the kids from the other schools is important when you want your child to remember their highschool.

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2009
I am a student that goes to BHHS. All i really want to say is that people judge me when i say that i go there. It is really ridiculous. Beverly isnt like the television show. There is no drama like that, and people generally get along. All the teachers are friendly and eager to help their students. People need to look past the fact that we live in Beverly Hills and that we are just trying to earn an education like every other school.

- submitted by a student
September 03, 2009
Very mediocre, absolutely over-rated, social support for the students is poor, counselors are generally inaccessible, many teachers are passionless, students are rude and arrogant. My daughter has finished school this year. I am very disappointed from this school.

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August 07, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
July 17, 2009
my daughter will be a junior this year and so far has loved the school. I on the other hand would like more 'school spirit' there are not enough dances or events that keep the school a community. It seems a lot of the kids don't attend the dances because they are 'lame'. I think they need to figure out how to get the kids involved and excited to attend these things because they will regret it when they are older. I know a lot of high schools where the kids all go to the dances/proms etc.....You have to be a self motivated child to get the most out of this school. I guess it is a good experience for college but it would help if the teachers kept a little better watch over these very young kids.

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July 09, 2009
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April 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 08, 2009
I go to this school becuase I didnt get into Palisades High and its a good school but really rich & material like. I like Palisades better though because it is more diverse and more fun. B ut Beverly is still good.

- submitted by a community member
no rating February 08, 2009
I am currently attending BHHS and it's great! Although the school is very materialistic (not suprisingly, come on now, it's beverly hills) the education here is phenomenal!! The teachers are great. Although the only thing i'd say is a disadvantage is that, since it's very materialistic, some kids that don't come from a 'wealthy' family might not fit in as well. That's the only concern of mine. But otherwise it's a great school! I love it here! =]

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January 16, 2009
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November 05, 2008
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October 19, 2008
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no rating September 09, 2008
My Children are very fortunate to attend Beverly. The resources are plentiful and the API score is high. I greatly disagree with the parent's opinion of the school being poor. I think if she was to visit less fortunate schools she would change her opinion. The Math and Science building is very spectacular. Every time that I'm on campus, the children are well behaved and I see hugs and smiles. The school aslo has a zero tolerance for drugs and violence with a firm strategy for controlling it. This is my Child's 4th year there and I'm extremly satisfied.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2008
Good School, but very overrated. I sent one kid there and one to Palisades High. In my opinion, besides the extra-curricular activites and programs, it is a poor school. The teaching is terrible, and the Beverly Hills community isn't that great because the kids are undisciplined and very materialistic.

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April 16, 2008
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March 31, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
January 06, 2008
Good school. A few teachers are sub-par (everyone I talk to hates them), but that is to be expected in any public school because of the Union. Nevertheless, above average.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 05, 2008
This school is amazing. at times it can be a very annoying enviroment but it gives 100% effort for the students.

- submitted by a student
no rating December 19, 2007
Amazing school, loved my tiem there. Unfortunately, I had to move during my junior year. My current high school is nothing compared to Beverly and I would do anything to go back. The teachers are great, the overall atmosphere is friendly and laid back without being overtly so. Great selection of after school activities and in school ones as well.

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December 11, 2007
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November 20, 2007
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October 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2007
BHHS has excellent teachers and many extracurricular activities for my daught to partake in.espcially their theater arts program which is simply fantastic because my son wants to be and actor.

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November 25, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 12, 2006
Beverly Hills High SChool provides good education but does not have much racial diversity so our kids can learn about different cultures in a safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2006
Excellent music, art, and drama programs that rival those of any of the private schools in the West L.A. area.

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March 26, 2006
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- submitted by a student
March 09, 2006
Great school with lots and lots of extra curricular activities. Great student body with diversity and enthusiasm.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2006
Great school and academics. This school has great test scores and programs.

- submitted by a former student
February 27, 2006
As I graduate of this school (and a small Ivy League College) I know I received a first rate education! My High School had more extra curricular activies than my college--both Athletics and Academics. There were opportunities to excel both in and out of the classroom, fine & caring teachers, and lifelong friendships to be made. As an Honor Student I even worked for a semester as a Congressional Intern after school. Some kids certainly were spoiled and with attitude issues--but teachers can't be expected to compensate for poor values and unstable home environments. On the whole, many many kids were used to 'Having it all.' The balance can be achieved by what is offered by parents at home. Overall, this is a great school and I am proud to be a graduate! This place is as good (or better) than any private school in L.A. --4 years well spent!

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February 12, 2006
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- submitted by a student
February 04, 2006
My son kelsey went here and she really enjoyed mr geret.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2006
25 January 2006 I am a long-term substitute teacher at BHHS. The students have performed well on their recent exams for 1/2006. However, they are quite arrogant, rude, and disrespectful. They need discipline and diversity training. Their parents need to discipline them and teach them to respect all teachers, including their substitute teachers. I have only been a substitute teacher for the past three weeks, and I have called a few parents and complained about several students' disciplinary problems. I am extremely upset and I shall not return to teach at BHHS. The students' behavior is an extremely sad commentary on the state of public school education. At BHHS, I taught English 10 Honors and AP English.In addition to two B.A.s from UCLA, I have a law degree, and I have taught university students. I have taught in other school districts, too. People, wake up! Your children are the future!

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October 15, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
September 08, 2005
Great school, my child loves it, and the theachers are very friendly.

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August 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
This is a great school. Safe, and the quality of the AP programs is up there. Their pass rates on the AP Exams (3 or higher) is extremely well, and every year a lot of students get into the top schools (including IV leagues and UC Berkeley).

- submitted by a former student
August 24, 2005
The quality of the ecademic program is excellent.

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August 22, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 20, 2005
Wow. this school is amazing, the kids love it and the teachers are great. Really good education, and the class sizes are not big at all! Alot of extra activities such as; soccer, football, cheerleading, dance team. Only downside: Parents are not so much involved. but all and all: 'Good School.'

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August 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2005
One of the highest in academic reputation. Great school.

- submitted by a student
July 02, 2005
One of the highest in academic reputation. Great school.

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June 10, 2005
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May 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2005
Beverly Hills high school is an excellent school. Great kids, great academics, and a great neighborhood.

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April 16, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
April 07, 2005
This is a wonderful school. It prepared my son who just graduated for Yale so well. He is excelling above all of his peers there, even those educated in the East Coast Prep Schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2005
Great school; all AP classes; great sports and theatre programs

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Beverly Hills High School
241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills, CA  90212
(310) 229-3685
Last modified Beverly Hills High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Beverly Hills High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 81 reviews. Top