I am a proud Graduate of this school. I graduated in 2007 and BHS was a pretty good school then. I have not kept up with the school since I moved to another state but when I was attending I had great support from all my teachers. The teacher that impacted me the most was Mr. McAdams, he gave great advice and made learning fun. I really hope the current students are not taking BHS for granted because it truly is a good school if you take advantage of all it has to offer.
Posted August 3, 2010 Report it I think Principal should pay more attention to us the students .And not care so much about the football team.What about the other clubs? And the teachers should care about there students and learning. Submitted by a student _______________________________________________________ I think you're right, because you can't spell at all.
I think Principal should pay more attention to us the students .And not care so much about the football team.What about the other clubs? And the teachers should care about there students and learning.
Bloomington is not as bad as some may think. The physical appearance of the campus is not very good but it is not something that cannot be dealed with. Whether or not the student attending is successful depends completely on them. They must be smart and choose friends carefully. Don't blame it on Bloomington; it's like home.
Bloomington High is actually a pretty diverse and interesting school for those that believe otherwise. We have so many extracurricular clubs and activities to offer and our sports program has achieved many championship titles. People will look at Bloomington and think, 'Oh that school is ghetto. It's not a challenging school.' It may not be the prettiest campus around, but Bloomington offers about 20 AP courses, all of which are extremely challenging. I'm proud to say that I'm taking two of those AP courses. My experience at Bloomington so far has been great. You just need to get involved and be motivated to work. When it comes down to it, only YOU can motivate YOURSELF to succeed in life.
I am currently a failing freshmen becuase I am procastinating. The work I do contains many flaws but I will not give up. My goal is to graguate and succeed, but if I don't try enough then why try at all. I don't blame the school system, nor my self, but this school is at a very low academic level. Students aren't motivated enough also are the teachers who don't care or worry about our future. This school has to improve in many levels in order for our future children to succed. The community, parents, staff, and teachers must be involved in order for any school to succeed. I do not recommend going to this school nor suggest it as your second, nor back up plan for their parent's chldren. I hope this school improves after my graduation.
How does someone admit that they are 'pocastinating' and that their 'work contains many flaws' but does not blame themself for their lack of success? That it is the problem with too many kids today, it is never their fault, it is always someone else's. Teachers can have high expectations till the sun goes down, but that does not give the students the motivation to do what 'they' need to do. Teacher's can motivate, encourage, offer tutoring, afterschool help, and even extra credit (which is not a requirement) and there are still students that do nothing to help themselves. Fortune helps him that's willing to help himself. You can lead a student to knowledge, but you can't make them think.
I am a proud graduate of this school. Every school has those teachers who are only about getting a pay check, and I have had some. But the teachers who have made the most impact on me came from that school. In fact, the person that probably had the most impact on me in my entire life was my English teacher, Mr. McAdams. There are greats sports programs and musical programs. The NJROTC program is a lot of fun, some people think it's all about getting yelled at, when I was in for 2 years and I NEVER got yelled at. Some of the kids at the school don't want to learn and don't want to be there, and that gives the school a bad rep. But I have never had a bad thing to say about the school.
BHS's AVID PROGRAM is perhaps the only beneficial program to the entire school. If you want your child to succeed, make sure they are in this program, it has almost a 100% success rate in getting your kids in college. As a BHS alumni, I can say that I owe AVID a great deal of thanks.
This school I would say is the best school for my kids they haves lots of sports. And to keep them safe they make them wear IDs so they know there from the school
I am a parent who has had one daughter graduate from BHS and another who is a Junior. I feel that their experience has been great. Their counselor always takes the time to talk to them about their classes and SAT's. She listens whenever they have a problem and she helps them solve it. The teachers in the higher level classes enjoy their students and work hard to teach the curriculum. I wish parents would take more responsibility for the lack of effort or poor behavior of their kids.I'm sure teaching kids who don't care can be very frustrating. Parents should go to school with their kids if they are having trouble. Get involved and discipline your kids!
Our school need more security. Students should be punish if ditching a class or starting fights. so many students get away with a lot. This brings our test score down and make us who want to learn fall. I am a senior and this school need more security not security to be friends with because most security become friend with the student and let them slid.
This school has great potential if you find the right teachers. Try Mr. Duckworth, Mrs. Wright, Mr. McAdams. They definitely help! Proud Graduate.
I just graduated from Bloomington, and I really felt I gained the knowledge I need to excel in life. The teachers were supportive and the principal was involved with the school.
My experience with Bloomington High school has been poor. After repeated requests for parent/teacher conferences for my failing son, I finally was able to meet 3 of his teachers. I asked repeatedly to stay in contact either thru e-mail or phone calls. Only one teacher complied. The same is for my daughter, who is a great student. I feel that this school lacks in many areas. It was a huge mistake to move to this community and have to enroll my kids in this school.
I see BHS as a mediocre school with teachers who mostly want the best for their students, but lack of parent involvement causes a lot of apathy in the teaching domain. Administration seems to be typical, all overly busy with paperwork with less time for mentoring students who need it. After two requests this past year I am still waiting for my child's PSAT test results. This is very frustrating from a parent who believes in involvement, and is feeling like my child just isn't a concern at the school. Many classes are taught by mandated district curriculum guides, day by day-this too is much less creative and doesn't focus on the acquistion of the love of lifelong learning which is what schooling should be about. Unfortunately teachers are forced to teach to the standardized tests now given throughout the state instead of meeting student needs.
The quality of academic programs is fully dependent on the track which the student takes. If the student is enrolled in AP classes and progressing towards college attendance, then the student will naturally learn more. Unfortunately, at Bloomington, most of the students are not enrolled, or even interested, in college and the classes that it requires. The extracurricular activities are superb. The athletic program has had a tremendous amount of success in recent years, especially for a 'small' school. The 'Spirit of Bloomington' marching band is wonderful and many student organizations exist for leadership development. The level of parent development at BHS is low in terms of academic involvement but high for football, or social activities. Of note: In my years there, very few fights or altercations happened.
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