Only one Jr. high in Brea. We wish we can move out or transfer my son to a private school. The principal said teachers are all great when you talk to her. The only good teacher my son with was his English teach. However, she is too busy to become star teacher in this school. Her assistant was terrible in all perspectives. I taught my son's Math by myself later on when I found out he didn't learn anything from his math class. The social teacher has good stories. My son loved his stories but got D in the class. Science Teacher has lot of interesting materials to teach, however, she graded kids incorrectly lot of time or her assistant did. Parent portal is a terrible stuff, always updated late, not communicative tool, got not much feedback from teachers. School office actually very helpful. They are all friendly and great helps. If your child is very proactive, loves learning... then she/he might be fine.
Hello, fellow students and parents, my name is gareth, incoming 8th grader to brea junior high. BJH is a school where some teens are into drama, and i dont tolorate that. The teachers there are friendly ( depends on how u cooperate) , but some don't update that often. All in all, the foodis great, but i reccomend to go to this middle school- at your own risk.
Teachers here are fairly non-communicative wihen parents have questions about their student's status. Using the Parent Portal, I have received few replies (and from some teachers, none) to my inquiries. Not impressed with some of the teachers-- one long-term substitue teacher has a poor record of grading assignments and tests, and often lists them on the portal as missing(?!). Overall, I must say I am unimpressed with this school. Glad my child is done here.
The ratings on this site are dated as the school no longer has any extra curricular activities. My son is a 7th grader at this school and we are very unhappy. The computer lab has 12-year-old Mac computers! Although they encourage parent involvement, you are treated like an intruder when you come on campus. Parents are encouraged to use the parent portaland direct contact with the teachers seems to be discouraged.
Brea junior high is a great school. I love the food here. PLus Mr. Adams is the best teacher here(not to mention Ms. Bott shes a very good teacher too)
Brea jr. High is so cool. They have a lot of interesting teachers. The academic part of the school is taken place in rooms where there is a great atmosphere.
The teachers and staff at BJH are wonderful at first blush. History and Math are finely taught. Science has less to do with Science and more to do with belief. The Art teacher is really really good with this age group.
Brea Junior High is a wonderful school to go to. There is sports teams,pantatholon teams,band and choir. The math teachers at this school put in all the extra time for the students. BJH is also the top ten school in California!
I really think this school rocks. This school is just the best and I have to compliment on mrs. Hazard for being one of the best teachers.
I think Brea Junior high is a great school! From what I've heard from my child, the teachers are kind and supportive. She currently takes guitar lessons at school for her elective. The school has many various electives including band, lifeskills, languages, and video production. They also host sports teams throughout the year. The school is beautiful and just recently modernized. Education is efficient and easy to keep up with. I just really like the way the school is organized.
This school lack programs to support children that do not fit the upper-middle class mold. Because it is the only junior/middle school in the district, there are no alternative for students with special education, language or other needs.
My 7th grader goes to this school. The quality of the educational process here seems quite good. Pros: Great Principal (Dr. Cunningham) and many terrific 7th grade teachers (Barger (math), Adams (History), Hazard & Madden (Science)). Teachers like Mrs. Hazard show true dedication to their students. For example, they fielded a team for Academic Pentathlon this year. Cons: School is under construction for upgrades (still!). Safety is good but discipline is somewhat lax (dress code, language, ect.). It is mostly minor issues, but it can be bothersome.
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