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7-8
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Buena Park, CA
Students enrolled: 1,105
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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6931 Orangethorpe Avenue
Buena Park, CA 90620

(714) 522-8491
(714) 523-1602
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April 29, 2014
My schools is the best I ever had there are great teachers and awsome environment Iam so lucky to be part of it.

- submitted by a community member
February 11, 2014
Second, the punishments are commonly innapropriate and/or fail to punish the trouble makers. Last year, a fight (which are quite common) occured. The brawlers escaped, so the school punished the entire 7th grade. Also, in honors algebra (eighth grade) a teacher sent a child to the office for "talking" even though the kid next to him was bothering him and even admitted to be guilty. Teachers typically yell at kids to behave, which disupts the class and often, the class must endure being barked at by an angry teacher while the real trouble maker ISN'T punished. There is a SEVERE lack of moderation and EFFECTIVE punishments- keep this in mind for when someone bothers your kid. Third, there is rampant trouble. The restrooms are usually vandalized- there is even a stall in the boy's restroom WITHOUT a LOCK! Graffeti is a common sight: be it on the walls, on the floor, even in the stalls!. Fights are a natural sight with an average of 1-2 each month. Sometimes, even the police are needed to assist- including a time when a student kicked an officer. This school presents a terrible learning environment and with the lack of effective punishments, YOUR child could be a victim.

- submitted by a community member
February 11, 2014
Retched shool. This school claims to be a safe place for children to learn, but this facade is far from true. I'm an eighth grader at BPJHS and the absent-minded teachers had MADE ERRORS on my grades FOUR TIMES. First, they gave me a D- in 7th grade honors english, even though I had gotten 100% on ALL test including a test "few had passed" and I was one of the few who actively participated. Second, they gave me a C- in honors 7th grade history even though I scored A's on all tests, did most of the homework and scored well on all the projects assigned. Third, they sent home a FALSE teleparent saying that I was failing 8th grade honors science due to "low test scores", although I had scored A's on all tests. Fourth, my foolish 8th grade honors english teacher gave me a D+ with no extra credit available, it was only after I turned in a late work assignment that I had noticed my teacher's inemptedness, she had failed to grade a story I PRESONALLY turned in. After I told her, she ARGUED with me, until she actually looked in the pile of stories to find mine. I wound up getting a B+ in English. Clearly, the teachers CANNOT grade effectively- putting your child at risk if he comes here.

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2013
I am very pleased with the academic and student involvement requirement this school has for all of their students.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2012
Ahem. Hem hem. I went to this school last year, going into the honors academy For the very first year it started. I loved my math teacher and my English teacher, but I did not like my pe teacher, science teacher, history teacher, or any other. However, my most favorite teacher had the most patience and she was kind. And she was my choir teacher. What does that say about their academics? Apparently non-academic teachers aren't as good and that's not what's supposed to happen. Also, the honors classes put such an incredible Mount of pressure on me that I dropped out mid year and nowhere I am, homeschooling through eighth grade. Basically, this school needs to rethink their methods for teaching academics and otherwise.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2011
I tried everything to avoid sending my child to this school - had a complete misconception about the quality of the school. I had no choice but to send him here and it ended up being a good thing. My child is in all honors classes, the class sizes are decent, the teachers are so helpful and care for the students and are clearly invested in the student's success. I love the parent portal which allows parents to keep track of assignments, grades, and list teacher email addresses making it easy to get in touch with the teachers. The school also has a automated phone system that leaves messages alerting parents of absences, up coming assignments or bad grades!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2011
Great school despite some of the careless students here. I definately reccomend Ms. Bright as a history teacher and Mrs.Bolicek for English. You will do well in this school if you try your best, the teachers try their very best and if you want to suceed, you should do so too.

- submitted by a community member
July 31, 2010
8th grader- this school has made me changed alot. the friends i make, the teachers, and even the staffs:) my rating for this school is way above excellent! my teachers NEVER give up on me even if it means 24/7 of teaching. i promise to the new comers that you'll experience a whole new life and a whole new way of learning. when i was in elementary my grade was like 2s and 3s on everything, but then now im a honor student and has a 4.0 gpa. my mom didnt want me to go to this school in the begining but now she love it too!!!

- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2010
Love this school! Both of my children have received excellent educations. The Triple R program rewards good/expected behavior with BBQ lunches, fun events and the ability to purchase school supplies using school script. Most teachers care about students and do their best to develop the skills and knowledge students' need to succeed in high school and beyond. Elective classes (home ec, woodshop, spanish, music programs, etc) are exceptional. There are lots of ways for students to be involved (ASB, PALS, lunch-time activities, after-school dances and sports, etc) if they choose to be. I could have put my children in a different junior high, but I am so glad I didn't. BPJHS is a hidden gem in the public school system. Love it!

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2010
This school is an excellent place for my child to go to. The teachers are wonderful and there are many opportunities for my son.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 30, 2010
BPJH can be seen by many people as a bad influenced school,however this is not true.I attended this school last year and I can honestly say they were the bestest school years I've ever had.In my opinion it is the people students hang out with that could ruin enjoying such an awesome school like this.AVOID THOSE PEOPLE! Have fun but stay safe. This school is filled with oppurtunities and memories for a lifetime. (My own experience:bpjh ROCKS!! :) )

- submitted by a student
January 22, 2010
I'm currently attending Buena Park Junior High as an 8th grader, and I can't say I love it here. It has its positives and negatives, but I can honestly say many bad influences lurk around the campus-- from drug addicts to fights. /:

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August 27, 2009
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August 04, 2009
These were the most frustrating two years of school experience for us. There is NOT a high standard at this school unless your child is at risk. We had several bad experiences w/ four teachers. Administration was slow acting. P.E. clothes were stolen 2x and staff blamed my child instead of taking responsibility. Teleparent was barely used by teachers, communication is minimum. BPJH is on the school improvement list again.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 30, 2009
I am currently a student at BPJH 8th grade. this is a great school to attend because there are many opurtunities and the teachers dont give up on you.

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2009
I went to this school befor I came to live in Mexico I had the best teachers and the best educacion thatnks

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May 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2009
I am currently attending BPJH, and it is an excellent school. We have many events, and we have a lot of fun while learning. Thanks to our new gym we can play ringo, volley ball, and basketball in the cool air.

- submitted by a student
March 03, 2009
this school is a great place for kids to have fun but at the same time get a good education

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February 16, 2009
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December 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 06, 2008
I was a student at BPJH from 2006-2008. Right now, I currently attend Troy with full IB and Tech with no problems and I know many people with Sunny Hills IB. The teachers at this school helped me along very smoothly, some starting very easy, and others pushing us to our limits and learning much more than I would have. I was also in PALS and ASB. I now know a lot about tolerance and different views of life. Some fail to realize that the lack of parent involvement is due to the fact that many parents are busy working. Through the people I met here, I found how lucky I was to be born to my family. I never regret attending BPJH.

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2008
Great teachers and staff. Students need to work harder.

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August 30, 2008
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August 01, 2008
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July 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 13, 2007
Good school if you have a A student. No real attention to most students. To large of classes! Need a summer school that all students can attend.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
My child is leaving BPJHS and is well prepared for the rigors of Troy High School. The teachers expect the best from each student. Some teachers give their own time after school and on weekends (without receiving extra pay) to help thier students succeed. The after-school sports program has been great -- I love that even students without experience are welcomed and encouraged to take part in a variety of sports. The Associated Student Body does a great job with 'fun stuff' -- school dances and lunch time activities. The availability of breakfast at no cost is also very helpful on hectic mornings. The big downfall at this school is parent involvement. Very few parents come to meetings and there is very little communication in writing between the school and home to let parents know what is happening (or how they can help). Overall, BPJHS has been a great experience.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2007
I have been extremely impressed with Buena Park Junior High School. The teachers are wonderful to work with and really care about student success. With a new gym being built, the facilities are becoming more competitive. The administration is proactive and available to students with concerns.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2007
Buena Park Jr. High is a great school it does have an after school sport program and a program for people at risk of failing. I like the schools staff they are work very well at what they do.

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January 12, 2007
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July 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2005
Not overly impressed. Overcrowded and student to teacher ratio is shameful. This school is not ethnically diverse. Needs more parent involvement. Extracuricular activities are available. Unless you are talking about sports. They basically have no sports department. My son hates this school and i tend to agree with him.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2005
This school has some excellent teachers, and the principle & vice principles are wonderful. They really seem to care about the students, it's the students that don't seem to care at all. I don't agree with the curriculum - how could my daughter get pushed into the 8th grade when she only ended up with a 1.3 gpa? That makes me question the integrity, and conscientiousness of the staff at Buena Park Junior High.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2004
Buena Park Junior High School has a great Honors program. The needs of high students are met by caring and creative teachers. Science, English and Math classes prepare students for the rigors of high school. Many BPJH former students remain at the top of their class at Sunny Hills, Troy and Buena Park High Schools. For children in the middle, AVID classes can't be beat! What the children learn at BPJH is continued on at the high school level. The after-school sports program is available to children at all levels. Any child that desires to play can do so. Also, the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C. is phenominal. The children tour Washington, Virginia, Maryland, etc. learning about our nation's history. The staff at BPJH is well-trained, well educated, and couldn't be more caring.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2004
As a parent with 2 children at this school, I have to say at first I was a little nervous about putting them in here, but have since realized that the administration and teachers at this school are wonderful. The teachers really go out of their way for those who need and want the extra help. There are many teachers who stay after school to help in all subjects. Ms. Hussey with those who want to perform well on their English entrance tests as well as get help in their English class, and Ms. Price with everyone's math needs. As our school is on an irregular schedule compared to other junior highs, we had to give up our after school sports programs against other schools, but that did not stop the P.E. teachers and other staff members to coordinate an after school intermural sports program which actually gives more kids the opportunity to play in sports that they may not have been chosen for had there only been one 7th grade and one 8th grade team. The only downfall at this school is parental involvement. The school has meetings every month to let everyone know what is going on but unfortunately only the HSA officers and some school staff attend. It is a shame, because this school could be so much more if only the parents would get involved. I have one child off to high school next year and I feel very comfortable with the fact that she is prepared and ready to do well. I think that BPJHS has done a great job with their curriculum even though budget cuts have played a major part for their changes in the 2003-04 school year.(last year, they had 2 periods of English (literature and language) I think that program will be missed.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2004
Buena Park Junior High School is like an average junior high should be. It has it's fights like any other school. But overall its a good school. The math teachers have masters degrees in engineering but they prefer to teach. The history teachers have masters also.

- submitted by a student
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Buena Park Junior High School
6931 Orangethorpe Avenue, Buena Park, CA  90620
(714) 522-8491
Last modified Buena Park Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Buena Park Junior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top