As a parent I was worried when we moved here from garden grove. I am so happy that we did . My son would not be where is is today if it wasnt for Buena Park High . With the early college program and his guidance councilor Ms Chow my son started college as a SOPHMORE! . . A sophmore ! He will have is AA after only one year of college . . Thank you BPHS!
I am very pleased with Buena Park High School. The teachers are responsive and helpful in providing information about their class and how your child is doing. They are available during breaks or after school if your child wants extra help. The principal is friendly and accessible. I often see him around campus and at school events greeting and talking to students and parents. Many of the faculty have their own kids at the school, which shows that they also trust the quality of the teachers and school environment. BPHS's test scores may not be as high as other schools in the district, but that does not mean that it is a bad school. There are a lot of really good, smart, hard-working and motivated kids here. There are rigorous AP and honors classes, well-qualified and experienced teachers and staff, and a supportive learning environment. Overall, great school.
I am really impressed with the programs that are offered at Buena Park high. My daughter is in 9 th grade. I was told to send her to the other schools in our district. This school is different from when I went here. The staff and teachers really about education and the kids benefit from that. The middle College program is saving us money and her lots of time in College. I am happy at my choice to send her to BP.
BPHS is now offering the Middle College program. Partnered with Cypress College it will be the only school in the district for the next 6 years to have this. The Middle College classes are taught by teachers with Master degrees and the credit for these classes count as college credit. Can you imagine the money and time saved by the students who graduate in four years? What a great idea!
For 3 years, I've went to a different school in the FJUHSD district and as a Senior, I'm attending BPHS. At first I was really concerned about my level of education and the quality of the school. I can gladly say with confidence that I had nothing to worry about. Most of the teachers are friendly and helpful. The people in the office don't have attitude like the other school I attended. There are little to no racial conflict and students are welcoming. The school doesn't have the best academic scores (CST) overall, but if you're determined to learn and work hard, you can excel in AP classes and Honors to get your GPA to a good standing. So far, I'm enjoying my attendance here, and I look forward to a great senior year.
Diverse student population and great caring teachers. Don't let the low test scores fool you. It's just the fact that students in the regular classes tend to screw around. As long as you take honors or better yet AP courses, you'll have a mature, fun experience. I can't stress the amazingly diverse population. It nearly eliminates any racial tension you'd find at another school. Counselors tend to side with the student if he/she wants advanced classes. They give you quite a bit of freedom while still recommending a path depending on what you'll major in. They don't try to steer you away from advanced courses. A matter of fact, it's difficult getting out, as to motivate students to at least survive if not strive. I've learned more this year in my AP & honors classes than I have in all my previous school years combined and it wasn't pain-painstakingly difficult.
I attended this school 3 years ago, leaving as a future Senior. I am no longer here and I can say I do regret all those tardies, and absences, and just dozing off. This was, is the best school for me. Everyone you grow up with and make new friends fast here. There wern't such things as bullies or people who pick on u. Every one is understanding and friendly. Though there is drama here, if you go on and do your own thing, your okay. Theres no perfect school aviously, but Im happy I attended her and made freinds and made the best of it.
It is not a well recognized school for Academics, but it is a good school. It produced two Class Valedictorians who both happened to be my sons.
As a teacher at this school, I can honestly say that BPHS is a fantastic place to work. We probably care more about our students than the majority of teachers at all of the other high schools in the district. To respond to the post that BPHS needs more diversity...this school is, by far, the most diverse school you will find in all of Orange County. At last count, there were something like 30 languages spoken by students with nearly as many cultures represented by the student body and staff. As for the post that recommends parents insist on AP/Honors classes for their children so they have skilled teachers...ALL of the AP/Honors teachers teach 1-2 honors classes and the rest of their classes are 'regular' classes. The majority of teachers have masters degrees in their subject areas or in education. Staff members discuss students progress in multiple subjects to increase success.
This is a very good and safe school.The teachers here are great...although the administration is not fair and very judgmental, rude, and discriminating to both students and parents.
BPHS does it's best for all students, and if you speak a language other than English at home, this is where you want to be. BPHS pays more attention to its ELD students resulting in happier kids and higher test scores than any school in the District or adjoining neighborhoods.
im a current buena park high school student, I think its the worst school to get an education from. It seems like they dont actually teach in some, or should i say most classes. its partly the students fault but its also the schools for having so little space and overcrowding.
I am a student at this school and I think that is a great place to learn. The students may not be the best, but the teachers are great.They all want the best for all the students. Where as some of the other teachers in different schools only care about getting paid. This may be due to the fact that that most students there are already bright, so the ones who do need help are left behind. Another great thing about this school is that there are no bullies. No one gets picked on for being dumb or really smart. Nothing will happen to you if you stay in the right crowd. In my opinion BPHS is the greatest school.
The parent involvement here is nonexistent. The vast majority of the time, I've been either the only parent at my child's activities, or one of a few parents. The majority of the teachers are mediocre at best. Until they improve drastically, parents will continue to put their children in the other, better schools in the district and can you really blame them? If you do send your children here, insist that they be in every Honors or AP class possible because that's where you'll find the better teachers and better behaved students. It's a sad, sad school in dire need of some help.
In the past, buena park high school was a school of low test scores. This school had a bad reputation. But over the past 7 years or so, Buena Park High School has increased its reputation. For example, this school is no longer the lowest-test-score school in the district. Buena Park High School offers many challenging courses for those high prostective students as well.
This school is pretty good it has an on-campus police officer. The schools late policy is pretty good making the kids serve detention if they are late.
Although I believe BPHS wants to compete academically with other county HS, they may have to find a more constructive and safe method than to overcrowd their classrooms. This decreases the quality of learning and makes for safety issue. Safety is another area that may need to be addressed. Often I feel that they want praise for warehousing our children. I need educators not babysitters.
Buena Park High School offers students a great quality education. Their teachers are very dedicated to their job and make sure that you student will reach his/her full potential. If you look at their college accpetances over the past couple of years you can conclude that the quality of education is definitely improving.
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