My daughter graduated in 2011, and had a wonderful experience all four years! I always was informed and happy with what was happening with my daughters education. The Bella Vista community is amazing!!
I have sent 4 kids to Bella Vista and they have all been well prepared for life and college.
I have sent 3 children to this school, and they have been well prepared for college courses. For the most part the teachers are awesome and care about the kids.
As someone has said below that a student did get into a fight but, all of the girls got suspended and one got expelled for her 2nd time fighting. The school is great and safety is one of their top concerns. The students where forced to take down the videos. They have security camera all over the school and one had caught the kids cause they fought in front of a camera. If a Teacher ever does anything wrong or incorrect the teacher will most likely get in trouble. I've had a horrible teacher and I had told my counselor and she had a sight down conversation with the Teacher and the Principle. Some things could change for the better but ask yourself why does BVHS have the highest Star Testing score in SJUSD. Its because we learn what we are required to learn.
The staff at this school seems to be more concerned with dress code violations than the safety of their students, they stalk the halls looking for violations. I have been made aware of 3 different fights that happened in the hallways of the school just in the past 2 weeks, they were recorded by students cell phones and then posted to various websites with all that goes with cyber bullying. Where is the staff when a child is getting beat up by another student?
Administration runs the school more like a prison. Parent involvement is unwelcome and a parents who want to intercede in their kids, educational or disciplinary course of action is labeled a trouble maker. Kids are also made to feel like children because "mommy" and "daddy" want to be involved in their progress.
bella vista is a good school.it is way better then any school i have been to.
We decided to send our youngest children to BV after a horrible experience sending our eldest to Rio Americano. Bella Vista was like a breath of fresh air! The teachers seem firmly committed to the success of all of their students. Everyone is encouraged to strive for excellence, whether in AP, Honors, or the regular level courses.
We have been at this school for years and I wonder how we have put up with the inflexible administration for all these years. They are the worst and could not care about my children. The new Principal is horrible and we need to replace any VP who has been there more than a couple of years, get someone in who cares about the students.
My son has been going here since November 2009. We moved to the area from out of state and couldn't be happier. Very responsive staff, clean grounds and I think the quality of education he is getting is top notch! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend sending your child here--plus Bob is cool!
I am an alumnus of this great school, and I am grateful to receive the quality of education from Bella Vista. The teachers are generally qualified and are knowledgeable in the material they specialized in. I had a counselor who guided me from choosing classes based on my academic potential to selecting colleges based on my preferences. I can highly attest that this school benefited not only myself but also my friends and classmates who eventually graduated in college and are now working as professionals in their chosen fields.
As a student at this school, I know I am very privileged to be attending BVHS. I am in Honors & AP classes and I find them to be challenging and rewarding at the same time. Regular classes are good and bad depending on which teachers you have. School sports seem to be above par, but not as good as Rio Americano HS. If you want a good academic scholl, I would enroll to BV. If you want a sports school I would enroll to Rio.
Bella Vista is a wonderful high school. If you, as a parent, except great quality education send your child/children to Bella Vista High School!!! Wooo Hoooo!!!!!!!!
The academic programs are great, even though my children were all in honors and AP classes the teachers want to the students to do well and do the best jobs with their resources provided. I was very happy throughout the last 10 years I have had children attend Bella Vista
Sports are great at BV, we have found the coaching to be very very good. They really care about the kids, and not parent politics!
We have had mixed results with this school. Some teachers are great, extremely talented and caring, others very inflexible and not gifted. Communications with parents regarding student progress is appalling. Most communications go to the student, and it is not until a disaster occurs that a parent is notified, if at all. Parents do not have on-line access to grades, and teachers now have so many students in a classroom that they do not all have time to e-mail parents, although some teachers are very good about this. If you have a self starter child with no special learning needs, this school may be the best public HS around. If you want to keep up with how your child is doing, be prepared for a hassle.
Great Academic programs for students wishing to attend college. Popular for repeat success at Aca Deca. Awesome teachers.
I loved all the programs at this school, my daughter was very confident there because she was motivated by teachers.
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