This school is just ok. I've called the principle 3 separate times to get a voicemail, and no returned calls all 3 times. The school is concerned mainly about money. The band program struggles horribly. The kids are very cliquish, which is so annoying. The students don't communicate with others outside their little groups! La Verne is a nice city, but Bonita High is overrated!
Bonita High School is a superb school, with nearly all aspects of school-life flourishing. Arts, sports, and most-importantly academics are all taken seriously there. It is currently a California distinguished school. The campus is a great size, not too large and classes are easy to find. If you are struggling in a subject, there are so many options of classes to fit your needs. Bonita has a fantastic Freshman CORE program, and an abundance of athletic options for every season with friendly coaches. The arts program is also one of the best I've ever heard of, with complex theatre arts classes and clubs, a fantastic array of bands, an abundance of art classes ( such as jewelry making, and one of the best choir programs in the nation. Bands have performed at the LA County Fair, and in many competitions (always winning awards). In short, this school absolutely covers the triple A (arts, acedemics, and athletics) and should definitely be a consideration for people looking for a successful high school life.
If you have an over achiever child they will be treated much differently than if you have a child who struggles and/or has learning difficulties. Those with very high grades and good test scores are treated well, those who struggle are treated with distain and are sometimes humiliated by the teachers.
We have been very pleased with the Education 2 out of our 3 children have recieved at Bonita, the third will enter BHS in 2013. We are proud to say our oldest is graduating in 4 years at Berkeley with an Engineering degree. Her success in college stemmed from the support and the academic rigor during her years at Bonita. Thank you teachers, staff and Administrators.
Your kids are in danger at this horrible school. At this very moment, Bonita High School is being investigated by the California Department of Education for refusing to let parents participate in meetings regarding their children. The CDE is currently investigating violations of ELEVEN different federal and state laws. The special education teachers and school psychologists are incompetent - so are their general education teachers. At a meeting held at Bonita High School a month ago, it was discovered the their teachers are completely unaware of the No Child Left Behind Act. Run, don't walk from Bonita High School if you want your child to receive an education. They've harmed my child - don't let them to the same to yours. At Bonita High School, your child will be left behind.
Bonita High School is the cream of the crop. If you want your kids to have the best time in high school, and still learn a lot...make them go to Bonita. I had so much fun being involved in clubs sports and asb, it made me wish that high school was 6 years instead of 4! Most of the teachers are amazing and very helpful. They take their job very seriously and still make the classes fun and will joke around with the students. So basically the definition of amazing is Bonita High School!!
We have a handicapped son and we were very impressed with the special education teachers. They are supportive and really listen to the parent and the child. They really care and pushed my son just the right amount. When he would be enrolled in a class with the jocks they would immediately transfer him so he would get teased. We were so proud when he graduated with his class in 2008.