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Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School3
Posted August 23, 2014
- a parent
I think this school is losing its prestige and I think I know why, it's the principal she really doesn't do anything for this school. The school owes a lot of money, for this reason they had to take out a lot of programs. I think if you're not fit to be a principal I say quit and give another person an opportunity to better the school.
This school, like any other school, has its pros and cons. Yes, it is ridiculously small. The school was not built to hold as many students as it does. Yes, there is no gym. All sports and physical education are done at a poorly maintained park next to the school. Yes, this school has almost no funding. All sports equipment are paid for by the students. All other extra curricular activities that are still up and running are the ones funded for and maintained by teachers. Yes, there are some amazing teachers. However, most of the teachers are very rigid, demanding, have unattainable grading scales, and a lot are, quite frankly, very rude. Yes, they do have wonderful medical and science programs. There are only a handful of sports available here, and they are not well endorsed. If your child can handle the academic challenge and if you can handle the teachers, your child will receive a good education here. If you want your child to have a high school experience, i.e. large school, understanding teachers, pep rallies, a gym, a wide variety of sports and extra curricular activities, then I, as a student here, suggest you enroll your child elsewhere.
Bravo is the best high school you will find around the LA area! The teachers are amazing, they motivate, encourage, and always find ways to get students involved and to do their best. As a Bravo alumni I can say Bravo truly prepared me for what is out there. The long sleepless nights, and the abundant amount of work given to students allows us to catch a glimpse of what college will be like. Bravo really isn't too much about sports since our priority is academics. However, we have great and fun sports teams. The school is small so it will be easy for you to accommodate yourself fast. It is a bit crowded but it shouldn't really be a problem. You have plenty of time to get to your classes and stop for a little break. The staff is also amazing. I have never seen anyone care so much about others. The staff are constantly checking on students and making sure they are maintaining good grades. They are kind and sweet however intimidating at times but only because they want the best for Bravo students, Above all, Bravo is perfect! I would definitely recommend sending your children to this school. Bravo students go on to do great, big things! (: GO BRAVO KNIGHTS!!!
To the review from "A Parent" from Feb 16. 2014, Yes it is small, but after being there a year or two, you get used it it & hardly even notice. Filthy? Sometimes, but that's because the custodians recent got all of their hours drastically cut so we have less people taking care of the school, and have you tried to get 1,800 teenagers to clean up after themselves? Not exactly easy. Also, if you think only a few teachers are good, your son must have only ever had some of the bad teachers, and you know what? Bad teachers are at every school, it's not a special Bravo thing. We're not perfect, but there are some AMAZING teachers there and you need to try harder to get them. The counselors will make it happen. And "no good sports"? Really, when every single sports team made it to the CIF playoffs last year? But no, there's no good sports apparently. Bottom line, there's good and bad at every school. Yeah, we have our negative aspects, but Bravo provides a unique high school experience where academics are celebrated and an incredibly accepting environment is cultivated. It will never be perfect, but the students are proud to have gone there. Sincerely, a 2013 alumni.
In response to some of the comments related to sports, this year every team made it to play-offs so we do have quality sports programs. In response to the comment about bad teachers, that should be brought to the attention of the principal and if nothing is done, her administrator. Every school has ineffective teachers but Bravo has more effective and earnest teachers than most. We have one of the highest API scores in the district and we teach student's from every area of the city not just wealthy gifted students like others schools with similar scores. Bravo is filled with opportunities for students who apply themselves. For example, students can intern with professors at USC researching in their labatories on the heat output of synthetic retinas. How many other high schools offer that? Bravo is not perfect but it is a school that most students appreciate being alumni of once they have completed their 4 years. If Bravo is not the best school, then students and parents should work to make it the school they would like it to be. It is a team effort.
"She don't know, what she is taking to student - " direct quote from previous reviewer. What in the world does this mean? If you cannot intelligently comment, spell and/or construct a sentence, why would anybody take your advice?? I am always amazed at the uneducated folks who post here and expect to be taken seriously.
I had to transfer out of this school after an oral operation I was absent for around a week and none and i mean none of my teachers let me make-up any work. Therefore, if you have bad grades here then you are screwed. People think especially parents assume that their child will become a doctor after going to this school total bs. This school is wayyyy to small and overcrowded you can't even walk up and down the stairs without rubbing against someone's breast or butt . Teachers are not the best some are hard to understand. Many students who go here are not really motivated to put in effort so bottom line not the best school so keep looking.
Not a good school. Small, filthy, not funded, awful teachers. Only few teachers are good in bravo but other than that no. My son who is in honors saids how unfair and bad the grading system is. There are no good sports and no field for the kids the play in, how are the kids going to be healthy without a place to play in? The field is only about the size of a gym swimming pool, that's how small it is. Especially dr.pace, perez, fetti and sepulveda are one of the worst teachers. I do not recommend this school.
Dr. Pace, 9th grade teacher. I think she is mentally sick / unstable. She don't know, what she is taking to student. Dr.Pace might give her a U in cooperation. Please talk to her about her policies and her teaching habits. It will appreciated to observe what she is doing in her class.