so... as much as I lack school spirit, I have to say that it's not so bad. there are some pretty cool people here. if you work hard enough, you'll pass your classes. sure, there may be some unbearable teachers, but you'll get used to it and eventually minimize your own complaints. people are supportive + the counselors are approachable. I just wish we had windows to see the sun.
If you are planning to stay for an after school activity and take the school bus be prepared for a long ride. Also, make sure you do not overwhelm yourself with clubs and classes you know you can't handle or you will suffer.
This is a very impressive school. The teachers are committed and it's cool to be smart here. I could not believe the great luck in my daughter being able to attend here. Much better than many expensive private schools, I bet.
I have a son at this school, and I echo the reviews before mine. This school is stellar, and the amazing graduation + college attendance rate of its students is a testament to that. The recent budget cuts have not been kind to the school's extra-curriculars + sports, but the focus on academics is unwavering. The commitment from the teachers + administration is like no other, and there is simply no comparison to the neighboring schools (Roybal, Belmont, etc). The school draws students from all over LA, so only the best + most motivated attend. As another poster said, it's cool to be smart here, and that's a welcoming environment.
It is a great place for students. I have taught here for 10 years and love it more than any other school I know. The students are safe and learning a lot and going to college at record rates. It is a great place.
Because it's a safe place where it's cool to be smart, and everybody wants to go to college.
I'm a teacher at this school, and I have so much faith in its teachers that I'd be willing to send my own children here.
Downtown Business High isn't like any other school. It provides diversity, unity, and a 1 to 1 on student-teacher ratio. Students are bussed in from different parts of the city, and yet these student treat each other equally. Downtown Business High lacks many necessary materials but it does not lack student involvement. Students help each other out, they are each others' support. Downtown Business High may be small in numbers but it is big in community, intelligence, and equality.
It's a school that pays attention to the students - not just the curriculum! They know hw to help students master the subject matter!
It provides a rich, intellectually engaging and challenging curriculum in a nurturing and caring environment.
Great teaching and staff. Small classes so teachers pay attention to students
this scholl is amazing, it offers many classes in short on sports though.
It is an amazingly open, engaging, accepting atnosphere with staff that are concerned and caring of students. The students live all over the Los angeles area. It is one of the most racially diverse, peaceful, joyful campuses I've experienced. The counseling staff, in particular is fantastic. The numbers of graduates that receive scholarships and attend college is very high. The creativity and acceptance of every students' individuality is extraordinary.
As an alumnus I also agreet that this school is excellent. Not only do I feel very well-prepared for college, but the close-bonds that I formed with my teachers, counselors, and administrators are perhaps the best out of all the DMHS has to offer. Since the school is so small, you really have an opportunity to get to know everyone and therefore attain an incredible support system. I am proud to say that I went to DMHS, and that the school, with it's new principal, is only getting better.
DBM really is a good school not only its a magnet but the school also gives a lot of oppurtunity to be in a good univeristy and they also offer a lot of advance class for college that can help you for the future. And they also have a lot of great teachers that can help you through your problems at school.
As the College Counselor at DMHS, I am happily surprised year after year at the quality and determination of our students. They just get better year after year. Even though most students are the first in their family to go to college, they are determined to make it, and my job is just to direct them to a school where they can be happy and successful. I can't imagine a better place to work. I plan on staying for a long long time.
DBM is the kind of school that offers a wealth of opportunity to the individual that is ready to take advantage of it. The school is broken down into three different magnets, the Business Magnet, Electronics Information Magnet, and the Fashion Career Magnet. Each magnet offers specialized instruction from teachers that have a wealth of experience and understand the needs of teenagers. As an alumnus who has recently graduated with an MBA, I feel that that DBM prepared me for undergraduate and graduate school. My fianc , who is also a DBM graduate, shares my sentiments.
Well I am very happy that I am attending this school because I a, exposed to a lot of diversity because, unlike other schools, this school has a lot more variety when it come to the different ethnicities of the students. The cunselors are also very helpuful when it comes to college because they guide each student step-by-step to help them get into college!
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