My daughter is a graduate of Balboa High School and is completing her first year of college. Balboa created a positive learning environment and a solid preparation for ther transition to higher education. I cannot say enough positive things about the amazing teachers at Balboa...dedicated, caring, and incredibly supportive of the students learning and growth.
GREAT TEACHERS are what make Balboa High School a superb and sought-after program. Not just a few great teachers. A LOT of great teachers. Vibrant, enthusiastic, energetic teachers who are committed to their students. Teachers who believe they can make a difference and who actually do make a difference. Teachers who help students realize that education provides opportunity, and learning can change the way we can see and interact and appreciate the world around us.
I recently graduated from Balboa (Class of 2013) and I will never forget my four years there. I had so many wonderful teachers who inspired me and I met a lot of amazing friends. High school is not an easy time for a lot of people, but the support I received made it a memorable experience.
My son graduated from Balboa this past June, and I was very impressed, during his four years at the school, by the teachers and the dedication they show for their students. There is a small, but active, PTA (I wish more families would participate), and I found the teachers, counselors, and administrators very responsive and supportive. The principal, Mr. Kerr, is doing a great job.
I am the parent of two high school students attending Balboa High School. I honestly can't say enough good things about the school. Love the students, staff and teachers. Would recommend highly!
I love Balboa High School! I am the parent of a student at the school and we are very happy there! Excellent teachers, staff, students and school environment! Wonderful coaches, sports programs and academic programs.
Balboa High School is the best high school in San Francisco. I graduated in 1981, one of the best year to graduate with awesome talented students and best teachers with excellent curriculum. My high school years was one of the most awesome times of my life. Missed all my friends but hopefully, y'all are having good lives. One day, I will visit home to see "Bal" again..."part of a trip home back in memory lane of good, fun learning experienced." thanks to all my teachers and staff.
This school has been great for my son - He was challenged in the honors geometry class and inspired by his art teacher. Physics is now his favorite subject -thanks to the excellent Physics teacher. The English teacher left halfway through the school year which was strange. The new teacher was much harder and the kids were not prepared for that- nevertheless, it is an honors class so maybe it needed to step it up a bit. He did not like the PE teacher but PE is only required for two years and not such a big deal. He was on the swim team-They train four days a week, after school at the nearby pool,and have swim meets every friday night. I think the school in general has good sports and clubs. The school administration seems well organized. The Campus looks great as well- lots of gardening going on!!!!
I think this school is excellent and I really feel that the teachers do care about the students. It is a very supportive community, tons of resources and great kids
Most teachers are great, but some are unlikely to care about your student and his grade or problems in class.
I agree with pretty much what everyone is saying. Bal is a great school and everyone seems to accept each other. The teachers are great and you actually learn stuff in a fun way. I love this school and I'm so glad I picked it as my first choice.
i love BAL. i cannot imagine going to any other school in sf. bal is very friendly and all the other students are friendly and helpful. there are great teachers. bal comes together and we have the best spirit!
the enviornment is very relaxed, there isn't any judgements. people are united. the teachers are professional. i love my school
Balboa is the best. Best spirit, best sports team, and growing test scores. Oh, and the students are awesome.
Balboa is so diverse and welcoming. It's not segregated at all and the classes are awesome. The teachers support you no matter what and help is always granted when needed. It's really easy to make friends at Bal and the club/organizations/sports really bring out our school spirit and pride. ALL ABOUT THAT BUC PRIDE!
It's the most diverse public school in the city. The environment (students and faculty) are unmatched. Teachers are so passionate about their work and find modernized solutions to get information to their students. Buc Pride!
It offers small learning communities in which the kids can learn best in!
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