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10555 Thornton Road
Stockton, CA 95209

(209) 953-8234
(209) 953-8247
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April 15, 2014
I was a student at Bear Creek in 2006-2007 so all these reviews I read to me are garbage. I started in the middle of my freshman year an quickly made friends. But the teachers are boring and unhelpful. I was an A student a year ahead of my graduation schedule but when i moved and started bear creek eventually I feel behind because i had already done most of the work and none of my teachers had time to help and when I tried to move to more advanced classes the councillor told me it was too late in the year for me to be able to catch up to the rest of the class. So no in my opinion its not that great a school. I ended up going to the One. Program and graduated an entire year earlier.

- submitted by a community member
January 09, 2012
From all the negative comments everyone seems to make about Stockton, you would think it was a horrible school, but they have a beautiful campus, much like a community college, it is the nicest looking school in LUSD plus it is in a very good neighborhood, some people are just always negitive and can never see the good In things, they have alot of student involvement which is great! It really helped our out of state daughter feel comfortable as a new freshman.

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March 30, 2010
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- submitted by a student
November 05, 2009
I started my teaching career at Bear Creek and I'm still there after 16 years. I LOVE THE CREEK! It has the most diverse student population you could ever wish for and this makes B.C. a beautiful place to be, especially during the awesome anual International Ralley! I wouldn't teach ANYWHERE ELSE in LUSD - and I graduated from Lodi High - so I know from whence I speak. We love our kids! I hope that someday we can finally outshine the bad press that plaugued our beginnings.... I BLEED BEAR CREEK BRUIN BLUE!

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October 29, 2009
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October 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2009
My son has just started his 9th grade here in BCHS/2009. He just loves his all teachers and extracurricular activities so much. He has orchestra class which he really appreachiates so much every day. His Pre-AP, AP, Honor classes are excellnet. He is also in the sports team and involved in it very much everyday more than 2 hours after school. I believe this makes him more to focus on his academic work as well. I can't describe enough how much I like this school's heathly environment that all excellent teachers and staffs create in BCHS.

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July 02, 2009
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February 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 16, 2009
i love it here, i just recently came here as a sophmore and the enviorment, the people, and the teachers are great! there's a new theatre program which i love being involved with, because there's no bias or establishment, so the kids are just themselves. all in all its wonderful =]

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January 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2008
my kids love this school, they are straight a students, and have alot of friends, the teachers are easy to talk to.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2008
I'm a Bear Creek alumni from the class of 2006 and I feel like I took advantage of what the school offered by participating in various clubs, student government, and badminton. I feel like the school gives a student a lot of opportunities, but they should focus more on adademics. I had a well lived high school experience, and I accredit that to the diversity of the school and the supportive teachers and staff. My favorite part was the huge international rally they hold annually. Despite these wonderful programs, the school does not emphasize academics enough. After graduating and attending a UC, I have a sibling who goes to BC now who isn't enjoying BC as much. It' all really depends on how motivated the student is, but BC lacks support in areas such as providing any buses for after school activities and tutoring. I'll still be a Bruin for life.

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2008
Bear Creek is known for its diversity. We have over 50 cultural ties and a wide variation of languages spoken on campus. Unlike other schools around the area we take pride in diversity and have come to accept those that are different; we build on each other and grow stronger every day. To judge a school like Bear Creek is a fraudaulent exercise in my opinion. Each Bruin works hard so that we as a whole can benefit from each other, but the best part of BC is that we choose to focus on our strengths and weaknesses; we are critical of ourselves and of our teammates, peers, faculty, administration, teachers, and even the food!

- submitted by a student
October 01, 2008
bear creek is a GREAT school! as a senior, I've been through a lot at bear creek, from skipping class daily to not showing up at all. but overtime, teachers and administrators have encouraged me to keep up with my attendance and grades. We have great clubs there and also great people. bear creek isn't as bad as everybody says, they may think that from their bad experience at bear creek, but times have changed, so has the principal, administrators, securities, and students. it's a new age of students, and now bear creek is a lot different from when it was back in the days.

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2008
As a freshman at Bear creek high the school has had a bad reputation but now everything has changed. the teachers encourage us and we have higher expectations and we put academics first. If you step foot on campus you will change your mind hands down. I did

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April 16, 2008
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January 26, 2008
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January 23, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 13, 2008
As a former student that graduated from B.C. in 2003, I have seen firsthand the wonderful academic programs, teachers, extracurricular activities, & student body that B. C. has to offer. Students get a 'real world' experience here...one in which students from all races, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and religions come together. Unfortunately, the media has portrayed B.C. in a less-than-flattering light. Almost all of the people who have negative things to say haven't even stepped onto the campus and simply assume that everything they hear is true. I am proud to have been a Bruin and will always defend B.C. To all you people who want to look down on B.C. because of a very small percentage of students...I ask you to come to the campus yourself so you can see all the great things that I was lucky enough to experience for 4 years.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 02, 2007
this school is awesome there are tons of great clubs and the worlds best student government

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June 13, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 11, 2007
Bear Creek high is a good school, it is one of top rated high schools in Stockton. Because it is loacted good area in Stockton and it has good teachers and excellent school programs. I give 5 stars for Bear Creek High School!

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2007
The Quality of academic programs is outstanding at BC. Because of the children's desire to learn, the teachers to put forth their very best in their lesson plans. The music/art/sports programs are offered to every student who chooses to take advantage of them. I wish more students took advantage of these programs offered on campus. Unfortunately, we live in a commuting area and our parents do not feel they have time to get involved with attending PTSA meetings, functions or attend any of the sports/extracurricular activities events at the school. PTSA meets for only 1 hour a month...on the third Thursday of the month. I would love to see an increase in parent's participation for next year.

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November 19, 2006
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- submitted by a student
August 27, 2006
I've been going to this school for two years and its been fun so far.My freshman year was so much fun ,especially when i played basketball , i had the best time even though we didn't get to win any games , for most part the team was great.I am hoping to receive a basketball scholarship. I want to earn an scholarship.'If u want to achieve something in life u have to earn it' i am hoping to have my best years at bear creek! -amy hickison

- submitted by a student
July 31, 2006
I'm now a senior at Bear Creek, and I have to say Im proud to go to BC. I have witnessed the good and the bad, but i continue my active role in activities such as band, jazz, drumline, NHS, Globetrotters and AVID. Im proud to be a part of the 'Award Winning Band and Jazz Ensemble.' Im proud to have the support of the many great teachers. And Im definately proud to go to BC.

- submitted by a student
July 22, 2006
I currently attend bear creek high school I am a senior and I am involved in many activitys and sports, one being Link crew where you help freshmen students become more comfortable with their school. I have to say the creek has its shares of fights or ups and downs but still the staff and everyone else does there best to provide a safe enviroment for the students. I have to say we do have a great campus and the students that attend make it special the school is one of the best in Lodi Unified.

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June 01, 2006
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May 03, 2006
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February 15, 2006
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January 12, 2006
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January 08, 2006
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June 22, 2005
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April 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2005
This school is one of the best kept secrets in Stockton. The quality of the academic programs and extracurricular activities is excellent. Many fine graduates of this school move forward and well prepared for post-secondary education. The music program is one of the best I have ever heard and the director is very committed. The sports arena is competitive and they are adding facilities to enhance involvement. The only problem I do have is the amount of fights that occur between students. The school has implemented strict policies to curb the tension. I view this as a condition of the generation and do not feel this problem is isolated to Bear Creek.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2005
Great School! Wonderful environment! Academic Excellence!

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2004
I was excited for my oldest child to start high school. This is his second quarter. He's in the engineering program. All of the engineering classes are not revolving around engineering concepts as promised during the introduction. My son also plays football where parents aren't allowed to leave the game then return without paying a second fee (very expensive if you have 6 in your family). We've also had 2 bicyles stolen from the locker room and his locker has been broken into 2 twice. these thefts happened in only 3 months time. This school is very expensive due to the theft problems. I've called the school and there's nothing they can do to resolve the problem of bikes and locker contents being stolen in the locker room (like locking the locker room door during games and practice). I'm searching for another school as a result.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2004
Good opportunities for children. The teachers were decent with some exceptions, both positive and negative. Students are actively involved and positive. Much has changed since I have attended, but I would highly recommend looking into other schools as well before making your choice.

- submitted by a former student
March 10, 2004
Bear Creek is a great school, if only the commuity would realize that. The students are fnatastic but keenly feel the resentment among the parents. Tha dismal support of school functions by the community has lead to many great opportunities and staff being lost. The perception that it is not a safe school and is failing our students is just not true. I have two graduates, a current student, and two more lookiing forward to their time at the Creek. I do spend time on campus and see the spirit that is there. Dedicated teachers and administration are not enough to make great school. Instead of fret get involved ans see just what the Creek can offer. If the school is failing (I disagree) it is because parnets allow it. Get involved. Go to a football game, help at a track meet, go to a talent show, hire the band, do whatever to let the school know you support them. The Creek will perform to expectation high or low.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2004
As a student at BCHS I dont think I could fit in anywhere else! It is a great school and always has something new and exciting going on. THe staff and security are always friendly and students, yes at sometimes can cause trouble, are fairly nice. We all appreciate that we can come to school five days a week and be safe and learn. Not many people can say that about their school. I am pleased to tell people that I go to BCHS!

- submitted by a student
no rating January 20, 2004
I am currently attending Bear Creek High School and i think it's great. There may have been some problems in the past but the school has improved. The sucurity staff members are doing an stupendous job. The teachers and addministration are kind but stern when necessary. I enjoy attending this school and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good high school to attend.

- submitted by a student
November 13, 2003
As a teacher at BCHS, I have to say that the school is very safe, and provides a wonderful learning environment. I simply would not work in a place in which my well being or the students around me were not safe. To the parent who wrote the nasty note about the Creek; it must simply be a very bad practical joke. Our academics are among the best in the valley, our extracurricular programs are more prolific than any other similar sized school, and our sports program...well, we're working on that :) Your children will truely be loved, nurtured, and given the tools to succeed in life at BCHS. In the service of my students, Jason Johnson.

- submitted by a teacher
November 05, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2003
I believe that Bear Creek is one of the best schools in the SJ county! I am a sophmore at Bear Creek and the campus is GREAT! There is ton of student involvement.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 12, 2003
For all parents who made comments about bear creek being a ''bad'' school, i think those comments were made out of ignorance. Bear Creek is a great school, to make comments based on the wrong doings of only a small chunk of the bear creek student body is ridiculous. Any and every school has had its share of on campus fighting...big or small.My final comment is that you all make sure you have your facts straight before you talk down on a great school like BCHS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2003
Bear Creek isn't a bad school. Actually i know this for a fact. I am recently a Junior at Bear Creek High school and I've been attending since my freshmen year. The parent that first commented on BCHS about the recent fight on campus was not understanding. After that incident happened, Bear Creek is now enforcing a Zero Tolerance Policy. We are one of the many schools that is actually enforcing that policy. Starting the 2nd quarter, we are going to be limited on how many passes students get so they won't be missing classes. The principal is a great principal. He interacts with his studesnt and that also goes for the security guards. They don't just sit back and let the students fight. They got hurt from stopping the students from fighting. The administration took action! Yes there are many students that go to Bear Creek but that is a good thing. You are able to interact with such a huge diversity of people and you'll probably won't have that chance at any other schools in Stockton, California. Our academic program is a great one. We have AVID, speech/debate, Honors courses and A.P. courses. Matter of fact, last year (2002-2003) many students passed their A.P. exam then any other schools in Lodi Unified.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
September 11, 2003
The recent melee attack has rendered the school a zone of violence and racial tension. To compensate for its horrible academic record, diverse student body, and constant strife, nothing can be done. This school is one of the worst schools to be built and that fact just keeps on being rekindled as the staff and security allows brawls such as the most recent one, to go without any change. I hope that you realize the grave danger students are put in each and every day they enter the school campus at Bear Creek High School.

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Bear Creek High School
10555 Thornton Road, Stockton, CA  95209
(209) 953-8234
Last modified Bear Creek High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bear Creek High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top