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.
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!
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.
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 =]
my kids love this school, they are straight a students, and have alot of friends, the teachers are easy to talk to.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
this school is awesome there are tons of great clubs and the worlds best student government
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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