Most of the other reviews say "oh this school this this school that" but this school is a really good school the SAS program is amazing yet challenging. I'd suggest to take your son/daughter to this school its really great.
My child went to this school for about 3 weeks, and she came home crying due to being bullied by several boys and apparently a teacher. I went to the principal and complained about this and he refused to do anything and told my daughter to "suck it up". Please don't send your children to this godawful school. I gave my daughter the choice of either Colfax, North Hollywood High, or Burbank. She went to NH, and she's been going for about 7 weeks now with no problems and a B average.
I would suggest unless this new principal cleans it up there, I would suggest a different school if possible. But there sports teams and coaches are great. Every time I have contacted staff and been on campus, most everyone is courteous, helpful and friendly. If your child does attend here, just be diligent on knowing what they are working on in their classes. Some teachers have the huge task of trying to accommodate all levels such that some assignments can seem a bit elementary. They have a new online system which should help wonders with staying connected to what is going on.
Esta escuela es una basura esta llena de drogras y los consejeros no administradores hacen nada al respecto, no hay control no ense an nada, ahora mi hija esta en mejor escuela Granada Hills Charter HS
Who wrote that about an SAS program?? My child attends and there is NO SAS program at this school. It's looks like we made a mistake choosing this school. The young arrogant assisatant principal has been rude to me and my wife and trying to get a hold of him is impossible. Who hired him?? My child will likely stay because he plays football there, but my other child will not attend this school.
I'm attending Birmingham and and i have to say its oustanding. It has an amazing SAS program for those who like to challenge themselves and wanting to go far. Its as well has amazing teacher who not just teach you whats to be told but thet teach in a creating way for you never forget what is told to you. If you are looking for a high school for you child think of going to Birmingham. I'm sure they will love it as much as I do.
birmingham hight school is a great school the teachers are great and really care the programs you can get here are like no other once you get in to something your in to it the choir is amzing and the choir and drama teacher are great i want my kids to come to this school
I want to rate this school a 5 because i actually attended this school not too long ago and its a wonderful school, great teachers! Outstanding school spirit! Great coaches! Wonderful enviornment! What more can you ask for in a school! :) It all depends on how bad a student wants to learn...
This school might be the biggest in lausd but not academicly the best, its nothing compaired to schools in other districts.
They have pretty decent teachers when I attended this school.Im not sure how it is now but I am a graduate of 2005.The only problem about this school is how crowded this school was.
I am a junior at Birmingham and I love it. I get to meet new people form different cultures and interact with them. The magnet program has helped me a lot by giving me advice on universities. The campus is huge! And there are many clubs to be a part of! I am glad to be a patriot!
My daughter is very happy at BHS. She is in the magnet. The counselors and staff return my calls in a timely manner. The main problem we have is class scheduling. With 1,800 classes school wide, the higher level (ie: AP) classes are taught at the same time making it hard to take all of the classes necessary for to get into a top college. However, that is a problem at many other schools, including the 'elite' private schools. The most important thing is a happy teenager, if your child is happy at school then everything else falls into place. There is a wide variety of extracurricular activites at the school, something for everyone. The other problem is that there is no parent involvement. I don't even know if there is a PTA.
I have to say my daughter experience has been great. I've always had all my concerns answered in a timely manner as requested. I have to say Im one of the lucky ones who still have an open relationship with my daughter as well as her teachers. The biggest issue is that you can't wait until theres a problem before you decided you need a teachers help.
Birmingham High is a diverse campus with many dedicated teachers. There are a variety of programs for students ranging from A.P. and honors classes to a track and field team.
Birmingham High has over the last 15 years deteriorated into little more than an afternoon baby sitter for teenage children. It is just deplorable what has happend to Birmingham High. Most parents don't care, most students don't care -- and society is paying the price. Disgusting.
My son attended Birmingham for one semester in 2005. Perhaps students can receive a good education at BHS; however, I think it is difficult. Many good programs are available, but the school has many negatives. The campus is large and students can get lost or hide from supervision. The teachers did not return telephone calls and several were not present at the back to school night. I was never contacted by any type of parent organization. New students are easy targets for other students who are not interested in learning and want company. The classes are so large that the teachers cannot give individual attention. The counselors have a very heavy load and cannot possibly provide assistance. I do not recommend this school.
I'm a freshman here and I think it's a great school, most of the teachers are very helpful. The only problem is that it is very crowded.
Supportive administrative staff, school police on site, various extra curriclular programs, saturday programs, decent neighborhood (with a few dubious areas)
Birmingham is highly overrated. There is a lot of diversity. But the focus is on the athletic program. The school and the coaches are more interested in the child's athletic ability than their grades. They really don't care about college to them after they graduate. The classes are inferior. The principal is interested in keeping a good reputation in the media rather than the academic ratings. The school and its staff are very hollywood. Unfortunately our tax dollars are being wasted here. I do not see a lot of parent involvement. I have decided to look at other options before it is too late for college.
I've had two children go through this school and I'd say their education here was slightly above average -- but just. My son took regular classes and played a lot of sports. They're very big on sports here and the coaches are very strong but sometimes very aggressive and even overstep their boundaries. My daughter who's finishing this year did sports too, but was also in honors classes and drama. The girl's coaches weren't very good but the drama program is great. Both kids had terrible problems with their counselors -- they kept switching them, made lots of mistakes in programming. As a parent you have to really be on top of things. Mostly good teachers except in math.
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