Good school overall. History program-mostly leftist teachers who twist history-minimize the United States. Especially true of AP History. Example essay question to students applying to AP History ...Why do you think Barak Obama is one of our best Presidents? One teacher unplugs school PA system during Pledge Of Allegiance and if she has to do it, takes her hand off her heart when words "under God" are said and won't say them. Promotes you are a citizen of the world. Stickers/posters in classes highly tilted politically. Music Program lacks fairness with Director playing power games giving different levels of hardness test questions to students to favor or put down whoever he wants. Positions and awards can be based on favoritism or power games and have nothing to do with ability to play an instrument or skill level. Teacher tantrums are not unusual-have a demoralizing effect on talented students. Not doing "assigned" volunteer work can be taken out on you in other ways. AP Programs available in Math, Science, and English. Some excellent teachers (Environmental Science and Biology). Some excellent regular track Math Teachers. AP Math teachers are a mixed bag.
My husband attended Buena back in the day. My twin sons are now juniors there, and I can say I am well pleased. One of my sons has special needs and they've been addressed promptly and thoroughly. The administration is strong, the teachers are above average to superior. Everyone on the staff is eager for students to learn and go great lengths to assure that happens. This a well run, safe school.
Alumni 1978 awesome school in my day, so many memories and if i remember my school history.. Kevin Costner went here
Buena is a nice environment for kids to grow up in. I feel like this school has affected my son so much and has a staff.
Wonderful school, some problems but they were minimal. The environment was very relaxing and the students didn't bother anyone all that much. Some of the students were really mean but people actually stood up for you and the drama was minimal, only if you weren't looking for it. Though the restrictions on off campus lunch have become ridiculous.
Good staff, good students. I worked at Buena for 40 years. I was a teacher and for 25 years a counselor. My children also attended Buena and loved the school.
Buena is the BEST school in Ventura. I attended the school for four years, having graduated last spring. The teachers there are really helpful and knowledgeable, along with all the other staff members. Everyone working on campus gives an effort to better the campus and enrich the students education.
this school is great!! i ve been a part of the gapp 07 and i loved it!
The education was mediocre, unless you got some of the better teachers. I found that a lot of the teachers wanted to be your friend instead of teachers. I'm glad I had a couple of teachers that were really interested in not only what they taught, but also in the progress of the students.
I attended Buena High School from 1988-1992. I found the academic selection to be varied. There was help for those who may be struggling and also classes to challenge those who wanted to learn more. Sports programs were also good.
Buena is a wonderful place that cultivated my education in a way that few other schools could.
Buena High School was a wonderful experience for my daughter! It has tremendous school spirit and the academics in the honors program equipped her well for college, she was accepted at some of the most prestigious colleges in the country. Its open atmosphere was great and the principal was willing to take time and invest in every student there.
I think that this school is really awsome. My kids love it here and they always will. I attended buena when I was younger. I too loved it.
Graduated from Buena in 1987. I live half a mile away, and I can't wait for my two kids to attend Buena.The teachers and staff at this school are top rate. And bulldog pride is carried w/ me till this day. Great school.
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