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Berthoud, CO
Students enrolled: 623

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850 Spartan Ave
Berthoud, CO 80513

(970) 613-7700
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August 01, 2015
Our neighbors just graduated their second child from Berthoud High School. They speak of the school very highly. He has grown up to be a very fine young man. Our children will not be in High School for 4 more years. We love the small town feeling with high standards.

- submitted by a community member

February 24, 2014
BHS is a very math and science oriented school. A student there can really excell if they take the initiative. No, the staff doesn't coddle the kids. They are expected to do there work and research post-secondary options for themselves. Your child will easily fall behind here if they're not motivated because there simply isn't enough staff to cater to the lazy. The academic opportunity is endless, but our sports programs are as successful. Students put forth their best effort but it isn't as big as the other schools we play and we lack diversity. Most of the staff is amazing but there are a few substandard teachers. But overall, I would highly suggest this school to anyone in the area.

- submitted by a community member

February 13, 2014
We made the biggest mistake when we moved our grandson from Loveland high school to Berthoud High school. The clickiness of the students is horrible---definite devisions in social status. Teachers show huge favoritism to students that are long time residents of the town. MUSIC DEPARTMENT is disappointing to say the least. If a child needs help, they would just as soon they leave the school than stay. Very depressed school is the overall feeling. They say no bullying? What about the upper echelon kids that simply make fun of others? HUGE MIISTAKE ON OUR PART

- submitted by a community member

February 12, 2014
Berthoud is a great school that is relatively small. Their performance is the best in the district and in the top tier of the state. The staff is responsive and there are a lot of opportunities that students can take advantage of at the school. Ask the right questions and advocate. Most of the teachers are very good and the staff continues to improve with the changes in staff that have been made over the last few years.

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2013
My child attended this school all four years of high school. He liked it for various things such as teachers who connect with kids (for the most part) and the small size it offers. There are problems within the school that may seem amplified possibly because it is a small school so problems seem more prevalent. You have your athletic kids, smart kids, cowboys, party crowd, etc. Each group of kids is clearly defined! There is a sense of community but beware that outsiders are generally not included. Some of the sports excel, but most cannot compete at the levels needed to be successful. Leadership of the school is less than desired. The principal and several staff cannot lead by example in a positive way when they exhibit personal decisions such as extra-marital affairs within the community and all the students are aware of it. It is the best academic high school in this pathetic district but be warned that the environment of this school is not for everyone.

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2013
Great school, great staff, great counselors, great principal. Love the small town feeling here, and how everyone knows everyone. There doesn't seem to be as many of the drama issues at BHS as there are at other schools.

- submitted by a parent

December 30, 2012
Everything that has been posted here about poor academics, excessive drug use, and bad counselors is simply not true anymore. The academic program is rigorous and hands-on in many classes. Students pay for the AP textbooks because the school district does not have enough money. If a teacher hears of financial hardship caused by situations like this, they find a way to get the student what they need within their means. There is some drug use at this school, as with most schools, but as a student I find it very easy to stay out of those circles. There are no gang problems. Students who struggle can set up an appointment in the counseling office with any one of the counselors and can choose to speak with a peer support counselor (a senior who is chosen and trained in confidentiality, listening, and problem-solving). Unfortunately, there is little racial and religious diversity at this school, but both students and teachers accept all types of students. There are a number of great clubs and athletic teams to join. Out of all the schools in this school district, I would happily argue that Berthoud High School is the best in balancing opportunity with community.

- submitted by a student

October 03, 2009
They truly care about each student and do their best to support them. Proud to have both sons graduate from Berthoud schools. We are Blessed.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2009
Berthoud high school, while it may seem to be a great school due to its small size and academic standards, it isn't. This school has terrible budgeting issues that need to be addressed to be up to par with surrounding schools in the area. The focus on academic achievement seems to be lost within the athletic department of the school. Although budgeting allows for a new gymnasium, new paint for the lockers, and new seats for the indoor sporting events, many books within the school are far outdated, and for most AP classes, the students must purchase their own books because the schoolboard cannot afford an AP curriculum class set. The school will send a bus full of arrogant football players to games across the state, yet knowledge bowl funds are too low to transport students to meets within even the district. This school is not recommended for achieving students

- submitted by a student

April 04, 2009
Berthoud is a great school! It has caring, knowledgeable teachers, a fantastic principal who has been there for over 30 years, and many opportunities for involvement. Many Boettcher scholars have come from Berthoud.

- submitted by a parent

February 05, 2009
Berthoud High School is one of the best high schools in the area. The teachers and counselors truly care about their students, and work to help their students succeed in school. The school is smaller than others in the area, which means the staff gets to know the students very well and can help them. My son was not doing well in another school so we transferred him to Berthoud High and he did much better.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 20, 2008
Berthoud High School is a great school if you want your child to learn in a stress free and quiet enviornment where there is small enough class sizes to really feel that you are understanding the material that is being taught to you. Some disadvantages of this school would be that there is little racial diversity. Many students there have known one another since grade school and they understand and generally respect eachother for their choices and opinions. Being a rural community many students have grown up with morals and responsibilites that they had learned from working on the land with their parents. Berthoud is very much a bedroom community. Berthoud High School has amazing teachers that actually want to help the students they teach become something. The Guidance Couselours at Berthoud High School however, S.U.C.K. Berthoud High School focuses very hard on accademics and sports. Please Come to Our School.

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 05, 2008
I think that berthoud high is the worsest school. the teachers are not that great and they teach it one way only. if the kids are going to learn the teachers should alter how they teach so that they learn and are ready for real life.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2008
Poor quilty bad teachers high drop out rate

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 06, 2008
School is dangerous, run down, drugs everywhere, and no one seems to care.

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2008
The girl's sports program is very erratic and girls are often left unattended after practices. The whole envieronment is unsafe and there is nothing being done to protect the students.All you have to do is read the newpaper to see how many students have been injured or killed while involved in school sponsored activites.

- submitted by a parent

December 13, 2007
This school has such a great environment! The teachers are great! They really want to see their students succeed

- submitted by a student

June 18, 2007
i love this school!!!! there are so many things you can do after school and clubs you can join, and the teeachers aare really nice and really try to get to know you and if you're having a problem, they try to help you through it. I love BHS!!!!!!

- submitted by a student

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Berthoud High School
850 Spartan Ave, Berthoud, CO  80513
(970) 613-7700
Last modified Berthoud High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Berthoud High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top