They have favoritism and racism here with some staff here at this school. Most of the staff should be replaced including the principal. It starts with the head if he would be professional and do his job the staff would follow along and do theirs with honesty and decency.
Because I have had teachers here at this school fake grades, destroy my child work, singled out my children because I approached them about not doing their jobs. And the principal and other staff are aware and they cover up the situation.
Some of the teachers, staff and even the principal need to be replaced. There is definetly some favoritism.and racism occurring at this school. If you are a outspoken parent and believe in fighting for fairness and complain to the school administrators and the school board. Your child will be singled out by staff. Teachers who do not like students will single your child out, will allow other students to pick on, disrespect, bother your child and turn a blind eye to the situation until your child defends themselves then your child will be reprimanded. Principal does not answer emails or phone calls. Secretaries who monitor the calls do not give messages to administration. Your business and well as your child's is discussed amongst other staff and students within the school. Majority of the children at the school who are reprimanded in some way or form are black. The lunch detention consists of your child being faced towards the wall, being told to wait until every child who has that lunch shift has gotten lunch to receive lunch to eat, no cellphones, no talking. No cell phones and no talking understandable but facing these young men and woman towards the wall is demeaning. These are high schoolers not elementary they shouldn't be placed in time outs. Again majority of the students receiving lunch detentions are black. Its time that the truth be revealed about this school.
Buchholz is one of the realest schools you will find in gianesville, every school has its down-sides when it comes to the environment of which the students are in. The learning environment is great, students are challenged in all courses from intensive courses to the AP College Courses, about 97% of teachers truly want students to succeed and do everything in their power to make sure they do. As for the social environment, I appreciate, SO much that this is a racially diverse community with different religions, races and ethnicity's. This is a great way for people to better understand what the real world is going to be like, a place of unfamiliar worlds. I loved that this school wasn't segregated like the previous high school I was in for half the year. This school encourages races and groups of kids to get involved in clubs and activities and to interact with one another instead of avoid each other. The Principal & Deans Faculty is great for helping out with situations, the school could improve a bit when it comes to Guidance Counselors but otherwise I truly love and appreciate this school and all it has to offer me & my friends & family.
Attended Buchholz and had an amazing education and an amazing experience. The teachers are caring and take the time to know their students. Their theater department is amazing and the language offerings are wonderful.
Not too impressed with this school. We never spoke to our child's guidance counselor 1 time in the 4 yrs that our child attended Buchholz. They seemed disinterested in him as he was not a 'top' student, nor was he in the bottom, nor was he a discipline problem. So he was just shuffled through the system. This school is horribly overcrowded. The quality of the finance and entrepreneurship magnet programs there has gone way down hill over the years. It used to be selective. A lot of kids, uninterested in finance, apply for the program so they can attend Buchholz because some of their sports teams are quite good. So pretending to be interested in entrepreneurship and finance is a way to get into the school. BHS has the reputation of being the 'rich kid' school but it also draws from some impoverished areas as well. We are zoned for Buchholz but our other kids chose to attend academic magnet programs at the other high schools, and they had much better experiences at the other schools than our 1 son had at Buchholz.
My daughter attends Buchholz and is challenged by the honor and AP courses available. Most of the teachers are pretty good..a few however have been lazy and shown to be illequipped to handle the level of knowlege required of an ap teacher..especically the AP.Biology teacher!!!! My staight A student had to go outside the school for help in order to understand the material enough to pass the test. (over half the class received extra tutoring). Buchholz, assess your teachers!!!! If only 40% of the class passes the AP test, there is a big problem!!!
My child has attended BHS for two years and it has been a wonderful experience. Mr. Welker teaches Honors English and I could not be happier with the amazing job he did with the kids. A great mentor who challenges the intellect with creative, engaging assignments. Honestly, all the teachers are very good. And the principle is authoritative without being overbearing. It took a long time for me to be able to say this, but "I love high school!"