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Bishop Mclaughlin Catholic High School

Private | 9-12 | 240 students

A Christ-centered education that nurtures the development of the whole person.

 
 

Living in Spring Hill

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $76,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $760.

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Posted April 29, 2014

My child attends this schools. The administration allows students to use inappropriate language, bully other students and lacks diversity. I would not recommend any parent to send their child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2014

My child is in his second year at BMCHS. I have another child in a public high school right now, so I feel I am exposed to both worlds. If you want a school where every teacher and administrator knows your child and your child is not just a number, this is the school for you. I can rest easy knowing that my son is closely monitored. You get to know most of the parents and it becomes your BMCHS family. If your child is not at school you will get a phone call by 9am informing you of such. My other child is in public school and comes/goes as she pleases. She doesnt know 90% of the faculty and is just one of many. Its what you want for your child. Reading the reviews I see that most of the unhappy ones were from students. I cant help but think that these are kids that dont like to be closely monitored and blame their failures on the school. My son has made many good friends and is happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2013

I went to this school two years ago and I am just now writing this review to tell people how bad of a school it is, academically and socially. If you want your child to be surrounded by rich, white, snobby kids who get everything they wish... This is the place. The school does NOT prepare you for college whatsoever. Switching from this school to a public school was difficult because here, they care more about their reputation then your education. Don't send your child here if you want them to have a social life. This place is in the middle of no where and with only 300 or less people, a "social life" will be hard to find. DON'T send your child here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2012

Want a small, close-knit, Christ-centered education for your child? You get it here! My daughter is entering her junior year and loving it. She wouldn't want to go anywhere else. She in in all Honors or AP classes, active in the sports programs and service-oriented clubs the school has to offer. College will be a breeze after BMCHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2011

The only real outstanding quality of the school is the teachers. Almost every teacher I've had (save a few my freshman year) has been knowledgeable about their subject and are eager to teach. The students, on the other hand, aren't eager to learn. If you're thinking about sending your son or daughter here to be surrounded by smart kids who like learning, don't. That is, unless your son or daughter is willing to dumb his or herself down. Since the school is so small, there is a good chance that there will only be one of each class (college prep and honors). Students are sometimes sorted into which class fits their schedule. For example, there were quite a few students in my English IV Honors class who, quite frankly, needed to be placed in a lower class. The class had around 25 students (Over half of my graduating class), half of which were not willing to put the time or effort needed at an honors level course. We ended up covering maybe half of the planned material because my class could not be controlled. If you think it was the teacher's fault, it wasn't. The students simply had no respect for any of the teachers or administrators and there was no reasoning with them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2010

If you are looking for a Catholic and/orChristian high school with high expectations for your son/daughter, you have come to the right place. Students are challenged not only academically but also to be a young woman/man of character. The faculty are dedicated, communicate well with both students and parents and go the extra mile to work with students. Am very impressed by the achievements and scholarships of the recent grads and the dedication of the faculty and administration. My daughter is very happy attending this high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

Terrible. Absolutely terrible. If you are thinking of going here or sending your child here, do not do it. I am leaving next year because this school academically especially, but in every way is terrible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2010

I'd have to disagree with the last student who posted a review. I've attended Bishop for the past three years and I quite like it there. The teachers are pretty awesome for the most part, and the admins are decent, too. Sure, there are a few I don't like, but for the most part everyone is nice and is knowledgeable about the subject(s) they teach. The school is strict about the rules in the handbook; expect to be called out by someone if you violate the policies.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2010

Under the new principal, this school has become a heartless prision for students. We cannot do anything without getting in trouble. The teachers don't care about educating and the principal doesn't care about our education. She is never seen in the school and is always off doing god knows what. There are a lot of cliques and judgements on other people. The school's administration should stop caring about its reputation and start caring about the education of their students. I would never reccommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2009

It is my understanding that the school's enrollment is actually rising significantly. My son is now a junior and refused to go anywhere else. He has great friends, is in all honors/AP courses (which are EXTREMELY challenging), loves the school lunches (they have their own chef!), and of course loves having his very own laptop. The administration is incredibly involved, discipline is exemplary, and the security is top-notch. Five stars for BMCHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2009

My son is not only academically challenged at Bishop, but he has good friends, sees no bullying, and has good relationships with the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2008

I love the school atmosphere, and the admin, staff and teachers are always available. The academics are above average and I have no doubt my child will be ready for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

My son really likes this school and is doing well. He is involved and working hard. The administration and teachers have been very supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

My teen made some great friends here, but with the new principal, the atmosphere changed. It is now a cold, non-Christian environment with little regard for the students and many ridiculous rules. Some of the best teachers were dismissed because they were too student-friendly and the school is losing students at high rates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

Thsi school has avery nice campus, but I do not sugest that you send your child here if you are looking for a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 42%
Hispanic 14% 29%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Bishop Larkin Catholic School
Notre Dame Catholic School
River Ridge Middle School
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 12% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 88% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Central Florida
University of South Florida
University of Florida / FSU
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • SADD

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Kristen Kant
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (727) 857-2610

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • Individually guided instruction
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
Transportation options
  • Buses available (add'l fee)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Key Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • SADD
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Bishop Larkin Catholic School
Notre Dame Catholic School
River Ridge Middle School

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$7000 - $13000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Central Florida
University of South Florida
University of Florida / FSU
College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 12%
4 year college - 88%
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13651 Hays Road
Spring Hill, FL 34610
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Phone: (727) 857-2600

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