We transfered to this school this fall The staff is extremely helpful and my kids are doing 100% BETTER than they were in unit 5. I had so many parents in unit 5 warn me that we wouldn't be happy in dist. 87. They were very wrong it's a wonderful school dist. I have a child at Stevenson, BJHS and BHS and the staffs are all hard working dedicated individuals. S. Sturdivant
BJHS has been an average school. My son is a special needs child, so I have to be very active and constantly in touch with teachers. In sixth grade, he had one teacher who was very active and helpful, but the other barely even spoke to me and never responded to emails or came to IEP meetings. In seventh, I suspect that there was a lot of 'grade fixing' just to pass him on to the next grade, but the resource teacher was amazing! Seventh grade year just started, but the teachers seem to be pretty good so far.
The teachers are plentiful. The Math is one of the best in the state. BJHS has numorus great sport teams. The school has some of the highst test scores for math in the state. The meals are some of the healthist in the state. There is an abdunce of technology ( flat screen computers, smart boards, scanners, and graphing calulators).