DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS JR HIGH! Unless your child is aggressive do not send your child to this school. My child happens to be passive and nonviolent which does not fit well into this school since the school administrator that I've been dealing with has no backbone to fight against bullying. In fact he shared that his own son gets bullied and he continues to keep him at the school to deal with it. They have daily fights at this school to the point where they have a police officer on campus every day. There should be zero tolerance for bullying yet they sweep these types of situations under the rug. If you want to be certain that your child is safe while at school to get the education your child deserves do not send your child here. There are only 3 great things about this school. Me. Wetzel, Mrs. Pulido, and Mrs. Veniga, these are great teachers. They should be at a better school, getting paid well, and teaching children who actually want to learn and these kids who are just looking for the next fight they can post on social media! Bloomington Jr High YOU NEED TO DO BETTER!!!
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).