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595 N Stars Blvd
Bedford, IN 47421

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(812) 279-9756
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August 13, 2012
The low rating all indicate the same thing: poor teachers. From reading the other comments, I see nothing has changed since I attended the school. The teachers, more often than not, want to be your friend; not your educator. Discipline's a joke. Bullies are( or were) allowed. The athletes receive the best treatment by the facility. They were known to give high marks to athletes who couldn't even tie their own shoes. (name withheld) is( or rather, was) a (accusation withheld). I believe he still is the (position withheld)

- submitted by a community member
August 12, 2012
In the few different hight schools in three different states this is the worst one I have ever had to deal with.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2012
I am currently a student at BNL and I think it is a great high school to attend. Although people say the school is crowded in a bad way, but I think being in a big school helps a student to prepare for college where there will be tons of people you don't know.

- submitted by a student
January 04, 2012
This is a poor school. The teachers that are suppose to be teaching, half of them would rather spend the class time talking about their weekend, or something fun that happend. They pay police officers to patrol the halls, i know the officers that do this personally. No names mentioned but numerous come with the remark of, this place is a joke i wouldnt do this if they didnt pay me $10 an hour, or whatever the higher than average pay is, around $10/ph. The whole split up into two disciplinary sections seems like a good idead, but is it really? Their disciplinary actions are jokes, this school is a joke an is failing horribly.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2009
This is a high quality school with some of the best teachers possible. I am a graduate of the NLCS system and though there is a dud here and there, the system employees many highly qualified teachers who genuinely invest themselves in their students. I see that there are many poor reviews attacking teachers, but these are coming from people who also grew up in the system and hated individual teachers and continue to hold that grudge. Grow up.... These teachers push their students and expect effort and maturity. They work hard to prepare them for college and careers.

- submitted by a community member
February 08, 2009
i have experienced faculty members at this school express entitlement and disregard to a parent's voice. i feel the reason some parents disconnect is because by the time their children have gone through bedford junior high with their children, there is a bad taste in their mouths and they simply give up. the principal at bedford junior was horrible and i am worried about my youngest now going to BNL. my oldest did fine and we had a little problem with the guidance counsel. but, she was a trooper and made good changes. i would not recommend NLCS district schools to anyone. ever.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2009
The faculty is aweful here. They are disconnected. Hates parents. I can't wait until my kid is out of this school and finishes.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2008
BNL really does spend way too much money on sports compared to non-athletic activities. The music department is funded mostly through fundraising, and everything used for Drama Club is bought by the students or teacher in charge of it. In addition, BNL really does not provide a high-quality education for non-honors students. Courses geared toward 'average' students are extremely basic, and there are no expectations of quality work from the students, leading to a general culture of non-academic emphasis.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 07, 2008
I really am disappointed in BNL's commitment to it's students needs. They'd rather spend all there money on sports and stuff we really don't need. We need new lockers they are so small ... the teachers barely help. The foreign languages lack anything special ... and they're overbooked ... It's disgusting. I'm so sad that I've wasted my freshman and sophmore year there. Bedford is a racist community ... there are so many racist people at the school that at some points makes me fear for my safety. I just wish I could find a school where I can be proud of my ethnicity and not have to be fake.

- submitted by a student
January 29, 2008
Wonderful facility, concerned teachers, lots of opportunities, variety of clubs/sports, excellent administration.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2008
From my experience with the school, you are likely to get lost. It is a big school and is crowed. Mitchell high school on the other hand has less students and teachers have more one on one time

- submitted by a community member
July 16, 2007
Bedford North Lawrence is a great school for both students and teachers. Everyone gets along well.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
October 04, 2004
Overall my 4 years there were good. For your student to have a positive experience they need to join a sports team or club. From the outside the building may seem open but very few of the classrooms have windows. This is supposed to change with the new construction but many classrooms are no where near an exterior wall. The school has around 1800 students each year and is quite crowded. I recommend you take advantage of the vocational school. In my time there has served me well even as a Civil Engineering major at the University of Evansville. Most of the teachers are as good as they come and others are pitiful. The AP courses are top notch and most can be taken for Indiana University credit which is transferable to most colleges in and out of the state. If you have anymore questions contact me at adh72@sbcglobal.net

- submitted by a student
August 30, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
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Bedford-North Lawrence High School
595 N Stars Blvd, Bedford, IN  47421
(812) 279-9756
Last modified Bedford-North Lawrence High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bedford-North Lawrence High School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top