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9-12
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Baton Rouge, LA
Students enrolled: 1,275
 

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1105 Lee Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

(225) 383-0520
(225) 344-3066
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November 21, 2014
This is the worst school. They make your children believe that it is such an honor to get accepted there. However, once they are a student there, there is no support. The teachers only desire to prove how smart they are. They grade very unfairly, and students who usually have all As, now have low Bs, Cs, and Ds. Then, they'll justify these unfair grades by simplying saying that their coursework is more rigorous than other schools. However, these same kids score advanced on their standardized tests. They do not help the large majority of students earn scholarships at all. They also do not really put any emphasis on the arts that they have in the school. It is extremely academic oriented with no support at all. They do not really want parental involvement in the child's academic program. They only want parental involvement from parents who are wealthy and have funds to give to the school. If a parent has any issue with one teacher, that teacher will talk to the other teachers in that same department, and your child WILL have problems with all those teachers based upon heresay. This school's scores are good due to top students, NOT due to good teachers.

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2014
This school is not up to par with national standards even though everyone in Baton Rouge likes to think so. It was not even ranked nationally this year and was not in the top 3 schools in the state. If you want your child to go to a decent school try moving to another state with better schools instead of staying in a state that is ranked 49th nationally for its public schools!

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2013
I am a freshman at Baton Rouge High and I can honestly say it's fantastic. The people are great and open-minded. On the academic side, the teachers are great. All of them are pretty good. I have a mediocre math teacher but she's not bad and I'v e had a few bad ones throughout middle school so I'm grateful. But most of all I love the people. They are very easy to be friends with and don't judge.

- submitted by a student

November 27, 2009
One of the Best schools in the state. Provides challenging academics, a collegiate atmosphere, significant opportunities for extracurricular growth, and a high level of competition among exceptionally gifted students.

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October 19, 2009
My nephew attends Baton Rouge High and is thriving due to the excellent teachers and curriculum. The school building is very old, a registered historical building and next year, is being refurbished while the current students will move to the old 'Lee High' property until the remodeling is completed. This school continues to rank highly in national test scores and students are continually challenged with the highest degree of learning competency. The students, teachers and administration deserve the best America has to offer and I strongly support any effort to make it a stronger school.

- submitted by a community member

October 04, 2009
My daughter attended this wonderful school. Historic, caring, and demanding.

- submitted by a parent
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September 16, 2009
Teachers and students who create an environment of creativity, mutual appreciation and learning.

- submitted by a student

April 20, 2009
This is an awesome school for anyone who wants to become something good in life. This school gets you prepared for college (so if you are persuing to become a doctor this school is for you) study study study! that's all i can say!

- submitted by a student

January 15, 2009
BRMHS is easily the best school in Louisiana! Its students go on to do amazing things, and I'm proud to have graduated from there.

- submitted by a community member
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June 18, 2008
i attened BRMHS and loved every second of it. not only did i receive a great education but i explored different cultures and socities that had i attended any other school in the state im afraid i would have missed out on. This school helped me decided what i wanted to do with my future. I am now approaching my junior year in college and still very proud of this school. 5 stars. (my freshman year we had higher scores than any other class and the school became a blue ribbon school while i was in attendance, so that gives me even more to be proud of)

- submitted by a community member

April 22, 2008
I graduated from Baton Rouge High in 2005, and I am still proud to say that I went there. I transferred to BRMHS from what was supposedly one of the best Catholic schools in the state, and even though I was an honors student at the Catholic high school, I was actually behind at BRMHS. That's how challenging this school is. However, most of my teachers were fantastic and really helped me to succeed. I was thoroughly prepared for college. My only complaint is that I think the administration is too focused on the best & brightest because they bring the most attention to the school. I loved my classmates though and appreciated the open-minded, diverse atmosphere. I could not have asked for a better high school experience and only wish I could have spent all 4 years there. It is undoubtedly one of the best high schools in the nation.

- submitted by a community member

March 27, 2008
My daughter absolutely loves BRMHS! For the most part, her teachers are encouraging and engages them in deep conversations and thought in the subject matter. The principal, Mrs. Greer, actively pursues to further better the school environment and has the students and teachers best interest at heart. You know that it is apparent when students notice that she has their back!!!

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2008
I currently attend BRMHS as a proud 10th grader. All i can say is that if you want to be able to learn from the best of the best and be around a diverse group of people, while having fun and being encouraged to do well, then Baton Rouge high is definitly the place for you. I have been going to BR high since freshmen year, and let me just say that this is the best school i have ever been to. So many people each year try to get accepted into this schoo, and only a lucky few actually get in and stay in. The teachers are wild and crazy, but have your best intrest in mind. We are one of the top ranked schools in the entire state of Louisiana. I am proud to be a bulldog, and Mrs. Greer always has our back. I love BRMHS!

- submitted by a student

November 01, 2007
I am proud to say that I attend the absolute best school in the state of Louisiana. BRMHS is a diverse blue ribbon school with tons of extracirricular activies including radio broadcasting (BRMHS, to my knowledge, is the only high school in the nation with both fm and am rodio stations). A few years ago, BRMHS was chosen out of all the high schools in the country to travel to Washington DC and showcase our amazing performing arts program in the Kennedy Center. BRMHS also has a tradition of being the smartest school around. This past year, along with everyother year, BRMHS had the most PSAT national merit finalists and AP scholars in the state by a landslide. There were 22 national merit finalists and either 52 or 53 AP scholars. This year I am also going on an international trip with a foreign language class.

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September 25, 2007
I am a freshman at BRMHS and I have to say it is very wonderful. Too bad I might be moving but oh well. I love the schools diversity and aspect in taking the open oppurtunity for extra activities to participate in.[Internation Heritage Festival, Latin Festival,etc.] We don't have many sport[football,basketball,and baseball] but it's all good. We still have intramual. :D I have to say though some teachers don't seem to know what they are doing but I make it out for the best. Mrs. Greer is really nice even though we hardly see her.lol As of after school things, parties are really fun, I heard spirit week was the best, and the fashion show we are having will be loads of fun. Mr. Barry!!! Is the best physical science teacher ever. He's the one to tell you like it is.

- submitted by a student

May 17, 2007
Baton Rouge Magnet High School is by far the best school my daughter has attended (both public and private). The academic side is both challenging and interesting. BRMHS offers a variety of subject courses ranging from the usual magnet offerings to the advanced, honors and college courses. After school activities and clubs are just as varied. The diverse population enriches the already energetic environment. Classes tend to be small with knowledgeable instructors and orderly students. I strongly recommend this school to any qualified student seeking an advanced education.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2007
Baton Rouge High was a wonderful school that taught me the basic skills I needed to function elsewhere. Although I left the school during my second year, the experiences there were second to none. I would not trade my school years there for anything. The only complaint I have, besides the rustic school building, is the teacher involvement with students. The school is for those who are able to self-sufficiently learn, I just believe the teachers should be more in tune with the learning paces of their students.

- submitted by a student

December 07, 2006
I was a student at BRMHS until I moved to Colorado this past summer. It is a great school with wonderful academics. It's very challenging. The faculty is pretty good about keeping school spirit up. The only thing that might be negative is that as the faculty will tell you,'Baton Rouge High isn't for everybody.' Trust me. If you child tells you that they want to go to another school after giving BRMHS a try, let them. They'll do much better and you won't have the headache about their grades anymore.

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 12, 2006
This school is excellent, and exceeds all expections. As a student of this school, I have an insiders view. PROS: Many over-qualified teachers with +10 years old education experience. Extremely safe enviroment, and locally and nationally reconized for acadedemic excellence. BRMHS is also no party-pooper. Cons: The actually building are old, and could use some renonvations.

- submitted by a student

December 05, 2005
Baton Rouge High is a great school. It has great morals and is very cultural diverse. THe teachers create a self learning enviroment were you may better yourself. I'm a freshman and I can already see these things. It is only going to get better.

- submitted by a student

November 09, 2005
Baton Rouge High School has a wonderful guidance department, and a lovely office staff. However, Baton Rouge High School is geared more toward children who can teach themselves. The talented teachers on staff are the ones teaching the extracurricular classes such as drama, radio, art and television. The academic teachers are mediocre at best, so the children who perform well are the ones who need little instruction. If your child is not a self-starter and already ahead of the crowd in academics, maybe you should look at McKinley High School. It also has a free dress code, but leans more toward producing creativity in its graduates. McKinley's students think independently.

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2005
I graduated from Baton Rouge High in 2005, and I absolutely adored the school. It is by far the best preparation available in the nation for university study, and it teaches students responsibility for their own education. In general, Baton Rouge High teachers are outstanding, with only a few exceptions. Although Baton Rouge High is ranked something like 3rd in Louisiana, it is, in my opinion, not only the most outstanding school in the state, but one of the top 100 or so schools in the nation. Baton Rouge High's academic teams have placed extremely highly at national compeitions, and the school building is beautiful on the outside. It also accomodates the disabled, with an elevator having been installed in 2002. Baton Rouge High's diverse student population combined with a good faculty gave me the best high school education i could hope for. My only complaint would be towards the administration.

- submitted by a student

May 26, 2005
I'am a freshmen at Baton Rouge Magnet High, going into my sophomore year. Baton Rouge High is Number 2 in the state and it is highly deserved. Personally, compared to other schools, it should be number 1. The classes range from small to large; it is one of the most eclectic schools in the nation, and we rank high in eveyrthing we do. The teachers are all unique, ranging from the incredibly colorful and cooky, to incredibley strict and college-professor like. The atmostphere is extremely diverse and liberal, with young teachers and incredibly old and experienced teachers. This school offers over 8 languages, a class for any area of art and beyond, it is the only school in the world to have an AM and FM radio, and it gives the students a good name. Anytime someone says he/she goes to BRMHS its known that they have recieved superior quality education.

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December 21, 2004
Baton Rouge High more than prepared me for my collegiate career through a rigorous academic schedule and its wide selection of extracurricular activities. It is by far the best school in the parish, with no public school coming even close. The rigorous academic disciplines have made college easier in that I am used to hard work. The counselors are very informed when it comes to scholarships and other post high school opportunities. Another advantage is its diversity. The school is half black and half white, with several other minorities being represented in its population. You can't beat a Baton Rouge High education.

- submitted by a student

August 25, 2004
I graduated from this school 7 years ago. I transferred to BRHS from McKinley because BRHS had stronger academics and was in a much safer area. We never had a single fight, my peers were engaging then, and are successful now. I loved my experience, and am now in graduate school. Unfortunately, I've also witnessed the decline of BRHS that begin shortly after I graduated. Student fights are not common, but happen now and then, and the academics are not where they used to be when I was a student. The principal and the poor East Baton Rouge public school system are to blame, not the school.

- submitted by a student

July 16, 2004
I was a student here for freshman and sophomore years, and went to McKinley for Junior and Senior year. Both were good schools but I left Baton Rouge because it was not that great of a school. I believe that McKinley offers smaller classes and has better access to the college. Also, teachers at McKinley are more willing to teach the students individually. All people say that this is a great school, but it is because all the smarter people go there because of its reputation. They continue this reputation. Also, BR High can kick out low performers while other schools can not. BR High is a fair school, but McKinley is better.

- submitted by a student

April 12, 2004
I attended this school and am now involved in a multi-level study of education at my current university. I have to say that this school is among the best, public or private, in the city, as I attended both. It's cultural diversity and rigorous curriculum more than prepared me for my collegiate experience, and upon looking back, my friends who also attended feel the same. Parents should race to have their children enrolled at this school, and any student who attends should feel priviledged, as a more valuable pre-college life experience I could not have experienced.

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April 06, 2004
I am a student at Baton Rouge High, and I must say that my peers consistently score well on tests and are generally better behaved than students at other schools that I have seen. The fault is not with the students, however, but with the faculty. In my opinion, they concentrate too much on our outward appearance to we can get awards. First off, the library is pack with the best technology, but it is rarely open at a convenient time, and the most the technology 'offered' is not available for student use. Second, we have spent thousands of dollars on an aesthetic plaza when many here would agree the building itself needs improvement. Ceiling tiles have been known to fall on students as well as small pieces of wall. Paint chips horribly from the walls, as correctly stripping previous layers would reveal lead based paint and poisonous fumes.

- submitted by a student

February 18, 2004
My daughter attends this school and has experienced many problems. There are many race issues involving administrators and the black students, which no one appreciates. The quality of education is good, but the principal and their bad judgement has to go.

- submitted by a parent

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Baton Rouge Magnet High School
1105 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge, LA  70808
(225) 383-0520
Last modified Baton Rouge Magnet High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Baton Rouge Magnet High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top