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Baton Rouge Magnet High School

Public | 9-12 | 1275 students

 

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Posted yesterday

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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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.


Posted October 4, 2009

My daughter attended this wonderful school. Historic, caring, and demanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Teachers and students who create an environment of creativity, mutual appreciation and learning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2009

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. This parent nailed it. Except there have been changes in the guidance department since then. Everything else is the same.
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Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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)


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted February 7, 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


Posted November 1, 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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 former student


Posted December 7, 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 former student


Posted 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


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 64% in 2010.

357 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

357 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%
English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 41% 45%
White 40% 47%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 1%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Nanette McCann
Fax number
  • (225) 344-3066

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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1105 Lee Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: (225) 383-0520

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