Bonnabel is a decent school. The education is acceptable and if your child seems more advanced than most others, they can easily switch to all honors classes. Switching classess is very easy and the couselors are quite generous. The teachers are experenced and good educators. There are deans patroling the school at all times so the area is secure. The school size is very big. There are plenty of students and plenty of space for them. It's almost like a mini college, thining about the size. There's a 50 minute lunch where you may wonder around outdoors and eat in- or outside. There's four periods, lunch being between second and third. The school is overall acceptable.
This school offers a great overall HS experience. I was impressed with the Freshman orientation. It was informative. There are plenty of clubs and sports teams available. There are programs that encourage your children to attend college. The Principal and staff truly care about the children. The school has great school pride. The test scores are fairing decent versus the district overall. Oh, and there is a clinic on-site!....and its free!
At first I never thought Bonnabel would be such a great school, but now being a Freshman I can say this school is probably one of the most spirited oriented High Schools in Jefferson Parish. I'm proud to be a Bruin!!
this school is not good at all. they have too may free periods and they teachers and dean focus too much on the students apperance
thiis shool is the best i have ever went to and it teachs the kids well. it also have greateducation levels
Its been a great year for me with all the teachers and the principal really trying to make a diffrence in us.
Its like a home to me. Sophomore and loving it. 2 more and planning on spending the rest there.
Going to be a great school from 2008- so on. I really am having fun there.
My experience as a Bonnable High School student was quite unpleasant. Most teachers were very lazy and authoritarian. More emphasis is put on enforcing uniform rules than in actually teaching something. There is little place for personal expression. Overall, this school has failed its purpose.
My son has said that he likes A. Bonnabel school better than his previous school. He has had to change schools due to the permit issue. His grades have been A's and B's in all classes!
Great school all around...caring teachers, student diversity. No. 1 in Jefferson Parish.
Did not enforce rules for certain students. Did not treat students equally. Felt there was reverse discrimination at this school. Could have done more to counsel those kids who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina. Kids were allowed to smoke in parking lot (witnessed with my own eyes). Buses were extremely unreliable and many days never showed up in the morning or the afternoon. This caused a huge safety and inconvenience issue with my family.
I went to Bonnabel for 5 years from August 1999 until May 2004 when I graduated. Bonnabel is a good school in almost every way possible. It has good education, good sports, and caring teachers. There just needs to be better discipline.
Bonnabel High School has the most ethnic and cultural diversity of any schools in the surrounding area. This helps to prepare students for the adult job market more than most other schools. The teaching staff is genuinely concerned with the welfare and educations of their students. Discipline is upheld and student safety is a high priority on Bonnabel's campus. Also, the Foreign Language and Gifted/Talented programs at Bonnabel are exceptional. If your child is interested in learning French, then he/she is in luck because Ms. Bedoucha is by far the most caring and inspirational teacher I have ever the pleasure of knowing.
In reference to the June 2004 comment regarding Vocational curriculum at Bonnabel: There is a growing need for vocational curriculum due to the need of students in the community who have plans to enter the industrial/trade, business/commercial, and health fields who do not plan to attend a 4-year College or University. It is our duty as professionals to design curriculum that meets the need of those students. Bonnabel has a highly-trained staff in the Gifted and Talented Program and is still providing quality instruction, designed to prepare the gifted student for their prospective careers. Therefore, we encourage our gifted students to continue to have the faith in the progressive design of our current curriculum and schedule.
Bonnabel is one of the most talented, extraordinary schools my son has ever attended. I recently moved from New York because of a job. First I sent him to Grace King. He didn't like the neglegant attitude of the teachers and the strictness of the administration. When I visited I even found some sense of racism so, I sent my son to Bonnabel. He says he has the time of his life. He says the teachers are nice and they attually pay attention to the students. While in new York, my sons grades were low. After sending him Bonnabel his grades have remarkably improved. I have to say, if your child stays in Metairie you should send he/she to Bonnabel!
I go to Bonnabel and I will probably be the 2005 valedictorian. I love Bonnabel. Although, some people give a not so excellent reputation, you still have, as at every school, intelligent people who want to succeed at school and in life. I think that, especially if your child is smart, you should send him/her to Bonnabel It will teach him/her to focus, but he/she will have a lot of fun. He/she will also receive personal attention and respect from the faculty. Bruin pride! Black, white, gold!
I was once a student at Bonnabel High School, and now my children are. Bonnabel has always held a certain level of excellence, and I still see that today. My children have become bright, shining young adults, that have their eyes set on the goals that their teachers place before them. I am proud to say that my children, and I am proud bruins, and down the road, I am sure that my children will send their children to Bonnabel as well. To the staff at BHS, congradulations on a job well done!!! your care and concern for our children are not to be exceeded by any other!! bruin pride!
I think Bonnabel High School is a great school with a well trained staff. This school not only give thier student the core skills they need they also provide trades for the student so that they have job skill when they leave Bonnabel. We must face that not all student are college bounded and many of time school leave those students behind not giving them other options, but I think Bonnabel is doing a great job by making sure they meet all of their students needs.
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