I have three ADD students in this school. Only one has an IEP and is in co-taught classes. I am also a teacher in an Title One elementary school that has many students with individual learning and attention issues so I know what is possible. All students with learning issues are offered the exactly same interventions and resources so it is not particulalrly individualized. The co-taught classrooms are somewhat better. If your child is not in a co-taught class, they are really out of luck. In the regular classrooms, teachers still rely heavily on a lecture style. Projects assigned may or may not be chunked but there is no notification or support if they are not meeting deadlines. Classroom instruction is not differentiated. The school relies soley on Parent Connect to inform parents of student progress. Teachers rarely contact parents or initiate contact with students who are failing. There is no support for those struggling with executive functions. Two out of my three have been in the AVID program since middle school. While they are taught organization, note taking, and study skills in AVID, there is little follow through when they don't meet expectations or gpa requirements.
Broadneck is an amazing positive high school. I absolutely love it here, and would never trade high schools. The teachers get to know the students well, and we have an awesome supportive principal. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Broadneck so much. I am sad that I'm graduating. So many positive people, top-notch education, great clubs, music, sports, etc. We have an amazing, welcoming student body and I couldn't ask for more.
As a former student of BHS, I believe that it is an above average high school with some specific drawbacks. If your child is natrually interested in taking advantage of the high school experience (challenging classes, sports, clubs, etc.) the possibilities are endless. However, I like many other students had to deal with some outside issues while in high school which translated into drug use, skipping classes, and low grades. While it is not the school's job to "fix" students, little to nothing was said when students would talk about getting drunk or fighting or skipping class. So many times I'd wander in to school around 11am from the woods and there were no consequences. Its easy to skip classes, its easy to show up high, and its very easy to slip through the cracks at Broadneck. Although, with outside support I believe that Broadneck is a school very capable of helping students succeed, which is why I will be sending my children there.
Excellent range of AP classes. Wonderful area to live in. Marching band and music programs are outstanding.
My child is a freshman this year. We moved to the school district several years ago and have been very disappointed in many aspects of the school. However, Magothy River Middle School is even worse! Many of the teachers use completely inappropriate language in the classroom and put the students down all the time. The guidance office is impossible to reach and you have to be very persistant with requests in order to get something addressed. We are very disappointed and agree that the sports teams seem to take first priority in this school district.
My son and I moved here in June from the Kansas City area. I did a lot of research on schools before moving, and chose this school because of the great reviews. There are good and bad things about the school, but overall, I'm not as happy as I'd hoped to be. My son's counselor is completely non-responsive, to the point where I had to practically stage a sit-in to get someone to talk to me. I've learned that there is a high rate of teen suicide and drug use in this school, as well as frequent fights. They have a great selection of classes, and my son seems to like all of his teachers, but the counselor and student body/student leadership leave a lot to be desired.
I attend this school now as a freshman and it will be my last year. Some teachers work hard at making sure you understand everything while other seem as if they just want to get through the year with no academic goal in mind. The sports teams seem more important to the school then the academics.
A few teachers make an effort while most either don't care, or would rather just do something else during the class. Some students get ignored and left out without any issues. Unless your in some program and you don't have the perfect look and grades, don't expect anything to come from this school. Some students get treated like a wall ornament while others seem to get the best treatment. The school was a disappointment to say the least.
My son graduated from Broadneck this past June 2009, and I feel the teachers were very attentive to his needs. He worked hard and enjoyed the different clubs and activities the school had. I will miss being a parent there.
This is my child s fifteenth different school so adapting to a new learning environment is nothing new. Broadneck seems to be very stratified with its various cliques. The staff truly seems to want to be engaged with each student, but the size of the student body does not make this practical. My child has commented on numerous occasions that the potential to be treated like a number is difficult to overcome, but is possible with persistence on behalf of the student. Overall, I would rate Broadneck at below average out of all of the high schools my child has attended.
I currently have a Junior at BHS. He is an above average student and has had every opportunity to be challenged academically. He has taken mostly honors and AP courses (there are 23 to chose from). I am constantly amazed at the amount of work they expect these kids to do in each of their classes. He will be well prepared for whatever university he decides to go to. He has participated in several sports which are top in the state and very demanding. His teachers have been top-notch. The guidance department has always been helpful. Great school all around.
As a parent of two students that have attended BHS I am very pleased with the overall education that they both have received and of the concern by the administrators, for the students. Th,ere are many opportnities for students to find their niche with many diverse extracurricular activities, classes, and clubs. In my opinion this school has one of the top music programs in the state thanks to the dedicated and talented teachers and devoted parent volunteers.
As a graduate of Broadneck High School, I can honestly say that I feel very privilged to have attended. I participated in two sports programs and had many friends in the others. All coaches and teachers are well-qualified and set a great example for the students. The marching band program was also very popular as well as successful. Many Advanced Placement courses were offered which is a real benefit to those students who plan to attend a college or university after high school. A vast majority of the students from Broadneck go on to good colleges. I cannot speak highly enough of this school.
I graduated in 2001! When I was little my family moved around alot so I've been to about five different schools in Maryland. We moved to Cape St Claire for high school and we never left. Broadneck is not only a great school, but it is supported by the communities around it. Broadneck has the cream of the crop when it comes to teachers and staff most of them are from the Broadneck paninsula.
I graduated in 1996 and teach in the county now. Everyday, I go to work and I am glad I graduated from Broadneck, because of the teachers, because of the classes, because of the environment. Graduating from Broadneck is what got me through college. I see the kids I teach today without good role models, without a caring community, and I see them headed to a future of saying 'WOuld you like fries with that?' Without Broadneck, I might not have become the person I am with an unquenchable thirst for learning and a great job.
I graduated from BHS in 2001. AP and Honors classes are excellent, and I received enough AP credits to put me 20 credits ahead of incoming freshman. While at BHS I was in all AP or Honors classes except for math - however, the regular-level math classes I took were well-structured, and each teacher I had was very encouraging. My best friend was in all average-level classes and is now a straight-A college student; she had no negative experiences in that level. Students are encouraged to move from their lower-level classes into more challenging ones if they want. Lots of activities, sports, and academic programs. I'm now a college senior who has earned only A's and B's in college, and my time at BHS prepared me incredibly well. I still miss BHS, and I had an incredible high school experience there.
I have had children graduate in 1990, 1995, 1997 and my last to graduate from Broadneck is in 2006. My children are bi-racial and have had no problems with racism here. In addition the pricipal and most of the staff are top notch. If we need more from a school, perhaps we should require the same of our children and ourselves! Teaching is not only the responsibility of the school, but of each child's family. Do they have projects? What is their homework, syllabus, etc.? Parents are too ready to put all the blame on the teachers while education should be a joint effort. Don't just send your child off and hope for the teachers to work miracles...get involved!!! I rate Broadneck High School under Mrs. Hudson's direction an A++. Thank you. Lynda Smith - February 2004
I graduated from Broadneck in May 2003, I attended all four years, and I had a wonderful time. I was never really athletic or musical, but there were many options. Yes, it is diverse, yes, it is competitive, but that's what a good, well-rounded school is! The teachers and administrators are great, very helpful. The school itself is very resourceful. My brother and sister go there now and they love it, as I did. Absolutely nothing wrong with Broadneck!
I have brought three average level students through this school and have been very disappointed on the overall education they have received since 1999. Broadneck tends to spend a lot of time and energy on their above average student population and I have found that the average student population does not always get the quality education that such a highly rated high school would be expected to provide. They sort of get 'dropped between the cracks' and their needs have not always been met. I can't wait until my youngest son has graduated and can move on to the next chapter in his young life, with better success I hope.
I graduated from Broadneck this past year. Although all of the factors point out that Broadneck is a great school, which it is, it makes it very difficult for minorities to progress without distrations. It was difficult for me to find people to relate to, and I got many racist comments. There is also racism toward Jews, and we'd like to think racism no longer exists but it impedes educational progression for students who constantly feel they don't fit in. Diversity is essential for understanding and growing in this world. Broadneck really needs to work on that. It should be top priority.
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