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Bangor, MI
Students enrolled: 368

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801 West Arlington Street
Bangor, MI 49013

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(269) 427-6844
(269) 427-8274
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May 27, 2014
Bangor doesn't have a lot of money, and what little it does have is not spent wisely. Communication between staff and administration is almost nonexistent, as teachers often find out about major schedule/policy changes at the same time as students. The student body is largely unruly, bigoted, and low-achieving. Hateful language goes unpunished: I have heard rape jokes and threats, casual use of homophobic language between straight kids, and all manner of bigoted language uttered right in front of teachers with no repercussions. The school also changes its mind at the drop of a hat: a new teacher was hired into the high school this year and she has already been told that she will not be coming back next year because she is unnecessary, even though she is one of two teachers of a required class and class sizes are already in the thirties. At the same time, the district is hiring three new teachers. Communication between the school and the Van Buren Technology Center, where many upperclassmen spend half of their day learning a skill, is also minimal as the school will make major schedule changes that affect the students' time at the tech center without any prior warning. -- 2014 grad

- submitted by a student

May 24, 2009
I graduated from Bangor in 2005. While I was in school I always felt safe and had always felt like I fit in with everybody there. The administration was very communicative with the students and was very understanding of each situation. Having gone to bangor schools and growing up there I learned many positive life lessons and school especially helped me learn self dependence. Whenever I decide to have children I would be more than proud to send them to bangor schools.

- submitted by a community member

October 04, 2007
I recently graduated from Bangor Public Schools (class of 2006). While the small school system has its faults and issues, they are not uncommon to even the best schools in the country. While Bangor may lack a curriculum that encourages students to excel in academics, it is a place where young adults learn valuable life lessons. Within the walls of Bangor high I was exposed to many different types of people and was able to participate in almost any type of activity they offered. I was able to be part of many academic and athletic clubs. Overall my experience at Bangor High was not stellar, but it helped me to move on to the next phase in my life... College.

- submitted by a community member

September 04, 2007
I am a student of Bangor High School. I am just beginning my sophomore year. I have attended this school for 3 years now. Bangor decided on a new trimester scheduling system, they just put it in affect this year. I believe this is the worst choice Bangor has made so far. I frown upon it because of the short amount of time there is to finish assignments and projects in class, this means you will then have to struggle with the work on your own without teacher assistance on hand, trimesters also mean a very short amount of time to scarf down your food, the line is so long at lunch you are forced to wait until lunch is almost over and then once you do receive your lunch. You barely get sat down to eat and the bell rings. I also have to say the teens that attend this school are very disrespectful. There are very few good kids that go to this school. Not many are friendly to anyone new or different. It is a terrible learning experience. In the class room there are many disturbances and distractions caused by other students, which in most cases is excused by the teacher with only a simple warning, while the problem prosiest. I would never recommend Bangor High School to anyone, it is not the kind of school you want to attend or send your child to.

- submitted by a student

September 11, 2005
Bangor High School is great I have one child that has graduated from there and a senior this year. They have been fair and have given my children a decent education.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2005
The school uses block scheduling, but does not use it well. Much time is wasted in class. The math department is a mess, leaving students totally unprepared for college. Discipline is lax. It is a very insular community where it is difficult for newcomers to fit in. Newcomers are not made welcome, and parental input is discouraged. Athletics is a priority over academics in almost every situation. On the positive side, the small size allows for every student to be known by name by the teachers and principal. Students will not feel lost in the crowd. The school also participates in the program by which students can take classes at a Community College (paid for by the school) if the class is not offered by the school. Because Bangor High School's offerings are so limited, this is actually a good way to start getting college credits.

- submitted by a parent
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Bangor High School
801 West Arlington Street, Bangor, MI  49013
(269) 427-6844
Last modified Bangor High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bangor High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top