Homework is either overwhelming with all teachers assigning a ton at the beginning of the year or impossible to track as some teachers take weeks to grade or tell parents if it is done. There is an online app to follow progress of students but it is useless since the teacher rarely update it so it frequently looks like your child hasn't done his/her homework but its really the teacher hasn't graded it or entered the grade.
Txt books are not used so if a child needs help they have to resort to internet to learn.
Children are for the most part accepting and kind to each other. Teaching lacks in some subjects and great in others. Science has been one disappointment after another. Some teachers promote their own agendas instead of well rounded curriculums.
Most classes are taught based on IPADs which makes it difficult for parents to track or help if the student needs it. (No school books or even electronic text books) The teachers will not grade assignments sometimes for weeks after they are turned in so it is hard to keep on top of your children.
Overall my children thrive at this school. The teachers are very dedicated and look to make sure that each child is reaching their potential. My son was very prepared for high school. The 5th grade is now located in this middle school and for the past years that this has occurred, it has allowed many of the children a ease to the transition of middle school. The principal is in year 2 and had been an asset to the atmosphere of the school, allowing it to be an nurturing, academic and overall extremely well rounded school. With the many changes in education today and many cuts from the state, I feel very lucky to have this school available to me and my children.
BH Middle School is a place where my children, both with very different pesonalities, absolutely thrived in a friendly, challenging and safe environment. The principal gets five stars for making the atmosphere in the school exceptional for staff, students and parents alike. I have yet to encounter a staff member who does not love working at the school, which says it all.
As a parent of three children who went through this school, I am pleased to say that my children were academically challenged and very well prepared for the next level of their educational experiences. The teaching staff is simply the best. The admininstration and counseling staff go above and beyond. I would not have considered any other school for their formidable middle school experience.