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Sterling Heights, MI
Students enrolled: 1,014

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12500 19 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

(586) 797-2500
(586) 797-2501
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April 23, 2015
My sisters and brothers, my wife, and myself have all attended this school. Now my son does. He hates it. The Chaldean students are bullies and are too cowardly to fight their own battles. They are disrespectful to other students and create problems, and if a kid tries to stand up for himself, they bring in ten of their cousins. The kids are afraid to say anything out of fear. The school has ZERO control over it. Some of the students come from families with criminal backgrounds. There is no screening because it is a public school. Things have changed since I went there. As soon as all of these Chaldean students started coming in, the problems began. The parents may be nice, but the kids are rotten. Absolutely rotten. I highly recommend you consider other schools unless you want your kids being bullied by degenerates!

- submitted by a parent

December 05, 2014
My son attended Graebner/Bemis/Henry Ford II. He had a great experience and loved his teachers and schools. Two years ago, he started at the University of Michigan with enough credits to be a sophomore because of his strong ACT and AP background. I can't say enough good things about these school and UCS.

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2014
This is a horrible school, my daughter was bullied for the whole year and the counselor knew about the whole deal but never brought it to my attention. Now she is dealing with anxiety and depression for the past year. Trust me, its a bad school all the way.......

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2014
If your child has a 504 plan, don't plan on sending him/her here. It's been a nightmare with lack of follow-through with it. Most teachers put extensive grading on turning in "stamped" packets. So, if your child loses it, it will bring their grade down at least a grade or two. Very frustrating to deal with their system. Very inflexible. 504 plan -throw it out the window at this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
As a whole, I thoroughly hated this school with a passion. Many of the teachers don't genuinely care about the students and the ones that do teach with lack of enthusiasm and engagment of the class's attention. However I did have some pretty amazingly outstanding teachers that made my day better such as Ms. Novak and Mr. Galli for Algebra which is funny because I hated math but they made it awesome! Also Mrs. Martin and Mr. Stokes for science who made chemistry physics and earth science a blast! I also really loved Ms. LaValley for drama because she was so sweet and really cared about helping her students out of their shells.

- submitted by a community member

February 01, 2012
to say i am unhappy with Bemis is an understatement, i was shocked at the treatment my child has received by her teachers . seems to me they are there for a paycheck and that is about it. as for asking for help with a subject that is a joke, the teachers seem bothered if your child needs a little extra help(its her responsibility)What are they there for? and as a parent do not complain, it will only get worse for your child. this is supposed to be the best years insted she now hates school ,her grades have dropped and she feels she has no support, this is sad. and forget about talking th the counselor they work for the staff not our children. i have spoken with other parents and the advise i have gotten is do not make waves, i have been told highschool wii be much better. i can only support my child as much as i can because these teachers just do not care and it shows.. i think they should be givin test and graded by the parents and maybe they would get there act togrther

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 17, 2010
I am a student at this school. I dont think this is a good school. Not because i dont like it i just dont think that they want us to stive as much as they try. Because if they did they would try alot harder

- submitted by a student

December 05, 2009
Great school. Look at their numbers. 'A' school as rated by the state. Test scores way above average. Good staff, many of them young. Utica schools in general are pretty strong, and this is one of the best in the district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 27, 2009
i went to bemis and it was the worst expirence of my life. i cried because i did not want to go to school. there was maybe one teacher out of the two years i kind of liked. there was nothing fun, they handled things poorly, dont recomend it at all

- submitted by a student

May 21, 2009
I used to go to this school before i transfered to another state. I couldnt believe what was on here about this school. Compared to the school transferred to the end of my 8th grade year this school is a great school. The diciplinary problems are nothing compared to the types of things teachers deal with at my current school.

- submitted by a student

February 24, 2009
Under the current administration this school is poor. My son was failing his math class (F's on 4 tests) and when I asked that he be allowed to change teachers to see if it was the material or presentation the change was denied. The principal said the reason for the change was not a valid one. I had to take my case to the Executive Director's office to get my son's class changed. It took two long months what a waste of a 10 weeks. Other parents simply moved their kids to another school since the principal would not allow them to try another teacher. Try another school they might be more student friendly than this one.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2008
Its fun for kids and also has a great chance for kids to meet new people

- submitted by a student

September 07, 2008
It was horrible. The teachers were very impatient and rude. The principles had no controll of the school, and when they tried to take controll they were very mean and displeasing. I am at Ford now and very happy at that. I do not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a community member

March 13, 2007
When I had the thought of being at a Junior High School I thought that I would have some of the best years of my life. I did meet a lot of great people but I didn't enjoy the environment of the school. Sometimes it felt like we were at a boot camp. Also, the now former assistant principal was unreasonable and inconsiderate. Once 7th grade was over I was ecstatic to get to high school. The thought of having to be at this school for a whole other year made me sick. I am not proud to be a Spartan.

- submitted by a student

January 15, 2006
Hey, I'm a student, and I think that Bemis is okay, but I hate the eighth grade team! I'm sick of team projects! It's enough to pull your hair out!

- submitted by a student

March 20, 2005
I'm a student at Bemis, and I have been sick for over a month. The school has been very supportive of me and helped me every way possible. I have been able to take my missed tests down in the office. My counselor has been vey helpful and asked how I was. He even knew that I was going on a trip! I am an A, sometimes B student and my grades have not dropped much. The teachers have been very helpful in getting my work. The staff has been helpful in letting me go half days, due to being sick. I am in 8th grade and will be leaving soon. I hope Ford will be this helpful.

- submitted by a student

January 06, 2005
My 8th grade daughter became very ill, she has been out for at least 2 months. The school has been updated weekly if not daily as to her progress. We have gotten very little make up work and absolutely no empathy or support from the teachers, my daughter's counselor or the prinicpal, Other that you have to send your daughter to school. My daughter is an A student, she would much rather be at school than be at home horribly ill. What are you people thinking? My daughter will fail this semester now due to the lack of support from the teahcers and her counselor to get her the make up work and send home take home tests so she can have grades. So she has gone from straight A's to either no credit or F's thanks to the caring, empathetic attitudes of the teachers, counselors, and administration of Bemis.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 13, 2003
Bemis should allow students to have visitors. Meaning if a student has a family member or a friend from somewhere else, they should allow that student to have them visit for a day. Many other schools or school districts allow it and I feel we should to! Other than that Bemis is a very good school. The teachers and students are wonderful and the curiculum is outstanding!

- submitted by a community member

June 15, 2003
I'm not a parent I was actually a student at Bemis a few years ago.I'm in 10th grade now and actually moved out of the Utica Community School District.Bemis was a great school I loved all my teachers and Bemis in overall was just great.I miss Bemis a lot it was a lot of fun even for being in school.:-D

- submitted by a community member

May 29, 2003
Our daughter is finishing her first year at Bemis (7th grade). It has been an outstanding experience for both her and us.

- submitted by a community member

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Bemis Junior High School
12500 19 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI  48313
(586) 797-2500
Last modified Bemis Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bemis Junior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top