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PK, 9-12
Binghamton, NY
Students enrolled: 1,583

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31 Main Street
Binghamton, NY 13905

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(607) 762-8239
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September 23, 2013
Binghamton schools are horrible. Believe the test scores, not the excuses of the school administration (who blame poverty for their atrocious scores). The district's curriculum is pitched as such a low level of mastery that by high school kids lack basic skills needed to master high school level material. The kids who start in the district with good preparation are kept from learning until the least prepared is ready to learn-never. By high school all are so ill prepared to accomplish grade level material that the kids in the highest classes can't pass tests nailed by low achieving kids in other districts-including those from upper middle class educated households. Each year a couple of kids are accepted to competitive colleges which the school uses as evidence that the school is adequate. "enriching" your child's education will not prevent them from falling behind. Don't listen to the PC babble of the school administration. It's not about poverty-its about a failing curriculum and lousy schools that prevent capable children from moving ahead. On average, Broome County schools are terrible-but Binghamton Schools are the worst.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2013
As a group, the BHS kids underperform on all aspects of the curriculum. Talented teachers can't help them overcome an elementary and middle school curriculum which keeps them years behind peers.. Low expectations and simplistic material ( K-8) have a devastating impact on later achievement levels. No blinders here. I've watched cohorts of kids start K ready to learn but kept from doing so by a backwoods curriculum. They end up below grade level despite, as you mention, hard work. Look at the AP scores, Regents scores, SAT scores. All the objective indices show the system to be failing the kids. School isn't all about scores but what does it mean when all scores are so low. I'm not referring only to high failure rates. I am talking about motivated kids from educated families who value education in a system that gives As for work years below grade level and keeps kids from achieving at high levels. I'm talking about the straight A students incapable of getting 3's on APs & doing poorly on IBs and tanking on SATS. The biggest adversity faced by the kids is a curriculum that holds them back in early grades so the lack the foundation to tackle more difficult material later on.

- submitted by a community member

March 08, 2013
First and foremost as a parent of 3 lovely children of this district I can say I have complete faith in the teachers that my children have had the privilege of working with. Second, as a teacher working in this district at the highest levels (AP and IB classes for juniors and seniors) let me share some facts. In my 13 years in the district, I have seen students go on to universities such as MIT, Princeton, Cal Tech, and NYU just to name a few. The misnomer that the district is such poor shape that students cannot achieve is way beyond false. The previous review must have been made by someone wearing blinders who obviously had a bad experience. Does BHS have issues, you bet. Does BHS provide an environment where students can thrive....absolutely. Like anything else in life, you must work hard and overcome adversity. At BHS kids do it every day......

- submitted by a teacher

January 31, 2012
i need a jobs and i want my old jobs back working with food it was fun working with food and people and i realy could used my old jobs back.

- submitted by a community member
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September 05, 2009
My high school student is now starting at BHS and I must say that the staff is wonderful. Very caring and also observant. Each student gets a locker and the guidance counselor has already called us to fill us in even though school starts next week. We received mail to inform us about the school cafateria and my student was given a study group to help her along. I just love Binghamton!! If you want to challenge your student further you can always put them in another district. BHS is great for those who need a caring environment with lots of support. Shouldn't every district provide that?

- submitted by a community member

February 11, 2008
I love Binghamton Schools!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
July 05, 2007
BHS is best of district-others are worse. Offers AP & IB. Test scores lousy. Poor graduation rate. Poor curriculum from K on so kids not prepared for HS.Most fail Regent Exams-few do well . Curriculum & expectations are very low & the work is a couple of years below grade level. Academics are not taken seriously by the administrators.Kids are not expected to work very hard or learn much. Most kids are not headed for college. Look at the state report cards before deciding on this system. There are defenders but the data does not lie. Look at the report cards before moving to this county.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2005
I graduated from BHS in 2000. The teachers are excellent. I love the diversity of the students. I would recommend this school to anyone who asked.

- submitted by a student

January 14, 2005
Binghamton high over the years has been given a very bad and in my mind unfair reputation, but being a graduate of the school my self in 2000 and now looking forward to my daughter going to my school it means so much. The teachers are very careing and the sports teams rock ( go patriots ) our ciriculum could use a update but for the most part its good. Binghamton high offers many different forms of ciriculum for all different types of learning abilities.

- submitted by a student

January 08, 2005
Binghamton High School is a fantastic institution. They have many different levels of classes to suit each students needs and they have great support systems. The International Baccelaureate system as well as the AP classes are amazing for college prep. The IB and AP teachers really know their information and enjoy their subjects. The homework load could probably be increased from my own experience as well as the strictness of the regents level teachers in order to get the students who aren't enthusiastic about school focused on their work. Overall, I would recommend Binghamton High School to any parent, especially if they have high aspirations for their children

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2004
Binghamton is a great school system. My daughter has went the district from PreK and now is in 12th. All along the way we have had wonderful caring teachers, who go beyond the call of duty. If the child wants an education, the best is available in Binghamton. In High school we have had wonderful experiences with college connection and guidance councelors. I rank this school among the best.

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2004
It has been my experience that the school is a very high standard and very expectational school. The school sets the goals for the students and then wishes the students to fulfill them. I personally believe that the students should be setting the goals with minor guidence. My daughter attends this school and she has come home many times saying the the standerds that she has to measure up to are far to hard to accomplish. We sit down every night for an hour or more doing homework that she has obtained for 3 or four different classes. That in my opinion is far to much time to be doing homework for 3 or 4 classes. I hope this school realizes before it's too late that the students need a break from 'Military School' and need to be spending some time in a 'public' school.

- submitted by a parent
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Binghamton High School
31 Main Street, Binghamton, NY  13905
(607) 762-8239
Last modified Binghamton High School is a Public school that serves grades PK, 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Binghamton High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top