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4675 Oxford School Road
Claremont, NC 28610

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(828) 241-3355
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November 08, 2015
This review aims at any students with college ambitions along with their parents. I attended Bunker Hill High School (BHHS) 1980-82 before transferring to the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) 1982-84. So my firsthand insight is VERY dated. That said, my secondhand insight from current teachers, parents, and students confirms my suspicion that little has changed at BHHS in multiple decades. The main challenge faced at BHHS stems from its location. As a small, rural high school in a poorer district, BHHS faces cultural and financial challenges not faced at larger, urban high schools in wealthier districts. So parents and students who want to extract maximum value from BHHS need to supplement the BHHS curriculum with their own additional efforts. I left BHHS for the "greener pastures" of NCSSM for the aforementioned reasons. I have subsequently learned that any student can take well-reasoned, well-informed steps to create tangible value "in place" at BHHS without having to pull stakes and move halfway across the state into an alien "in loco parentis" environment of high academic challenge, high stress, and loss of control. What I am about to say even makes moving to another local high school or early college questionable. Parents and students need to read HOMESCHOOLING FOR COLLEGE CREDIT by Jennifer Cook DeRosa and apply its lessons to transform any BHHS course into a college credit course. This works by acquiring appropriate study guides for Advanced Placement (AP), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), and other placement credit tests related to classes already required at BHHS. Not only will these guides strengthen mastery of the BHHS material, they will prepare students to take and pass these tests for college credit. Moreover, worry over seeking a "better education" elsewhere vanishes once you learn how to get a better education right in your own back yard. Please consider this advice and insight and apply it as soon as possible to make the most of your years at BHHS while saving years of wasted effort and tens of thousands of dollars of squandered money taking college core classes that you could easily complete at BHHS with the right strategies.

- submitted by a community member

April 29, 2014
I can not believe what I am reading on here. First of all the school does not set the lunch prices, the state does. The attendance policy is set by the school system not the school. For everyone else complaining about the discipline, stay out of trouble and you will not have to worry about being treated unfairly. For the one who spelled principal with an le, well maybe the school has failed you. As a parent of a college student that went to BH, I think the school prepared him very well for college. Chances are all the negative comments would come from these people no matter where they were in school.

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2014
If you have a choice, this is not the school for a well rounded education. Both of my children graduated from this school, so I have 6 years experience. The administration is too worried about themselves and their school "grade" to give a hoot about the students. Also,the absence policy is absurd. The faculty cares more about sports wins then education and right and wrong. It is very hard to teach a child good moral values the the adults in their schools contradict everything you have been teaching them. The system needs an overhaul!

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2012
This school is the worst school I have ever been to. They don't punish the people who should be punished, no instead they punish the ones that actually try to do what's right. This school does not deserve a rating. This school is a living hell. And get this if you miss a day of school to go to a funeral, you still get counted absent. Even if you leave after 11 A.M. for a dentist or a doctor's appointment, you still get counted absent and have to take the exam. If you are planning to go to this school, I reccomend you stay where you're at, or go to St. Stephens. Trust me this school is not worth the effort.

- submitted by a student

January 13, 2012
I have never seen a school that needs leadership in itself! Kids cussing in the classroom and only get sent to a counselor. When they sould be expelled! I feel sorry for the teachers and students that have to put up with this that want to do what is right! Their is students in the world today that do not have morals or respect teached to them at home. But they sould enforce these rules at school!! It is not to late to take back the school just enforce the rules! Wish they would put bibles back in schools!!

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2011
I too am a parent with a student at Bunker Hill. I find it very disturbing that this school is rated one of the lowest in the state. i find it more disturbing that most of the faculty doesnt seem to mind it. I have met with the principal and the assistants on various occassions and although I feel that the principal himself would definately like to make improvements, but, for the most part, he is limited. I feel strongly that one of the assistants likes to "pick on" certain students in part because of their financial status in the community and in part because the situation has not been addressed by enough parents.

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2010
Many of the teachers at this school are extremely rude to students. One in particular actually called out the names of a few students who did not have insurance, myself being one of them. This was not appreciated whatsoever. This same teacher seems to have very sexist views and treats students who need the same discipline completely different. There is no need for this type of behavior from a teacher. I feel that this teacher should not work here due to the fact that situations like this have happened not just once, but many times. One of the assistant principals also treats some students better than others when the offense was greater and the student(s) deserved to be much more highly repromanded. I do not like this school and feel that many things need to be changed.

- submitted by a student

May 23, 2008
I am very dissapointed in the main priciple, i have had serval major commplaints from my self and other parents concerning disipline problems were some students were treated completely different than others. I have discussed this with the priciple the staff and members of the county school board and have recivied absoulty no help one so ever in my oppion this is the worst shool and school district that i have ever encoutered and am presently moving away from the area because of the lack of attention and from the school system. There is no parent teacher organization and no meetings between the two. If they were concerned about the children there would be. A one star is to much .

- submitted by a parent

November 22, 2004
school needs lower lunch fees since the economy is not doing good and parents can't afford all that is needed there needs to be someting done about the overcrowding of the school...there are way to many students in Bunker Hill!

- submitted by a student
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Bunker Hill High
4675 Oxford School Road, Claremont, NC  28610
(828) 241-3355
Last modified Bunker Hill High is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bunker Hill High Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top