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7-12
Public district
Bottineau, ND
Students enrolled: 300
 

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301 Brander St
Bottineau, ND 58318

(701) 228-2266
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Develops respect: Strongly disagree
May 23, 2015
This school does help give some sense of respect towards most of the teachers, however, it gives many students a "I only give respect to those who deserve it" attitude. Which will lead to many students actually hating and mocking their teachers behind their back, however, for the most part; Respect is developed.

- submitted by a student
Develops grit: Disagree
May 23, 2015
Many students wait to the last minute to do things or just give up altogether, most students honestly do not care when it comes to most assignments.

- submitted by a student
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
May 23, 2015
No, from the teachers that bully special needs kids, to the staff members who will lower your grade for "criticizing" a class when talking about how they struggle in it. This school will not develop any of these traits in their students as ultimately it will more than likely cause many to become very cynical and cold towards others.

- submitted by a student
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
May 23, 2015
No, when a student that has done something wrong yet is not punished for it goes up to the teacher and admits that they did something wrong, and the teacher says "Well I was going to give you a break, but since you want to be punished I will." So apparently it is better to admit your mistakes and lie about everything according to this school.

- submitted by a student

May 23, 2015
This school does have quite a few decent qualities, however, there are more negatives than positives in this school. While you may get a decent education with quite a few of the courses (mainly in the fields of math, science, and history) you are likely to find massive problems with other areas of the school. The first of these core fundamental problems is their treatment of special needs kids, especially with some examples of at least one staff member actually bullying them and treating them as lesser beings or "inconveniences". The second one is the problem with the rules and their enforcement. There is a massive amount of inconsistencies within the school as well. One of the core problems being the dress code and its enforcement. Though it specifically states in the student handbook that there are no extremely short shorts allowed or low cut tops a majority of students wear these and only a few are ever punished. This is only made worse by the fact that only certain teachers only seem to enforce it, much to the dismay of the principal's statement of how they would all do their part to enforce it. Another problem with the dress code seems to be with special events. The school regularly has things like "Dress-Up Days" where students can dress up in costumes based on the day's theme. However, it appears some teachers do not get the memo as on these days most of the staff will be fine with these costumes. However, some have been known to become very hostile if one of these costumes has a hat as a part of it. Hats have always been a part of a mock holy war within the school as the principal is very fanatical about hats not being worn inside (except for on days where you dress up, of course in which he is fine with that). While that is perfectly acceptable some teachers will become very aggressive towards you for wearing a hat in school on these dress-up days. So, in essence there needs to be consistency on that aspect of the school ruling because when it comes to a lot of these "school rules" there are too many mixed messages for a student to possibly understand what is acceptable. This can also transfer over into the class as well. As there are some teachers who love to have discussions with their students and small debates where in others your grade can actually suffer for questioning a teacher. So, in the end, do not go to this school.

- submitted by a student
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective
May 23, 2015
While many of the teachers are great, some are very ineffective. There are some classes where the students do not know what is expected of them and where requirements for assignments can change randomly for certain people.

- submitted by a student

May 23, 2015
This school does have quite a few decent qualities, however, there are more negatives than positives in this school. While you may get a decent education with quite a few of the courses (mainly in the fields of math, science, and history) you are likely to find massive problems with other areas of the school. The first of these core fundamental problems is their treatment of special needs kids, especially with some examples of at least one staff member actually bullying them and treating them as lesser beings or "inconveniences". The second one is the problem with the rules and their enforcement. There is a massive amount of inconsistencies within the school as well. One of the core problems being the dress code and its enforcement. Though it specifically states in the student handbook that there are no extremely short shorts allowed or low cut tops a majority of students wear these and only a few are ever punished. This is only made worse by the fact that only certain teachers only seem to enforce it, much to the dismay of the principal's statement of how they would all do their part to enforce it. Another problem with the dress code seems to be with special events. The school regularly has things like "Dress-Up Days" where students can dress up in costumes based on the day's theme. However, it appears some teachers do not get the memo as on these days most of the staff will be fine with these costumes. However, some have been known to become very hostile if one of these costumes has a hat as a part of it. Hats have always been a part of a mock holy war within the school as the principal is very fanatical about hats not being worn inside (except for on days where you dress up, of course in which he is fine with that). While that is perfectly acceptable some teachers will become very aggressive towards you for wearing a hat in school on these dress-up days. So, in essence there needs to be consistency on that aspect of the school ruling because when it comes to a lot of these "school rules" there are too many mixed messages for a student to possibly understand what is acceptable. This can also transfer over into the class as well. As there are some teachers who love to have discussions with their students and small debates where in others your grade can actually suffer for questioning a teacher. So, in the end, do not go to this school.

- submitted by a community member

April 07, 2009
The school system is weak, lacks discipline, and has absolutely no difficulty to it. Nothing the school does seems to be set on a budget because the only important thing that the school will do is hold prom.

- submitted by a student

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Bottineau Junior-Senior High School
301 Brander St, Bottineau, ND  58318
(701) 228-2266
Last modified Bottineau Junior-Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bottineau Junior-Senior High School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top