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7-12
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Bottineau, ND
Students enrolled: 300
 

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Bottineau Junior-Senior High School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted May 23, 2015
- a student
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.

Bottineau Junior-Senior High School
Develops grit: Disagree

Posted May 23, 2015
- a student
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.


Bottineau Junior-Senior High School
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted May 23, 2015
- a student
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.

Bottineau Junior-Senior High School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted May 23, 2015
- a student
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.

Bottineau Junior-Senior High School 1

Posted May 23, 2015
- a student
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.


Bottineau Junior-Senior High School
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective

Posted May 23, 2015
- a student
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.

Bottineau Junior-Senior High School 1

Posted May 23, 2015
- a community member
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.

Bottineau Junior-Senior High School 1

Posted April 07, 2009
- a student
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.

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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