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2555 Briggs Rd
Columbus, OH 43223

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(614) 365-5915
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Develops respect: Strongly disagree
August 29, 2015
If there is no respect given to the students, how can respect be received? The kids are seen as numbers. They receive no respect as individuals with separate needs.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2015
The vice principle Mrs. Pam Smith was more interested in pep rallies, home coming dances and reliving her own glorious high school days then education. If your child has any learning disabilities expect them to be pushed on to the next grade with no regard for the individual student needs. Fights and bullying are a constant in the hallways and bathrooms. If you have another option, take it.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
August 29, 2015
Let’s leave an example here. I was in Mrs. Smiths office when my child came in upset that another student was cussing at my child. I calmed my child down and before my child could finish talking Mrs. Smith interrupted and berated my child for disrupting the learning of the other students in class by coming to the office. My child was on lunch. There was no class. I had to sit there watching this woman wag her finger at my child without even knowing the whole situation. She did not try and bring in the other student who had upset my child .

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
August 29, 2015
If your child is not in sports your child is invisible to administration. In the middle of an IEP Meeting for my disabled child Pam Smith the vice principle for the 9th graders would talk to others about upcoming school events. She would often use a passive aggressive behavior and offhanded/snide comments to belittle other staff members and students.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2013
This school is terrible-It may have been decent in the past but this school is absolute horrid now. The teachers aren't half bad, (except for the few that clearly show favoritism) but the coaches and sports facility gets all the special attention. They dont show the Drama or Arts programs any care. If your child is interested in the arts i would NOT go here, they have a terrible theatre department, and the arts are horrible. The administration is wretched too. If you're late more than 8 times (no matter what the situation is) they suspend you. And if you're late more than 3 times (every time after you're late) you go to ISS (which is a dumb anagram for basically saying they're going to put you in a room, and keep you from learning anything whatsoever, for the entire day) They're unjust, and won't give you any freedom of speech, and you can't do or say anything that gives you any personality. They've blocked off half of the things women can wear, it be revealing or not. I was told I can't wear my sweater because It's not long enough. That doesn't make any sense to me what so ever. (I was also wearing pants, i feel i should add) This school is terrible, do not send your child there.

- submitted by a student
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March 16, 2009
Briggs is a really good school.... I graduated from Briggs in 2007 and the teachers and administration there really cared about academics...and where the students were going after they finished school.... i was very pleased in attending Briggs and will continue to send my children there also!!!

- submitted by a student

November 04, 2008
As a former student, who graduated in 2005, I can say that Briggs was a good place to get an education, much better than their rivals at West. As with all schools, there's always that one teacher that all students hate, and Briggs was no different, but the better majority of the teachers there actually cared about their students' goals.

- submitted by a community member

July 03, 2008
Briggs is not a safe school teachers and coaches are very unfair and are very rude

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2007
It is good and it would be better if they had the princables from last years 2004-2007.

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July 03, 2007
I transferred my daughter to Briggs in the 10th grade from South High School. We are also transferring our sons there this year(2007). We have been completely satisfied and happy with the teacher, staff and general atmosphere of the school. Our children are very happy there, and we do not regret for one minute the decision that we made to put them into this school.

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2006
I have a freshman in Briggs so this is my first experience with this school. I was extremely impressed with the senior mentor program!!!! My 9th grader did not have the shell shock like I had entering into a new school with so many students and all of the class changes. They showed the kids around to tier classes and offered to help at any point in tier experience as new freshman. All of the seniors were respectful and had ALOT of school spirit you could clearly see that these kids love their school and tier school loves them!!!!!

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July 21, 2006
I was in the first graduating class at Briggs in 1978, I now have two children attending there. We have moved recently and my children say they will drop out of school if they can't graduate from Briggs. They have had wonderful help from Mr. Pearl and Miss. Irwin. The teaching staff has changed since I went to school there but the caring for the students and the quality of education is still at the top of the list for a school that has a lot of children attending.

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March 07, 2006
I think briggs was a great school. I graduated in 2003 with a college prep diploma, and feel I would have got the same information at any other school in the Columbus area. The activities offer students great experiences and allows parents to get involved also.

- submitted by a student

January 10, 2006
I think briggs is a great school.It relly help prepare for the furture.

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June 01, 2005
My oldest daughter graduated from Briggs in 2003 and my youngest one will graduate this June. The extracurricular activities they offer are awesome. Their show choir has taken 1st place in the Music in the Parks for the last two years. Kathy Leonard has triumphed with this program. Although there have been three administrators in the school since my oldest girl started there in '99 the transition has been smooth. Parents are actively involved in various aspects of the school. The academics are challenging as they offer AP classes to students who wish to participate. Briggs High School has been an awesome experience for my girls.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2003
I have had one son graduate and the teacher quality went up from when I was in school. Now I have a sophmore who is in the LD classes. Those teachers are the best! We have had all kinds of problems with special ed teachers through middle school, but not at briggs. They bend over backwards to meet my sons I.E.P. help him do the best that he can and give the praise he needs to build his self-confidence. My son now enjoys school and wishes for summer to be over so he can get back to school! Briggs is a great school to attend especially for anyone in special ed. Mr. Pearl is the best!

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Briggs High School
2555 Briggs Rd, Columbus, OH  43223
(614) 365-5915
Last modified Briggs High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Briggs High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top