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Bangor, PA
Students enrolled: 1,087
 

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187 Five Points Richmond Rd
Bangor, PA 18013

(610) 599-7011
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November 14, 2014
This school is an absolute joke. Administration consequences are too severe for little "crimes" as they put it. You don't wear your name tag? Suspended. Voice your opinion? Detention. The education is awful, the students all don't care, its like they're prepping the students for jail, not college! The student's scores on the state tests are a joke, what does that say?! POOR TEACHING!! Do yourself a favor and use cyber schooling or home schooling. This school is terrible. Four kids I had go through that school, all did well, and we moved to a school district ranked much higher, and the kids didn't know the material!! Bangor High School is academically inferior when it comes to a NORMAL education. Awful place. Disgusting, really.

- submitted by a community member

December 11, 2012
I love this school, and i really don't see the reason to leave. You just need to make friends, and have great teachers, like I do. Plus, I was doing bad in school. Until I got up into the Middle School , and now I am helping others out just like my teachers pushed me to do more. Thus saying that, it is really a great School District in general.

- submitted by a student

June 05, 2012
This school is a joke! The High School has Homeroom as a credited class! Ridiculous! It's the only reason my son passed. We wanted him failed because we have tried everything to get him to take school seriously and he just won't. Why should he when he can keep failing and then pass by the skin of his teeth at the end of the year. We had a meeting with the vice principal and were told that they get lots of kids transfered in from other districts because it was easier at this school! That's not what schools should be! It should be challenging and about the kids' needs, if they cared more about the kids education and less about the money they'd be more successful. If you're thinking about this school, do yourself a favor and cyber school instead. We're doing it now and what a difference. Great courses, teacher involvement, greater expectations.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2012
I had a child that graduated in 2008 and another that will in 2015.I have been very pleased quality education they have received thus far.The teachers have been responsive to concerns.When my eldest child was injured and required transport to an area ER for eval the then Vice Principal, Dr Defilice, went with him in the ambulance so he wouldn't be alone. The choir director is fantastic, encouraging each child to their highest level of achievement. I am not originally from here so I can say honestly I have never felt an outsider because of that. My children love Bangor school district and so do I!!!

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2012
Teachers think that they the right to bullying children and parents to get their way, ways to get grants from the state.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2012
BASD High School is a wonderful community of professional teachers, enthusiastic students who make it a terrific community to learn & grow in. The Music Programs from choir to ALL of the bands encourages students to reach their highest potential. The same can be said of their many sports teams. We are NOT from Bangor, nor do we have much money. Our kids hate to miss a day of school!!

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2012
Something is wrong with parents & students who claim that it is horrible if you are not "from Bangor." That is baloney. We are from NJ and our kids feel welcome in the schools & the community as well. Do to the awesome staff of teachers, musical directors & coaches of all the sports teams our son & daughter are both thriving academically & in their other pursuits. Sounds like sour grapes to me!

- submitted by a parent

March 17, 2010
Many cliques -- new students won't feel welcome unless your parents and grandparents went here or your family donates a lot of money don't plan to send your child here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 14, 2008
Great student body. Tax base does not permit some of the extras, but a great place for our kids to grow up. Teachers community minded. Music program excellent. Small enough so all students can feel part of school.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2008
Bangor School District isn't the ideal school but, it does hold quite a deal of memories. Some good, some bad. The high school isn't that wonderful though. Yes, it's new and exciting but, who really wants to go to school with a bunch of drug addicts, pregnant teenagers, and overall irresponsible behavior? The teachers are okay, some better than others but, if you really want to succeed you will. They don't put as much effort into trying to get the students who lack self-persivation. Honestly, Bangor School District could be better but then again, it's better than other schools in quite a few ways.

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2008
By far, not terrific, but on the whole they're trying really hard. I'm a recent graduate and I felt thouroughly unprepared for college [which was half true], but a few key teachers really helped me grow both personally and academically. The school system itself is ineffiecient, partially due to the lack of involvement and enthusiasm on the students' behalf, but our music program is one of the best and I am very grateful to have been a part of it.

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 21, 2008
As a graduate, employee and a parent, i can tell you Bangor Schools are struggling. There are many factors involved in their discord, one being the turn over rate for teachers. Another being they have had 10 principals in 10 years...very unstable environment for a healthy administration and teacher base. Another huge downfall is the school's new Everyday math curriculum. Do your research. We are leaving Bangor for all these reasons and more and we've been here for 20 years!

- submitted by a parent

December 13, 2007
bangor area school district is growing in voilent activities, drug use, and over crowding. The sports department makes sure the kids who are involved in the schools teams are well treated, and even with misbehavior clearly stated in the hand book, which other students would get disciplined for, the athletic department and staff makes sure the students come off scott free. The Substitute teachers are poorly educated and often know nothing about the class they are covering, including long term subs.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2007
The Band and Music Programs here excell, with High Regards to the marching band. A great School to go to.

- submitted by a student

August 03, 2007
My step-daughter attended here. While my step-daughter is a serious student, she was poorly supported and ridiculed because of her agnostic views. The school does not provide adequate transportation for after-school activities (bus leaves some kids more than a mile away from home on rural roads). School does not welcome diversity or offer opportunities to discuss and celebrate cultures and the changing world.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2007
Bangor area schools are very good schools they may have once had a bad reputation but I think that is in the past. They try to involve parents who want to be involved. If a perent wants to be involved they can and will, A recorded phone call from the principle goes home about everything from the dances, meetings, snow closings and if there were an incedent that that they feel parents should know about. These schools provide a great learning experience for children. They have a no tolerance system that works well.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2006
This school has the worst reputation. But it is a great learning center!

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2006
Academic program is fair, art and music is very good. Parent involvemnt is what you make of it. Kids get lost in the highschool, concern for their best interest goes out the window once they hit 17.

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2006
Excellent education. Wide array of music electices and extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a student

September 25, 2005
Two of my children attended and graduated from Bangor High School. I asked for my children's input as I review Bangor. Overall the administration seemed to handle the school well. Rarely was there violent or other discipline issues that were not handle quickly and efficiently. My son compared teachers at Bangor with those at the Vo-tech school and he said that the teachers at Vo-tec seemed to relate better to the students. Overall I am satisfied with the education that Bangor taught my children. They are knowledgable and have achieved well at higher education establishments.

- submitted by a parent

July 03, 2005
bangor area school has a great school program. They provide the students with classes to help them get ready for college. They have a great band you can pick from marching, concert, and jazz band. They have a good sports team for both boys and girls. The area is always growing and the school is going through changes to help with is growth by and more classrooms and more teachers.They provide help for children the are slower at learning. The parents are always acked to be involved with there childrens learning. You can always talk to a teacher by calling the school or by going in line to talk to them. You can always find out your childs homework by calling the homework hotline or by going on line.

- submitted by a parent

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Bangor Area High School
187 Five Points Richmond Rd, Bangor, PA  18013
(610) 599-7011
Last modified Bangor Area High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bangor Area High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top