Students enrolled 1846
School leader RICHARD KASTL
Transportation options Yes
District Dallas Independent School District

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2101 Millmar Drive
Dallas, TX 75228

(972) 502-4900
(972) 502-4901
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3 stars
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October 04, 2014
At first my daughter disliked how everything was old and dirty and broken, that the building was in disrepair, how the teachers complained that there was no money for new things to make it nice, and how there were a lot of roughnecks attending. For about the first 6 weeks she was scared to go. Her last school was new and in a much, much better neighborhood. So understandably she'd need time to readjust. Most parents in our neighborhood send their kids to private schools because DISD has a reputation for poor schooling and bad financial choices.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2014
Look its not the school or the staff's fault for any of the problems going on or that are spread about B.A. As a alumni (Class of 2005) myself, as is most of my family... No one is to blame for each and every individuals actions and yes parents can be influential but they can not sit over there children 24/7 and know there every thought and every move. Take my experience for example I was in honors classes and had good grades freshman year well following year still in same classes and still managed to pass them all, but skipped more than half the year literally! Sad thing is my parents had no clue and when they found out what could they really do, but it gets better when i skipped i did not skip with class mates it was people i actually meet else where. If your child skips a lot use there smart phone to your advantage. technology is a great tool and as a parent its your right to know and be concerned about your child. But its not fair for anyone to point fingers, especially with the attitudes the younger generations have.

- submitted by a community member
April 18, 2013
PARENTS KEEP YOUR KIDS AWAY!!!! Administration lies to your face and teachers bicker among themselves.

- submitted by a teacher
November 02, 2012
I attended BA from 1981-1985 and the school was off the chain. The teachers back then were so serious about their kids, and their teaching us to learn. Maybe it's not the school; have you ever just sat back and thought...maybe it's the way the kids are being brought up at home in these times. If a child doesn't get that up bringing at home, you can't expect for the teachers to teach them & then have the kids being disrespectful. I've walked down these same halls and have noticed that there's a lot of disrespect; foul language; kids saggin' with the pants. And me being a parent it's like the kids could care less that there was any ADULTS around. My daughter graduated from DeSoto High this year (2012), but I still have a younger one who would love to attend my High School Alma Mata, but with what I've witnessed lately with the out of control students. She will also be attending the remaining of her schooling in the DeSoto area. I would loved for my girls to be like me: BA COUGAR 4 LIFE.

- submitted by a community member
October 14, 2011
Yes, Bryan Adams High School has been known as a bad, low preforming school. But as a Junior at BA, I can tell you things are improving very well this year. Everyone is stepping up from Teachers, Adminstrators to even the Students. The extracirricular activties are improving as well. The BA Marching Band recieved a rating of 1 which is for superior at their marching contest and will be heading to Area on Oct 29. The Belles and the Cheerleaders are also doing a great job at keeping the school spirt! These organizations are getting involved in helping out the community with any way as possible. Also we just got a new principal, which from the looks of it, he is going to do a very good job at shaping things up at Bryan Adams High School: Home Of the Cougars!

- submitted by a student
April 17, 2011
I am a BA parent very involved with PTSA and SBDM and I have to say "WE LOVE BA!!!!" We have had a rough few years but we have a new principal that is up for the challenge! She and her administrators are fantastic! My daughter informed me that she learned more in her first 3 months at BA than she had her entire life. Powerful statement coming from someone who is at the head of her class!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2011
Bryan Adams has really Good TAKS test scores & there are a lot of good things happening there!! The general public seems to only hear "the BAD stuff"! The drop-out rate is a problem, BUT that is the responsibility of PARENTS!!! Don't under-estimate BA, there are still GOOD teachers & GOOD things happeninf there! I've had 2 kids to already graduate (2004, 2008) and I'm happy to have anothere SMART Cougar there now!! Go B.A. Cougars!!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
I went to this school and we are pulling my little sister out of this school now. I has gone way down. I feel like I have to go back and relearn everything I was suppose to be tought in high just so I can go to community college.

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August 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2009
Bryan Adams High School is an outstanding place for students to learn, grow and prepare for college! The faculty truely cares about their students and are completely committed to the success of each and every student! My daughter will be a Senior for the '09-'10 school year, and her success has been the direct result of the connections she's made with her teachers and administrators. I am extremely proud to call this school ours! GO COUGARS!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2009
The school cannot keep up with the kids, my son has differing absences in every class from 1 to 15, and no, he's not skipping class, it's that they have rearranged his schedule upteen times. Every time we try to contact the school by phone, we have to leave a message, and the call never (not once) gets returned. You have to try and try until hopefully you reach someone. My son has went through this for the two years he has been there and it is really ridiculous. They don't seem to care at all. I was also an alumni of BA, and it wasn't any better when I was there. The teachers and curriculum may be okay, but that is school. Without parents and teachers working together, or at least teachers that care enough to know whether you are present or absent, it is nothing more than mediocre

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2008
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March 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2008
bryan Adams Hih School is an excellent school that students can attend. It provides a safe environment for learning, and the staff are always willing to help the students succeed.

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January 09, 2008
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November 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2007
i have s doughter at Bryan Adams and in the past 3 years its changed alot from changing principles to updating the school. Promises were maid but unfortunately not fullfill. Since Mrs. Ramos left school spirit is hard to find and now its more of an institution.. Their not preparing the students for colledge... From telling the students where to sit and when to use the restroom their not preparing them for the future..

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no rating October 05, 2007
I have two kids that attend BA and they are both in enjoying their experience at BA. I'm a Dallas person and will always be.. We intentionally moved to the area as BA was one of the better schools in Dallas (12 years ago) and though it's changed since then.. I still consider it to be one of the better schools in Dallas. I feel they are safer in school than out of it. The teachers have been great and sometimes you need an authoritarian to head it up to get it straightened out.. Thanks BA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2007
the principle and the parents are not on the same pace about the well being of the studens.

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August 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2007
I m a student at Bryan Adams and its been a bad year.This year was one of the worst. Bryan Adams is a school that is lacking in funds in education, new books, and parent involvement. Half of the student body is up set with the way we are treated. We cant even go to the restroom at times. I have been at Bryan Adams for four years and its been unacceptable. I feel that Bryan Adams is a good place but the leadership is lacking. They're more in to the dress code then are education.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 28, 2007
I enjoyed my entire four years at Bryan Adams! I was educated for everyday life, as well as Calculus. I was encourage my my peers and my teachers to be the bests I could be. My principal made my time at Bryan Adams amazing as well. I would especially like to thank Karen Ramos for making my time at Bryan Adams so enlightening! :) I am a happy camper; GO COUGARS! P.S. The Belles were awesome!

- submitted by a student
April 09, 2007
Bryan Adams H.S. has so much to offer its students--in many different arenas. We have excellent AP programs, dedicated teachers, and an outstanding new leader/principal. Our principal focuses not only on the individual student, but also on safety, order, and instruction. Our school has changed for the 'good of all' this year under her impeccable leadership. We have some wonderful parents who support our campus; however, we need many more to take more active roles in their children's educational endeavors. Our drama department recently won District, Area, and now moves on to Regional Competition for its outstanding One Act Play. We have very few fights this year with alot of school-wide pride being restored. Currently, our principal has sought the District's support to provide a 'face lift' to the campus facility. Things are looking up at BA, thanks to our new sheriff in town!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2006
BA has a new principal this year. Not going so good. School started while under construction, no parental advisement, parents must make appointments to visit with principal, dress code is more enforced than education, logic is out when dealing with fights, and there seems to be more fighting and more risk for good kids when fighting occurs; everyone gets peppered! I'm very concerned! Teachers remain top notch, but they are going to struggle to cope this year. I don't get the feeling they want parents around, to answer to.

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September 18, 2006
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May 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2006
Its big, open and I like it, plus the teachers are top notch!

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April 08, 2006
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March 23, 2006
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November 01, 2005
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November 01, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 20, 2005
I have seen Bryan Adams from two points of view, not only as a parent, but also as a teacher. I am an art teacher there. I know that the Fine Arts program is strong in all areas. In fact, after my son applied to one of the 'premier' magnet schools in the district, and was not accepted because of politics, he auditioned for Patchworks and was accepted his Freshman year. Now my son refuses to attend any other school. He has great teachers who work well with him and his learning disability. Eventhough it is not a perfect school,I feel it is a much safer environment than the neighborhood he would be attending.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2005
This school has excellent options available for students with the ability or drive to challenge themselves. Students tend to separate themselves through their choice of coursework, students from stable East Dallas homes cluster together in the Advanced Placement classes. The band is a renowned program, known for its SMU, Dixie land style The Premiere Showband of Texas. The athletic program is very competitive with the best teams (Swimming, Soccer, Baseball, Golf) receiving the most parental support. Overall it is a school that tends to exceed outsider levels of expectations; top grads routinely continue their education at Ivy League schools, UT, A&M, and SMU are also popular with the student body. It is also worth noting that the new Vickery Meadows high school will be opening soon and the Bryan Adams attendance zone will shrink from everything east of White Rock Lake to mostly the area between Northwest Highway and Ferguson.

- submitted by a former student
June 02, 2005
i have to say while i don't think it is a bad school, it needs work. classroom arrangement and scheduling needs to be consistant. more accurate record keeping. teachers were very hard workers with limited support i had no complaints there.

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April 04, 2005
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March 12, 2005
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January 25, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 19, 2004
Bryan Adams is a school where you can get the education you want for your child. In the last 2 years, several students have been accepted at Yale, with 2 more applying next year. The arts have impressed me, offering dance, theatre, band, visual arts, etc. An extremely well rounded school with great leadership.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2004
I'm currently attending Bryan Adams, I graduate on May 23. I love it! There is so much spirit in the organizations. I'm the Drama Klub President so I've gotten to participate in a great deal of things. I'm also in National Honor Society, which truly puts a good person to the test. I have Mrs. Aufill for PreCal, Mrs. Leeman for English IV, Mrs. Ward for Patchwork (a theatre class for the elite), Mr. McCullom for Tech Theatre (my favorite by far!), Dr. Pinyion for Economics AP, Mrs. Guinn for Physics PreAP, and Mr.Hall for Goverment AP. He has a website at www.mrhallsroom.com Bryan Adams may not be the best place, but I certainly love it and thank the lord everyday that I choose to attend. I'm going to miss it so much.

- submitted by a student
April 04, 2004
I graduated from Bryan Adams in 1987. I do not live in the city and will not have children attending this school. I do not know how it is now but I remember how it was then. It was a great place to be. I will always remember Mrs. Leeman. I remember the structure and true learning she brought to the classroom. I have many great memories of high school and hope that the students that are attending now feel the same way.

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September 09, 2003
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Bryan Adams High School
2101 Millmar Drive, Dallas, TX  75228
(972) 502-4900
Last modified Bryan Adams High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bryan Adams High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top