PARENTS KEEP YOUR KIDS AWAY!!!! Administration lies to your face and teachers bicker among themselves.
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.
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!
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!!!
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!!
Bryan Adams has always been a great school offering all type of after school and sports programs. They have a great staff of teachers and support staff for the kids.
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.
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!
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
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.
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..
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.
the principle and the parents are not on the same pace about the well being of the studens.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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