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Bishop Lynch High School

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Posted April 18, 2014

Bishop Lynch offers a great environment for kids, with a balanced student body from all areas of the city and all walks of life, a caring faculty that offers a balanced view of learning and life. Bishop Lynch's best feature is that it is a wonderful community to be a part of, both as a student and parent. Kids at BL are taught community service and how to care about others. They create friendships for life. And the school is not just for Catholic kids, as they probably have about 25% of the student population that is not Catholic. While not an elite school academically like certain others, it is just a wonderful environment that has something for every one.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 4, 2014

Great school! The teachers are exceptional! The kids seem very happy and nice. My son has made good friends at BL. They offer many AP classes and really challenge the students. I feel like my son has gotten a great education is is well prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 31, 2014

Bishop Lynch is the largest private mixed high school in Texas. It offers a wonderful dual, college enrollment program. It offers a well-rounded education in sports and arts. It is diversified in gender and ethnicity. The math program is exceptional as evidenced from its state and national wins. Cliques are not excessive. The school draws in freshmen students as far from Ennis, Bedford, and Denton. Hang out at the Dairyette if you want the true, inside scoop from the students. I did, and they had great things to say. Areas of improvement need to be: less focus on alumni parties (donation driven) and more on current parents, and the unity of school community. The no cash/school card system is okay, but not allowing parents to control or set limits for their family budget on their minor children's spending is not.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 26, 2013

My school is Bishop Lynch. I have 4 children who have graduated from BL. We have been at Bishop Lynch for the last 15 years. What a wonderful experience with was for my children. There are so many things the kids can be involved. There are get togethers for the students, new families, for the moms and there is also a dads club. The teachers are wonderful and great role models. The teachers really care about the students and their success not only in school but their future.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 25, 2013

Bishop Lynch high school is a great community for learning and developing leadership and service.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 2, 2013

Bishop Lynch is the best private/parochial school in Dallas. The kids are friendly and laid-back and the teachers/administrators/coaches are outstanding. Best decision we ever made to send our son to Bishop Lynch. "Worth the Drive".
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 30, 2013

As a college professor, I am very glad that my daughter decided to go to Bishop Lynch. The teachers who are there have excellent credentials and many teach or have taught in the local college systems. This school has one of the largest dual credit programs in the area and many students graduate with numerous hours of college credit. The teachers do a great job of preparing the students for college courses while making then feel welcome there and part of the community. My daughter is very happy to be there and enjoys the friendly atmosphere. The counselors and deans are always around at school events to make sure that things run smoothly. I also feel as though she is in a safe environment, which is reassuring during these times.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 27, 2012

this school focuses way too much on sports. yes it is Texas, as one reviewer said, but this is SUPPOSED to be a college prep school, not a sport prep or anything like that. so just because it's Texas doesn't give the school the excuse to focus on sports and athletes. college involves so many different facets of our lives that don't involve sports, but actual real world experiences. as a former student I don't appreciate the drugs that are very accessible and the stupid and idiotic cliques that form. if you don't have money, it's made sure that you understand you aren't worth anything and you don't belong. transferring to Bishop Dunne (a Catholic college prep high school also in Dallas) for my junior and senior year is the best decision I could have made. bishop Dunne truly gives you the real world experiences you need for college such as their diversity, extracurriculars, and the opportunity to actually participate in them-- lynch is very particular about who gets priority based on whose parents donate the most. the drugs and superficial experience is one I wish I never had and I wish I would have attended Bishop Dunne all four years of high school.

Posted April 23, 2012

Overall this school is good, however most of the teachers are coaches that are more concerned with coaching than teaching. This school does have a lot of cliques, but if a student is outgoing and not shy they will make some friends. The dance team has a lot of cliques as well. There is a lot of gossip, fakeness, favoritism. The older girls can turn the coaches against you and they are really mean to underclassmen unless you kiss-up to them. The other teachers care about their students and want them to succeed.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 10, 2011

This is my freshman year at BL, and I already feel welcomed by the staff and students. I was the only girl from school to go to BL, and I have already made so many friends in the last couple of weeks. BL is a very well-rounded school. It has challenging academics, great competitive sports teams, and an amazing Arts program. On the first day I was so nervous for lunch and who I was going to sit by. Some people at a table made my day by asking me to come and sit with them. BL is such a welcoming and I am so excited to get this amazing opportunity to spend my high school experience at BL.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 1, 2010

Bishop Lynch is an excellent school that have teachers who challenge the students. Freshman year for my daughter was an enlightening experience and the teachers and staff guided me through all the things I had to learn as a parent,.
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Posted April 23, 2010

I know that some people who have commented here said that BL revolves mostly around sports (particularly football), but you would have to realize we're in Texas where sports are a main priority and, well, it's high school. As for me, I am involved in the fine arts program and have found it to be a very rewarding experience, and the best part is we integrate people who are involved in a variety of activities around BL, but we never talk about sports unless it's about the Cowboys. I have found all of my classes to be challenging, and once you get into one honors class, it's easy to get into the other ones. From, charity and hip hop to anime and creative writing, there's something for everyone to either find their niche or explore possibilities for the future. I'm thoroughly pleased with my BL experience thus far.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 22, 2009

Bishop Lynch is a top notch Catholic prep school. They offer a wide range of academic and elective courses that keep the students challenged. It is nice to have a Catholic college prep school that welcomes students of all abilities. It is warm and welcoming, not elitist. My daughter graduated with 40 hours of dual enrolled credit which allowed her to start college at the second year level and launch right into her major area of study. It is such a well rounded environment of academics, sports, art, and clubs.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 9, 2008

Bishop Lynch is a fabulous private school. Our daughter excelled in her classes. Her wonderful teachers were supportive, understanding, and very kind. The faculty was amazing. Our concerns and misconceptions were always greeted with accurate information with follow-ups to boot. We love this private school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 30, 2008

Bishop lynch is truely one of the premier High Schools in the D/FW Metroplex and all of Texas. I have graduated one and have one currently enrolled (and one to come). We all want our kids to excel. BL is outstanding at teaching academics, but more importantly BL teaches our kids how to be leaders and believe in themselves. BL is the best decision I ever made for the development of my children!
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Posted July 18, 2007

BL helped prepare me for college and many other things. Although most teachers were focused on education you will find that some teachers can be focused more on discipline and sports. BL definitely centers around athletics but even though there is not much recognition for other extracurricular activities, there are many ways for students to get involved and spend there time in high school the way they want to.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted October 3, 2006

Excellent college prep school. BL offers dual enrollment courses which allows students to graduate with college credits. Much better than the usual AP courses other schools offer. Our daughter will graduate this year and enter a top notch college next year as a sophomore due to all the college credits she has earned. Wonderful experience you can not get at the 'other' Catholic high school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 8, 2006

i received an excellent education at bishop lynch. i would recommend the school for the latin courses alone. the language program and the study regimen for outside assignment were great for preparing me for college. i went on to get master of science and a master of arts after attending bishop lynch. the scholastics were so strong, I never cracked a book in my first two years of college.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted April 16, 2006

BL is an awesome school! Lynch has excellent academics and extra curricular activities. The staff really cares about the students.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted June 25, 2005

Well with children and acedimically inclined with parents. Alot of involvment with others.
—Submitted by a former student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 31%
Hispanic 21% 51%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Black 5% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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