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Boswell High School4
Posted June 24, 2014
- a parent
My daughter transferred to Boswell with 6 months left in High School to graduate, but everyone made her feel welcome and were willing to take the extra time to help when she needed it. The faculty really care about their students and would recommend this high school to any parent.
EXCELLENT school in an excellent district! We are a military family and our daughter attended Boswell for her Senior year (2012), which we were very pleased with. The instructors/counseling department are excellent and did everything in their power to make her feel welcome, supported and ensured that she had all of the necessary AP coursework to keep her superior academic record. She was also welcomed with open arms to the school/soccer team by both students and coaches who ultimately provided her with excellent recommendations. The counseling department assisted her with all of the necessary paperwork, testing, etc. related to college applications. Moving around so frequently can take a toll on a student s academic and athletic record, however, Boswell s recognition of her talents and unwavering support was a blessing and I would highly recommend this school. It was one of the best years she had and she is now a student at UC Berkeley.
My three children went to Boswell and they all suffered from having gone there. The Office staff act like children and are very incompetent. The school can not keep up with their students and I never felt like they gave enough attention to my children s needs before their own Football team. My daughter went there and we finally had to pull her out of the school and move due to the violence and the death threats from other girls in her class. I would not recommend this school for anyone. If you want your child to get a real good education, check out all the other schools in the area and then decide.
Speaking as a mixed AP and reg-ed student who finishing up he r Sophmore year, I find Boswell a great school to go to. Not every single teacher is amazing, admittedly, but we don't live in a perfect world. However most of my teachers have been excellent and very willing to help me so long as I asked them for help and bothered to show up for tutorials or put in some effort. As for allegations that the teachers are 'lying to students by never showing them their grades' all but two of my teachers (who are both AP or Pre-AP) show us grade reports frequently and the district offers a means to check grades online. Administration has recently tightened up with our new principle. Never needed any help from counceling, so I'm afraid I have no wisdom there.
All I can really say is Boswell is amazing.Love the teachers,love the atmosphere and love how it's a wide spread campus. I take the negative comments with a grain of salt,you can't only blame the teachers when we don't even know how their children act towards said teachers.They have a new principle,VPs,teachers and a Superintendent and the Bos way of life is improving drastically.Boswell is too hard to not like :D
Boswell High School is one of te best schools there an be i went form a C student to an A student and one B all of my teachers are nice they always support me and try to find different ways to help me get a better grade they are always willing to help no matter what the teachers use their lifetime to help help the students that are actually willing to do and work to get the better grade if your child did not do good then its because they werent willing to work if there is someone to blame then its the parents because they cant expect the teachers or the staff to let them know what their child does and does not do it's the parents responsibility to know that so dont blame the school if you dont like it then why were you still there?
This school needs improvement on thier teachers and their tatics they need better or more people to do one job. What they need is a easier system to run this school properly. They slack off alot of things for their personal references. When it comes to school staff they come to work because they want to and if you don't like a job get a better one cause students will run over them. Teachers don't have to be here but if your here be nice because i'm pretty sure thats why you come here if not get another job because we sure don't want you. Needs better grading system. It needs to notify them when the reports are sent out. If the system does notify them then yours teachers are lying to students and thats not a very smart idea especially if it could cost them thier job!!