We specifically moved out of the Keller (Fissol Ridge) School District because of gang issues and guns on campus. Birdville High School was the school of choice due to what we heard from parents in the area. My biggest interest was their Chinese language offerings but after 9th grade I put my son into Spanish - the Chinese teacher was well meaning but totally incapable of teaching Chinese to western students. However, the counselors at BHS are outstanding. Due tto their involvement we were able to navigate through some awful, inflexible district policies. ROTC is also an outstanding unit although the federal government has underfunded the program they still keep up high standards and high expectations. The other neat feature of the school is the Bechtal Learning Center with vocational training venues available to BISD students and are bussed to the center. The coaching staff seem to be at the head of the list here in North Texas and that certainly makes the Birdville students proud to be at this school.
I loved my 4 years at BHS. I moved from another school district in the Metroplex, and the difference was remarkable. The students, teachers, fine arts directors, and coaches were committed to success and community-building. I found that the general attitude among students was one of friendliness and camaraderie. I did not experience many exclusive cliques during my time there. Though my friends and I were academically competitive (especially among the "Top 12" students), I did not experience the cut-throat atmosphere reported by friends in Carroll and Grapevine-Colleyville ISDs, or the over-crowded and sterile/regimented environment experienced by friends in Keller schools. All of my teachers knew me well and cared about my present and future. For a new school, we had lots of school spirit and pride in our programs. Birdville prepared me well for a top-tier college and Southern Ivy graduate school. And if I move back to Texas, I would choose Birdville for my [future] kids. I hope students and parents enjoy BHS as much as my family and I did!
Growing up in the mid-cities for the last 30 years you come to know what you want for yourself and your family if you plan to stay and not move away after college. I knew that I always wanted to raise my kids in this area where you have great neighbors, community and great public schools! All three of our older kids are still in the BHS and SMS schools. They all came from attending W.A.Porter Elementary and absolutely love that school and felt they did a great job in preparing our kids for middle and high school! Our high schooler is very involved in the Cheer/Football program and middle schoolers now in 6th grade in band! We love the teachers and staff! Can't speak enough about all three schools and highly recommends others to move to NRH!
The administration at Birdville High is one of the best in the state. The principal and vice principals really care about their students. They not only know the students by name, they KNOW them. They support the students on and off the campus. The care and concern for the students' well being is filtered down to faculty. I am so pleased that my children have attended BHS and feel that they will be prepared for the future.
This school has great academics and it strives on making sure that their students excel in their classes.
BHS Rocks! Our daughter just graduated and our son just moved in. Teachers and staff care about all students. Great opportunities for students in athletics and fine arts programs. We purchased our home in the attendance home just so our kids could attend BHS!
Birdville is a good school. The teachers are great, and they really care. Some students are nice, but there are cliques. If anybody says there isn't, they are crazy. The girls are a little snobby, and the boys only worry about sports. It is always clean. I would rate it a 4 out of 5.
wonderful teachers that do anything they can 2 help you learn and pass
Birdville High School is a top notch school. The teachers are amazing and work with the students to achieve the best possible results. The fine arts department is amazing, especially the band. the band has been to the all state contest 3 consecutive times in a row and twice making the all state finals. Any parent who is interested in their kids being in a well organized, highly successful program should definitely look into this school and its band. parents can easily get involved in the school and can even look up their kids grades from any computer with a special password given to them by the school. overall Birdville is a great school.
Birdville is top notch as far as I'm concerned. I have a child who currently attends and is doing extremely well socially and academically. All of his teachers are supportive. And the programs he is involved in give him the self confidence and growth he needs to be successful. Kudos for Birdville! I can't wait to see what the new principal.
Our kids aren't safe at BHS! Fighting & bullying has increased dramatically in the last 2 years. Fights continue inside the school for sometimes more than 30 mins. before any teacher or administrator is even aware of it! Obviously too many children, not enough teachers and zero concern for the safety of our children that are entrusted to them daily!
Birdville High is going through a change in leadership. The exiting principal was charasmatic and I am uninformed on her reason for leaving. BHS has a strong emphasis on athletics and band. Academic programs seem to take a back seat. I would summarize by saying that BHS is a good, but not great school.
This is the newest high school campus for the Birdville School District. It appears nice and well groomed but I sense the expanding neighborhood to the west will strain the resources immensely within the next few years. Currently I am satisfied with my child's academic performance although I do wish the student teacher ratio in the math department was lower.
I would recommend BHS to any parent thinking of enrolling their child. Level of instruction, parent involvement, wide range of extra curricular activities are ALL exemplary. I can't say enough about Birdville and the staff there.
I attend Birdville High School as a sophmore and believe it to be a very nice campus. Wonderful staff and students. I don't feel as if we're lacking in academics, although every teacher in the state of Texas if forced to teach to the TAKS test and nothing more. So to be frank, I think they're limiting our education due to the inforcement of teaching to a particular curriculum. And because teachers are forced to teach us such a large amount of material within a 6 weeks period, when our benchmark testing is presented by the state, you're not able to 'learn' the significant material. TAKS was inforced to teach us more, when in reality, we're learning less.
I have a student in the school and I work in the school. I love the kids; there are really no cliques! I find the AP and PRE-AP classes are right where they need to be. The Senior English class is reading the same books my Freshman at Baylor is reading. I think more tradition and more school spirit needs to be built among th estudents and the teachers; but it is a new school. -Rachel
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