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Denbigh Baptist Christian School

Private | K-12 | 281 students

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Posted September 12, 2014

The students are out off control and the school administration doesn't care. They refuse to do anything out of fear of upsetting certain parents. They behave worse than public school kids. I imagine jail is in quite a few futures for the young graduates. Also, the educational standards her are a complete joke. Even a rock could get straight A's here. If you care about your children then don't send them here.

Posted April 25, 2014

Great school! My son is in 1st grade and has some attitude issues,they work with him and help him focus,he has straight A's and is doing awesome,he likes the school and will send him back. Next year.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 9, 2013

DBCS is a school where the Faculty and Staff all are there to assist the children both in achieving academic excellence but and spiritual success. I am proud to have my children in a school that has teaches these values and would recommend this school to any parents looking to have their children achieve academic excellence with Christian Values at the same time.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 29, 2012

DBCS is very consistent about discipline. When a rule is broken, the student gets a demerit. Unless their parent works for the school or attends the church. If an athlete fails a class they are removed from their sports team. Unless the team is losing and they are a star player, or their parent works for the school, goes to the church, or complains enough. All faculty, volunteers and coaches have to sign a statement of faith. Unless the school can't find anyone else to volunteer, or they really need to win next year at the Metro conference, then they don't bother with that. All kids are treated and accepted the same. Unless they are different, new, or transferred in from public school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 10, 2011

My daughter loved DBCS. She is a recent graduate. We found the course work to be very challenging. She graduated with 8 college credits via the school's dual enrollment partnership with a local college (I believe a student can graduate with 12 dual enrollment credits and they can also earn additional college credit through the Advance Placement courses). My daughter enjoyed the athletic side of student life more, but I was always very impressed with the quality of the school's music, art, and drama departments. This school might not be the best fit for everyone, but my daughter was challenged both academically and spiritually. She felt safe she felt loved the faculty and coaching staff were very involved in her life.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 23, 2011

Please note that a lot of the bad reviews are from 08 and 09. Now, there is a new administrator and many changes for the good. There will never be a perfect school but the teachers and the staff care deeply about the children in their classes. My child graduated from DBCS and loved every minute of it. She felt safe, loved and always found help if she struggled in any classes. It is true, there is no special ed program for lack of funds. But this is clearly stated and understood. Children have many options on extracurricular activities and are supported by coaches and teachers alike. There are many opportunities to grow spiritually. Chapels are now handled by our new Pastor of Student Ministries who works with the youth both in the church and the school.. There are many interesting speakers and a couple of weeks of spiritual emphasis to challenge students thinking and beliefs. I would highly recommend DBCS to other families and students.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 24, 2011

I have been at DBCS for a few years. I have not found the school to be challenging, even though the grade scale is high the work is pretty easy. This year has been the worst as far as the way people treat each other. Bad language in the halls almost every day from everyone, people wait until there aren t any teachers around, gossiping is really terrible, the minute someone turns around everyone else starts talking about them. Then everyone just repeats everything that was said to the person and there is so much jealousy and hurt feelings and no reason for it. The parents are evern worse and there kids come to school and repeat everything they say! Some kids do whatever they want, lying constantly, even hitting and slapping people, sneaking out at lunch, they don t even regard the rules and the teachers see it and ignore it, others get demerits for every little thing, it seems to depend on who you know or if you came there because you are really good at a certain sport. No effort gets put into chapel, no impact on the way people act. I would love to go to a different school but my parents can t afford any other school in the area.

Posted April 13, 2011

I went to DBCS for nine years (1st-8th, 12th). I tried public school from 9th-11th grade and it wasn't for me. I eventually decided to return to DBCS to graduate with my old friends. If you are considering Denbigh Bapist, please know that in middle school you will probably experience less educational prowess than if you are enrolled in public school. This is what prompted me to try public school; however the accelerated learning did not outweigh the comradery and spiritual direction my life was in need of. I excelled in the athletic program which is often how people are categorized in the school. Most people in the school play some sort of sport, so if you do not participate in sports you will probably not like DBCS as much as I did. Once you get to high school, teachers are more apt to developing a bond with their students. The one year I spent in high school at DBCS prepared me for college and I owe a lot to the great staff, namely Mr. Cass and Emperor Haggerty for being our class sponsors, excellent teachers, and great friends. I would also like to thank Col Hoxie and Mr. Hoxie for being great athletic coaches as they not only molded me athletically, but spiritually as well.

Posted December 1, 2010

My teenaged son was becoming hardened and was failing academically in public school. He came to DBCS his junior year. I honestly credit the staff and student body for providing an environment in which he could thrive academically, socially, and, especially, spiritually. I believe this school rescued my "at risk" kid! Highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 2, 2010

Karma is a booger and GOD gotcha for the injustices you have done by taking money and not teaching the students. Enrollment is drastically down,staff are being fired,programs cut!! Perhaps next time your students need that extra helping hand you will extend a hand back instead of turning your backs on them. The Lord works in mysterious ways and after the past years I firmly believe in Karma...

Posted May 13, 2010

I believe that some of the reviews state some things that are true like the use of cell phones by staff during class, I know who you are , our children use cells and take pics. and then some things that are mentioned because of a bad experience that has more to do with the student than it does the teachers. Having your child in a Christian School does not make them exempt from the things of the world. We have parents that bring their children to DBCS to protect them from the things that happen in public school and others from being labled as having a special need. If DBCS is so bad then why bring a child there as a safe alternative from public school? I imagine that if DBCS was doing its best to give the best, that there would still be people that would complain.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 3, 2010

This school has poor teachers and poor leadership. They DO NOT value communication with families. They are NOT interested in helping students or families who are struggling in any area. They are not working to make any changes to better the school. Instead they think they have arrived!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 11, 2010

The majority of the students at Denbigh Baptist are hypocritical, superficial, and judgmental. It's sad that these very kids are the ones representing Christ and our school. They swear in the hallways, pick fights with one another, and their perversion has gotten out of hand.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 22, 2010

DBCS hired a new head administrator last year who has already made some much needed positive changes, and recognizes what still needs to be done. One advantage to DBCS is that the tuition is very low. The school is made up of mostly low-to-middle income families so you don t have the snob factor among the parents of other schools. Also it is about the middle of the road academically, which I like because who wants a school where a Christian education is available only to scholars? The school does have some advanced classes for the motivated learners. It has it s share of problems among the students, don t expect them to be much different than students in public school, but the teachers do a good job of working the Christian worldview into all aspects of education.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 14, 2009

My child has been enrolled in the middle school and we are disappointed in the quality of education there, especially since we are paying tuition. Science is very poor and the administration of the middle school doesn't enforce teaching quality. I don't see any effort at all being made in effective coordination of the MS. I don't see what the fuss is about the dress code because its not really enforced. I have heard though that the high school is much better.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 19, 2009

My child attended this school for 3 years and I am unimpressed by everything. If your child falls behind they will not help them,instead they want you to have them tested by a panel of their choice to have them labeled. Now if your kids gets it the first time and has no issues they will probably do good. My child needed some extra help and though it was promised, they never delivered. Save your money and go to public school because they will get help in public where they will not get it here at DBCS. I find most of the parents as well are just happy to gossip and let the injustice continue.

Posted January 15, 2009

I attended from 8th-12th grade and received a 3.857 GPA. I finished college at a strong school with a 3.6 GPA and now have a 3.25 GPA in graduate school. I highly recommend DBCS in academics and athletics as I played three sports for a total of six years. Based on my experience (graduated in 2003), I would highly recommend DBCS if you can afford it. I would suggest parents or pastors teach children to have their own beliefs before attending, since Baptist doctrine is taught heavily, but others were not belittled or discriminated against. The dress code is not a big deal, especially since I believe it limits unnecessary problems (both violent and non-violent) between the sexes. Compares favorably academically with HRA and local public schools based on grades released to the Daily Press, SAT scores, athletics, discipline problems, etc.

Posted January 11, 2009

I attended Denbigh Baptist from K-5 through 12th grade. I greatly appreciate the school, and the opportunities I received while attending Denbigh. If your child has a heart to learn and is legitimately trying to succeed then Denbigh is a place that will help mold them. They do focus a lot on the dress code however it's not the dress code that is the issue, it's the heart of the student. By ignoring the dress code time after time it shows the student doesn't care for the agreement that he/she made. I recommend Denbigh Baptist, go with an open mind and heart and you will not be let down.
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 22, 2008

My child has attended DBCS for many years. I have found the faculty to be very concerned and very helpful. I like how the teachers are aware of the children even before they get to their grade level and have been very helpful in suggesting the proper class level to take. I know my child will do well in college due to the high level of academics they have been subject to. I also think very highly of the athletic department who support the children in sports and academics.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 10, 2008

I really like the school because of its fun extra programs and because of its awsome athletic department.
—Submitted by a student

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13010 Mitchell Point Road
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