I went to Bothell High School for about a semester my sophomore year of high school. I transferred from MTHS to live with my dad. The first thing I have to say is that going from an extremely diverse school such as Terrace to a school where I don't remember seeing any other race other than white still boggles me to this day. My experience at Bothell as a middle to lower class half-white, half-asian girl who looks Mexican was very difficult. I was obviously the "new kid" because I started about a month in a half into the semester. At Terrace, the new kid is always welcomed, talked to, invited to sit, and encouraged that they're officially a Hawk. I would know because, I was one of those students that always talked to the new kid, showed them where their classes where, asked them to sit with me and lunch and all my friends did the same. But at Bothell, no one talked to me, and when I reached out, I was rejected. I ate lunch in a bathroom stall for a semester, alone. I transferred back to Terrace the next semester. I can honestly say I hated Bothell High School. The students there are horrible people that judge, discriminate, and reject others not like them. The teachers do the same.
Let me tell you, high school is a whole ton better than junior high in some aspects, but worse in others. I really liked the overall education experience I had here because it clearly prepared me for the university that was admitted to, so this is a pretty great place to get in for college/university. We've had alumnus go to Yale, Tufts, Georgetown, NYU, UW, Princeton, UPenn, Penn State, UCLA, Berkeley, etc. This place has top-notch academic with the upper division classes. However, there are some not-so-bright teachers here especially in the humanities and language department. But my overall experience was very good at BHS and I feel like it taught me competence for the real world academics. The social scene is below average, though. While there are very good crowds and influences, there are awful clique-ish types, which dominate the social scene. The football hype here is insane. We're very much a football school. If you don't attend football, it's like you're some alien and is treated as one. The sports are great here and there are vast organizations for extracurricular activities such as FBLA, Key Club, LGBT, ASB, Honor Society, International club, harry potter haha. Good place
i am a student at Bothell and i think that it has been a great experience thus far! i read another review saying that bhs was the worst high school they ever sent their children to and i have no clue how they could think that! The teachers are amazing and the students are all very accepting. But the best part of bhs is the atmosphere! the school spirit is amazing and at football games you can really feel the sense of community and school pride! you hear so many horrible stories about high school and bothell deffinatly does not follow them! i will be sad when i leave but ill be proud to say i was a bothell cougar! GO COUGS!
There are some great teachers at BHS and some bad teachers. (The physics teacher my student had did not understand physics; he set up problems wrong on tests and got the laws of Thermodynamics scrambled). The other problem Bothell has is terrible math curriculum. The math teachers have adapted this bad curriculum to be more learners friendly. My student told us that frequently teachers left their classes for extended periods of time. Her Spanish teacher frequently left a movie playing while she went out of the classroom. The spirit is amazing at BHS. They have a dedicated and talented football coach. They also have other amazing coaches. It is a good school to be an athlete in. Waiting for Superman described the school with a new gym and new performing arts building. That nails Bothell High School. It seems to be like the school of Emma, in the movie.
Amazing drama department, amazing football team, extraordinary math teachers, science teachers that get my kids excited to learn
Bothell High School has the kind of spirit that used to be found in high schools in the 1950's. The entire community cheers for their football team and attends their games. On game days you can go to the local teriyaki restaurant (a favorite haunt of BHS students) and find it full of students and players dressed in their jerseys and sporting their school colors. Face paint is a common site. They have a fantastic marching band and a booster club like no other. Go Bothell Cougars!
I'm a senior at Bothell taking mostly honors and AP courses. The classes are interesting and demanding but not overwhelming (yet). I like all but one of my teachers this year. The new building is awesome. The sports here are awesome and school spirit is HUGE. If you aren't into sports there are tons of afterschool clubs and activities that you can get involved with. Overall, a great school.
Excellent school, some teachers teach in a politically partison fasion because of the elections, but most are fair. Great programs and really nice campus. Kids are great except a small perfect.
I read the review from the parent that thinks that Bothell is the worst school they've ever experienced. I have no clue what school they are talking about, but it isn't Bothell. I have 7 children, 4 have gone thru high schools, two at Bothell. The other two wish they had gone to this school as well. So, if you aren't taking advantage of the good stuff stop complaining about the bad.
I have been going to Bothell High for two years now and I could not ask for anything more from a high school. I have grown greatly as a student and as a person. There is a great sense of community and the students strive for excellence in academics, athletics, and in the fine arts. The classes are well paced and rigorous but are not too stressful. The honors and AP courses are great. The teachers are more than willing to help students succeed. The music program is astonishing as well. I would recommend BHS without a doubt; it is a truly rewarding place to be.
I graduated from BHS & am very proud to say that. The teachers are amazingly dedicated & I have never seen more of a community feeling around a single school!
Frankly, this is most awful High School we have ever experienced. With the exception of a few Teachers this school district would bebetter off simply eliminating this school althougether.
This school has wonderful school spirit! Definatly more than any school we have come across! We have excellent school sports, where the students each are good in their own way. Being a junior there right now, i know that the school is accepting and there are no cliques! With excellent teachers. i highly recommend sending your kids here!
I love Bothell. I have grown so much as a person, as well as a student, while attending BHS.
This school has changed in the four years since I graduated. Students have always had a nice amount of school spirit, with the obligatory attendance at school games. More recently, however, I have noticed an increase in school sports attendance and an equal increase in school spirit. Admittedly, I never ran with the 'school spirit' crowd, and I am looking back wishing I had done so. The teachers I had were all great, I learned valuable lessons from each and every teacher I had at that school. I've gone back several times to chat and visit wtih my former teachers, and looking back, I'm glad I was a Cougar!
I love attending this school. The administration is fantastic and the teachers are wonderful. There are numerous extracurricular activities, sports and clubs that students can be involved in. I definitely recommend Bothell High School.
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