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22201 38th Ave East
Spanaway, WA 98387

(253) 683-7200
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March 26, 2014
The staff seems to have way too much on their plate and it shows in the way they teach. I have also heard that most of the teachers have to buy their own supplies or try to coerce parents into buying the supplies for them. I also know first hand that they have a problem keeping an eye on all the children, I found this out after there was a fight at the school which caused injury to my child and when I went to the school to find out why I was not informed they said it was because there was so much "rough housing" during gym and that was ok because it was just kids being kids. The teachers and their lack of enthusiasm for their job is jaw dropping. I feel as if I am doing more teaching at home then my child is being taught in school. I know this is the first year for the 6th grade to be in the middle school, but when the Science class doesn't even have a book for the children to take home it shows that they were not prepared for this transition to actually happen. I am a very disappointed parent and I am considering of putting my child in another school next year.

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March 04, 2014
Teachers are stretched beyond belief and seem unhappy in their jobs. Discipline is very lax and I am concerned about my child's safety at times. I do not feel that the teachers care at all about their students and my kid feels the same way. Sad

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September 24, 2011
My daughter has been going to this horrible excuse for a school for three weeks now, and still only gets work out of two of the classes. The teachers are beyond rude and lazy. The math teachers my daughter has are making it clear to all the children that they hate children. They are bad at explaining and not fit to be around our kids. I knew Bethel schools were bad, but this is like a nightmare. I will be pulling my daughter out of this craphole on Monday.

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December 16, 2010
I went there, and i left as soon as i could. The people are rude, and dis respectful. The bullying is a huge problem the teachers dont work hard for nothing. Its a lame excuse for a school. I hate that school and ive been to 7 schools in the past two years. BETHEL WAS THE WORST!!! its simple, bethel sucks!

- submitted by a community member

March 28, 2010
This school is excellent. The only people who say that it is horrible or that they bullying is a huge problem, are the parents who don't know jack about it. I'm on my 9th grade year here now. I will admit that there is some bullying however it is pretty mild and only was there when I was in 7th grade. Usually the only kids who get bullied are the 7th graders and the kids who call other people names.

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January 27, 2009
My Grandchildren go to this school, and I am disgusted with the student behavior. The bullying is not only atrocious, it is not dealt with properly. Just riding on a bus with these kids is dangerous, let alone standing at the bus stops. Someone needs to take control. Since the school won't take responsibility, how about the parents?

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December 04, 2008
Bethel junior high school is a place where teachers and students work together well. It has seen it's share of threats including bomb threats at the naboring high school, and has received allot of attention and obstacles in the past year. I believe it is very capable of coping and adapting to any student in a way to provide a enriching and successful enviorment.

- submitted by a student
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January 05, 2008
I was forced to withdraw my child from this school because the environment was hostile. The teachers seem to be overwhelmed - which is the only logical explanation as to why the bullying and name calling is so rampant. The kids that are out of control ruin this school. It's really a shame that our kids can't get a decent education at this public school.

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October 03, 2007
I have found that all of the teachers are very active in insuring that your children get the best education possible. Unfortunitly the principal is non-existed. You will never see him at a school function or for that matter promote the school as a whole.

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September 06, 2004
Bethel Junior High has provided my son with a challenging and exciting educational opportunity. I have been very pleased with my childs teachers and coaches at BJH.

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September 05, 2004
The school seems to lose focus of its goals and most of the office staff is rude and arrogant. Bullying is rampant and the school officals cant and wont control it

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August 13, 2004
Bethel Jr. High and the Bethel school district in general has many outstanding teachers and staff and (as every school district has) a few that are just ok. It is apparent to me that the district strives for the best. I have students in 3 different schools, and they are all doing well.

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Bethel Junior High School
22201 38th Ave East, Spanaway, WA  98387
(253) 683-7200
Last modified Bethel Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-9
Bethel Junior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top