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2751 South Lenox Street
Milwaukee, WI 53207

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(414) 294-2400
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Develops respect: Disagree
November 28, 2015
My son often told us of horrible things teachers, staff, and security would say to students. One security officer told a student that he should get ready to flip burgers for him because that's all he'd ever be able to do.

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November 28, 2015
During 2011-2012 Very little discipline, but they had rules that didn't make sense. Bathrooms were rarely available. They were locked during passing time, but my son couldn't always get a hall pass during class. Lock downs were common. Certain experienced teachers really did try hard to make class a learning environment, but new teachers were often the norm and I think they were intimidated by the students. My son said classes were often disruptive and he could go entire days without instruction. He was bullied often. Eventually, we pulled him out to home school him just for his safety.

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Amount of homework: Don't know
June 14, 2015
Never get to see or be in the know of anything! No communication unless there is something wrongfull....except for one teacher who spoke to me confidentially

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September 19, 2013
The math program sucks. They teach the kids to use calculators and when they get to college they can't do math by hand, which is what is required! Most of the testing is open book. It is way different from when I went to school and had to use my brain!

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July 22, 2012
I attended BVHS in the late '90's. Back then, I loved attending Bay View. I was in the Navy JROTC program, Band, Track, Tennis, and the Business co-op program. I am disappointed to see the NJROTC program is no longer offered and to hear all of the negative comments about what Bay View has become. My graduating class had a lot of school pride/spirit and worked hard to achieve success. I enjoyed my time at BVHS and am proud to be an alumni, despite the reputation that the school has earned over the years.

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no rating
February 26, 2010
give a well thanks to Ms. KITROW the principle of they year.

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May 06, 2009
it's a very nice school the students get involed in alot of activities and the kids there really do learn.

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no rating
October 02, 2008
I think that ity is a nice school

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April 28, 2008
Bay view is a really great school for those who come to school to learn!

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October 09, 2006
Hello I'm a parent of a new student(2010) at Bay View I must say as of now, I'm really liking Bay View seeing that I have a first cousin too graduate and was involved in the law program and now is a Milwaukee detective and his high school sweet heart also of Bay View high school is a nurse practicer a step away from a doctor so I know and see how Good Bay View have/had taught them. It's what you put into your education to find what you get out of it at the end ,and as far as the teachers' I'm my daughter first teacher so I the parent taught her how to be a 'great student' for life not Bay View they're just adding on to what I've started. Thanks Bay View from a parent that cares about all not just mines.

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August 19, 2006
My child was a freshman at BV last year and when I first dropped him off, I was thinking 'Oh my gawd, what have I done'! Most kids were dressed inappropriately for school. Kids are still outside school even after school starts just 'hangin out'. The academics were FAIR, but my son didn't learn much. He liked most of his teachers. Coaches are supportive and don't tolerate bad grades or behavior. My son is in a new school (out of state) for his 2nd year and he knows NOTHING compared to the other kids.

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May 22, 2006
Im not a parent, but a current student at BVHS. I did learn alot, but because I payed attention and done my work in class unlike the rest. Its not the teachers, its the students who make it horrible. The teachers do their job, but choose not to deal with the ignorance the class displays. Overall, the staff is great, especially the guidance counselors.

- submitted by a student

March 10, 2006
I spent four years at bay view high school. 80% of the day in classrooms doing nothing. The school was a joke. Also I was in the P.A.T. program. Program for the academically talented. I probably had 3 teachers that actually taught the students. Please dont send your kids there!

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February 28, 2006
I was shocked when I dropped of my step son the other day to see such a dress code allowed. You should go to uniforms like Chicago public schools did and it changed the image and students behavior alot. Parents should consider this,it takes pressure off students that can't afford the thug wear. I can't imagine how the teachers have any control. I think the district should look at uniforms and have a free day to express themselves a couple of times a month. Times have changed and this policy would be cheaper for parents and students would look equal to each other. I don't understand how a simple change in the dress policy hasn't been considered Thank you

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no rating
January 10, 2006
Bay view is one of the worst schools in milwaukee wisconsin. The teachers there don't teach the students anything. And the sercurity is not any better. Snd the new one (for 05-06 school year) aint no good. So if you are planning to send you child or children to bay view..........Think again.

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April 29, 2005
I am not a parent. I am a 2001 graduate of Bay View High School. I am currently enrolled at Tennessee State University. It has been a long road to get here though. If I had only listened to my teachers about how much easier college would be if students prepared for it, now I know. I loved Bay View. It was an excellent school filled with a staff that actually cared about minority students. Times may have changed since 2001, but the overall concept of providing our youth with a chance for improvement through education, leadership, and self confidence. I love Bay View. Sometimes I wish I could go back. Thank you to Mr. Neale, Mrs. Collier, Mrs. Bedford and the rest of the staff who providing a way for students like many who just needed a little encouragement.

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March 08, 2005
I'm a 2003 graduate from bay view high school, and let me tell you, bay view is a school to send your kids. They have one of the best guidance councelors i know. they helped me get through all 4 yrs at BV. HOWEVER, bv does have its down side. The security is POOR. They say that bv is a drug-free school, but i've seen kids light up cigarettes outside on school grounds, and even security guards asking THE STUDENTS for cigarettes! Overall, out of a 10 i would rate BV as a 6-6.5. The teachers and faculity are great, but its the students that make that school poor. And by the way, in my 4 yrs there, they went through 3 DIFFERENT Principals!

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December 20, 2004
When I graduated in the late 90s BVHS was a excellent school. However, under Ms. Goss the new principal, BVHS has really turned downhill. Goss has no reason to be there since she has no previous high school adminstration experience. The administrators are incompetent and dishonest. Despite the poor administration most of the teachers at BVHS do a nice job. However, until BVHS does a complete make-over on it's administration I would look elsewhere to send my child.

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June 18, 2003
'I am an alumni of Bay View High School (1997). I have also just graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a 3.7 GPA with a degree in psycology and I just want to point out that Bay View helped me get here and prepare for college. I highly recommend it for students and parents.

- submitted by a community member

May 03, 2003
Both of my sons graduated from Bay View (1999 & 1997) They both have 3.0+ GPA in college. Bay View did an outstanding job in preparing them for college.

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Bay View High School and Fritsche Middle school will blend their two schools. In Fall of 2010, all students grades 6-12 will attend classes at Bay View High School. The different grade levels will occupy their own area of the building. BVHS will remain a comprehensive high school with a full array of classes and programs in the areas of Art, Music, Gym, Technology, Foreign Language and sporting events.

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Bay View Middle and High School
2751 South Lenox Street, Milwaukee, WI  53207
(414) 294-2400
Last modified Bay View Middle and High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bay View Middle and High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top