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!
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.
it's a very nice school the students get involed in alot of activities and the kids there really do learn.
Bay view is a really great school for those who come to school to learn!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
'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.
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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