44 out of 10GreatSchools

Barstow High School

Barstow, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 1451


Barstow High School
430 South First Avenue
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 255-6105
Barstow High School is located in Barstow, CA and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 4 out of 10
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Reviews4 Reviews

I'm a former student from Barstow High. I went there for both freshman and sophomore year. Now, the teachers at BHS are actually great people they do everything in the hands to send us students and prepare us for college. Always a positive attitude and all the are always willing to help whether on the class or during after school. Now, I feel with the people in the office should do their job better along with librarians heads up these librarians are rude and petty women I would suggest to stay honestly never try to talk to them unless it's an emergency like a book check but anything else just listen to them and everything should be fine but yeah I would suggest getting better people in the office and indeed better librarians. Now, on looks it's not the best it's very old but mostly everything works but one thing stay away from the water fountains and make sure to bring you're own water bottle. Now with students mostly everything good but honestly most will treat like you're invisible if for some reason you ain't popular but for new students there always up to meet them and make new friends with them but make sure you know who you're hanging with because kids aren't the best some are involved in gangs or do drugs in the bathrooms. Also one the school is very safe the monitors and teachers are always on point with behavior and fights that go on here. So, in summary it's not a bad school when it comes to education but just remember it's fairly small so we don't have many classes. Through, we do have many clubs and sports and many you make a lot of friends in them so I would suggest joining some. Also, this school offers trips so keep an eye on them. So, once again it's not a bad school but it could be better such as new administration, food, water, and better control of the school but if you other choices to go to or can move out the town I'd rather move quickly and if it ain't going well for your kid don't lose hope try out the other schools in the area such as Excelsior Charter, Riverside Prep, or Silver Valley High. Also, stay away from Central High!!
I have a problem with my ex-wife that she dont let me see my daughter's and the school is very far from where I live.
Barstow High school has the best principal around. I was afraid to send my child to high school because of bullies and I feel great that there was no problem. My son even brings his I PAD to school because of the IEP (special needs program) He is allowed to bring items that will help him do better in school through the help. I was worried about theft though there was not a problem. Other students left him alone and did not bother him. The teachers knew he needed help though did not just pass him through and he had to work for his grades. The teachers treat him with respect and e-mailed me if there was a problem. He is now going in the 10th grade passing all his classes. I am very thankful for all the teachers, staff, and principal. The staff is always polite when I visit. Even the Vice Principal took care of issues for me so I did not have to bother the principal. Even the staff that was out helping with the traffic is friendly and able to move the traffic through. All and all, I feel that my son is safe and he is working hard for his grades.
Honestly this school isn't that great. There are some good teachers that care that their students graduate, but a majority mainly those with tenor could care less and simply be happy getting paid.