"This school is great. I as a student know possibly better than the parents here, so please hear my plea. This school is an extremely strict school and demands much from all the students. Tardiness, sluggishness, and disruptive behavior causes all the teachers to be bent out of shape. As for the foreign students, the majority of this school is Persian and/or Jewish. But, generally, racism and vulgarity rarely consists in the school's daily talk. In fact, I haven't seen drugs or any of the typical day high school sights. "Snotty rich kids" is a terrible cliche to the extent that I find this school rather filled with average wealth students that are a bit more babied than other high schools. There ARE ,however, some rich students who simply borrow their cars from their parents. But, it's a school, not a place to measure wealth and criticize people about their stature, so why should ANYONE care? The teachers can be a handful and the insanely busy hallways with strange people can seem a bit unwelcoming, but once one gets the hang of it and learns how to use the school to their advantage, they're really ready to succeed. This is overall a great school."
"Before you send your child to Beverly Hills High School, be sure to read the "Attendance Policy" under the "Parents" tab on the website. They deduct more than 1/2 a point from your grade each time you're a 1 second late. They also refuse to allow students to make up classwork, if say, someone steals their book. The math teacher refused to allow my kid to use a calculator from the school for a math test when my kid didn't have their own calculator. When another kid lent my kid a calculator, the teacher took it away from my kid. When you are reading the reviews on this school, notice how many of them sound like they might have been written by the same source. BHHS isn't about helping kids get into college or academics. My kid was an honor student when we started at BHHS and because of unavoidable absenses and tardies, mean kids stealing books and bullying, my kid is lucky to be coming out of this year with a "B" average, even though my kid got good grades on tests and assignments. And since most of the kids at BHHS are from another country, not America, your kid will be dealing with all the richness of cultures that really don't like Americans. Good luck."
"This is my daughters first year at BHHS. She is entering the 10th grade. I was a little concerned about my child fitting in considering we are not rich and minority. I was suprised that for the most part, the students are pretty friendly and my daughter joined a sport team and met even more friends. The staff is very helpful and accomodating at well. My daughter is transitioning very well!"
"Once in a while you get a teacher who expects the student to learn the subject himself. A lot is on the student. This school is meant for brilliant children. Courses are amazing! Honors everything. AP everything.... prepare to get high scores on the SAT and ACT."
"Having been to both a private high school and Beverly, I can tell you that public school (for me at least) has not been a very nurturing, welcoming or fun place to go to school. The administration takes weeks to do anything. My counselor has been very hard to reach. They have such strict policies regarding attendance and turning in work that I honestly feel like it is a prison. At Beverly, most kids drive mercedes, BMWs, audis, range rovers and i have even seen a few porsches. If you are considering private or public high school (from my experience) i now 100% feel as though private school is worth the money. They are smaller, more nurturing and an overall better place to grow as both a student and person."