Blue Mountain High School

7
4 reviews
Grades
9-12
Students
900
Type
Public
1076 West Market Street
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
(570) 366-0511

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This school fails to maintain a safe environment for the students and staff. Unless a student is involved in athletics, he/she is overlooked. Discrimination against those not involved in athletics is through the roof. The ongoing bullying epidemic has had zero management and a great lack of attention. The school is being operated solely on the written rules, and executed with unethical standards, based on the student's role in the building. For example, the school will not punish student's for bullying if an athletics team will suffer, but the quiet student will continue to suffer with minimal offered help. The blame game is a tradition among the administration, and there seems to be nobody with high enough authority to take action. In all, my senior year will continue to be intoxicated with harassment, unethical executions of basic school rules, and discrimination.
Posted by a student on 10/3/2019
My experience as a student at blue mountain high school has been nothing short of a hellish disaster. Kids here are only valued if they are participating in a sport and/ or come from a wealthy or middle/upper class family. Everything is viewed as a popularity contest and the arts is extremely underfunded and almost everything is paid for by the students or from the teachers themselves. If you are not in student council or a sport, your opinions aren't valued. Your grades are not only your priority but also the administration's. They will do everything in their power to make sure that the sports team is perfect. They will fail to pay attention or recognize any bullying or harassment any student may be facing and will focus more on the length of a girl's skirt rather than the fact that a large majority of the students and staff has contracted a fungal respiratory infection due to the untreated mold growing in the auditorium. If I could give it negative stars I would. The lack of accountability, responsibility, respect and pride- our school's mantra- is appalling. This school disgusts me in every way possible.
Posted by a student on 10/3/2019
This school is a giant clique. If you aren't rich or good at sports, you're going to have a terrible time. If you belong to one of these two groups and hang out with someone who isn't, you're going to be mocked back into the fold. Certain compassionate staff members may try to stop bullying and harassment, but their hands are tied once a higher administrator gives the kid a slap on the wrist and sends them on their way. If your last name is on a building in this county, you could probably stop short of actually assaulting another person and face no real repercussions. There is no emphasis on real education, so long as you can regurgitate "facts" or be lucky enough to be chosen for a sports team. Athletes get their grades inflated, and special needs kids fall through the cracks. Have an IEP? Good luck getting the school to follow it. Want to take a class in the arts program? Plan to go elsewhere or take a extracurricular that isn't run and/or paid for by the school. Hope your child is good at fundraisers, because that's how everything that isn't a sports program is funded. Sadly, it's academically the best public school in the area, but I'd rather send my kids elsewhere.
Posted by a parent on 8/25/2014
I think we have excellent teachers, but our kids spend way to much time on sports. There are so many different sports that it is impossible to spend any family time togather. There is no such thing as dinner time; a time not only to eat but to communicate as well. It use to be family, church and then activities. Now it is either a game or practice to attend.
Posted by a community member on 9/21/2011
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Schuylkill Haven schools - Blue Mountain High School is located at 1076 West Market Street, Schuylkill Haven PA 17972. Blue Mountain High School is in the Blue Mountain School District. Blue Mountain High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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