Batavia High School Reviews
Rating 3.75 out of 5 472 reviews
Batavia is an excellent high school. Batavia has hard-working teachers and great extracurricular activities.
I rated Batavia High School 5 stars because it has a very support education system. Especially within the Covid 19 pandemic, the teachers have all been very good about offering time to help students. The counselors at the school are also very supportive and open to hearing any issues you may have. Finally, I have never experienced any instances of bullying at this school and I think that is definitely something to be proud of.
Academically, they make it clear that they really care about the holistic student, especially with how they're changing to all evidence-based grading. Along with the really strong athletics, the wide variety of electives to choose from and the increasing amount of clubs are really helpful in finding what you're good at and what you want to do, and counselors push you to choose your own path post-grad instead of just insisting on a 4-year university. Its biggest flaw is easily the math department and their inadequate teaching-it's shockingly common how many people I know(including me) have greatly struggled in math. Socially, I've really enjoyed the strong sense of community and tradition, but problems can arise from the vast majority of us having been together since 6th grade and it is predominantly white, but it is big enough that there are lots of different personalities and income backgrounds, and more and more staff show support for LGBTQ+ allyship and racial equality.
I am proud to graduate from Batavia High School this year and to me, that speaks for itself. The teachers and administrators are passionate about education and it shines everywhere from the classroom to the football field. Not only does Batavia provide a safe and beneficial learning environment, but the community is rich with bulldog pride.
I feel that batavia high school has prepared me well enough for life beyond high school. The academics prepared me enough for standardized testing and I feel ready to move on to college, but they are not perfect. The majority of teachers are engaged and make learning fun. The extracurriculars are where the school shines. There is a wide enough variety to please everyone’s interests. I have been involved in music, sports, and academic clubs and have enjoyed them all.
My experience at Batavia High School was memorable in the best way possible. Attending a small school allowed me to have a better connection with my teachers and administrators, bettering the value of my education as a whole. In regards to the staff members, there is not one that comes to mind that I can credit my overall joy in the school to. My volleyball coach was also in charge of peer tutors, so I was around her alot. And at some point, it became clear that some teachers at the school became more than just teachers. They were family. My teachers aided me when I needed help; they never failed to put a smile on my face. I am extremely lucky to be apart of a community so caring and motivated for their students, and I could not have pictured the past 4 years of my life any differently. As long as the staff upholds their concern and care for their students as the years go by, Batavia will be an extraordinary place for all those who attend.
I enjoyed my high school because of the variety and flexibility of academics. I was able to choose from a wide range of electives that better fit my interest range which allow me to enjoy the classes more.
BHS offers a lot of AP, Honors, and Dual Credit courses. There are a wide range of extracurricular activities and interesting electives. The block schedule allows for classes to cover a lot of content and cut down on the amount of homework. I took Art Fundamentals my freshman year and the hour and a half class allowed me more time to really focus on my artwork. There is an excellent music and theater department. Drama program students have access to a professional stage/auditorium as well as the Black Box for rehearsals. The teachers are engaged in their classes and most have a true passion for the information they are sharing. Even the AP teachers come up with creative ways for students to learn, supposed to simply lecturing and then having a test. The staff and administration is always willing to help, particularly with applications for college. Counselors are more than willing to sit down with individual students and help them apply for scholarships and/or college admissions.
Batavia High School has given me more opportunities than I could have ever asked for. Great teachers, challenging courses, and amazing experiences.
The divide between students and faculty is very large. As students, we are often not told about important information regarding our safety, our student body, or even general information. Otherwise, the school has many teachers who are passionate about what they do and want their students to achieve great things in life.
Overall, it was a good school. Academics were good, teachers were good, there was a lot of diversity. but I was new in sophomore year and unfortunately I was bullied a lot.
I enjoyed the extracurricular options that Batavia offered. I did not play sports, but I still felt like there were many options to keep me busy after school. I loved the arts program that we had and felt the teachers who ran it were incredible and encouraging. Most of my classes were taught by good and helpful instructors and I felt college-ready upon graduating. I would recommend this school as a great local option, just make sure to stay active and put one's self out there.
I think BHS is a decent school. Definitely not above and beyond. Not super terrible either. I had some great times but also some not great times, and I think most people could agree with me on that. I’ve never been to another highschool to compare experiences, but I’m pretty certain a school that unfairly dresscodes girls and has fights break out 3 times a week doesn’t deserve a rating above average. With that said, I did have some excellent teachers that definitely changed my life for the better, but as a whole, bhs is 3 stars for sure.
Better food is needed but the teachers really care about their students and try their hardest to prepare students to be the best they can be
There's a wide variety of extracurriculars to participate in a lots of opportunities for volunteering.
Batavia High School, overall, is a well-maintained, good school. The academics provided are very good and properly prepare you for the outside world; however, the school is hardly diverse and some teachers are not as effective at teaching as others. The culture of the school tends to not promote diversity.
The school provides a variety of classes leading into different career paths and I am seeing an increase in teachers who acknowledge that college is not the only path to success.