Blind Brook High School
- RYE BROOK, NY
Blind Brook High School Reviews
Rating 3.87 out of 5 52 reviews
Blind Brook High School was an amazing experience for me. The classes and teachers were so helpful and definitely prepared me for each upcoming year. Extra classes are being added to Blind Brook so that there are more options for students to choose from, which can possibly lead to finding a new passion or future career. I would want to see a change in the number of students attending Blind Brook, the school is really small which causes only around one hundred students to be in each grade, this can be hard for people who move here to make new friends since everyone has known each other since kindergarten. Overall, Blind Brook was a really great high school that taught me a lot and made me feel safe coming into school every day.
Blind Brook is like a small, academically rigorous private school. The teachers are fantastic and take time to help every student. For such a small school they have a wide array of AP classes and electives. College acceptance list every year is quite impressive. We moved to the district based entirely on the schools after much research, and after 14 years (one child graduated 2 still in the school) we could not be happier. They are great with both high achievers and those needed special help.
Blind Brook has some of the most encouraging teachers who are so enthusiastic about their subject. They encourage you to work your hardest and are always willing to help at anytime. They're also very helpful when it comes to new proposals from clubs. I was able to schedule multiple field trips very easily because of how nice the administrators are and how open they are to new ideas. The meals are some of the best that I have ever eaten as well. However, there are a couple of things that I would like to see some improvement on. Blind Brook is located in a very privileged and Jewish concentrated community. It is apparent that there is a lack of diversity within the student body and the staff. Most of the school consist of white people, leaving out many race including blacks and latinos like me. In an age where racial inequality is prevalent, it is important to show diversity to allow equal opportunities for all race. If they could achieve this, then this school will be the best school.
Blind Brook values community and building such community. Students and faculty work close together, allowing for healthy and prosperous experiences.
Academically, Blind Brook is one of the best schools. The academics are top-notch and very few high schools are as good as Blind Brook academically. Adding on, the facilities are also very nice and the building is very built. Blind Brook is a very small school, so obvious the school will not be as diverse as other big public schools. However, the students are very nice and welcoming. Most teachers are very nice individuals, but some have very poor teaching methods. Since Blind Brook is one of the best high schools academically, there is a competitive environment around the school. Everybody cares about their grades and everybody wants to do well in school. At times, the pressure can be very high as the courses are very rigorous. Blind Brook really helps kids get ready for the rigor of college as the courses taught at Blind Brook are very challenging and require students to stretch their brains.
I really love the environment, the teachers and the students, and all the various clubs we can join, some of which are very very successful. There are some bad decisions, however, regarding scheduling; not block scheduling, but next year there are two courses that are linked which in my opinion shouldn't be.
Overall, Blind Brook High School provides excellent educational opportunities to students within the small community of Rye Brook. The teachers are knowledgeable and passionate, which fuels success beyond high school. However, Blind Brook lacks diversity and creates a culture of competitive students.
Many teachers are capable and do a gret job while others are selfish and are set in their ways and do not care about helping their kids. Some administrators seem only concerned with money and not the students.
BBHS has given me a great education that I believe has prepared me to excel in college. I love the people at my school. Unfortunately since we are so small, our diversity was terrible and everyone was the same. I wish we did better in sports!!
It's a small, wonderful school. The teachers are excellent, as are the facilities. The opportunities are endless, and it's really a great place to have grown up and gone to school.
The staff does not like to spend non-stipend / paid time on extracurricular activities.
It is rare to find a teacher willing to stay late or arrive early for a parents meeting . The staff seems to believe the school is there for their benefit more so than them being there for the students. Parents tend to be seen as a nuisance when they get involved in academics or counseling related matters,
Overall very safe due to the nature of the neighborhood and small size of the school. Lately there seem to more issues concerning drugs and alcohol.
There are a fantastic number of extracurricular activities. There are a variety of sports teams, clubs, and arts opportunities. That being said, however, there is some inequality among these extracurriculars. For instance, the sports teams almost annually receive new equipment, whereas in the last 8 years the theater department's budget has been slashed - only being allotted a fourth of what it once was.
The school, while lacking in diversity, has given me all the tools I need to live a successful life: a stellar education, worthwhile extracurricular activities, and a sense of what I want to be in life and what I don't want to be. I want to be well rounded, a renaissance man, who lives humbly and compassionately. I don't necessarily need to be flashy and glitzy, just be me. Yes, a luxury car and a large house would be nice, but those are just bonuses that I believe will come along with loving one's life.
Some teachers fit the mold of a "great teacher," while others are lackluster. Several of them go above and beyond with use of technology in the class room, and attend to students' needs whenever possible. On the other hand, there are teachers who are more conservative and stay away from technology, and only make themselves available when they want to be.
Most of the teachers at my school are hard working and dedicated to the overall well being of the students along with being actively involved in the successes/failures of the students.