Brea-Olinda High School10

Brea, CA | Orange County

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August 26, 2014


I would like to state; this school tries. It tries to motivate you to try your best and improve your skills. They encourage you to only take activities you are interested in. I feel that is quite amazing, because it works. Though I have a concern, I will blunt: despite this, I'd provide a 0/10. why? There's no cross dressing day, disastrous! I would like to see handsome girls and pretty boys, please and thanks! 0 satisfactory with my current school experience!

Submitted by a student

October 7, 2013


BJH was okay for my son, however, he was in a sport, in AP classes, and I was involved (here and there on the weekends). The parents are rather cliquey and tend to stay in their own groups, unless you donate big (in which case you can do whatever you like) you better volunteer and be proactive in your child's academic and extra curricular life here or they WILL be overlooked. I am taking my daughter out of Brea because it's getting rough around here ( Looking into Charter schools). The staff is a "little bit" rude to minorities and the disabled... The counselor was discouraging my AP student from applying to any UC's! VOLUNTEER in your child's sport or activity or they will not be fair to your kid! Otherwise it's good enough, nothing horrible, nothing great. If you are reading this, you are a caring parent and your kid will probably be fine. Just stay involved =) *I've never met the principal but I don't hear good things *Teachers seem mediocre but will do *campus is nice and clean *there seems to be a lack of dress code regulating (girls) *I've known several students to drop out and decide to be "models" makes me wonder what the heck is going on up there. Good luck!

Submitted by a parent

February 13, 2013


I am a firm believer that school is what you bring to it. My child is a very good, but not great, student. He generally has a positive attitude and overall enjoys his general experience at school. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for me as a parent. I had a complaint about a teacher's attendance at school and events, and took it directly to the teacher. He said it wasn't his problem. I then followed chain of command and went to principal, and he said it was between me and the teacher. Round and round in circles. My next stop is the board. I will not go away, so they better get ready. This school is generally quite good, but it is let down by poor administration at the top end. Too bad, considering the Brea community is such a fine place to live. If I had to do it over, I would have put my child in a different high school.

Submitted by a parent

May 16, 2012


This school is for certain ethic groups and well to do families that can buy their childs way through school. Grades are obtained through wealth not academic ability. Student body is very stuck up.

Submitted by a parent

March 28, 2012


Excellent School! Academic education is outstanding. The school community embraced both of my daughters who were Inter-district transfer students. One daughter received a full academic scholarship and the other a scholarship for 60 % of her college expenses. Both daughters are attending major universities in New York City! Thanks BOHS!

Submitted by a parent

December 4, 2011


This is not a great school. It's mediocre like its middle school however all the students who cause the school problems get sent down to the continuation school. They have a great teaching staff that is consistently let down by poor administration and an apathetic student body. Basically students there only care about themselves and their college application than the school itself, the facilities get pretty rundown at the end of the year due to this indifference.

Submitted by a student

November 28, 2009


In every year there are teachers that are wonderful at teaching, and horrible at teaching. Unfortuneatly for students like myself, it leans toward the latter side. Most teachers at this school have little conviction to teach, do not know how to teach, or just don't do anything. They understand very little and do not comprehend any issues that arise. The principal is especially difficult to work with.

Submitted by a student

November 17, 2009


This school has no compassion for families in need. Our son had an issue at school and our whole family was treated with such disrespect and disdain that we are looking into private schools. Not everything about a school has to do with it's scores. The administration at this school and at the Brea Olinda district is the worst in Orange County - beware!!!

Submitted by a parent

September 4, 2008


My child attends this school and I wish I could transfer my child out but I can't. My child comes home complaining about the teachers. At back to school I have met them and they do seem unhappy just no enthusiasm. My child works hard and has very good grades its just a shame that this is a school my child can't wait to leave.

Submitted by a parent

July 28, 2008


this is a great school academicly and sports wise I will continue to say great things about this school as long as its greatness continues I highly recogmend for parents to put their children in this school

July 25, 2008


Much of the curriculum is based on memorization rather than learning. They give extra credit to bump up a child's grade by having them collect cans for recycling or visiting local food fairs. . . in other words, credit for non-academically related activities. The principal is very difficult to work with.

Submitted by a parent

June 28, 2008


Best school I have ever been at great teachers and staff they gave great oppurtunitys

Submitted by a student

March 3, 2008


I graduated from Brea Olinda a few years back and I had great experinces all 4 years. The campus was well maintain, had a great career center, lots of extracurricular activites, and passionate teachers. Nothing quite Compares.

Submitted by a student

November 1, 2007


I'm a sophmore at Brea Olinda High School and I feel that it is a wonderful school. It has wonderful teachers and is very well rounded. I also feel that if your child doesn't fit in, its not the schools fault, there are more then enough oppurtunities for your child to get involved.

Submitted by a student

October 7, 2007


This school is so disorganized, when my child started here I just didn't feel welcomed its just so busy and it doesn't seem like the Principal cares about making the teachers happier. For if the teachers feel appreciated then they will be more willing to do more. This school needs more energy. Its too bad for Brea is a popular City. I will just do my best for my child.

Submitted by a parent

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