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  • Battle Mountain High School6

    Edwards, CO | Eagle County

    May 19, 2013


    This school was a real eye opener after moving from an inner-city school mentality. It is has many of the features of a private school due to some of the very generous parent donations . After having two of my children graduate from BMHS, I have to say that I am glad they received an education in the Eagle County. The only complaint I have is. I never found a way to connect with other parents. I was not asked to volunteer and it was difficult for my teens find their niche with the other students. On the plus side, it has a stellar science department which not only taught my children the fundamentals of science, but instilled a passion in my youngest for science that I never thought existed! This includes the Social Sciences taught by Mr Phelan, who provided my teens with a journey of self discovery which none of us will soon forget. A math department that is becoming stronger and more stable everyday thanks to some great leadership and finally a foreign language department that is truly unique. I could go on forever but by now I think you all get my point. Great academic opportunities, not so great inclusion for new community members. ~kl

    Submitted by a parent

    November 27, 2011


    The teachers and principal are passionate and the facility is unequaled. However my child is now also attending CU and is struggling. This is baffling as she has always taken the most challenging courses and graduated BMHS summa cum laude. I don't know if she was unprepared for college because of BMHS or if it is just the culture at CU of "weeding out" but it definately is a shock when your child goes from mostly A's to mostly C's and the hispanic population definately creates a problem in teaching all kids at the same level.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 23, 2009


    As a student who graduated from Battle Mountain a few years ago, and just recently graduated from a prestigious college, I would just like to say that this high school was wonderful. It is what you make it. They have excellent course offerings, volunteer opportunities, athletic organizations, and a very well involved group of instructors. It's up to the student and parents to see this and take full advantage of the offerings.

    Submitted by a student

    October 3, 2008


    The school is safe and has an outstanding principal. The academics are not at a state level. My oldest son graduated last year and now attends the Unversity of Colorado. After only 6 weeks at college he stated that he was not prepared for history or chemistry. He also said 'there is not a day that I say that I am glad that I went to BMHS.' He had taken high level courses and was in the top 25% of his class. Thanks to CU being quick to respond they saw a deficiency and enabled him to change a chemistry course to get him up to speed. My son said that the other Colorado students were better prepared than he was. The school district is catering to Hispanic dual language programs to accomadtate the overwhelming illegal population which 'teaches down' versus bringing the bottom student up.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 30, 2007


    The top students at Battle Mt. are prepared to succeed at top level universities. The bottom of the socioeconomic spectrum are also well taken care of. The middle of the pack can get lost. Students must get involved in an extracurricular activity if they want to have a great experience.

    Submitted by a parent

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