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Contact Information (School Year 2016-17)
Last updated: 1/23/2017
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2016-17)
Bellflower Middle/High School opened in 1951 with an enrollment of 690 students from the cities of Bellflower and Lakewood. Over the years, the student population has grown and now Bellflower Middle/High School is home to approximately 2,700 students in the 2016-2017 school year. The Bellflower campus includes both a middle school and a high school and services students in grades seven through twelve. The school facilities include 119 classrooms, a theatre, a cafeteria and mufti-purpose building, a library-media center, a gymnasium and two locker rooms; included within these facilities are seven computer labs for student use. Our technology has also grown and Bellflower Middle/High School has computers, an LCD projector, screens, and sound system in every classroom.
The school’s mission and vision is to provide all students with rigorous, challenging academic programs and classroom instruction of the highest quality of what students must know and perform upon graduation from high school. Our comprehensive standards-based instructional program ensures that all students are connected to the school in meaningful ways through academic programs, extracurricular activities, sports, leadership and career-based learning. Our students can select from a broad range of courses and curricular paths, including Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses, visual and performing arts courses, vocational education and Career Technical Education (CTE) pathway offerings, and English Language Development classes that enable them to achieve the State of California and District academic performance standards. The high school honors and Advanced Placement classes reinforce students’ commitment to academic excellence as students explore subjects in breadth and depth. The extensive elective program in the high school hosts learning in world languages, visual and performing arts, industrial technology, business, and athletics. These performance standards are aligned with the University of California and California State University (UC/CSU) subject a-g requirements and the expected school wide learning goals, resulting in a strong foundation to continue their pursuit for a college education and occupational success in the workplace.
Academic achievement is embedded throughout the curricula for all students to achieve the content standards and the expected school wide learning results. Teachers employ multiple assessment methods to ensure that students’ knowledge, performance, and depth of understanding are meeting grade-level content and performance standards in the core subject areas. To accommodate the diverse needs of limited English proficient students, Bell flower High/Middle School offers leveled courses in developing the English language, as well as an instructional program tailored to meet the linguistic needs of new arrivals. A full spectrum of Special Education support appropriate for identified students in the least restrictive environment is an integral part of our school’s program in meeting the differentiated learning, social-behavioral, and physical needs of students. The program is comprised of a fully contained learning environment for students with mild-moderate and/or moderate-severe learning disabilities in special day classes and co-teaching sections across some core disciplines.. Regular education and Special Needs teachers have been eager to grow in their new collaborative relationships so together they can bring the best educational experience for every student in their classrooms. When appropriate for students, support in speech and language, mainstreaming with access to the site’s learning center for resource specialist assistance, and/or resource specialist English and mathematics courses focus on the individual learning goals of students to further academic achievement.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the California Department of Education (CDE) recently granted Bell flower a full term accreditation of six years. This accreditation is a confirmation to universities and colleges and among the high school community that Bell flower meets the rigorous Focus on Learning qualitative criteria and the California Department of Education standards of vision and leadership, academic standards and curricular paths, instruction and assessment, student support and resources, and school culture.
Family and community support are an integral part of the school. The collaborative support of the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), parent booster clubs, college and university partnerships, business associates, club organizations, and parent-school advisory committee provide extraordinary resources and decision-making opportunities where everyone works for the best interests of students.
One outstanding hallmark of Bellflower Middle/High School is a sense of school pride. Every day school spirit is reflected in the school colors of maroon and gold, the Buccaneer mascot, at school-sponsored events such as sporting events, theatre productions and musical performances, during assemblies and rallies, and at club and service organization meetings. This school spirit has endured throughout the years and is evident amongst our alumni and within the school community.
Many of our certificated staff have advanced degrees. In addition to regular classroom teachers, Bellflower Middle/High School’s certificated staff also includes the principal, four assistant principals, five counselors, two psychologists, a part-time speech teacher, a media specialist and a librarian. The classified staff includes two health assistants, instructional aides, secretaries and clerks, custodians, an ROP facilitator and counselor, four campus security persons, and a technology technician.
Career Technical Education Programs
Bellflower High School (BHS) offers career technical education (CTE) classes that help prepare students to compete in a global society by providing real-world, hands-on training and equipping them with skills to meet the needs and expectations of employers. Local business and industry partners help support our program by providing guest speakers, field trips, and on site demonstrations. CTE classes are offered in a sequential manner which creates career pathways. At BHS students may take courses in pathways such as Graphic Production Technology, Automotive Technology, Woodworking, Engineering, Health Careers and Film and Video Production. Bellflower High School is working closely with local community colleges to create and/or update articulation agreements so that students can easily transition into college.
Last updated: 1/31/2017
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2015-16)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/23/2017
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2015-16)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||11.9 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.6 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||75.0 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.7 %|
|Two or More Races||1.1 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||81.8 %|
|English Learners||16.8 %|
|Students with Disabilities||11.1 %|
|Foster Youth||0.9 %|
Last updated: 1/23/2017