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  • Todd Beamer High School2

    Federal Way, WA | King County

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    November 19, 2014


    Todd Beamer has one of the worst discipline systems I've ever seen. Instead of dealing with the problem they will just suspend someone or write no contact orders , which usually leads into fights happening. Both dean's of students can not do their job. Ms.mozel and ms.sunday are lazy and do not fix problems. The academics are horrible, because teachers tend to give up on students or just not care about them at all. Todd Beamer is constantly hiring new "fresh out of college" teachers who are constitly making mistakes. IThis school is full of prejudice teachers and staff. They're prejudice when it comes to students of color. They show extra attentions to their Caucasian students. I would not recommend this school to any parent of a child who wants to succeed and have a fair learning environment. I

    December 28, 2013


    I attended this school between 2006 and 2010. Most would agree that TBHS got off to a rocky start but in the time I was there I saw huge improvements. I was able to participate in excellently run extracurricular programs and was able to start my own club... though I must admit it would have been nice to see more opportunities for artistic programs to flourish. While I can't speak for the entire school, the teachers in the B&I Academy, now called the Blue Academy, were mostly pretty good. Some have argued that the academy system breaks up the school and plays favorites. The Math Science Health Fitness Academy was favored when I was there, getting their own special assemblies and allowing that academy's students to form closer relationships with the sports coaches because they were their teachers. Perhaps this has changed since the academy's name change... but looking back, I actually think it worked out for the best. Not that this was true of everyone in the MSHF academy but by and large the meaner, more superficial and clique-y students signed up for that academy. Meanwhile in B&I, everyone was nice and respectful to each other. I enjoyed my time there.

    Submitted by a student

    July 11, 2013


    I've attended Beamer for 2 years, and am about to be a Junior. While I am not the best student, nor do I participate in sports, I've really had a good time at this school. It isn't the best, but better than most. There are /some/ snobby kids but overall the students are really nice and I made friends on my 1st day. I'm in SGLE (now called Silver Academy) and it has some of the best teachers in the district, in my opinion. The Jazz Choir at Beamer is 2nd best in-state and it's a lot of fun. The school isn't perfect, a little crowded, but I've had good memories here. Disciplinary action is lacking though, or done in bad ways. (A kid was expelled for being suspended too much, but a girl with a 4.0 got 1 lunch detention even though she assaulted someone and harassed them for weeks. On the whole the faculty is good, but some cases are outrageously lenient or severe.) I've recently had a lot of problems, and when my grades were slipping badly, all my teachers were insanely understanding and kind, and their kindness really floored me. I've been treated very well here, and I have people I can talk to at this school, and that's enough for me.

    Submitted by a student

    November 20, 2012


    I think this is a good school with teachers that will work with the students. A school is what you make it and if as a parent you are involved it's a win win situation.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 28, 2012


    My advice to all who aren't interested in their child being a cheerleader is to transfer from this school immediately. Certainly if you are expecting your child to either have a successful college experience or to gain some vocational skills that would allow them to earn a living wage. University of Washington places the graduates of this school in the lowest category.

    October 6, 2009


    I love Todd Beamer because of all our school spirit !

    Submitted by a parent

    October 6, 2009


    it has the best group work everyone is soo nice and we need the money(:

    Submitted by a parent

    December 20, 2008


    I graduated from todd beamer in 2008 from the math science health and fitness academy. if some one asked me if beamer is a good school to go to i would say YES! i loved it. the teachers are so great, they care about the students and their futures. want proof? a friend of mine knew no one that went to college and had no clue about financial aid for it. a teacher, not just the career service lady. this teacher met with my friend and his mom and helped him through EVERYTHING. i was also a cheerleader at beamer and the coach is great. i have also met many of the other coaches and they are really nice. the sports teams arent that great but the students and the coaches do their best. the academies are alright but not bad. its a great school and i'd recommend it.

    Submitted by a student

    October 12, 2008


    My children are the best evidence. My son, a 2008 graduate, had his choice of 7 merit scholarships. He attends the engineering school at the University of Portland and reports he is very well prepared for calculus, physics, philosophy and his other courses. My daughter, a 10th grader, splits her time between running on the Titan's winning cross country team and home work in her rigorous courses. She has a very strong relationship with her teachers and coaches, which contributes to her academic success. She took and passed the WASL as freshman.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 8, 2008


    I have had such a positive experience so far. My daughter has special needs that were not being met in a nearby district at all. Beamer and its staff were challenged by our needs in that my daughter does not qualify for IEP classes. She is in regular classes with accommodations. Her teachers communicate with me without giving me the impression that it is too much to do so. She is getting more help with work than she ever did from the other district right next to them. As for the academies, I think they are great. Yes, they socially lump the kids together, but the kids do that anyway. It keeps the jocks from picking on the nerds so to speak. They still have problems, but what public school doesn't.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 16, 2008


    I believe that Beamer is New and as new schools go, it has problems. When you attend Beamer, Don't expect to get the same kind of social treatment that you would expect at a traditinal High School. Beamer is broken down into four academys. Each academy has it's own identity, the problem is if you don't pick the academy that fits your personality, you have a problem, that is what I see. If you are not into sports, you would not enjoy being in the Math Science Health and Fitness Academy, not to say that you are not getting a good education. You Get that from each academy. What the differece between each is the social life.

    Submitted by a student

    June 12, 2008


    I am a ex-student from Beamer and I agree its in a bad neiborhood like the other highschools but go to Federal Way High and say this one is not safe. It is over crowded compared to when I started there and some teachers are over rated but the B&I principl changed my life and is continuing to do so, both in and out of school even after my not going there he is still a friend of mine and many of the teachers do get involved with each student maybe even too involved, but they have our best interests at heart.

    Submitted by a student

    July 6, 2007


    the teachers are not involved in the students, as with the administration. the student discipline system is amazingly horrible. a couple of teachers are doing what they should be doing, but the rest have either given up on the students or just don't care about the students. just themselves. I think the academies are just incredibly stupid. if you are in one academy you cannot take a any-other classes in the other academies. all academies have different classes.. so if you seem that you may want to go in a couple directions.... you cannot; because the school doesn't allow it. I highly recommend studying the academies before you send yourself or your children into this school. also the main focus is on sports and not academics.

    Submitted by a student

    May 31, 2007


    Not such a great school, this school is way over-rated, and not safe at all. This website needs to rethink their 9 out of 10 rating, because they are wrong.

    Submitted by a student

    February 28, 2007


    This school is great because the teachers are so involved with the students. They're not just like heres the work and say go ahead and do it they care about the students. After school sports are improving drastically almost all our sports made it to state and one took third and this year the soccer team has a great chance in state.

    Submitted by a student

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