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 increased with approximately 2,700 students in the 2014-2015 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 multi-purpose building, a library, a gymnasium and two locker rooms; included within these facilities are seven computer labs for student use and computers in every classroom. A complete modernization of the six main classroom buildings and inclusion of campus-wide state-of-the-art communication technology was completed in 1996. Other modernization projects have included: a remodeled gymnasium, new upgraded athletic fields, and an expansion to the football stadium bleachers with stadium parking. Our district stadium is dedicated to Ron Yary - a former student (Class of 1964) who went on to play for the University of Southern California and the Minnesota Vikings and was inducted into the National Football League (NFL) Hall of Fame. Also, the school district completed the Nutrition Center, a production kitchen on the far corner of the school campus to expand their food service capabilities.
The school’s mission and vision provides 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 leaning. Our students can select from a broad range of courses and curricular paths, including Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses, vocational education and Regional Occupational Program (ROP) offerings, and English Language Development classes that enable them to achieve the State of California and District academic performance standards. These performance standards are aligned with the University of California and California State University (UC/CSU) subject a-g requirements and the expected schoolwide learning goals, resulting in a strong foundation to continue their pursuit for a college education and occupational success in the workplace.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the California Department of Education (CDE) recently granted Bellflower a full term accreditation of six years. This accreditation is a confirmation to universities and colleges and among the high school community that Bellflower 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.
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Bellflower Middle/High School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).