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About This School

Belleville High School is a public high school in Belleville. The principal of Belleville High School is Mr. Abdul Madyun, whose e-mail is 1,738 students attend Belleville High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 43% of the 1,738 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Belleville High School is 18:1. Romulus Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 50% 54%
Black, non-Hispanic 45% 41%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 43%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    The school is a nightmare. The teachers are generally awful with some notable exceptions. So much of the time my child is watching irrelevant movies and such. The counselors are a joke and the kids are treated like they are in reform school. I HATE this school and cannot wait until my child gets out!

  • (11 months ago)

    My 11th grade son has had a great experience at BHS. His teachers have been supportive and encouraging. I would definitely recommend it to other parents. The new building is wonderful the athletic facilities are phenomenal and the staff are accessible.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am going to Wayne memorial this year I am a junior and I will be back into Belleville next year 12th grade. I love Belleville high I mean yeah there are things that go wrong and some things I do not like but I would recommend you go to this school. It's great. The staff is great and are so supportive. See you next year Belleville!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school sucks! I recommend you think twice about sending any of your kids here they've changed a lot especially since the school was rebuilt they've made more rules enhanced the security and treat the kids like criminals... I hate this school to be honest the teachers don't teach and I find it to be a very bad learning environment we barely have assembly's or fun things to do which seems like not very high schoolish one thing I did enjoy though was the clean new stuff which made the school more spiffy but no please do not enroll your children here.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a parent of a 2012 graduate. I think Belleville High School is a wonderful school with very caring staff members. I really love Mr. Niner and how he challenges his students. I will be sending my youngest child to the NEW Belleville High School. GO BELLEVILLE!

  • (3 years ago)

    I don't understand why the schools just can't go back to the way it used to teach basic general and advance give the kids who struggle a chance.I think the schools put to much pressure on the kids today.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think this is overall a very nice school. Its obviously not erfect but what school is. The only issue is that its so overcrowded and students sometimes cause too many traffic jams in the halls. However our marching band athletics and numerous extracurricular activities are the great things about BHS. Go Tigers!!

  • (4 years ago)

    The district schools of Van Buren are really a mess.I have two children in elementary and one in high school .My elementary students have experienced three teacher lay offs in mid-year.The whole district does not have the ability to give these kids what they deserve!Parents please give your children a start that makes a difference do what you know is best for them-it is so obvious they are in big trouble.

  • (4 years ago)

    They care about their students!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student who attends the school. I personally love belleville. Its fatal flaw is that students in the school are not disiplined well. The teachers are great and care for the students alot and want to help but the students only care about having fun all the time and not taking things serious. Its really sad. but i know that when the class of 08 and 09 have left belleville will be fine. Belleville has all these programs students can get involved with and one of them is about getting your associates gegree when you graduate. Also its bands are terrific.they played at the haltime at the outback bowl and did wonderful. but really the school needs to be built again desperatly.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child is a ninth grader at this school and this will be her last year in the district.It is unsafe the teachers don't care about the students and the students themselves have no respect for others.

  • (6 years ago)

    The best things (or former things) about Belleville High School are (or were) the Belleville High School Marching Tigers at 265 strong this band is the best in the state. They recently attended the Outback Bowl in 2008 and did a wonderful job. Thank you Mr Taylor and Mr. Campbell. I cannot think of more dedicated band directors (and I was a former band 'geek' student). The second best (former) thing about Belleville High School was Mr. Michael Van Tassel. He was the former band director for many years and recently was the class principal of the class of 2008. First Mr. Van Tassel should have been named the school new principal after Mr. Kelly left period. No one had a better understanding of the student population at large (rich poor middle class black white other ethnic backgrounds) than he did. Mr. Van Tassel will be missed always!

  • (7 years ago)

    Its so crowded had to transfer classes because it was so packed.The school is also very poor we need to raise money alot just to get buy.

  • (7 years ago)

    I was a student at Belleville last semester and now I go to Saline High School and my opinion on Belleville High School is that its a good school it just needs a lot of help and updates. If parents think it needs help and want their kids to be able to learn out of books that arnt out dated and have a nicer building they need to get over the taxes for moving the school and think about the students and their education. Belleville will always be my home and my favorite place to be it should look and be better then it does.

  • (8 years ago)

    I just graduated from Belleville High this year and yes I admit the High School needs help. We learn out of text books that are out of date and cant do anything that might damage the floor or ceiling(chemicals). The third floor is of no use because it burned down. The heating and AC does not work correctly you melt in the summer and freeze in the winter. The bond for the High School wont be passed because its not just the school district thats poor its the whole city. Even with all this wrong the acedemics are still on the top. In out graduating class of 350+ a majority of us graduated with honours i myself with a meap scholorship. Belleville may not look that good altogether but its school its there to teach and that is what it does. I am proud to call myself a Belleville High Graduate.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic programs are good but their system of putting students in certain academic studies because of their grade point is not fair nor does it gives the students a chance to be redirected into a field of study that they may want because of a low grade point. I believe each student should be able to choose any class they want. I would like to see or know if there is a parent association and if it is they don't contact new parents with any information. The school is not warm to new students or parents. You don't feel part of the school atmosphere. I would like to participate but I really don't know what is available to volunteer for. We need to support a new school millage for improvements and space for our childrens.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am currently the parent of a soon to be junior at Belleville High School as well as a 2005 graduate. I have found the school to be a great success inspite of its lack of educational facilites and size. I have never seen such a group of teachers and counselors that have put so much time and energy into both of my children. Neither of them were the 'stand out' student in a classroom but also didn't get into trouble either. The teachers they both have had have been involved in making sure they not only learn but become better individuals as well. I have friends that have children in other 'higher rated districts ' and when we speak of what our kids are doing and the quality of the teacher student relationship they wish that thier kids could have attended BHS even with its desparate need for new facilities.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a current junior at Belleville High School and though are school is over crowded the teachers at our school really care about their students and the progress we make.The sports teams at Belleville are the cream of the crop from a boys basketball team who was 6th in the state to a district winning girls volleyball team. Yes I will admit that our school does desparetly need a new building but when I get my diploma next year I will be proud to say I am a graduate of BELLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a student at bhs I can speak first hand about the problems in this school. For one too few of the teachers actually seem like thats what they want to be doing which yes can be hard when the students dont want to be there and they make it obvious. but why do you think that is? Maybe its because males are stopped in the hallways and asked to lift up there shirts to see if they are sagging maybe its because if you dont cause problems the principals or counselors dont even know your name maybe its because you have to almost fight in the hallways to get to class in 6 minutes maybe its because the students know that the teachers dont why should we? Something needs to be done.

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of the guidance counselors is horriffic! I have had 4 of my children attend Belleville High and the counselors never took the time to get to know any of their students. There were 4 much time would it have taken to talk to their students and find out what their goals were to make sure that they were in the correct class? 10 mins.? The curriculam is POOR! They set these kids up for disaster you have to be an A student or a behavior problem to get any type of involvement from the teachers or counselors. Sure they have a Band...and sports but you can only play in sports if you are the coaches favorite other than that you can warm the bench it all carries on from the middle schools. The teachers don't care anymore they are underpaid and stressed out from building problems. A disgrace!

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