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About Our School

Mission Statement

Bell Gardens High School will graduate students who are critical thinkers, innovative creators, articulate communicators, and effective collaborators.

Vision Statement

The Bell Gardens High School Community:

Values a school culture which promotes respect, perseverance, and cariño.

Believes students should be educated through student driven activities which develop literacy skills and cause students to reach beyond current thinking.

Is committed to providing an academic environment which supports the completion of the "A-G" college requirements for all students.


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Belief Statements

  • We believe that all students and the school community have the right to a safe, caring and respectful learning environment.
  • We believe that optimal learning occurs when it is authentic, interactive, student-centered and builds on an individual's strengths.
  • We believe we learn from taking risks, making mistakes, and from our successes.
  • We believe that all children can learn and that we are all learners, teachers and leaders
  • We believe that our school community prospers when we work together to solve problems.
  • We believe that diversity strengthens our school community and should be respected and protected.
  • We believe that unity of purpose, shared responsibility, and accountability ensures student success.

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Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLR's)

Become a productive citizen in a global society

  1. Participate in student organizations and community service
  2. Register to vote and participate in ASB elections.

Graduate, go on to further education, and be a life-long learner

  1. Meet graduation requirements and score proficient on CST exams.
  2. Prioritize and meet deadlines.

Have respect for self and honor diversity

  1. Understand and demonstrate appropriate personal conduct.
  2. Demonstrate the skills needed to collaborate with others.

Strive for excellence in all realms of life

  1. Communicate effectively in reading, writing, speaking, listening and computing.
  2. Listen thoughtfully, respond critically, andwrite concisely with appropriate conventions of writing across the curriculum.

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Bell Gardens High School is one of four high schools in the Montebello Unified School District. BGHS is located in Bell Gardens, California in the Southeast part of Los Angeles County.  Bell Gardens High School serves approximately 2,800 students on a yearly basis.