Brookline High School

216 reviews
  1. Public Schools of Brookline
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
115 Greenough St
Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone
(617) 713-5003

Brookline High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1320
359 responses
Average ACT
30
78 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
AP Enrollment
23%
AP Exam Pass Rate
96%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    43%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    50%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    7%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
  • Powderpuff
    34%
  • Games/meets/competitions (sports)
    23%
  • Acapella shows
    19%
  • Performing arts shows
    19%
  • Band performances
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,832
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.7%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$18,459/ year
National
$11,890
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses

Reviews

216 reviews
  • Excellent
    43
  • Very Good
    112
  • Average
    54
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    0
I think that there is a lot of pressure to do sports and some divide between students because of SWS (School Within a School) but most of the people I have met are really nice and friendly! Same with the teachers. Overall, a really liberal school.
  • High School Senior
  • 12 months ago
The teachers at Bhs are ok, but mostly don't care about the students welfare and since the ongoing contract issues they have been very unreliable and refuse to help student before or after school. There are some good apples, but when you get a good one they usually stick with you because they are the only one to have your best honest learning experiences.
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago
The best recourses in my opinion are by far the alternative learning communities/programs. School Within a School, and Opportunity For Change are two programs offered at the school for students seeking/in need of alternate approaches to the mainstream high school education model. I have known many people who say that these programs completely changed their high school experiences for the better. SWS changed mine for sure. When I was accepted into the program, I found myself more open to learning, as I was in a more open learning environment. I started looking forward to school, and looking forward to my future.
  • Niche User
  • May 11 2015