Brookline High School

218 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

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1320
366 responses
Average ACT
30
78 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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

218 reviews
  • Excellent
    44
  • Very Good
    112
  • Average
    54
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    0
Brookline High School is an amazing facility for students to learn and broaden their understanding and get familiar with the opportunities in the outside world. The enormous amount of electives and clubs that are taught by both teachers and students help students prepare for college as well as the outside world.
The teachers at Brookline High School are also very professional and helpful. They always provide support for their students and offer help in any aspect possible. They want students to learn and succeed. The open culture in Brookline High School symbolizes how diverse we are as a community and how much we value each other and our differences.
I would like to see the food options improve at the high-school since there are many students end up eating fruits and crackers. Also having a specific board with all the declines and information for each grade, so students are less stress out and feel more on top of things, would be helpful.
  • Senior
  • 19 days ago
The school community is NOT diverse at all, culture could be improved a lot. Common occurrences of vandalism and racist graffiti on the campus at my time here. Some teachers are great, some are extremely hard to work with (the Math and English departments especially) and can't be bothered to help you out. Administrative staff (counselling) is so-so, and by so-so I mean some of them are not even in there office half the time. The food is good but expensive ($5-$8 (for high schools students)) and most kids spend their money at food chains nearby. The kids are very in your face and refuse to listen to reason for other views and if you do not agree with them, you are an outcast.
  • Freshman
  • 16 days ago
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
  • Dec 29 2015