Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    PK, 9-12
  • Students
    1,801
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    160 3.9
  • Ranking

Brookline High School is a public school in Brookline, Massachusetts. It has 1,801 students in grades PK and 9-12. According to state standards, 94% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 160 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

115 Greenough St
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 713-5003

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 160 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school is one of the best in the area, but overcrowding, poor facilities, and hit or miss teaching, severely brings down this schools potential. You would be much better off at Newtown North or any private school.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers at BHS are very hit or miss. Some are amazing and would rival college professors, while others are absolutely terrible and should not be teaching. Grading between teachers, especially in the english department, is inconsistent at best, and sometimes is downright unfair.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Resources & Facilities: The school is old and it is clear in the quality of bathrooms hallways and classrooms. However, steps have been taken to improve many aspects, new science labs, and special classrooms have been added. Overall, the facilities remain poor compared to other schools in the area, and are one of the worst aspects of Brookline High School.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Many choose to participate in drinking but there is not pressure.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The administration and its policies generally are good. Sometimes odd rules and regulations inhibit students from doing what may be considered normal. Ex: no eating or drinking in library, no headphones in school,

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.00 Brighton High School 1 mi. 1,130
4.33 Boston Latin School 1 mi. 2,352
2.00 Madison Park High School 2 mi. 1,258
3.66 O'Bryant School of Math & Science 2 mi. 1,313
4.33 Prospect Hill Academy Charter School 3 mi. 1,143

Around Brookline High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Male 52%
Female 47%

Student Diversity

Brookline High School United States Boston Latin School Brighton High School Madison Park High School O'Bryant School of Math & Science Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
White 60.0% 51.6% 47.0% 4.0% 4.0% 11.0% 14.0%
Asian 15.0% 4.7% 28.0% 3.0% 1.0% 20.0% 5.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 24.5% 9.0% 50.0% 46.0% 29.0% 21.0%
African American 8.0% 15.2% 11.0% 39.0% 44.0% 37.0% 54.0%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.6% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
PreK 1.7%
Grade 9 25.4%
Grade 10 23.4%
Grade 11 24.0%
Grade 12 25.5%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 86% Yes
  • 7% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 38% Teachers who really care
  • 24% Course selections
  • 14% The people that go to my school
  • 14% Location
  • 10% All the options available
  • 0% School Within a School (SWS)

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 40% Mice
  • 20% Nothing!
  • 20% Crowding
  • 10% Hierarchy
  • 10% Winter

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 11 responses

  • 40% Calculus Project/African American Scholars Program
  • 30% BRYT program helps students get back on their feet
  • 20% Contains an extremely diverse student body
  • 10% Course Selection

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 67% Enjoyable, minimal complaints
  • 33% Freedom and responsibility

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 82% Your experience is what you make it
  • 9% You'll figure it out
  • 9% Friendliness is a two way street

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 33% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.