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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Braintree High School is a highly rated, public school located in Braintree, MA. It has 1,746 students in grades PK, 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
About Braintree High School...
Address
128 Town Street
Braintree, MA 02184
Telephone
(781) 848-4000

Braintree High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1220
336 responses
Average ACT
28
63 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$88,993
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,373
National
$949
Median Home Value
$402,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    20%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Pep Rally
    13%
  • The battle of the bands and homecoming !
    13%
  • All Night Grad Party
    12%
  • Wamp Nation events
    11%
  • Dodgeball games
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,746
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,579
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.4%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,552/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Academically, Braintree High School provided me with a solid base of knowledge so I could feel confident entering college. They offer a wide variety of electives as well as particular subject areas in each discipline. The teachers I had always pushed for my success. The one area I'd like to see improve is the overall administration, especially in the areas of guidance counseling. Making sure all students have access to support systems and also creating stronger relationships between counselors and students. My guidance counselor at Braintree High was very uninformed when helping me prepare for college in terms of my interests, academics, and overall learning potential.
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Braintree High School is an average school, compared to other schools in its district; that being said, it is a relatively wealthy school, although it is difficult to tell with its drab, jail-like appearance. Class sizes are typically 20-25 students, and students are divided by academic level. Given this, there is not much opportunity to interact with other students, other than perhaps gym class. While some students of color were bused from nearby towns/cities, I only ever saw them in the halls before homeroom. Our overall population is largely white, with a significant Chinese minority, but the diversity is still very much lacking, and the academic environment/structures are not helping. On a more positive note, most teachers were accessible, competent, and willing to take our personal situations into account: I wish I used them as a resource more. I also took many AP classes, which were quite strenuous, and prepared me for the intensity of the schoolwork in college.
The atmosphere is overall friendly and inclusive; there is a club for everyone. The history and foreign language departments are very strong at all levels, but there seems to be too large of a gap between the levels in the math and science departments. The AP classes are especially rigorous, which they should be, but there is no in-between for students who want a challenge but cannot quite keep up with such a fast-paced, dense curriculum. They are forced to take a lower level class that could stifle their growth. It would be nice for Braintree High School to provide more flexibility in scheduling classes and also to show some more love to the arts and music programs.