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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Brandon High School is an above average, public school located in Ortonville, MI. It has 834 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Brandon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1170
142 responses
Average ACT
26
94 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$84,439
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,011
National
$949
Median Home Value
$217,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
  • Spirit weeks
    47%
  • Homecoming Pep Assemblies
    16%
  • Homecoming week
    13%
  • Charity Week
    9%
  • Dances
    6%
  • Mr Blackhawk Pageant
    6%
  • STAR Awards
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
834
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,225
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,643/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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I came from Pontiac to attend this school. At first it seemed as though the other student's were too nervous to speak with me, as if they associated me with a gang, my goodness. Then I started to open up and I made so many wonderful friends. I finally had an opportunity to try out for sports teams, and actually get on them! Brandon 100 percent gave me a better opportunity than Pontiac Central could have ever given me. I'll forever be grateful for them taking me in. ❤ Thank you so much for being School Choice and letting children from around the area have the same tools for success as the rest of the state!
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I grew up in Ortonville so Brandon is all I know. I feel like progressively we stop caring about the spirit which is sad because we used to be so proud to wear our school colors. I wish some teachers would be more understanding- just like every other school. There are unique things about Brandon though that I like such as after announcements our principal says "go blue!" and when you are friends with a teacher, you are FRIENDS with the teacher. Like you aren't just liked by the teacher, you are now their friend and help with the class or you are the one to always make them laugh or who they rant to. Due to COVID, not many classes were offered, but for a public school we definitely have a lot more choices and more understandable when it comes to wanting to do the class online.
Brandon has deteriorated in recent years. The newer athletics and STEM wing is in fairly good shape. However, the entire school suffers from chronic underfunding and mismanagement by school, state, and district administration. BHS prioritizes it’s athletes and high-performing students over the general student body.
BHS’s teachers face paycuts, salary freezes, layoffs, and heavy-handed oversight which create an unsustainable environment for educators. While some teachers remain passionate, many are disimpassioned.
As a Jewish, genderqueer student with mental disability, Brandon was an isolating and miserable place. Toxicity and bigotry permeates Brandon. Hate speech is prevalent and the straight, white students self-associate and ignore other students.
Brandon has, in general, failed to create an integrated community. Marginalized students are ostracized from the general school community. Brandon has a long way to go in creating an effective and accepting educational community.