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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Brattleboro Union High School is an above average, public school located in Brattleboro, VT. It has 794 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Brattleboro Union High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1190
137 responses
Average ACT
26
35 responses
AP Enrollment
3%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$66,302
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$861
National
$949
Median Home Value
$245,100
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
  • Our sports teams
    44%
  • Musicals and concerts
    22%
  • Pep rallies
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
794
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,746
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$27,158/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Brattleboro Union High School Reviews

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This school has an excellent arts program, and some truly phenomenal staff. The administration is adequate, and does it's best to please what is a notoriously opinionated student and parent body. The counselors truly want the best for each student, and if properly utilized, can be an infinitely valuable resource to any student. The athletics department, however, is poorly run. Also, there are unfortunately a handful of teachers throughout the school who continually exhibit methods which are neither helpful nor engaging to students, yet no action has been taken by the administration despite a number of complaints. Putting aside these few bad apples, though, BUHS is a very good school for motivated and socially conscious students.
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My experience at Brattleboro Union High School has been a pretty mixed bag. I have been able to take classes that I'm interested in, and feel as though I am usually placed with teachers who I work well with. That being said, BUHS can also be a hard school to be at. It is hard for me (and sometimes for other students) to voice my opinions at times, and when we do, it can feel like our opinions don't matter. Decisions that are made sometimes do not feel beneficial to the students, and the administration doesn't have the best communication with the rest of the staff and the students. We also have a wide range of political beliefs in our town. This means that we have a lot of students who voice those beliefs often at school, which is nice because we have the freedom to do so, but sometimes voicing certain beliefs has made other students feel unsafe.
Many of the teachers really care about what they're doing and seek t fully engage with the students as humans. Often times the administration is idealistic in its behavior and goals but ultimately exclude students from change. If you look for engagement and challenge you will find it, but you have to be the one to seek it.