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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Brawley Union High School is a public school located in Brawley, CA. It has 1,771 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Brawley Union High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1070
219 responses
Average ACT
22
112 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$42,687
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$805
National
$949
Median Home Value
$169,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
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  • The pep rally and the bell game.
    29%
  • Graduation
    25%
  • Grad Night!
    24%
  • Spirit weeks
    10%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Any other sport event
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    1%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,771
Free or Reduced Lunch
76%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$97,946
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
46%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,634/ year
National
$12,239
66%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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Brawley Union High School emphasizes on sports and other extracurricular activities. However, we are also exceptional students in the classroom. Overall, my experiences at Brawley Union High School have been amazing! I have had my ups and downs but don't we all? I was born an raised in Brawley, CA so this is my home and it always will be. My favorite thing about this school is that this is where I met my best friends. They are the reason why I feel at home here and I can be myself whenever I am with them. When I think of Brawley High, I think of all the great memories my friends and I have made together throughout our high school experience.
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I love the school spirit at BUHS and I love the Hispanic culture it emerges. We are proud Wildcats and we’re resilient. I do believe that we can strive to be better than we were yesterday. I believe BUHS can do better by providing a more hygienic facility to the student and the parents of BUHS. I also believe we can strive to be the best academically achieving school in the Imperial Valley. As well as in sportsmanship. BUHS has given me the most memorable moments in my life. Although my senior year was cut short due to COVID-19 it was amazing while it lasted and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ll greatly miss the staff and faculty when I leave to college in the fall of 2020. We bleed blue and gold because ain’t no party like a B-town party!
The facilities are not the best since there are only 2 main accessible student bathrooms on campus and half of the stalls are out of service half the time, otherwise, the bathrooms are fine. The clubs and extracurricular groups are very welcoming. Sports teams have a family-type bond once everyone gets to know and play with each other; The sports department does need more funding for less popular sports though. Smaller teams need funding for uniforms, transportation, or equipment for new incoming players. Nevertheless, participating in a sport will ensure great memories to come as the season passes. The art department does need a lot of funding as well. As a member of the marching band, we are in desperate need of funding for new instruments since half of them are not functioning. They also have no opportunities for competitions, end of the year trips, or simple events and are in constant need of fundraisers. Brawley Union Highschool does have its flaws, but no school is perfect.