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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Brea-Olinda High School is a highly rated, public school located in Brea, CA. It has 1,800 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
Address
789 N Wildcat Way
Brea, CA 92821
Telephone
(714) 990-7850
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Brea-Olinda High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1230
266 responses
Average ACT
28
110 responses
AP Enrollment
42%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$90,214
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,698
National
$949
Median Home Value
$610,700
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
74%
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 62 responses
Report
  • Rallies
    24%
  • Dress up days
    23%
  • Mr. Brea competition
    23%
  • Basketball Games
    8%
  • Club rush
    8%
  • Band Competitions
    5%
  • Choir Shows
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,800
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.5%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,010/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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This school has its good and bad parts. Good things include a multitude of electives to choose from with enables you to find what career path you’d like to take in the future. The food is pretty good, especially the breakfast sandwiches. Sports and performing arts programs are some of the top teams/ensembles in the state which is pretty cool. Some of the teachers are amazing but others not so much. Which leads into the bad things about this school. There are many teachers who aren’t the best at teaching for example: regular class teachers pace the classes as if they are AP causing students to struggle. Many of the teachers unfairly score tests ot test on things they’ve never taught. And among that they are rude to kids as if they are highschoolers too. Besides the teachers, the students here can be very immature which makes going to school there annoying. Thankyou for listening to my ted talk.
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Brea Olinda there is a mix of good and bad. The programs provided are good but the teachers are hot and cold. You could end up with a wonderful teacher who is helpful and cares about their students but then at times, teachers can be unprofessional, rude, and biased. There have been multiple times that teachers have essentially failed as a teacher, not teaching, cares more about making friends with students, then makes the tests very hard.
I would like to see Brea HS become more safe and I would love to see people get along better! Some of the teachers at Brea are really awful. For example, there is an AP teacher on campus that hands out worksheets and refuses to go thoroughly through the notes- which is uncanny.