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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 1,788 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.

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
301 responses
Average ACT
28
113 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-
Median Household Income
$93,703
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,794
National
$949
Median Home Value
$635,400
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
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  • 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
1,788
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
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
27:1
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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Brea-Olinda High School Reviews

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Brea Olinda offers a wide variety of AP and Honors classes to help students get ahead. Some classes articulate with community college courses, students 16+ get to leave campus for ROP classes. The Career Technical Education classes are a great resource for all. School spirit is demonstrated with frequent rallies, dress up days, and activities. As a student, the one thing I would like to change is closed-campus lunch. They block the gates and don't let students walk to restaurants or let their parents drop off food for them. They also require 2 years of physical education credit to graduate, whereas the A-G requirements don't. I think there should only be one year needed, and then sports could be counted as elective credits. The final thing is that you can't take any AP classes freshman year. Overall, Brea is a great place to attend high school. They have academically challenging classes & great performing arts programs. Things I want to change are a couple setbacks to be aware of.
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The administration team could be improved, as a lack of truly wanting help the students is missing. However, the teachers and counselors, really care and put effort towards their students. They get thorough enjoyment in seeing the students improve and striving to do their best. The open campus is by far the element that sets Brea Olinda High School apart from all other high schools. The (partly) new, large, open campus eludes a sense of freedom and relaxation.
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.