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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Brewster High School is a highly rated, public school located in Brewster, NY. It has 1,079 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.

Brewster High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
274 responses
Average ACT
28
73 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$101,393
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,414
National
$949
Median Home Value
$354,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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.19 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
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  • Carnival for a cause
    18%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Spring Musical
    11%
  • Fall Drama
    8%
  • Day of Service
    8%
  • Pep-rally
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,079
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$125,584
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$34,412/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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Brewster High School Reviews

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There are amazing teachers who will go out of their way to make sure that you're getting a good education, while also understanding extenuating circumstances and working with you personally if workload is affecting your mental health. Many teachers are average, there is nothing to complain about and nothing exceedingly inspiring about their teaching. But there is a concerning and overwhelmingly large amount of teachers who simply do not teach their class. Without fail, every year I have had to teach myself at least two of my subjects. This was not due to a course being too difficult, or material being tricky. It was due to either the unwillingness of teachers to spend time creating lesson plans, or just purely their lack of knowledge on the subject and inability to teach the material. I know that I will look back at my four years with fondness, but this problem leaves a stain on the school's overall reputation. The educational gaps might cause difficulties in the post secondary world.
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Like most schools, Brewster High School is full of many unique students that show passion for doing good in the world. It is an extremely safe school, to the point where the safety implementations can sometimes interfere with some freedoms that students have. There are many wonderful teachers that will guide and assist students towards being independent and begin to prepare students for real world problems. The teachers here show great tenacity and share humor and stories with students to brighten our day. The only problem I have with this school is the school lunches, as you might expect, lacking in quality. It would be nice to see the school implement more food options and improve on the quality of the lunches that are served everyday.
My experience at Brewster has prepared me very well for my intended career path. My teachers were almost invariably helpful and nice to talk to, and I have had the privilege to take several advanced placement and dual enrollment courses throughout my four years. If I had to identify some problems with BHS, I would point to the relative lack of guidance resources for competitive students and the fact that none of the school's water fountains function adequately (though this now seems subject to change).