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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Brighton High School is a top rated, public school located in Rochester, NY. It has 1,123 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
1150 Winton Rd S
Rochester, NY 14618
Telephone
(585) 242-5000
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Brighton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1280
333 responses
Average ACT
30
157 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$67,002
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$951
National
$949
Median Home Value
$171,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
89%
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 90 responses
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  • Homecoming
    23%
  • Springfest
    21%
  • Ham Jam
    16%
  • Pitch Black
    10%
  • Football Games
    8%
  • Soccer Games
    8%
  • Spring Shows
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,123
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,151
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$18,919/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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During my 4 years at Brighton, what I really loved the most was the teachers and faculty. They were really what made my days there the best. Also the school is very good when it comes to academics and offering help to its students. It was not always an easy journey but everyone who works there is more than willing to help students reach their goals and help them strive for academic success. The school also has an abundance of clubs and groups that make the school that much more great. They have many groups aimed towards students helping students through school and I always thought that was amazing.
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I really loved the great teachers and the collaborative atmosphere. The diversity of the student population is excellent. Though there are "cliques" (it is a high school, after all), I feel like it wasn't as bad as other schools. One thing I've noticed was how the classes during my senior year really prepared me for college level academics. The research and citation skills were especially helpful.
As an alumnus and freshman at an elite college, I can sincerely say that none of my peers in college received a better education than I did at Brighton. Students and teachers work very hard to go much farther than simply preparing for tests--genuine students learning and thinking is what is important. There are a huge number of extracurricular activities that are very popular (model UN, math team, a cappella). Brighton has an especially strong performing arts programs, with three large plays a year and superb music education. While at times being a student at Brighton can be stressful and competitive, students are always encouraging to each other. If you have the chance to go to Brighton, seize that opportunity!