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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 1,139 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
1150 Winton Rd S
Rochester, NY 14618
Telephone
(585) 242-5000
Website

Brighton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1280
395 responses
Average ACT
30
168 responses
AP Enrollment
41%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
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Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$70,567
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$982
National
$949
Median Home Value
$171,800
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 96 responses
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  • Homecoming
    24%
  • Springfest
    21%
  • Ham Jam
    15%
  • Pitch Black
    9%
  • Soccer Games
    9%
  • Football 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
1,139
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,832
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$19,375/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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I attended BHS from 2013-2017. The school is very good at preparing students for college. Most of the teachers I had were extremely nice and taught very well. The school also had many clubs and sports available. I played tennis while at BHS and the team was among the best in the area. BHS took bullying seriously from what I saw. A major complaint that people have about Brighton recently is that the school isn't very diverse and has been accused of racism. While I personally never saw any racist actions, the lack of diversity was pretty apparent. Brighton has a very high white and Jewish population so the school had a large amount of white and Jewish students. However, Brighton also has a program that transfers students from the city to the school which helps a little with diversity.
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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.
Brighton High School is an amazing high school. Although not perfect, it meets most to all the needs of the students. As a student, I feel above and beyond prepared for life after high school in college. The teachers are well- qualified and genuinely care for their students and are generally passionate about their subject. I feel safe and happy to go to school.