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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Brookfield Central High School is a top rated, public school located in Brookfield, WI. It has 1,244 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Brookfield Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1390
41 responses
Average ACT
29
261 responses
AP Enrollment
42%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$105,878
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,519
National
$949
Median Home Value
$307,100
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
  • Powderpuff football
    14%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Fine Arts Extravaganza
    14%
  • Musical
    14%
  • Bebop and Barbeque
    9%
  • Too many
    9%
  • Senior Ball
    9%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,244
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,756
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$14,092/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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To start off, if you're a star athlete or a talented actor/singer then yay, you have come to the right place! At Brookfield Central High School, the only thing we care about is the sports teams (I'm really only talking about the boys' basketball and football team because every other sport is completely ignored) and our annual musical (to which I will admit, the music department here is pretty good/talented). Are are you planning on coming here for academics? Well, I'm sorry to inform you that you picked the wrong school for that--you should consider attending Brookfield East or Brookfield Academy instead. I say this because only 4-5 teachers here actually catch my eye as exemplary teachers. A large bulk of the teachers here A) don't know how to teach a class, B) don't care about what they are teaching, or C) don't enjoy and are not passionate about teaching. I really hope you rethink your decisions and relook at your options before choosing to attend Brookfield Central High School.
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BCHS is a high school like no other, it is one of the most caring schools I've ever been to. They care both about their students and their academics. As someone who's looking at getting into Computer Science, there are opportunities I think you couldn't possibly find at other schools.

I'm taking LAUNCH this year and the experience is priceless. If you want real-world experience and opportunities to build your resume, nothing else comes close. We're working with real companies and teams to develop real products, learning job, and collaboration skills. LAUNCH has tons of different strands for all the different careers you might want to pursue. It's both fun and helps me grow.
I love Brookfield Central. Education is wonderful and they push the kids past the limit to exceed. Forget private schools like DSHA and Marquette, they aren’t worth your money. My son had gone off to Boston College and my daughter is at Northwestern. It has well prepared them and they feel like what they are learning in certain areas is like what they learned they’re junior and senior years at BC. Definitely recommend it!