A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
530 Elm Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
Telephone
(605) 696-4100
Website

Brookings High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1420
16 responses
Average ACT
27
124 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Burning of the B
    38%
  • Music Events
    19%
  • Definitely not burning of the B
    14%
  • Marching Band events
    14%
  • Theatre Program
    14%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
885
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$8,848/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Brookings High School Reviews

133 reviews
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I loved going to this high school, but I have heard of some negative experiences involving BHS. For example, I was never personally bullied, but I've heard from several classmates about bullying experiences. Additionally, I loved nearly every teacher I had, but I heard about some discrimination and severe favoritism from other classmates, as well as basing students off of their siblings. Since it is South Dakota, it is not very diverse, and our police force does not make a huge effort on making it a safe place to be, and put their efforts in the wrong areas. I love the principal, but counselors could do a much better job on preparing students for the future and genuinely getting involved with the students. Facilities are great, but as is anywhere, they could always be improved. Overall, however, as I said, my experience here was a good one!
Review Brookings High School
Over all, I loved this school. I suffer from ADD and sever clinical depression. I've always had difficulties in school do to this. Brookings High School has an excellent program for people like me and other who have special needs. Their staff helped me stay organized and on track daily. There are also several programs and groups that you could join. Most of the teachers there seemed to actually like their job and be in it for the students. They respond well to diversity in learning styles and personality types. From my experience, if you are willing to ask for help, the staff are more then willing to help.
The majority of teachers at BHS are helpful and educated but there is that occasional teacher who is close minded ad only looks at one way of teacher. Test scores are good because the school give incentives like NHS and academic awards. Standards are high which I respect. Overall, this is a very good school but there is also much room for improvement.