Brookings High School is a highly rated, public school located in Brookings, SD. It has 885 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Brookings High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
Brookings High School Reviews
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!
I love the teachers and how non- judgemental students are. There are plenty of backgrounds yet everyone (for the most part) accepts each other. People are willing to help and some teachers are the definition of amazing. However, their food policies are getting way more strict (understandable with all the allergies but still annoying). In additions, they have recently added advisories on Wednesdays, which are meant to help students prepare for life, but they really don't follow their purpose. The heaters are old so it gets cold in the winter but dress code isn't very friendly. Other than that it is an enjoyable and friendly environment.
I enjoyed my time as a Brookings high school student for many reasons, to me it felt like more a home. The teachers are so kind and encouraging. I have dyslexia, so I struggle academically, however that never stopped my teachers from helping me to be my best. I have always felt I received a very good education. My teachers always pushed their classes to do well, and I believe through this i gained confidence in my own abilities, and left the classes with knowledge and readiness for the next step. Throughout high school I have been involved in several activities, many of them requiring me to stay hours after class. My high school does an excellent job of providing safe, comfortable places to be. I would not choose to redo high school, but I have thoroughly enjoyed my time there.