A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
115 Greenough Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone
(617) 713-5003

Brookline High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1320
422 responses
Average ACT
30
103 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Powderpuff
    35%
  • Games/meets/competitions (sports)
    23%
  • Acapella shows
    19%
  • Performing arts shows
    19%
  • Band performances
    4%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,905
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.7%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,632/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Brookline High School Reviews

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Brookline High school has amazing ressources. A lot of opportunities for artists, musicians, athletes, etc. It is also very academically rigorous and teachers in general are very helpful. What I disliked was more the fact that it was not socioeconomically diverse at all. Furthermore, International students were isolated from the American population who did not include them at all. Also, drugs alcohol and sex were extremely prominent and encouraged. It was a very liberal school but focused on first world problems rather than educating students on real world issues faced around the world. There were many incidents of racism, sexual harassement, and bullying, but they often go unnoticed by the administration. Furthermore, the school spirit is almost non-existant. Regardless of these negative aspects, Brookline High is one of the best public schools in the area. Most students graduate on time and go on to College. Teachers are very helpful and dedicated in general.
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Brookline High School is an amazing facility for students to learn and broaden their understanding and get familiar with the opportunities in the outside world. The enormous amount of electives and clubs that are taught by both teachers and students help students prepare for college as well as the outside world.
The teachers at Brookline High School are also very professional and helpful. They always provide support for their students and offer help in any aspect possible. They want students to learn and succeed. The open culture in Brookline High School symbolizes how diverse we are as a community and how much we value each other and our differences.
I would like to see the food options improve at the high-school since there are many students end up eating fruits and crackers. Also having a specific board with all the declines and information for each grade, so students are less stress out and feel more on top of things, would be helpful.
The school community is NOT diverse at all, culture could be improved a lot. Common occurrences of vandalism and racist graffiti on the campus at my time here. Some teachers are great, some are extremely hard to work with (the Math and English departments especially) and can't be bothered to help you out. Administrative staff (counselling) is so-so, and by so-so I mean some of them are not even in there office half the time. The food is good but expensive ($5-$8 (for high schools students)) and most kids spend their money at food chains nearby. The kids are very in your face and refuse to listen to reason for other views and if you do not agree with them, you are an outcast.