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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
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Brookline High School is a top rated, public school located in Brookline, MA. It has 2,101 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 93% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.

Brookline High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1340
725 responses
Average ACT
31
184 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$113,515
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,194
National
$949
Median Home Value
$885,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 78 responses
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  • Powderpuff
    32%
  • Performing arts shows
    21%
  • Games/meets/competitions (sports)
    19%
  • Acapella shows
    18%
  • Band performances
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,101
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$92,951
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 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
$26,251/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Brookline High School has many wonderful opportunities for students to thrive and study individually. The community and culture at the school is amazing, with many clubs and activities to offer that would interest anyone!
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Academically I was challenged, and there are always options to extend learning. There were tutor centers and many other ways to get academic help, as well as social & mental health aid. Sometimes it was difficult to find help, but when you look, there is always an open door. There are extensive resources, as Brookline's PTO heavily funds the school's needs. Brookline is part of Boston's METCO system, allowing bussing students from inner city neighborhoods to BHS, creating a more diverse environment. However, the population is still mainly white.

Specifically I'd like to highlight BHS's many smaller community based programs; ACE, SWS, and Winthrop House. In SWS, the teachers there create a home, a place to be comfortable and vulnerable with both new and old ideas within the community.

The culture at BHS is mixed, but one concept that is heavily enforced on students is being college bound, specifically the "rank" of each school.
It's a great school. They have overall excellent teachers and thoroughly challenging academics. They do not have the most successfully competitive sports teams, but BHS offers a wider variety of sports options than many other schools in the state. I can't imagine many schools have a curling team. There is a wide variety of student clubs as well, with time in the schedule each week to partake in them. Administration has had some issues lately, but it does listen to the opinions of students and parents. BHS has an excellent theatre program, as well as music, and offers phenomenal facilities for Visual Arts and Digital production. It is often a very welcoming space for different students, with gender neutral bathrooms on each floor, alliances, and safe spaces for different students. Overall, it is a pretty great school relative to others around.