Brookside High School
- SHEFFIELD VILLAGE, OH
Brookside High School Reviews
Rating 3.1 out of 5 87 reviews
It's an okay place to go to highschool. There are very limited options when it comes to college prep, academics, and extracurriculars. There are a few sports offered but they are extremely selective towards certain groups of people.
If you have the choice DO NOT send your kids here. I’ve been going to this district for a long time and honestly the only redeeming quality of this school is that most of the teachers are great and care about their students. Unfortunately the school is so underfunded that it can’t pay for any resources to support them. We have almost no clubs and the ones that do exist have to fundraise for everything while our awful football team gets so much money. We only have 4 AP classes and 2 foreign languages. The teachers are so overworked and a lot of departments are only taught by one teacher. The students here are also awful, the amount of homophobia and racism here is astounding. The diversity is laughable because like 90% of the kids are white. Most of the students are also incredibly unmotivated and our average SAT score is pathetic. So please if you have the choice don’t send your kids here, they’d probably have a better experience almost anywhere else.
At Brookside high school, the teacher are always there to help. They care about all of their students. They really try to help all their students succeed.
I liked how personal everything there was, since it is a pretty small school, everyone knew each other.
Overall a decent school. There are some really good teachers who care about about their students, and want them to do great. There are some teachers who seem like they don't care about their students. The new building is defiantly a good way to help teach too. It was nice finishing my final years in a put together building. It was also refreshing to see the teachers not stressing about having to share their classroom constantly.
Brookside High School is located in a very small town, there is not much that happens around here. When something good comes out of BHS everybody hears about it. There is a lot of diversity at my school. For the most part, I enjoyed it, this past year I have mainly been taking online college classes because they give us that opportunity through LCCC. Which is a great thing to have.
Teachers here are amazing and caring for the most part. The academics could be much more challenging and the regular classes will not prepare you for a college education. They also do not care much about mental health, probably from a lack of knowledge.
My overall experience at brookside high school was excellent. The clubs were lacking a little. I would like to see them add more college prep courses but overall my experience was fantastic.
Brookside High School is a welcoming environment filled with staff and administration that wants you to succeed. Although sports teams and arts clubs are lacking in numbers, the ones that do exist provide a safe and helpful area dedicated to growth. The school could improve academically by adding more AP and college prep programs, but the teachers are determined to do what they can with what they have. Overall the school offers a generous amount of support, safety, classes, and more to help high school students reach and exceed potential.
I can already tell that I'm going to have a mediocre 4 years. Right away, the "new" building is already leaking and has been for awhile. Computer program is okay, but it can be built upon. Clubs sound great, but you have to pre-register at the end of the 2nd semester and that is if you know how to register. There are no signs on what is even available. Sports programs are decent, other than football. People pay for the game just for 2/3 of them to leave because they already witnessed the band halftime show. Teachers/staff are probably the only thing keeping the whole school together. Many of them are very open minded, positive, and understanding in their fields of work, and even elevate their jobs to make the students intrested, with a few select doing the absolute bare minimum. The thing that made me dissatisfied is that I feel like the counselors care more about a small group of students and care less about others.
Please don’t go here, the schools in the surrounding areas are so much better (Bay, Avon Lake Westlake, etc.) When they say “AP offered” they fail to mention that there are THREE AP classes to choose from. There are only bare minimum sports which are all pay-to-play. It is impossible to start a club because you have to go through the school board, which is why there are no more than 5-10 clubs to join. The teachers don’t care, there’s almost no college prep, and no ACT/SAT prep. The only good program to take advantage of is CCP, but almost every school in the area is pushing this program now. Expect to go to Cleveland State, Toledo, or Bowling Green, no one ever goes to good schools or even looks for out of state colleges.
The chemistry and English teachers are very good. The sports department seems to be lacking in qualified coaches
The teachers are great and really help their students, but I don't know what happened but as my time with Brookside went on, the students themselves are nearly unbearable. Fights are frequent and the faculty does little to help it. The most students that go to this school are such an unpleasantry that the only reason I'm surviving this school year is that I only spend three hours at Brookside before going to LCCC to take CCP courses, easily 10x the better experience than my high school career.
Brookside is well organized and has a lot of staff members that care about students. Of course, any organization or school sometimes struggles to connect with students, but overall it is a nice school.
Very close and tight community. All the students got along very well and I thoroughly enjoyed participating in sports and going to school events!
Brookside is a very friendly school environment with lots of opportunities for involvement in the community and for better education. School spirit is important because it is a small school.
This school is a small school from grades 7-12 they split the middle school and the high school into two parts so the high school and the middle school do not make contact. All around the education is good the teachers try and help you pass there class and get better grades. The lunches are good and healthy