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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Brownstown Central High School is a public school located in Brownstown, IN. It has 563 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Brownstown Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1100
77 responses
Average ACT
24
16 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$42,566
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$772
National
$949
Median Home Value
$96,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
  • Football Games every Friday
    38%
  • Deca Week
    13%
  • Friday Night Basketball Games
    13%
  • Homecoming parade
    13%
  • Riley Dance Marathon
    13%
  • Winter Dance
    13%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
563
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,143/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Brownstown Central High School Reviews

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Brownstown Central High School provides a safe environment for students to explore themselves academically and socially. In an always uplifting environment, students are encouraged to push themselves to the best of their abilities, and have fun doing it! This high school truly has in incredible staff that has something to offer to every student.
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I usually enjoyed my classes and teachers at BCHS, I loved my choir classes, and my AP teachers were particularly good at helping me get ready for college. But this school also has several problems. Most of the school funding for extracurricular activities goes to sports and sports alone. The choir usually has to finance itself, I remember a few times when Mrs. Brock, our choir teacher, spent money out of her own pocket for choir shows and musical performances. Our drama club doesn't do anything anymore because of a lack of funding. Meanwhile the football field just got remodeled for about a million dollars, not joking, and our gym floor, which was perfectly fine, also got replaced. There could be a perfectly good reason for all of this, but I haven't heard one yet. The school counselors also seemed to be overworked, not usually in their offices when needed, and taking several days to reply to student emails. I think we need another counselor to lighten the load for them.
I went to Brownstown Central for all four years of high school and even graduated from it. As a whole, a fairly nice school with the students' always in mind. Unfortunately, it suffers the same problems that most small town style schools suffer and that is an over-reliance on athletics for income, resulting in better benefits for students that do athletics than those who do not.