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
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
16900 W Gebhardt Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005
Telephone
(262) 785-3910

Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1330
18 responses
Average ACT
29
122 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,324
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,807/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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I love Brookfield Central. Education is wonderful and they push the kids past the limit to exceed. Forget private schools like DSHA and Marquette, they aren’t worth your money. My son had gone off to Boston College and my daughter is at Northwestern. It has well prepared them and they feel like what they are learning in certain areas is like what they learned they’re junior and senior years at BC. Definitely recommend it!
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Academics, sports, and activities wise, this school is pretty great, but administration sucks. For example, last year, a student assaulted another student, and they barely mentioned it (an email about an 'incident' was sent to parents, but that was it). Like could they have not talked about assault in Lancer Link or something?
It's difficult to articulate, but I feel like they care more about academics and sports than their actual students ( as the former influence reputation more). Also, the atmosphere here isn't necessarily competitive, but most people are pretty smart, which can make you feel like you're underperforming. Despite this, BCHS barely talks about mental health, and when they do, it's oversimplified. Like I'm a 4.0 student, and I'm glad that this school provided me with so many opportunities, but I wish I could redo high school somewhere else.
Also, there's racist, homophobic, etc. kids (since, you know, telling students to not be dicks is too political).
The main and most popular extracurricular activities are athletic teams such a football,cheer, track and field, soccer, baseball, softball, etc. The school in general help support to these activities with attendance, spirit days, and administration uses many of its funds to aid the teams. The level of commitment is very high, athletes are required to attend practice everyday or multiple times a week, maintain successful in academic performance, and be an example of the school in and out of campus. On the other hand, other clubs are offered that can display the many passion and talents of others such as theater. We also use our clubs to be actively involved in the community. We have Red Kettle Club that works with the Salvation Army, NSHS and Student Counsel that constantly help out through service, and lastly we offer K'nex that focuses on bring diversity together and use it to unite our students body and community through activities and fundraisers.