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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
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Central High School is a top rated, public school located in Brookfield, WI. It has 1,268 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.

Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1380
38 responses
Average ACT
29
245 responses
AP Enrollment
42%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$101,761
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,496
National
$949
Median Home Value
$296,800
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.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Powderpuff football
    14%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Fine Arts Extravaganza
    14%
  • Musical
    14%
  • Bebop and Barbeque
    9%
  • Too many
    9%
  • Senior Ball
    9%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,268
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,356
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 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
$13,582/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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To start off, if you're a star athlete or a talented actor/singer then yay, you have come to the right place! At Brookfield Central High School, the only thing we care about is the sports teams (I'm really only talking about the boys' basketball and football team because every other sport is completely ignored) and our annual musical (to which I will admit, the music department here is pretty good/talented). Are are you planning on coming here for academics? Well, I'm sorry to inform you that you picked the wrong school for that--you should consider attending Brookfield East or Brookfield Academy instead. I say this because only 4-5 teachers here actually catch my eye as exemplary teachers. A large bulk of the teachers here A) don't know how to teach a class, B) don't care about what they are teaching, or C) don't enjoy and are not passionate about teaching. I really hope you rethink your decisions and relook at your options before choosing to attend Brookfield Central High School.
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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!
I really enjoy going to Brookfield Central high school. Many high schoolers dread waking up to go to school, but I enjoy going to school. BC offers a variety of different rigorous courses. I also love going to sporting events with my friends. Our team won state in basketball last year and honestly it was something I will remember forever. BC has given me a lot of different opportunities throughout my
High school career. I’m very grateful that I was able to go here.