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Overall Niche Grade
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  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 1,327 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
Address
16900 W Gebhardt Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005
Telephone
(262) 785-3910

Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1380
29 responses
Average ACT
29
212 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$95,956
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,354
National
$949
Median Home Value
$287,500
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.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
1,327
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
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
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,865
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).
Brookfield Central has diverse classes and overall great teachers, and the school has something new going on every year. However, this high school tends to overlook some serious problems going on with students.