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  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
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Brighton Central School District is a top rated, public school district located in Rochester, NY. It has 3,657 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.

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Middle Schools in Brighton Central School District

High Schools in Brighton Central School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1280
468 responses
Average ACT
30
190 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,657
Free or Reduced Lunch
15.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,214
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.1%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$19,498/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    1%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$75,812
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,005
National
$949
Median Home Value
$175,200
National
$184,700

Brighton Central School District Reviews

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It's a very academic school which is great because it offers so many amazing classes but on the other hand there is also enormous pressure placed on students to push themselves into the hardest classes to "look good for college", which can be viewed as both a good and bad thing. We also have free periods which are AMAZING! Basically the same as a study hall but you're not required to stay in a classroom and you can hang out in the hallway with friends and during some periods you can leave campus and go grab lunch or hang out outside. In the middle of the day instead of lunch we have FLEX which works the same as a free but you can go see teachers to study or catch up on school work which I've found really helpful. Overall the atmosphere is great and teachers really do care about their students which is awesome. You really do have to put in the work though, Brighton's curriculum is relentless but you have a great team behind you to help complete it. Athletics are amazing as well.
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Although having graduated years ago, Brighton is still among the top districts in the area. There is a high graduation rate, and many students move on to college undergrad. High school has a number of AP courses available (which many students enroll in), as well as plenty of performing arts and sports programs. Some building are a bit dated, although have kept up with renovations and expansions.
Consequently, this does mean Brighton holds higher standards and expectations with grading (test scores correlate to funding). The middle school had a silly policy where students must maintain 85 test average in the advanced math courses, or they would get relegated to the standard course.
Otherwise, the district wants students to be successful. There are college/career prep seminars, along with various college reps visiting the school throughout the year. Teachers are helpful during and outside of class hours.
What I love about BHS is how much the teachers care about their students. Whenever I'm having trouble with work, I'm able to get the help I need to be
able to do the best I can do in the class.

Another thing I love about BHS is that despite not being a performing arts schools, we still do three shows a year, and have multiple music groups to be a part of. I, myself, take chorus, and I'm in our schools show choir. Brighton makes sure that students have a chance to experience the arts, which I'm very thankful for.

Finally, another important thing about BHS, is how they take days off so Jewish students (like myself) can celebrate and observe Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. I know that not many schools do that, so the fact our school does is very important.