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Brighton School District No. 27J is a public school district located in Brighton, CO. It has 17,069 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
18551 East 160th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 655-2900

Brighton School District No. 27J Rankings

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Percent Proficient - Reading
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Average SAT
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Average ACT
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Free or Reduced Lunch
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$8,101/ student
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Brighton School District No. 27J Reviews

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Going to Brighton High School, has changed my life forever. I don’t love it for only the vigorous work and the constant push from your teachers. I love it for the people I’ve met. I met great friends, teachers, and coaches that have made my life a million times better. My basketball coach, my biology teacher and my chemistry teacher are people who have taught me major life lessons nobody else could teach me. They have taught me how to be a good human being, while always striving to be the best. One thing that Brighton High School does lack is the loving community. In the past years we have had unfortunate deaths to some great students, and had overwhelming love and support from the community. It does feel like we have amazing support through tough times, but it’s even coming out of those tough times we need support. From basketball games to academic assemblies, it would be amazing to know everyone in our small community supports us.
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My experience at Brighton High School was both adequate and discouraging. I was provided with an education given by mostly amazing teachers that were simply not given the materials they deserved because of poor funding. I should add that I took upper levels classes and there I found the redeeming part of Brighton but most other classes I took, I found that I taught the material to myself. The administration turned a blind eye to the students voicing their opinions and they also had an aura of Big Brother the way that the monitored and reprimanded students for every single thing they could. By the time I got to be a senior there was little to no community feel or school spirit. I also found I was not given full courses required by most colleges and counselors paid little attention to schedules. Student body was uninformed as conditions in and out of the school changed.
I had a majority of good experiences at Brighton High School. They however lack funding and the school is falling into disrepair. The teachers are underpaid and the dollar per student is 47 dollars per year. The school rarely pushes its students to excel, rather they just pass students on through. There is a disparity in teaching and learning between classes and students who do not take AP or honors classes. Overall it was a safe school but due to the overcrowding, from a lack of funding district wide the campus is forced to be an open campus so students can leave during their off periods to go get food. The school is forced to do this because there is not enough room or food in the cafeteria to feed the entire student body. The school maintains an okay environment. It is safe and it is staffed with caring teachers, but it lacks severely in funding, resources, and collage preparation.