Brighton High School

25 Warren Street
Brighton, MA 02135
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 360 students in grades 9-12, Brighton High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 11-19% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 360 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : 65-69% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Brighton High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Brighton High School's student population of 360 students has declined by 38% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
360 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Brighton High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,631 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Brighton High School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MA)
#1570 out of 1631 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Brighton High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≤10%
41%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Brighton High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
11-19%
44%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Brighton High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≤20%
44%
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
12:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Brighton High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Brighton High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
57%
23%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Brighton High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
32%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Brighton High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
5%
56%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Brighton High School and the percentage of White public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Brighton High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Brighton High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Massachusetts.
0.57
This chart displays the diversity score of Brighton High School and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
65-69%
90%
This chart displays graduation rate of Brighton High School and public school graduation rate of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Brighton High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
3%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Brighton High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Brighton High School's ranking?
Brighton High School is ranked #1570 out of 1,631 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Brighton High School often compared to?
Brighton High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Boston Latin Academy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤10% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% MA state average), while 11-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% MA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Brighton High School?
The graduation rate of Brighton High School is 65-69%, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 90%.
How many students attend Brighton High School?
360 students attend Brighton High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
57% of Brighton High School students are Hispanic, 32% of students are Black, 5% of students are Asian, 5% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Brighton High School?
Brighton High School has a student ration of 8:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Brighton High School offer ?
Brighton High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Brighton High School part of?
Brighton High School is part of Boston School District.

School Reviews

5   7/16/2014
Yes the teachers are the best
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 360 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : 65-69% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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