Brookfield High School
Brookfield High School serves 862 students in grades 9-12.
Brookfield High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).
Brookfield High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Brookfield High School's student population of 862 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Brookfield High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Brookfield High School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#224 out of 957 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education
The negative reviews here lack details and the one positive review rates the school a 4 out of 5 for no apparent reason. The school merits better. I am a JR at BHS and I have not had a bad teacher since I started here. I am in all honors and AP courses, and my teachers are smart, knowledgeable about their subjects, and they push us to do good work. There is a fair amount of homework, but that's true for any set of advanced courses. As for the students, people have their own friend groups, but I haven't ever witnessed any bullying. Nobody is shoving anyone into lockers or torturing freshmen. In terms of college readiness, I think I am ready and well prepared to take my AP exams and I think that I will be ready and well prepared for college after next year. I am also a three-sport athlete. My coaches are all great. They are also supportive and encouraging even as they push us to win. My peers seem pretty happy even if all of us are a bit stressed because of all the COVID restrictions and mask-wearing, and people are just nice to each other in general here. All in all, BHS is a very, very good high school. There are plenty of opportunities for learning and engagement if you want them, there are plenty of sports teams and clubs to join, and the social environment is as good as any you'd find in any high school. BHS deserves 5 stars, so 5 stars it is.
I have sent my three boys mostly to private school, but my youngest is now attending BHS. It is a fantastic school. The teachers have been outstanding, and there are a plethora of options for coursework. My son is taking 5 AP classes as a junior and is likely to take 5 more than a senior. That's not an option at many schools. His coaches have also been terrific. The coursework is rigorous and thoughtful; the teachers are knowledgeable (okay, and demanding), and these kids are very ready for college. On the road where I live there are 10 BHS graduates, all of whom graduated from the school over the past four years and all of whom were well prepared for college and excelled or are excelling in college. In comparison with my children's experience at their private schools, there is really no contest, BHS is definitely as good or better in every respect. This is now my third time as a high school parent, and out of all the schools my kids have attended, I genuinely think that BHS is the best. Contrary to the other reviewers'' experiences, I would give high marks to the administration. Counselors are thoughtful and attentive and the administration communicates with the parent body. I'm a huge fan of this school.
This school has seriously gone down hill since Balanda was made principal this school did not prepare me for college in any way and something needs to be done. Blender is soft.
The HS has serious issues as things have gotten worse over the years. Too many things to list as the place has become a tremendous dissapointment. We had to pull our kid out and send her to private school.
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