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Brookfield High School

Public | 9-12 | 999 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted February 7, 2014

We love our school and staff. This school really works hard to keep students and parents updated. The school really cares about our kids and if helps them succeed. LOVE OUR SCHOOL our principal is the best!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

My child was diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. The programs that were put into place are useless for such disabilities. They had a plan for my child to graduate high school in 5 years. They were once again going to use the wilson program, which was used for three years prior to high school and did nothing. They were also going to use Read 180, which is also useless for my child's diagnosis. We finally removed our child from the district and placed them in a school for students with dyslexia. In one year my child advanced seven grade levels in math, four levels in writing and three levels in reading. There is a lot of work to be done in special ed in Brookfield. Teachers need to become certified in reading programs beside Wilson and besides in three day seminars. TAs working in special Ed need more education in the needs of special ed students' accommodations instead of doing the work for the students so grades get inflated. Teachers should also become certified in Orton Gillingham and Barton, which may cost the district more than 3day seminars in Wilson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

I graduated in 2008 and Brookfield was average. Some very poor teachers esp. in the History department, the only good one is gone Mrs. Abraham. The AP classes hardly ever ran but if you succeed you can get into some good colleges. Overall nothing great just average.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2010

I am very disappointed that a fine teacher like Mr Woolkind is being forced into retirement because of asking a student if he ate his homework. What is wrong with asking why the student did not do his homework? Is that not his responsiblity as an educator? My sons all admired and liked Mrl Woolkind when they were in school many years ago. For shame! Punish the student not the teacher if you want to have role models graduate from this school.


Posted January 30, 2010

As a Senior who has already been accepted to college and plans to attend a 4 year university my experience was average. Some good teachers, yet some very bad. The administration is a joke and will give students and parents a hard time over behavior matters. However the new Vice Principal is a great guy and is trying to change the school. The education value is average. Brookfield has had some students attend IVY league schools. The only bad thing I would say about the education is there are teachers who play the favorite game and will favor others. Unfortunately the language department is TERRIBLE and a majority of the school doesn't like it. The kids that attend are no different then who you'd find at any suburban high school. It's safe. Overall-medicore but you CAN succeed here.Colleges like our school so that's a plus!
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2012.

225 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

231 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

231 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

232 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
96%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CAPT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students70%
Female78%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Writing

All Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CAPT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 62%
Asian 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 19%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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45 Long Meadow Hill Rd
Brookfield, CT 06804
Phone: (203) 775-7725

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