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Brookfield High School

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3 stars

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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 79% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Science

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 90% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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

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