I graduated from Brewer High in 1971, live out of state now, went back last summer for the first time in 15 years and can not understand why they still have that OLD SCHOOL after all this time I don't know when it was built but it's been there a very long time. Brewer is a pretty large community and there is no excuse why they have not built a better school, certainly folks pay enough for taxes?? No need of it very sad to see that!!!
Only one teacher utilizes interactive teaching, that I know of. The rest teach AP classes virtually without discussion or exchange. Imagine a coach reading kids instructions on how to throw a basketball into a hoop, then throwing hoop after hoop themselves...same idea with a poem, current affairs, etc. Some classes require engagement, students need to learn to form an opinion in order to learn to think. Brewer High School is full of good hearted teachers, just out-moded teaching techniques.
I have been to many different schools all over the country, and Brewer is by FAR the best. The teachers care, the courses are top-notch, and-although receiving a bad rap from surrounding schools- Brewer is a safe school, relatively drug-free. A few of the reviewers on this page are not pleased with Brewer, but you should pay attention to their complaints. One reviewer stated that 'Needing a police officer shows just how bad the school is.' It is common practice in ALL high schools now to have a resource officer. Another reviewer complained that 'the rules are too strict.' Most students have been recently concerned with the prohibition of iPods and hats. Brewer is actually a fairly lenient school. However, they are quick to discipline. I just graduated from Brewer this past week (Class of '09!), and I would suggest to any parent looking at any of the surrounding schools to choose Brewer.
I am parent and college professor. Very happy with academics, teachers, and sports program at Brewer. My son works really hard as a freshman in advanced classes that are equivalent to senior level. Great physics and math teachers. English and art are very good. Teachers really care if the student puts effort into their work. Many kids from Brewer go on to Ivy League.
I have a Junior at Brewer High. I don't feel he is getting the disapline and positive attention he needs to pass his classes. Class Roll is a very good idea, if all the teachers updated it daily. We parents can monitor the assignments and grades better if they all used it, or answered their e-mails.
I am an Alumni of Brewer High School, and I couldn't have picked a better environment for learning. The school offers many AP classes, has a good athletic base, and offers a safe environment. Minus a select few, the teachers all try their best when it comes to teaching their students. If a student fails, most of the time it is not because a teacher didn't try, but because the kid did not care. Brewer s aptitude for preparing kids for higher learning can be seen by where students go after they graduate. They have attended Harvard, Bates, Bowdoin, Boston College and many other highly regarded private and public schools.