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Brunswick High School

Public | 9-12 | 891 students


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Posted March 26, 2013

The curriculum may be good, and the teachers may be fine, but the administration is completely clueless. We have never seen so much confusion and contradiction before. There is very little cooperation between departments, and the communication to parents is often confusing and contradictory. Call one department to get a question answered (because the mailings and emails often publish the wrong information and dates) and they defer to another department, who refers you back to the first department. It's complete chaos.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 26, 2011

Had A great four years. very proud to have gone to it and will miss it.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 26, 2011

Definitely a strong academic and athletic school that caters to EVERYONE, not just the top 10%. I took difficult courses, but I wasn't in the top 10%, and I still got a great education at BHS. I enjoyed the fantastic (relatively new) facilities, and had some extremely capable and committed teachers during my time there. BHS is definitely one of the best schools in Maine, and I'm glad that teachers take the time to notice and try to help everyone, regardless of class rank. You have to really try to fail in order to actually do so; I didn't work as hard as I could have, but teachers prompted me to help myself as they helped me. Any student who can be called at least " barely mediocre" can succeed and go on to a solid college from Brunswick High School.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 7, 2010

This school caters exclusively to the top 10% of each class. Everyone is invisible. Read the latest NEASC accreditation report for confirmation of this. My child had a very poor experience at Brunswick High School
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 3, 2010

Horrible school unless the student is incredibly self motivated, emotionally strong. Old fashioned, out dated teaching methods and burned out, lazy faculty. My daughter had a horrible four years there.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 17, 2009

Great courses and outstanding teachers.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 1, 2009

As a parent, and as a prior student, I can attest to BHS being of the highest caliber and most accredited schools you can find in Maine
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 22, 2009

I can't imagine a better high school. Wonderful faculty and staff. the best principle. Wonderful, varied students. Great special education department. Lovely library annd on and on.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted October 6, 2008

Brunswick High School rocks! You learn so much there! There are so many people and I have so many friends there!
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 9, 2008

Amazing school. To me, the best in the state. Amazing teachers!
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 10, 2007

I went to this school then I moved to FL. This was the best school that I have ever been to. They are very hands on and I had a fun time learning.
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 5, 2007

Excellant teachers, very wide variaty of extra-curricular activities, great sports programs, and an overall excellant school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 12, 2007

Great kids, Great teacher's Current student, Will be proud to graduate here.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 27, 2007

Good selection of honors and advanced placement programs. Some excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 17, 2005

Brunswick high has a very nice special ed department and they are always on top of things. They have Footbal, Basketball, Hockey, baseball, indoor and outdoor track, lacroose, soccor and cross-country.
—Submitted by a student

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Critical Reading

The state average for Critical Reading was 49% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 43% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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In 2012-2013 Maine used the Maine High School Assessment (MHSA) to test students in grade 11 in critical reading, math, writing and science. The results reported show how well students are mastering state standards, specific skills defined by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 92%
Black 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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116 Maquoit Rd
Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone: (207) 319-1910


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