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Brunswick High School

Public | 9-12 | 773 students

 

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Posted March 11, 2011

We moved to the area "temporarily" and thought our child would only be in Brunswick High School for a few months. However, he grew to love it, and we decided not to move to Northern Virginia after all because of the positive experience here. BHS is the smallest high school in Frederick County, but it's actually great since my child is not just "a drop in the bucket". From talking with friends involved with other high schools in the area, I get the impression that Brunswick just doesn't have as many problems with drugs, violence, "worldliness", that other places do. The kids I have seen and gotten to know seem like good down-to-earth kids overall. I have gotten to know a lot of the staff and teachers as well --I have gotten very positive impressions about them all. There's a new principal this year who I've heard good things about too. Of course, no school is perfect, but we are very happy with Brunswick Hight School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

I'm was former student there ( i now attend Poolesville High School) and it traumatized me. The teachers were mean the students were meaner and i learned absolutely nothing but I love my new school!


Posted February 19, 2008

The size of the school to the number of students i think is just right. There are a wide variety of sports like, football, soccer, lacross, tennis, base-ball, track and even golf. But the school has many rules that put the students education before sports and after school activities. The teachers are very helpful and there is even a tutoring program after school free to all students twice a week with a bus home. True you have limited cources due to popularity (no German, chinese, things like that -they offer French, latin and Spanish is always offered) but their AP courses and teaching academy make up for it. Over all Brunwswick has some bumps but is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2006

I graduated from Brunswick in 2006 and I attended the Brunswick feeder schools for 7 years. Overall, Brunswick has well educated teachers and a warm and welcoming staff and it provides a good environment for learning! Since it is a smaller school, you don't get as many options, class wise, but all of the offered classes are taught to the upmost standard and all of the teacher's attention is paid to help the students learn and enjoy their high school experience. Great school :)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 30, 2006

I'm currently a freshman and it's overall a good school. But the pricipal is very strict; and there is only four laguages that you can choose from and only two you can get into to. But aside from the prinicpal and her rules, it's not a bad scool to go to
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2006

As a student at Brunswick High, in my junior year, I recommend Brunswick to any student wishing to obtain a quality education and high school experience. The small class sizes and close teacher-student relationships allow a more supportive learning environment to be had. I will take countless happy memories away from my experience at Brunswick, and urge parents not to judge the school based upon its very inaccurate lackluster reputation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2005

From my children's experience, currently, Brunswick High School is the worst school academically, athletically and socially. It would be in their best interest if you did not send your child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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Grade level

Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
English II

The state average for English II was 83% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 42%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Black 5% 35%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
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Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
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  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track

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  • Choir / Chorus
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101 Cummings Dr
Brunswick, MD 21716
Phone: (240) 236-8600

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