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Brighton High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1144 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2010

Brighton High School is the best high school in America, because it has a great improvement based on the MCAS testing rated by the state and the district. Also Brighton High School is very strict with all students, and that's good because the students need respect like students, and that is based on the behavior. I studied there, and today I'm very happy that my kids being studying there too,like me! I love Brighton High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

Brighton High school is not challeneging enough
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2007

Great school and wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 5, 2007

This is an outstanding place where academic excellence is stressed from staff and students and staff collaboration is second to none.
—Submitted by a teacher


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
26%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
African American75%
Asian73%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I74%
Students with disabilities65%
English language learners53%

Math

All Students48%
Female50%
Male46%
African American45%
Asian90%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners37%

Science

All Students27%
Female24%
Male29%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners19%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
13%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
17%
Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students32%
Female32%
Male33%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners14%

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Students11%
Female11%
Male11%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Title I11%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners6%

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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How schools in the state rate:

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50%
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26%
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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

46%

Average SAT score

1137

Graduation rate

62%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of 11th graders taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 50% 16%
Black 40% 8%
White 5% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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25 Warren St
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: (617) 635-9873

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