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Brockton, MA
Students enrolled: 4,135

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470 Forest Ave
Brockton, MA 02301

(508) 580-7633
(508) 580-7600
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August 14, 2014
I am a Junior at BHS. And I absolutely love it, educational wise. But recently the school was having money problems which almost cause many teachers getting laid off. Which, thankfully, never happened. Honestly to have the best BHS experience all you have to do is just make sure you do your work but also remember to have fun. The choices of electives that we have is so large. We have different culinary, arts, photography, ceramics, visual arts, and mechanic programs. It's incredible. We also have a large list of clubs and sports you can join. I, myself, was in the freshman soccer team, and I loved it. You feel like a part of a team, it's amazing. And the different ethnicities we have at the school is great. We have all types of people from Central America, Africia, and Europe. There's people basically from all over the world, but of course you can't forget the Cape Verdeans who take up most of the population of Brockton itself. To sum this whole review up, BHS just has this vibe that I absolutely love. There isn't those typical groups like the jocks, the nerds, the geeks, the cheerleads. None of that. We all converse and hang out with each other. And that is a community.

- submitted by a community member
May 18, 2014
Just like every highschool there are a couple of well unadmirable students, but dont let those few bad eggs let you decide what kind of school this is. Im a sophmore at brockton high and i couldnt be happier. The teachers are caring and give one on one help after school, most of the students are friendly, and there are so many arts/athletics/academics programs! We have award winning singing groups, award winning drama department, amazing basketball,soccer,hockey,field hockey, baseball, softball, and swimming teams and we are the biggest public school east of the Mississippi river. Even though we have over 4000 students, we still manage to have very small classes, so everyone can participate and everyone gets a chance to get the help they need. If you're looking for a great high school experience, COME TO BROCKTON HIGH!! p.s we are very diverse, bullys will not be tolerated here

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2013
I am a sophmore at Brockton high and i love it here! I lived in brockton for most of my life but i never attended the public schools here. I left Foxborough Regional charter school to come here. It all depends on the type of crowd you hang out with. It has so many opportunities and much more. You just have to take advantage of them. Brockton high has such a bad rep. Its like your typical high school to be honest.

- submitted by a community member
August 13, 2013
I recently graduated from Brockton High this year, and although the school is not perfect, I would not have chosen any other high-school to attend. There are sooooo many resources that can be utilized- especially for struggling teens. One girl that I knew, who really had it hard, was helped by many staff members to move out from her unsafe home, find a job, and another, more safer, place to live. They even set up a way to get her to the school and back at any time of day without her having to worry or pay anything. They also helped her out with getting into college. BHS is big, and there are some students and teachers that the school could do without, but overall it has a vibrant life and wonderful programs. Through the nursing program there, I was able to obtain my CNA license and now I can work in the field of my future career right out of high-school. There is sooooo much you can get from BHS- you just have to work hard, investigate where your resources are, and watch who you hang out with.

- submitted by a community member
June 15, 2013
My daughter is a freshman and went from an honor student involved in leadership and various activities to becoming a very defensive girl. There is a serious issue with bullying at this school and a policy that seems to punish the bullied along with the violator.I understand a zero tolerance policy which is NOT is practiced here. I agree with another poster that stated there is nepotism present as we had an incident with another girl that resulted in my daughter suffering a punishment and the other girl did not because her mother works at the school. I am highly disappointed and I am moving my child to another high school due to the violent and hostile environment in this school. They often lie or fail to inform parents of situations and I feel the reviews here artificial. They are all happy students and unsatisfied parents?? seems to be a pattern and would not be surprised to find the admins put them here to try to make the school look like something it is not!!! It is the administration that is lacking as I do feel they have a group of devoted teachers. However, there is a serious bullying problem.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2013
It all depends on what kind of crowd you hang out with to understand Brockton High . Im a Freshman and i love Brockton high because its a lot better than any other school i have ever been to !

- submitted by a student
March 19, 2012
I am a freshman at BHS and honestly I'm so lucky to be in this school. It has such great teachers and a supportive principal. And about the discipline, I feel like they have great discipline compared to other schools. I'm not gonna lie, I was scared to come to this school at first but since I'm a good student, choose my friends wisely, everything is going well. This school has a bad reputation but it's not the administration or the staff, it's the students that choose to do bad. If your child doesn't mess around with the "bad kids" then everything will go fine, trust me. I'm so glad to be in this school. It has such great oppurtunites, like cermaics, culinary arts, Piano lessons, nursing, child studies, photography, & they have so many sports, drama club. this school is just awesome. Yes, there's alot of people but remember out of 4,800 students were all not gonna be angels, but were all not devils either. This is my school and unless you don't know why something bad happened or an accident then dont judge it. We have one of the best MCAS scores. When you go to apply for college when the administration see that you came from brockton high, they will be impressed.

- submitted by a student
May 11, 2011
i think this a horrible school and dangerous and it needs more discipline as soon as they get better administration

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May 05, 2010
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January 05, 2010
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- submitted by a student
December 10, 2009
This school is one of the best schools constructed due to its amazing opportunities and extra curriculum activities,this school has educated generations of my family and will never get a bad report from me!!!

- submitted by a student
November 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 30, 2009
Honestly, I am a Freshman to Brockton High and love it. I feel that this school, even if it is huge, is a wonderful school. All of my teachers are great and extracurricular activities are fantastic. The teachers do a great job on knowing their students. I feel that the parent reviews don't do Brockton High any justice. The staff is very helpful and I, being from a household where English is not the main language, feel that the school's communication is fine. The school has many opportunities that I feel I wouldn't have if I had gone elsewhere.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 19, 2009
My son went there for 2 years and at the end of his sophmore year he told me he didn't feel safe there. My son isn't a trouble maker or a bad student, And as far as the teachers being supportive they weren't there for the student nor us as parents.They were to busy being their friend instead of the teacher. If you asked them to call with an update it would be days later. What great support us as parents had. I am glad he is out of there. Now I am having conflicts with my younger child in the school system what a disappointment.

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October 09, 2009
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September 19, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 16, 2009
They do much with few resources.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 16, 2009
Brockton High is the best school, I went there and my brother is currently attending Brockton High. The education level is top notch and they inspire their students to be great even after graduation.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2009
This school has many great programs! Concert Choir, the amazing Concert Band, Jazz Band, state champions in Football and many other sports. There are many after school programs and clubs. Plenty to choose from and that appeal to your interest. Academics is rewared with Honor Roll performances. Recently the school has participated in the IBO program. The Principle Dr. Zach is AMAZING! Although a couple of students give the BHS a bad name, don't let it fool you! There is a tremendous amount of talented and friendly students and teacher. I can't say enough great things about this school.

- submitted by a student
January 15, 2009
I love this school. The teachers are 100% supportive, the wealth and variation of courses are all wonderful oppurtunities. Yes, a lot depends on you -- to keep up with your work, to take care of yourself, to maintain your focus. You have plenty of help, though. Many of the programs here -- sports, International Bacclaureate classes, etc. are top-notch. I really like it.

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January 15, 2009
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January 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2008
It depends on how you take your education and the crowds of friends you hang around. I am fully pround to be student here and have never got susspended so I recommned this school highly to great learners! The staff is great and gets along with students so well and Mr. Previty is the best staff in there! He is in touch with all the students and Mr. Beals is the assistant housemaster and is also a great persson. I am in touch with Dr. Sczach and think she is really nice and is the best spirited person to be around! Thank you!

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September 18, 2008
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September 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2008
I feel very lucky to have gone to Brockton High. It's truly an amazing place. There isn't another school like it. There was a planetarium, olympic size swimming pool, skating rink, sports stadium, and every kind of extracurricular activity you could imagine. They have classes for all levels of learning - from special ED all the way up to AP calculus, physics, chemistry etc. Any other school pales in comparison. It's more like a university than high school.

- submitted by a community member
May 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 09, 2008
Great School. Best Academic performance of Public High Schools in the Commonwealth of MA

- submitted by a student
March 31, 2008
Brockton High School is an absolutely amazing institution. The vast array of students from all walks of life come to one place where they all learn to co-exist and respect each other, teaching every Boxer valuable life lessons. The administration and faculty sets this perfect example for respect, as they respect every student, and promote a loving school environment. If one were to visit Brockton High, they would see every member of administration out and about, interacting with the students, not locked up in an office like at most schools. This administration is second to none. The faculty provides a loving support for all students. Opportunities at Brockton High are endless-- the school has a multidude of top-notch programs, from well-known athletics, to an acclaimed music department, to countless other extracurricular opportunities which provide students with valuable life opportunities. There is no school I'd rather have attended, no question.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 21, 2008
This school has a bad reputation with regard to treating parents. A large number of schools administrators are highly opinionated and out of touch with students' and parents' realiaty. Communication with parents is not efective, especially on the phone. The school leadership along with the teaching force do not reflect the student body, which is very diverse and mainly comprised of immigrant and African American children. This could explain the widespread lack of motivation and dropout rates among numerous students who do not see adults with the same values and cultural backgrounds to inspire them. A culture of nepotism and favoritism tends to dominate this school with reference to hiring people for leadership positions. In order to improve this school, profound restructuring will have to take place. Parents and community leaders should play a pivotal role in this restucturing. Thanks for your attention.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
I have had 4 children go to Brockton High School with mixed results.. my eldest daughter is bright and was in advanced classes and did beautifully-my eldest son, dropped out his freshman year and a full year later they were still calling me telling me he was absent for the day every month or so. And his friends said his name was called out on the intercom to go to the office- and my severely special needs daughter that went there and was cared for very well. But my son who has severe ADHD and is a freshman there now cannot get the services he needs. He is failing and they want to put him in Champion Charter -With his ADHD, he still gets suspensions for forgetting his ID- and I explain that keeping him out of classes makes him fall behind more- no one listens

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November 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2007
My son is a freshman at BHS. I was worried that he would be lost in the shuffle because the school is so large. At first he did have some problems. He's not use to being in a school the big. Once he got use to the pace he seems to be keeping up. I've visited the school on several occasions and I must say that things run pretty smooth. My only concern is that I was able to walk into the school without to many questions as to my idenity and the door I entered through wasn't locked.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2007
I am an ex student of brockton High - the school wasn't all that and a bag of chips - too big too many kids in one sardine can! More would come from it if they had a brain and made up 4 different high schools within the city but as it was then and it still stands Yes it has alot to offer but you must know a teenager is not to that point of appreciation yet...you don't realize what was offered until your long gone!

- submitted by a community member
no rating June 14, 2007
Just moved from out of state I look forward to my son being a part of Brockton H.S. for the next 4 years. With all you have to offer, I am sure he will make best of what he wants to do in coming years. I hold very high standards and I am sure brockton high school will help my son be the best that he can be. Looking forward to being a part of my son's life along with teachers and all members of the brockton H.S. Best to you all in the coming years.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2007
Brockton High, despite is massive size, felt like my second home. Even with the thousands of students that attended, BHS felt like a small tight community. Teachers and the staff were always willing to help the students with anything and always looked out for them. Many of my previous teachers I still keep in contact with today. Dr. Szach is probably the best thing that ever hit BHS. She has made BHS so warm and loving, she has so much pride in all things Brockton related. The students at BHS all look up to her and respect her. She is an amazing principal. BHS is a wonderful school.

- submitted by a former student
April 01, 2007
I graduated from Brockton High School in 2005. Throughout my four years there I have experienced the great diversity and cultures that surrounded me. I believe that the teachers do a wonderful job there. My former teachers were amazing and when I visit the school they still remember my name. They have prepared well for the MCAS which I passed with flying colors and got the scholarship and they prepared very well for college. The principal and vice principal always walk down the hallway of the school and greet every student and care for their students as if they are their own.

- submitted by a former student
February 16, 2007
The hallways of Brockton High School are filled with talented & gifted students, musicians, and scholars. The leadership and commitment from the school's principal is second to no one. It's a diverse student body where tolerance & acceptance are the norm. There are more clubs, music & theatre programs, sports, arts, and ethnicity than anywhere else. I graduated there myself more than 25 years ago, and have had 2 children attend. One already graduated, (and is now in college), and the other is an active freshman. They're both proud to say they are 'boxers'. Our public education dollars not only provide the best in academics, and the finest teachers, but a large auditorium, beautiful track & football field for our Division 1 superbowl champion boxers, an indoor swimming pool, a skating rink, pro gym & fitness area, and a professional baseball field which is also home to the Brockton Rox.

- submitted by a parent
December 25, 2006
The school is large and holds many students, yes, but the exposure to something outside the box, not like any other place, is something that is worth much more. We not only learn from our teachers, but from each other the diversity of life. I am so proud to be a Boxer and hold the school very near and dear to me. As long as the student puts the effort forth to be involved, the school will recognize them.

- submitted by a student
June 07, 2006
Like any other institution Brockton High has its highs and lows. However, the distinction between this school and the rest is the array of opportunity. Brockton High enables young individuals to prosper will fostering ideals of diversity and leadership. There is something for everyone at Brockton High. From the vast majority of division 1 sport teams to the top leadership organizations, BHS has it all. Brockton High does what other smaller schools can not...and that is preparation for reality and a diverse working environment. As successful BHS alum...my only regret is not being more involved with all that BHS has to offer.

- submitted by a former student
May 25, 2006
This school is alright but definately wouldnt be my first choice on a school for my children. The school is totally overpopulated containing 5000 students. The halls are crowded so transitions are horrible. Their policies are ridiculous. If your child is absent more than 3 times they'll automatically fail them. The lunch consists of mainly snacks and bad food with no variety. As far as cleaniness goes, the school needs a serious makeover.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2004
Brockton High School is one of the top schools in Massachusetts. In terms of the diversity of course offerings, there is no match in the entire state. The faculty is wonderful with a great grasp of their subject matter and a true ability to connect with students. In addition, Brockton's over 40 extracurricular clubs and activities give students wonderful opportunities to be involved in everything from community service to television production. Brockton High School's Music and Art Programs, housed in the Fine Arts Buildings, far exceed any other in the state. Brockton High School is a place where education flourishes at all levels.

- submitted by a student
December 03, 2004
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- submitted by a student
December 03, 2004
I am a student at Brockton high and your comment is false. The teachers know all their students. It is amazing how teachers that I have spoken to even just once memorized my name when they have at least 900 students a year.All the teachers here do an excellent job. True Brockton High is a large school, but at least there is culture and diversity that forms from such a big school, which many small schools miss out on. Therefore, I find your comment to be totally uneducated because you do not attend here and do not know the staff and student relations.

- submitted by a student
October 27, 2004
Are you people crazy! Brockton High school have so many kids, that the teachers don't even know who they are. The kids in the school have numbers not names! The teachers have not clue!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2004
Brockton high school is a very big high school. Very useful.

- submitted by a former student
February 23, 2004
Brockton High is an excellent school. The faculty and staff are committed to providing a safe and effective learning environment, and there are plenty of sports teams and extra-curricular activities for students to take part in. If a student says that they have nothing to do at this school, they aren't trying hard enough to find a subject that interests them. BHS is a superb istitution.

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February 14, 2004
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November 21, 2003
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Brockton High School
470 Forest Ave, Brockton, MA  02301
(508) 580-7633
Last modified Brockton High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brockton High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top