Students enrolled 2004
School leader Gavin Johnson

Contact this school

7878 Brighton Road
Brighton, MI 48116

School website
(810) 299-4100
(810) 299-4111
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Brighton High School address.

4 stars
Based on 41 ratings

Let others know what you
think about this school

April 05, 2014
The demand for higher standards has led to curriculum reform that requires more from the students, the teachers, and the parents. Students cannot simply "skate through" their classes anymore and expect to receive high grades. BHS--a school that has always prided itself on exactly how well the students are prepared for life after high school--is now doing even more for their community of learners. The new technology implemented this year has been fabulous, and it provides additional ways to engage the students in the lessons. The teachers continue to go above and beyond for their students. Those who need extra help--and are willing to seek it out--have many, many options available to them. This is a school that cares about its students, hands-down.

- submitted by a community member
March 26, 2014
Could stand a good cleaning. I'm so disappointed in the teachers as well as the counselors, very difficult to get responses to phone calls and e-mails. I find it very strange that my A-B student is all of a sudden a C-D student and what makes it worse is that NOONE seems to be alarmed by this sudden drop. Also in my opinion the teachers shouldn't picking favorites, yelling and screaming at the students and Should be answering questions when asked. No wonder my students grades have gone down.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2013
BHS is a far better school now than it was in 2008. New administrators and a new Director of Operations have cleaned up across the board. They are well respected. Many ineffective teachers have now retired. School spirit is excellent. Students with problems adjusting to a structured school now have a well designed alternative school within the district. A large bond was passed which is facilitating a huge host of improvements in the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts , renovation of restrooms in the high school, athletic fields throughout the district, etc. The opportunities for serious music students , instrumentalists, vocal performance majors, and musical theater are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2012
I love Brighton High School! They offer a vast variety of A.P. and honors classes that allow you to accelerate your education and I've had a great experience with the teachers. My calculus teacher is the best teacher I've ever had! There also is a great selection of extracurricular activities. Students even have the chance to start their own clubs (i.e. the Green Group). The musical theater and choir programs are outstanding! The school is so large that I've never had a problem finding a "group." You are guaranteed to find where you fit in with such a big student body. GREAT school! I'm so glad I went to Brighton! And as always...GO DOGS!

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2011
Lots of diverse ways of people expressing themselves. I just got here and I'm quite pleased with the school.. Although.. Drugs and alcohol run the place.

- submitted by a student
April 08, 2010
This school is average. Brighton looks great on paper, but when you get into the inner workings of the town and school, it's less than adequate. While the administration encourages students to excel, they make you jump through loopholes to receive a great education. The selection of advanced classes is very limited and the teacher selection is even worse. Many of the teachers are simply biding their time until retirement. Their are certain teachers who have really helped me learn, but not many. The Honors English program providing in the high school provides a great opportunity to make great new friends, as does the EXCELLENT music program. Drug and alcohol use is rampant among Brighton youth. The authorities fail at keeping teens in check. There are few fun electives offered. Miller was an outstanding place and a great environment for the little ones, as are the elementary schools.

- submitted by a student
September 08, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
June 09, 2009
I think BHS is an awesome school. I have had my children in the Brighton schools since kindergarten. The teachers are very supportive of all students. One of my children is LD and had a rough start in Middle School but a great experience in BHS. They even checked on him after he graduated. After talking to friends in other school districts (they are unhappy) I am very glad we are in Brighton.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2009
I think BHS is a terrific school. I have had my kids in 3 school districts and this is by far the best.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
no rating October 04, 2008
this school is horrible, theyre new teaching style is giving a student a test and based on what questions he/she missed you get certain worksheets to do while the 'teacher' sits and sends personal e-mails)

- submitted by a student
no rating September 01, 2008
I am not quite sure that those writing these reviews are who they say they are. As a parent I can tell how dissapointed I am in the High School. When our family moved to this area our decision was influnced by the great reputation of BHS. Well, good reputation is completley false. Our experience has been horrible. The school is filthy, few teachers care about the students, the board of ed, a joke. The students are disrespctful with a spoiled disposition. Unless you are a 4.0 student teachers and counselors give the attitude that you will be a failure in life. They offer nothing for the average student. Over the past year I have been questioning parents and students about the BHS experience...the results are less than favorable. On the positive side, the music program is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2008
i think the this schools teachers are uninterested in what they are doing because of their contracts. It has to be one of the dirtest places i've ever seen I would never send my child there.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
I'd like to say yes brighton may not be the best of the best but it's certainly above average. Sure, there are many 'clicks' and such that you'd find in any normal highschool. The teachers are different in their own ways, and a student has to understand that. I've disliked many of my teachers but that's simply every kids opinion. The school system is run somewhat well, I agree that some of the Admins. do not understand what goes on (that's one thing that does need to be changed). However, so many students at brighton just don't want to be students. They would rather fail half their classes and say they are 'trying'. Yes, half the students are down-right excellent in their studies, but you have to apply yourself in school, not expect it to happen. At brighton high, if you never apply yourself you won't succeed. Good luck everyone!

- submitted by a student
August 21, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
March 26, 2008
I think the last person who wrote one of these is most likely over tellng their sob story i too am a transfer student, new this year and everyone has been nice helping me fit in and helping me get on track. Anyone to complain on this school dosent know how good they have it compared to innercity school in michign

- submitted by a student
March 03, 2008
I'm a transfer student and I'm not happy at all with Brighton High. I've been here for two years and nothing has changed. The school is filthy and it's not just the teachers who complain, but the students too. The atmosphere is heavy and the warmest welcoming you get is 'Yeah, we all hate this school too,' no matter what group you talk to. The academic choices are horrible and leave no room for growing or being competitive with surrounding schools. Not to mention how the counselors don't care about transfering credits or whether or not a student has already taken a class. The only good thing about this school is the hard-working, dedicated teachers. I would not recomend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a student
January 30, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2007
Brighton High School offered one of the most rewarding educational experiences I have yet to encounter. The state of education was phenomenol. The competition in athletics was severe, but that's part of the thrill! Brighton graced me with an education few other public institutions could. If you put any effort into your education, the staff there would instantly snag it and help you go the distance. If the distict is lacking in a certan dept., the ease of dual-enrollment was smoother than silk.

- submitted by a student
June 19, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
March 24, 2007
Brighton High Schools offers a audacious and rigorous program from which all students can benefit. The atmosphere is quite pleasant and not the least bit overwhelming. I moved to Brighton and began their schools my freshman year. I was shocked at how accepting everyone is. To get to the education portion, the teachers make a tremendous effort to help every pupil succeed. If the student is willing to participate and show effort, the teachers will coach them every step of the way. Brighton is a superb district despite funding tribulations from the state.

- submitted by a student
January 16, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2006
I am disappointed that so much energy is spent on the walls and not whats inside. The quality of the education, teaching and assistance is sub par. The communication channels are at best one way - we parents have to drag it out of them. A teenage daycare facility.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2006
Brighton High School has provided my sons with an incredible jump start into the real world. One is currently a Junior at Michigan State University, which he entered with 19 college credits due to the wonderful teachers in Brighton! My other son is a Junior at the high school and is following in his big brother's academic foot steps due in large part to the teachers that he has has K-11 in the Brighton Area Schools. We may be financially challenged in this district (lowest per pupil funding), but as our former superintendent said, 'We get back bang for our bucks!' Way to go Brighton Teachers, keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2006
I, along with my siblings, graduated from BHS. I had moved from a metro area school and much preferred Brighton. We all went on to major colleges and I have since sent my two children through Brighton. They recently graduated from UM and MSU and have wonderful careers now. The teachers must be doing a good job. My family has PHDs, MBAs and other advanced degrees from the education base received through Brighton schools. You get out of school whatever you put into it. The resources are there and Brighton is a great community. If you expect to be spoon fed and coddled, it won't happen here. You have to be accountable at this school, and that's a good thing.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a teacher
November 30, 2005
Currently, I am attending Brighton High school. I ve been going since the beginning of this school year. There are many clicks, and problems with the administration that I can see. It seems as the administration does not follow through well with what they set out to do. I have gone to three high schools including Brighton and by far Brighton is the farthest behind. I mean this year is the first year teachers have ever used computers to take attendance? That is totally outrageous and I do agree that most teachers are ancient and need to be replaced by more qualified personnel. And the fact that busing was somehow cut by the people in charge of budget. I believe that they should of cut some of the extracurricular activites, and increased the teaching strength.

- submitted by a student
October 17, 2005
I curently have two high school students that attend the high school, and I also graduated from Brighton. In my opinion Brighton High is going down hill, in the fast lane! Both of my high school student have had problems with the math program. Teachers don't teach it any more they give out lessons and expect the students to now it! That is NOT teaching! The busing for the school is a complete JOKE! First there wasn't any,(budgeting problem?) and then when they do get busing they are passed up while standing and waiting for the bus. My children have never had an attendance problem until this year! Now they have tardies, because of traffic, accidents,etc.And for the first day of busing for high schoolers the bus didn't even stop to pick them up. I really do expect more from Brighton Schools. Better teachers and at least busing!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2005
I loved the large variety of classes that were offered at Brighton, and though some teachers were a little out-dated, I still received a top-quality education. There was a large variety of extracurricular activities to choose from and I never had any trouble finding something I was interested in. There was a large amount of clique-ishness, but that is the students' problems, not the faculty. I will soon be graduating with a degree in secondary education, and I hope that I have the good fortune to work at Brighton High.

- submitted by a former student
September 10, 2005
most teachers are old dinosaurs who seem to be just passing time.i had one daughter graduate ten years before my last grad. and they were giving out some of the same assignments. the teachers need to be challenged to keep their jobs and to get off their collective butts and be TEACHERS not just a person collecting a pay check. i pity the majority of the students in this system.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2005
This school is full of 'clicks' with students and teachers. Basically if you re a 'favorite' you can get away with anything. Even the school police doesn t do anything, kids would go off campus for lunch and no one would stop them and go out to there cars for a smoke and then come back in. over all this school is the worst.

- submitted by a former student
April 04, 2005
I graduated from Brighton High School and feel that the school prepared me for college very well. However, I do agree that many of the teachers are terrible and need to be replaced. Math dept is horrible.

- submitted by a former student
February 28, 2005
In my opinion Brighton High School is filled with underqualified teachers. The majority of them do not even teach, they simply tell the students what to do. I am a student at Brighton High School, and not a day goes by that I do not have an issue with one of the teachers. The math department is horrible because the teachers just tell the students what lesson to do, they do not teach it.

- submitted by a student
January 21, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
December 28, 2004
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2004
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
November 02, 2004
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
October 08, 2004
Great School with the exception of Special Ed. Brighton High School is Ten years behind schools such as Okemos in this regard.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2004
Wonderful school! I had four kids graduate from there, and I have no complaints. I would highly recommend it. Wonderful marching band program. Track team is very good as well. One of the better golf teams around.

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »

Ratings help families find and compare schools. Families should also use other factors when choosing a school.

Yellow

Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: October 27, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Brighton High School
7878 Brighton Road, Brighton, MI  48116
(810) 299-4100
Last modified Brighton High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brighton High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top