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Posted July 6, 2010

This school has an amazing teaching staff, fantastic curriculum and course offerings for my kids (IB and arts), and is really helping prepare my kids well for graduation and college (AVID program and the entire staff will go out of its way to help whenever you have any concerns. The building feels respectful, safe, and like a fun place to learn. Also, the access to computers and other technology is excellent, and really makes a difference for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2008

This is a great school. Enthusiastic staff, terrific principal and superintendent. We moved to the neighborhood so that our son could attend BC schools and we continue to be pleased with our decision. BCHS has a variety of programs to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

I just wanted to said my daughter came from the Osseo district school , which she was another number there. In BC she is been great her grades are better. [It has] been awasome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

There have been a lot of changes in this small school district! The high school got a new principal who is actually respected by the students and parents alike; the 7th-9th grade staff is undergoing training to become an IB Middle School; the behavior specialists actually do their job and take care of problems that come up among students; and I feel I can talk to the teachers and work with them to help my child make goals and learn how to achieve them. The motto here is: 'Expect the Best'. As long as parents, students, and educators are willing to work together as a team, the 'best' results will be achieved. The key is to work together, and keep the lines of communication open. Don't be afraid to speak up! Get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2006

Well, if there's one thing I know, that would be that i would not have like any other school better! The diversity is great! If i would have went anywhere else, it would have been so much harder to be myself. Even though this year( 2006) there was a bit of and issue with the principal,it's not because of him. The students were only thinking like kids in a box. Though there are problems with the kids, most of them are just misunderstood. Give them a chance! Go Centaurs!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 8, 2006

Brooklyn Center schools are a great place for kids to attend. I am a parent of 4, 3 of which have graduated there. I am also a former student from the 70's. This district has a small town feel with teachers and faculty that really care and give their personal best. The classes are small enough (just over 100) that you know everyone. The schools celebrate diversity and have strong student leadership. The new Superintendant 2006-07 is a wonderful new addition. The music programs are strong and well attended. Athletics are open to all with good coaches that are supportive and committed. We believe the current faculty are positive good role models that are always there to listen and challenge the kids. We appreciate all they do. Give the school a look. You'll be glad you did. Negative comments: More parents need to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2005

I graduated in 1991. Since that time, BCHS has lower test scores, a lower graduation percentage and a horrible sports program. I have a niece who currently attends BC and has told me they now have full-time security guards at the school. The faculty turnover has been amazing, which tells me these teachers don't want to teach at that school anymore. Administration has alot of work to do with this school to get back that reputation it once had.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 21, 2005

My three sons went to BCHS and I have mixed feelings about the school. All three boys say they did not receive a good basic education but didnt know that until they got to college. Our the test scores are well below expected. The administration is well paid and can't seem to deliver qauality education and the score reflect that. Our scores are well below other schools and our excuse is the number of kids who move in and out of the districtis large. The district does not seem to be very creative. On the other hand it is a very safe school. Cameras, locked doors, police protection make it safe. The new principal will make a difference I hope.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

My father went to BCHS and I went to BCHS. It was a great school then and it remains a great school. They are carefull in chosing who they hire to be thier teachers. The teachers at BCHS care about teaching and helping thier students learn. I didn't graduate at BCHS becuse we moved but, I will always consider this MY school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 6, 2004

Brooklyn center high school is a great school to enroll your kids to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2004

I'm not a parent but I am a student that is currently attending Brooklyn Center High School. BCHS has a great student body and a welcoming environment. This school has shown me a variety of diversity that I don't normally see around other communities. It's a great place!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2003

I am not a parent, but a past student of the class of 2002. I have always felt that Brooklyn Center has provided a safe environment and a close community of people that I have grown to love. Relationships are valued between both students and staff. It is easy to be exposed to different cultures and diversity. My six years at Brooklyn Center were wonderful.


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
38%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

109 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
14%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
29%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
17%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
12%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
34%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students27%
Female20%
Male35%
Black14%
Asian33%
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English32%
Not migrant27%

Reading

All Students28%
Female22%
Male34%
Black20%
Asian17%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities29%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English34%
Not migrant28%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students22%
Female29%
Male13%
Black13%
Asian40%
Hispanic9%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Not migrant22%

Reading

All Students20%
Female26%
Male11%
Black13%
Asian25%
Hispanic13%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Not migrant20%

Science

All Students9%
Female11%
Male6%
Black2%
Asian15%
Hispanic9%
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%
Not migrant9%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students35%
Female39%
Male31%
Black33%
Asian29%
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant35%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

All Students32%
Female32%
Male31%
Black26%
Asian24%
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant32%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

All Students81%
Female91%
Male73%
Black82%
Asian63%
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
Female50%
Male45%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant47%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students31%
Female33%
Male29%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant31%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 44% 9%
White 20% 73%
Hispanic 17% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 77%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Bryan Bass
Fax number
  • (763) 561-1062

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6500 Humboldt Ave North
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
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