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Brentwood High School

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Posted December 16, 2013

Student of BHS class of 2001. I believe this school is a great school, as a student of the Brentwood High School and the Brentwood school district from grades 6 - 12, I felt very loved and encouraged by the students and teachers. There are many opportunities academically and extra curricularly in this school, like in any school there were fights and people getting in trouble, but i believe that if parents, teachers and students work together you can have a very successful education at BHS and be very prepared for college or life after HS. I will say I did many extra curricular activities such as drama, musical theater, choir, photography, radio, honor society. I do wish I would have gone for the more honors and AP classes, but again that was up to me and at the time I could not be bothered, even though teachers did encourage me to go for the more challenging classes. Overall, I believe this school is great and filled with many opportunities that the parent/teacher/student conbo needs to be actively looking for.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2013

I went to this school I came to the US nt knowing a wrd in English by my second month of school I ws speaking proper English n translatin for others .....nobody ws bullied yes there was fights but it came from the ignorant ones which we accounter everyday everywhere......the teachers cares no matter Wat they always pushing u to do better advising u.......I loved all my teachers except some were rude at times....so let's jst say I didn't pay them no mind cuz yes we do bump into those types of people.......the after school activities were always on....and u find kids hanging out jking dancing doing all type of fun things teachers stay after jst so students can catch up to unfinished class wrks......I loved it there and if I ever get kids one day this is where I want them to go to school but am jst hoping their teachers wud b like mines were......bcause the friends u make there bcomes family to u teachers bcomes ur parents in a way class clowns even teachers had u laughing at times. So to all who criticize B-Wood High and say its no gud yall are wrong bcuz its not a school its a home a family .....


Posted August 12, 2013

For all the people who wrote glowing reviews about their education from BHS, please note all the grammatical errors and misspellings IN your reviews. It does not speak well of the school OR your education if this how you compose a review as an adult.


Posted July 12, 2013

if you read this I advise to not have your children attend this school. you will only find a couple of teachers that will care because the teachers in brentwood are so judgmental. if you dress like a kid that does bad they will help you in no way even though you might not be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2013

I'm a student in BHS and i love it here. Everyone thinks brentwood is a bad community because of the gangs drugs and fighting and whatnot but i feel that's in all schools not just brentwood. The staff here is amazing they will go out of their way just to make sure you have great grades attend extra help if you need and staying out of trouble. Brentwood has many classes to take for all students interests we have art classes music classes wood shop computer classes and ROTC. We also have great coaches our school is known for our soccer and basketball and our music program also ROTC drill team. Brentwood's green machine came in second place in the state. And the administrators do a great job keeping us in check. also the guidance staff helps with collage preparation. The students here are so friendly and hardly anyone gets bullied its a great place to make friends. overall i think brentwood is a pretty great school. (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2012

I am a former student in Brentwood High School. I enjoyed it there. Most of the teachers are friendly and helpful. Some teachers will call you and let you know that your child is failing. They recently added this new thing where you will get a phone if your child had missed or cut a class. They are really updating a lot. They have becoming more strict than before. I really enjoyed the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2011

My kids went to Brentwood school and they loved it, I wish I never moved from long island, Brentwood is still nice at least my street is the same, handcock street, Brentwood , anyone out there from Brentwood? we are in florida now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

The High School is not as bad as some people pretend it is. I attended the Brentwood School district from 1st-12th grade. I graduated with a regents diploma & do have to say that there is BARELY anyone there that speaks spanish. I am hispanic & speak perfect english. Actually, I learned spanish in my high school spanish class. Most students attending this high school speak english, not spanish. That is such a racial statement. The teachers there actually care for their students & push them to succeed. How a student asserts them selves is a different story. I have been to and seen much worse high schools then Brentwood.


Posted November 4, 2009

The students are wonderful and the staff is extremely dedicated!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Both my daughters spent all their school years in the district and excelled at all they did. They have since graduated - both this year - one a year early, from Ross. I worked for the district for four years and it was by far one of the best jobs I ever had ! The teachers are very dedicated to their students even after they move on through the years....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2009

I'm a student of BHS. It's not a good school.; one of the worst. It's good for people of Spanish decent or at least speak it. If you're American and don't speak Spanish, it's hard to get through; not to mention the gangs in that school. I've definitely been to better. Also, the math studies are horrible their.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2009

Im a student of bhs. brentwood high school is such a good school, the teachers prepare you to go to college. in the area of sports great, they have studies for hispanic students. BHS is a great school to go
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2008

Im a student at ross high.I enjoy attending bhs.The teachers are great at teaching the material.They give us great and useful programs that will help us get into a good college.Overall this school is well prepared. I just believe that their is way to much students in each school.Ross high is a old school wich is realy small its hard to get 2 class under the 4 minutes they give us. Wich cause all the drama.Brentwood should build another high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

I will rate brentwood high school 4 stars.My son has been kept busy and responsible and this will make him a good citizen,irrespective of testscores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

i feel like the students who are in the brentwood school district have a good chance. most of the problem have since graduated 07 and beyond have better facilities and teachers to go along. i feel they were waiting for the problem students such as myself to leave i thank bhs for my education although it didnt ready me for college as i thought
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2006

Brentwood High School does not get the recognition that it deserves. My son is a junior in the school. The teachers in this school really care and their level of expertise is outstanding. This is a large school district and it's difficult to accommodate everyone's needs, but Brentwood works very hard in achieving that goal. Brentwood's extracurricular activities are so broad. Besides basketball, football and lacrosse, there is fencing, track, golf, soccer, etc. to name a few. The coaches spend a lot of their own personal time with the kids and that is commendable. There is a club for everyone. What I would like to see is a lot more parent involvement. Children whose parents are involved in their day to day studies seem to excel a little more. I just don't think there is enough of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

Its a good school, my kids love it. The staff are great and understanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2005

Brentwood High School is located in the dead center of Long Island. Although some may think that Brentwood schools are not good, I strongly disagree. As a former BHS student, and current parent of a Brentwood student, I would like to say that the education that a student gets from attending here is very unique. While you experience a very wonderful melting pot of cultures and sample for yourself a taste of the 'real world.' I recommend without reservation the Brentwood School District to any parent who wishes their child a bright future and a strong foundation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2005

When I first relocated to Brentwood from Freeport, which is also ethnically diverse, I was told by my neighbors that the Brentwood School District was great. As I acclaimated myself with my neighborhood, I was then told how horrible the school district was simply because of the racial mix. How wrong these people were! The world is not merely black and white, and we should be able to get along and cohabitate with people from all backgrounds. We should take a lesson from our children and see people for who they are, not what they are. I happen to love the ecclectic mix that Brentwood has to offer. I look forward to my daughter attending Ross/Sonderling in the very near future. School like life is what you make it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2004

I must say, being a Brentwood graduate has prepared me for many great things. The Brentwood education is a great one and the diversity of the students is second to none. I am proud of my high school and look forward to being a teacher there in the very near future. The education and love shown to me and my siblings from my educators is what drives me to continue on and come back and teach just as they taught me. True, many great teachers are retiring and leaving the district, but have no fear, for the future is here, and we are ready to step in without missing a beat.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

538 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
31%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

1322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

912 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

1503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

775 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

21 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

1189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

436 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

1246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students67%
Female66%
Male69%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners63%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

Chemistry

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners91%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant81%

Earth Science

All Students30%
Female28%
Male32%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities27%
General population30%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

English

All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities56%
General population79%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Geometry

All Students45%
Female50%
Male41%
African American45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities22%
General population47%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%

Global History and Geography

All Students68%
Female66%
Male70%
African American66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities63%
General population69%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Integrated Algebra

All Students55%
Female55%
Male54%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities46%
General population56%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Living Environment

All Students76%
Female74%
Male76%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities63%
General population78%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Physics

All Students76%
Female76%
Male74%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant76%

U.S. History and Government

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities70%
General population85%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 72% 23%
Black 16% 19%
White 9% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 117%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 144%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 78%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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School start time
  • 6:30 am
School end time
  • 6:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. RICHARD LOESCHNER

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2 6th Ave
Brentwood, NY 11717
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