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Posted May 29, 2011

this school is way too small for growing teens. Its very crowded and you can only walk one way as the bells are rung. But other than that, the school is alright. Most of the teachers of nice and the a lot of the students are friendly. Attending this school this year, there has been a couple of minor fights but the security here is great breaking everything up. The security is good at their job and a couple of them are real chill . People that dont go to brentwood and the freshman center say its sucha bad district, but living here for 10 years and attending brentwood schools i know that brentwood is not that bad at all. Yeah , there has been some bad years but for the most part brentwood is a nice district to move to for families. Though , i do not like the freshman center and cant wait for the school year to end, it has been an interesting experience attending this school. But most people that move on to the highschool will get some sense of acheivement in them .. im sure of it .
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2009

This school is way too small! Especially for children our age. Its so small you can only walk in one direction and to turn around and walk the opposite direction is against the school rules. It has great teachers and most of the students do care about their work. Many problems and flights usually occur because you cant really run away from the fight because theres not enough room to run. But over, this school does bring a lot of character to a teen.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2009

This school is way to small! Its filled with to many students. Your only aloud to walk in one direction. You cant even turn around because it against the rules. It has great teachers just its too squished and between the students too many problems take place. Fights hapPen frequently and you cant run away because theres no room to run away! Yes, this school does build character though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2008

i understand that people believe brentwood is a horrible district, but actually most of the teachers a dedicated. many are to harsh and many are push overs but it does help the students suceede. the school is beyond over crowded and they need a better place to fit all the 9th graders and also send north bay shore students to the bay shore district because they have more money and funding and bigger schools. the biggest problem for these schools is the fighting between gangs and wanna be gang members. also the amount of illegal immigrants is becoming a on going problem and needs to be cracked down on. the schools punishments are pretty harsh but still we are not scared. the school has many officers there throughout the day but we see them as friends. honestly the school district has much work needed but they have great opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

this is an excellent school. 99% of the students are hardworking and has the potential to be succesful. even though the school has a lot of students, you get used to it and it doesn't become a problem. the teachers are soo decicated. the school offers great honor classes in math, science, and english, and a pre ap global studies classes. It has many interactive after-school activities for everyone. The music in brentwood itself has the most awards, the students start playing their instruments in 7th grade they sound that they have been playing since they were in 3th grade. Most of the classroom has a smartboards that makes learning easy and fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2006

This school is very nice but there are a lot of fights that occur. There is a great honors program for math and science and the teachers are great. The only problem is the students who at time can be very foolish. All in all it is a great school. Brentwood High Schol on LI is the best place for students wishing to advance in Science and music because they are nationally recognised.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2005

i went to this school and i had learned a lot, the teachers in this school were like friends to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2004

Extremely too overcrowded! Brentwood school district is overpopulated enough without them putting every single 9th grader into one school, there simply is not enough room for these students!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 29, 2004

I think it is an ok school in comparison to other city high schools but pales in comparison to other Long Island schools. I think they need to place more emphasis on these regents exams- have some kind of Saturday prep courses for the 9th graders- better prepare these children. Also-I have registered my children for summer school in the past and the lines and amount of children needing to pass summer classes is outrageous- meaning -it can't be all those kids- lets look into the teaching methods. Lets!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2004

I actually go to the Freshmen Center, and I have to say that this is school really deserves credit. Despite all the random fights that occur, the other 95% of the students are very dedicated, hardworking, and fun kids. There is an amazing music program, that I am involved in and they really push us to do our best here. The teachers are usually very strict but always are there to help us learn and grow as individuals. We can easily become friends with our teachers and feel as if they can be our parents. This is truly a good school to attended.
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

753 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

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79%

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English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

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French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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98%

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95%
Global History and Geography

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

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Integrated Algebra

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

836 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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69%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

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Living Environment

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

165 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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U.S. History and Government

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

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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

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Chemistry

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Earth Science

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
African American69%
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Hispanic66%
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White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities40%
General population69%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English69%
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Non-migrant68%

English

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Geometry

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
African American97%
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White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
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Proficient in English92%
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Non-migrant92%

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Integrated Algebra

All Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
African American74%
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Hispanic71%
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White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities36%
General population76%
English language learners49%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%

Living Environment

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic98%
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Non-migrant99%

Physics

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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 2 69% 23%
Black 2 18% 19%
White 1 11% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 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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