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Brewster High School

Public | 9-12 | 1209 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 19, 2013

My son went to this school and its a great school system , excellent teachers , great programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

Brewster central school district is the most comprehensive school dis.trct in Putnam county. I will substantiate my statement will several examples. First, I am a school teacher in a neighboring district and moved within the Brewster district to send ou children their. Brewster is the only school in pc that offers thur. ROTC program. Graduates go on to West Point, Annapolis and other universities tat offer ROTC. The admin and some teachers went to china several years ago to build an educational relationship and exchange, this is still going on. Our kids have taken Chinese studies at HH Wells. This was a terrific experience for them and us as well. A fantastic HS science teacher takes students to Cornell university for a few days to study micro biology with graduate students, another unique opportunity. The country and track teams are tops in their section, often sending kids to college for running and throwing scholarships. For you thespians out there, the theater dep. puts on pays and musicals that rival broadway. I ave never heard of a better marching band. These kids along with ther ber talented teacher have performed all over. In march they played Ireland. Proud!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2011

Brewster Highschool is a good school in terms of safety and cleanliness. It also has respectful advanced programs and extracirricular activities. A downside to the school is it's ability to prolong a youths career in sports. Talented athletes aren't given the necessary resources to allow them to excel in top Universities. Overall a solid school and solid staff, in a nice community.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2010

Brewster High School is a wonderful school, full of great teachers and coaches that show up every day prepared to motivate and impart knowledge upon their students. As a Brewster High School alum, I can say with full confidence and conviction that Brewster High School more than adequately prepares its students for life's next steps, whether it be further education or the work force. I wholeheartedly recommend Brewster High School to any prospective students.


Posted December 12, 2009

This school has many after school activities. The teacher staff isnt as well as expected but it could improve.


Posted September 22, 2009

I'm a senior at BHS (class of 2010), having switched into it in sophomore year. Having been in other schools formerly, I can honestly say I have never seen such an abundance of terrific teachers and interesting students. The student body is a mixture of kids, as we have a large latino population as well, but there are practically no cliques and the kids are extremely welcoming. In my three years at Brewster I've only had one really bad teacher, and even she had her moments. I completely recommend the school to anyone who wants a terrific education for their kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2009

When it comes to developing well balanced individuals, the Brewster School system gets it. Academics & extracurricular activates work together to round out a student for the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I'm a junior at BHS, and this is my second year here. I formally went to a private school in Chicago which is well known to be terrific, only to find that BHS offers a much better program; in fact, it's one of the best that I (or my parents, who are both teachers) have seen. All of my teachers are extremely helpful, and love students who are interested. Students are rarely neglected; teachers make it their priority to assist their students in every way. The academics are terrific; I would highly suggest it to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

I think the Brewster Central School district is Great! The teachers show great concern for the children and are very careful not to label a child when resource is needed. They ensure parents are notified of any academic as well as behavioral problems and they work closely with school officials and parents to make sure each child work to their full potential with great encouragement. My son will be graduating from Brewster HS in 2008 and I hope to stay in this school district to watch my (8 year old)daughter graduate as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2005

This is a great school with high academic standards, performing arts and sports program. The school is new and fresh.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 24, 2004

I highly rate this school. I am surprised that anyone would say this school is a military camp - that might have been a teenagers comments! As a parent, I consider my daughter lucky that she has such a good school in her community - no need to send her to a private school. Many of the BHS graduates go on to be accepted at many of the top colleges and universities. As far as drug searches - this is becoming standard in most schools - I'm glad that they are one step ahead in this area - I'm surprised if a parent wouldn't be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2004

My daughter attends the High School, and I feel as she does. This is a wonderful school! Are there drug searches? Yes. Are there dogs brought in to search lockers? Yes. What does that tell me? It says that the administration are not hiding their heads in the sand about what goes on in high schools these days. If you think that drugs and violence don't happen in other schools, than you are mistaken. How can you change this? Talk to your kids about it, tell them how you feel about drug use. I have always felt that the more you talk about it the less likely it is to happen. They have excellent sports programs, and a terrific music program, it was just rated one of the top 100 in the country. My daughter has a wide selection of AP courses at her disposal. We love Brewster High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2004

This school reminds me of prison, students are always getting searched for drugs by narcotics dogs and senoirs have no privlages what so ever. Administration isnt stable and doesnt follow set rules..Horrible place
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I am concerned about the children's self-esteem. I believe that the school is run like a military camp. I am concerned that there is a 'violence hotline'. I am concerned that they have brought in so many inner city children, to enhance their environment, that it has endangered and jeopardized the environment of the children who appropriately belong the school district
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
86%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
86%
Earth Science

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

18 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%
Global History and Geography

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

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%
Integrated Algebra

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
83%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
65%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%
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 Students81%
Female90%
Male70%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant81%

Chemistry

All Students88%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Earth Science

All Students86%
Female81%
Male90%
African American72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities80%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

English

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities50%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%

Geometry

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities75%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Global History and Geography

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities71%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Integrated Algebra

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities82%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%

Living Environment

All Students61%
Female63%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities27%
General population83%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%

Physics

All Students81%
Female79%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

U.S. History and Government

All Students84%
Female82%
Male84%
African American93%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities43%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
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
White 1 77% 48%
Hispanic 2 16% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
Black 2 3% 19%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 211%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 41%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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50 Foggintown Rd
Brewster, NY 10509
Phone: (845) 279-5051

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