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Brookfield Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 1313 students

 

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Posted September 24, 2011

I'm currently a juinior here and I'm really glad this is the school that I attend. Academically, this school is amazing, the teachers can be tough at times, but they really push you to do your best. There is a wide range of classes to take in all subjects and levels. The arts program is really great, although I'm not an artistic person I like to take art classes and see the musical every year. The sports here are really good as well. I'm on the dance team and we got fifth place in the Midwest and got to go to Disney World! Overall just a fabulous school that is making me feel very prepared for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2011

Brookfield Central is truly a phenomenal public school; I'm extremely appreciative of the opportunities I had while attending. I really began to realize this once I reached college at the University of Minnesota after comparing the preparation I received in comparison to many other students. If students are willing to put in the work, they will succeed, without a doubt. Other than the semester when I took 24 credits, my first two years of college seemed easier than my junior/senior years of high school; I still have to work hard, but I am so confident in the work that I do. And having both a G&T sibling and a sibling with an IEP, I've seen the great caliber of work dedicated to students at levels across the board. Also, coming from a student who was either involved or had friends involved in other programs, the non-academic opportunities are excellent; whether students are interested in the music departments, theater, visual arts, journalism, athletics, community service, etc... just about every program seems top notch. If students want to apply themselves, they will find great opportunities and successes at Central.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2010

This is an excellent school. There are so many bright students and teachers here. Everyone should consider taking advantage of the school's summer foreign exchange trip opportunities. It was really an amazing experience when i went to Germany over the summer.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

I'm really happy I went through the Elmbrook District. My first year of college was much easier than my last two years of high school and it's because the academics are so rigorous.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2008

This school is fantastic. The teaches, curriculm, students are all wonderful. I just graduated from Central and college feels easier than my junior and senior years. Also the sport teams are way better than that other high school in brookfield
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2007

I am a senior meteorology major at Valparaiso University heading to graduate school. My senior year at Central was more rigorous than the first two years of college. If you want your child to be prepared for college better than anyone else Elmbrook schools are the answer.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 29, 2005

Great school. Lot of focus on academics. Excellent counsellors for higher education planning assistance. Active PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
Black, not of Hispanic origin67%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities54%
Non-disabled93%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant90%

Math

All Students66%
Female63%
Male68%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant66%

Reading

All Students59%
Female61%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled66%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant59%

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black, not of Hispanic origin66%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities46%
Non-disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female90%
Male90%
Black, not of Hispanic origin60%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities43%
Non-disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 79% 73%
Asian 10% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 5% 10%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 11%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 1%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 89%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 57%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 3:09 pm
School Leader's name
  • Brett Gruetzmacher
Fax number
  • (262) 785-3993

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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16900 W Gebhardt Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005
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