Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

East High School

Public | 9-12 | 1315 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

13 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted November 28, 2012

The school provides free admission concerts to the community. After the school day, Lilly Rd is a pain.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2012

Since the remodeling and the new improvements the schools has become vastly better. The teachers are some of the best in the state and look at the test scores- for several years BEHS has been rated as one of the best schools in the nation. Also the schools has one several Red Quill awards for high ACT scores. The classes are challenging and there is a great variety of courses as well. For all the comments posted before the last 2 or 3 years the school has dramatically changed for the better. The administration is great and the school is incredibly friendly and welcoming. Students generally finish with several AP college credits and most math students finish at college level math courses. I would highly recommend this school to anyone in the area, even those considering private schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2009

While BEHS is a good school, and is consistently rated very high in the nation, if you look at what makes up the school it really only deserves an average. The teachers are great, no doubt, but the resources are lacking. With the new renovations, hopefully this will improve, but as of now the technology that we have is not only barely available to students, but very behind. They are supposedly introducing all new computers and such with the renovations, but I think it is a bit late. The facilities are quite out dated and can't fit the amount of kids very well. Academically, though, this is a great school. It just needs some improvements.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2007

This school is excellent. The learning environment is very healthy and children are expected to learn and behave like young adults. Very solid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

Very good school, my child is getting a great education and is living in a very accepting and encouraging environment. Great sense of humor, loving and kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

I'm surprised to read these negative reviews! If Brookfield East has such mediocre offerings, why are the Elmbrook college entry scores consistently among the highest in the state? Outdated facilities? That parent must be in support of the huge (120million) referendum that has been shoved down taxpayers' throats. The two high schools are in good condition... what can go wrong with concrete block walls and terazzo floors? 'Bricks and mortar' do not make a school great. Students do not learn from the walls or the parking lot. Spend the resources on the best teachers and enrichment programs. Kids are inspired and fired up by relevant and interesting subject matter presented by inspired and inspiring mentors. Our kids have had the benefit of finding several teachers that fit that description at Brookfield East. Parental involvement is very strong - parent/teacher conferences are packed. Most parents (like us) are very happy with BEHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

Brookfield East is a wonderful school both in the academic area as well as extracurricular. We have 3 daughters, one who is now a senior in college, one a Junior at BEHS, and our third is an 8th grader who will attend East next year. Our college student received an exceptional education that prepared her well for what was to come regarding higher education. Our junior is cared for as a person and student by staff at East and is challenged in all areas. We look forward to our 8th grader having the same experiences as our other two. We couldn't have made a better choice than to have our children be a part of the Elmbrook School District and attend Brookfield East. We appreciate the leadership Dr. Schroeder provides for our children. There is nothing better than having our kids be accountable for their actions and decisions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

East's principal, Dr. Schroeder, needs to toughen up. He likes to feel in control, but it is a high school after all. Most of the teachers are excellent, but I do feel that the social studies department could use some work. I was amused to read the 'forensics battle' comments. I would have to agree that the team is somewhat overrated. The music and art departments could use more funding; they are already quite good considering how limited their supply is, but imagine how good they could be if they had proper funding. All in all, a good school, head and shoulders above Central and BA, and certainly cheaper than the private schools as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2004

The education's good, for public schooling &kids are nice. If your child takes all AP and honors classes, it is fine. In this area, East is probably the 2nd best public school, behind Arrowhead. It is very disorganized & there is no security system; doors are unlocked & parents do not need to check in or anything! Facilities are the originals, 30+years old. Dr. Schroeder, principal, is not a good leader. He brings in outside authorities anytime he feels out of control Standard curriculum=WEAK!! English is a disappointment; 4 years are required, but 'easy/unacceptable' ones count. Focus on one thing per course (speech, composition, lit, etc.). If you are going to send a child to public school, this is good, and better than Central, Dominican, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2004

My daughter did not feel welcome at the school. Not welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2004

Well, i'm not a parent, but i do go to east, and i know that east isn't only about the sports and it is updated. The forensics team, for example, is so funded and supported by all members of the school, students especially. And about the teaching methods, yes, there are some things that could be changed, but try finding a school that is perfect. I believe east is an overall good school. The students are happy, and most of the parents are happy. So maybe before you 'wished you would have taken your kid out earlier' or 'tried to enroll in a private school instead' you should make an effort to find the details about east, because it's pretty obvious you haven't yet.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2004

This school is in dire need of updating. The books, classrooms, and teaching methods are all several years behind. The extracurricular activities are limited, as are opportunities to start new ones. Athletics are strongly emphasized at this school, and athletes are often given priority. Many of the students and a few of the faculty are quite unwelcoming toward minority families. Investigate other schools, preferably private, before enrolling at East. If we had to do this over again, my children would not have gone to East.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

We came from a Florida school system that has been consistently rated among the best in the Nation and were very disappointed in Elmbrook in general, and BEHS in particular. Many teaching methods, computer technology, and class offerings were limited, inadequate or behind the rest of the country. If we had it to do over again, we would have taken our students out earlier, moved to another district or sent them to private school from the beginning.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 70% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 76% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students90%
Female93%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic origin80%
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities51%
Non-disabled93%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Math

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic origin55%
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin71%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled75%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Reading

All Students70%
Female69%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic origin60%
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled75%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Science

All Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Black, not of Hispanic origin75%
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities45%
Non-disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic origin80%
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities58%
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

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 82% 73%
Asian 8% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 6% 10%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 1% 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 10%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 95%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 76%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

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

3305 N Lilly Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005
Website: Click here
Phone: (262) 781-3500

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



West High School
Wauwatosa, WI


Fairview South
Brookfield, WI




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT