School Details

Brighton High School

25 Warren St, Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 635-9873
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1144 students 15 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

74%
79%
91%
48%
64%
80%
27%
49%
71%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
59%
73%
11%
35%
63%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCASSTE)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brighton High School is a public high school in Boston. The principal of Brighton High School is Toby Romer. 1,144 children attend Brighton High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 80% of the 1,144 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Brighton High School is 15:1. Boston Community Leadership Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • Football
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 50% 43%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 40% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 8%
Asian 3% %
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.09% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.08% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Brighton High School is the best high school in America because it has a great improvement based on the MCAS testing rated by the state and the district. Also Brighton High School is very strict with all students and that's good because the students need respect like students and that is based on the behavior. I studied there and today I'm very happy that my kids being studying there too like me! I love Brighton High School.

  • (5 years ago)

    Brighton High school is not challeneging enough

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school and wonderful teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is an outstanding place where academic excellence is stressed from staff and students and staff collaboration is second to none.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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