School Details

Bremerton High School

1500 13th St, Bremerton, WA 98337
(360) 478-6033
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1291 students 18 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bremerton School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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79%
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85%

High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)

In 2011-2012 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bremerton School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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15%
19%
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35%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bremerton School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bremerton High School is a public high school in Bremerton. The principal of Bremerton High School is Katharine Gleysteen. 1,291 children attend Bremerton High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 53% of the 1,291 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Bremerton High School is 18:1. Morgan Center School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 9%
Asian 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 56% 59%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Multiracial 13% %
Hispanic 13% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 10%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My name is Harley Quiroz and I attended Bremerton High School from 1996-1999 and the teachers there are top of the line very professional and caring I highly encourage parents to enroll their teens into this school

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm graduating today. I find the BHS staff to be the friendliest and most personally caring of any school I've been to in kitsap county. I am also a running start student; comparing BHS instructors to Olympic College instructors the math and english instruction from was much more capable in my opinion. The same material could be covered at the highschool and it was faster to go over and more comprehensible. The BHS Knights are underdogs and often talked down upon however the bad reputation does not fit reality. We have some top notch teachers and outstanding staff. (Chem instructors at O.C. are better though)

  • (4 years ago)

    I am currently a sophomore at Bremerton High School and love the school. Sport and extra activities are wide ranged and classes are good. We have some amazing teachers and truthfully the school doesn't deserve it's previously bad reputation.

  • (5 years ago)

    Not a good school for struggling teens teens with ADD; teachers and principals are not very compassionate and understanding of those who have learning disabilities. My son went here for 9th grade and I was not at all impressed with how he was treated. He is at a much better school now. This school is good for those who enjoy getting involved in sports clubs activities cliques and kids who do not struggle with learning and getting good grades.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school and its great that they added the 9th graders it took some time to get used tio them but its great! Bremerton rocks!GO KNIGHTS!

  • (6 years ago)

    A great school! Next to Olympic College I was able to take college courses during my senior year. Recently the 9th graders have joined the 10-12th graders at the main campus. I honestly thought it was going to be a drag but they turned out to be so mature and most of them were respectful. Little did I know I would be competeing against the freshmen for the most school spirit. I heard that the staff started preparing the new 9th graders for college just as much as the seniors were. The teachers are so helpful and nice. Throughout my 4 years at BHS I am still wondering why its reputation is still called the 'ghetto.' They have excellent AP courses& extracurricular activities. Band orchestra choir & NJROTC are some of the best programs in the state. The students are so diversed & unique it'll be hard not to make friends!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son graduated BHS this past June. When my son started attending Bremerton High I became aware of the fantastic career and tech ed program there. From the computer classes to the photography classes my son has learned so many skills and the teachers are very enthusiastic and really seem to like what they are doing. I think without such enthusiastic teachers my son wouldn't have been so excited about school. There could be a lot more parental involvement.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a student of Bremerton High School I have seen that the regular classes at Bremerton High aren't hard. However the Honors and Advanced Placement ciriculum is difficult and [most] of the teachers are well cut out for the job. The school has begun to take a stand against gang violence and the ninth graders as of next year will be joined with the 10th-12th graders. ALtogether i believe this school no longer deserves it's 'ghetto' reputation. The classes are decent the campus is one of the best the sports teams are starting to bounce back and our music programs are international award winners!

  • (8 years ago)

    Academia will not be a priority for your child and college planning is null. This is a result of the culture of BHS...where learning is not the emphasis.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think there can be more emphasis on high level education that actually allows the students to be competitive.

  • (8 years ago)

    I had mixed feelings when i heard the 9th gradewas on a different campus than the 10-12grades making it difficult to really take part in Extra curricular activites. But i must say that his grades are up. i see that he receives a lot of needed positive comments from both staff and peers that has also boosted self confidence and self image. I have a 10grader who requires an IEP. the PreVoc office and SEstaff have been awesome in working with my him by setting a positive and respectful envirionment. He has accomplished more this past year academially and socially than the last 3 years combined at a privateschool. His grades self esteem are up and he is making better choices due mostly to the staff working with him on a daily basis. We belive he willbe able to graduate ontime with employable skills immediately outof school which wasonly a dream before.

  • (9 years ago)

    I was a student at BHS and felt short changed. There were very few teacher who really cared and wanted to teach. most were there for other reason such as participating in coaching ect. I will be enrolling my child in private school to avoid the bremerton school district.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son is a senior this year at Bremerton High School. I have nothing but positive things to say about the staff students curriculum and the school in general. I would like to see more parental involvement. I think the school itself is great. GO KNIGHTS!

  • (11 years ago)

    I was a student of BHS and if i had it all over to do again I would go to BHS again because its a great school with outstanding teachers and role models.

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