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About This School

Brighton High School is a public high school in Brighton. 1,647 students attend Brighton High School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 14% of the 1,647 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Brighton High School is 19:1. Brighton Heritage Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 48% 42%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 50%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 29%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The community of Brighton pays $54 per student/year while neighboring communities like Commerce City pay well over $600 per student. BHS staff and teachers do the best they can with the resources they're given. For the previous posters who rated Bhs poorly stop complaining and start providing the resources our students need just like every other community in Colorado.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have attended BHS for four years and have nothing but great things to say. Most of the teachers are great and even if a few are bad they don't affect the overall school. No one place can say that everyone who works there is perfect so it's funny that people expect all the teachers to be perfect. I have had every opportunity to make my high school experience what I want it to be. There really hasn't been anything that they haven't provided except free laptops--but that's ridiculous to expect!

  • (2 years ago)

    Brighton High School is a terrible High School and I would not send any kids or recommend it to anyone. Being grown and raised in Brighton I naturally went to Brighton High School. I have moved around but that's not why I'm here. This is my 3rd year there and the school is absolutely awful. I would fill this post up with profanity if I could. But that's not the point. The Teachers are extremely disrespectful they act like they're upholding some extreme law. The administration is a joke for how the school is. Being 250+ or something like that they claim there growing but only more people are moving to Brighton. The school feels the need to take this so seriously they need a deen of students. If that's not bad the school always smells terrible. The teacher's teach with outdated books and outdated teaching. The school isn't involved with any of the parents. They get constant complaints and they are extremely bias towards students who aren't jocks. This school should be remodeled completey and needs a whole new staff. As it stands right now do not attend BHS. I'm currently in the process of getting out of this joke of a "Highschool".

  • (3 years ago)

    Native of Brighton and a long time resident. I even graduated from BHS. I think the education at BHS school is FAR behind the other High Schools in Colorado. We moved to another city in the state and the education was challenging and the communication between the teachers and Parent's was incredible. The High school they attend was ranked in the top 20 of great schools in Colorado. We moved back to Brighton due to an illness in our family and the need to take care of them. There is also a lack of communication between the School itself and the School district. The music program was the only plus and it was even behind from the music program at the other school. If I had it to do over again I would have remained at the other school through their High School years. The parent's in the community who have young families they are raising here need to be concerned for their children's education.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son/daughter is a student there and we have had problems with BHS since freshman year and the problem keeps reacurring this senior year. the school in my opinion does not really help those students in need of help and their is alot of miscomunication with the staff. BHS in the past we have called to set up appoinments and they didn't get back to us till 3 weeks later. this school seems to not really know whats going on with students at BHS.

  • (4 years ago)

    When I attended the teaching was average. Many of the teachers were just going through the motions. There were the select few that were outstanding. From what I understand now this school is suffering somewhat in helping students graduate with the education they needs. Sign of the times? Parenting? Not sure.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the school I would recommend sending your kid to. I am a graduate of BHS and alls I can say is that it was a fun experience and I loved all the teachers there.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am curently a student at BHS. All I can say is that this school is in fact amazing. I love all my classes and definately my teachers. They find a way to make class fun as much as possible. We have one of the best athetic teams in our area and BHS wants this to continue. There are so many sports to choose from and if you're not into that they will in fact have something extra you will enjoy. The students here are the best. I love the fact that we have so much school spirit. Homecoming football games and pep assemblies are great to go to. Everyone is involved. The teachers really strive to make sure we have fun. For parents I would recommend sending your child here. We have many honors and A.P. classes to choose from as well. I am taking both now. I love BHS!

  • (6 years ago)

    Brighton High is a great school. We're a small community but the school provides great opportunities for its students making sure everyone's time is spent in worthwhile ways. I have problems with the administration but they seem to try hard even if their attempts are often misguided. However the people who have contact with the students are what really make BHS special. Teachers make class fun and interesting and make every attempt to engage and encourage every student. It's a very welcoming environment where everyone from the security guards and janitors to the most established teachers are helpful and can often be seen in the halls laughing with a student. Overall BHS is a great school that is proud of its history and community within a community that is proud of its school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Brighton High School is a fantastic learning environment where teachers hold students accountable. The teachers my children have had the pleasure to work with hold high expectations of every student. The idea of student leadership exists at BHS and the community takes pride in the school. I do agree there has been some issues in the past however under the new 2007-2008 leadership change is evident.

  • (7 years ago)

    I totally disagree with the prior reviews. I admit Brighton High School has some unorthodox ways but it doesn't decrease the level of integrity those who work and attend there possess. You have to be a certain kind of person to be able to survive at Brighton High School. You have to be able to make friends easily pay attention well and learn to take a joke. The teachers and staff here are amazing.

  • (9 years ago)

    Brighton High School continues to be a disappointment to me. I have had kids there for the last 5 years and although there are great teachers and students there are so many negatives. The latest negatives are Mike Campbell leaving. He has been a true fighter for our kids and their school. The second negative is having graduation on the same day as the state track finals. Even if two seniors make it to state how fair is that for them to have to decide to have a graduation ceremony on Friday night by themselves or miss a wonderful opportunity to go to state so they can graduate with their class. I know what most kids will decide and it won't be a ceremony on Saturday morning! It's sad that our school board is so self-centered and selfish in so many ways.

  • (9 years ago)

    Brighton High has a major overcrowding problem. We have gone to split schedules which means some go from 7am-noon and some go from noon-5pm. We also dont get lunch. I would not recommend sending your child here. I am not impressed whatsoever with this school the teachers cuss and call the kids vulger names. I dont recommend sending your child here. I am changing schools as soon as I can so I can finish highschool somewhere else.

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