Brookfield Central High School

16900 W Gebhardt Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 785-3910

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1313 students 16 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Elmbrook School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brookfield Central High School is a public high school in Brookfield. The principal of Brookfield Central High School is Brett Gruetzmacher and can be contacted at 1,313 students go to Brookfield Central High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 1% of the Brookfield Central High School students have "limited English proficiency." 14% of the 1,313 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Brookfield Central High School is 16:1. East High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% %
Black, non-Hispanic 5% %
Hispanic 4% %
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 10% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.08% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 11%
Limited English proficiency 1% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school. Lot of focus on academics. Excellent counsellors for higher education planning assistance. Active PTA.

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