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About This School

Brookline High School is a public high school in Brookline. The principal of Brookline High School is Robert Weintraub. 1,756 children attend Brookline High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 14% of the 1,756 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Brookline High School is 13:1. Beacon High 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
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 61% 59%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 19%
Asian 14% %
Hispanic 11% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 8%
Pacific Islander 0.06% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.06% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    It is one of the fine schools. It offers a wide variety of courses. I would recommend it strongly

  • (10 months ago)

    I rate this school five stars. Three out of four of my children graduated from this excellent high school with one graduating this June. My oldest turned out to be an equity research analyst the next one became a graduate of Pratt earning a interior architect's degree. My third child is working for pharmaceutical companies doing clinical trials. And my youngest is a straight A student and I'm sure she'll continue on in college. At my first parent teacher's meeting the principal put my worries to rest when he said "How will we love your child"?

  • (2 years ago)

    SWS was the best choice I could have possibly made if only there was a whole school that was just like that program. Sws is why I am giving the school all 5 stars because it helped me pick up and get on track with getting good grades. I learned how to write no intensive grammar lessons needed and become more interested in my community. I graduated got into all of the colleges I applied to and it would not have been possible without BHS and SWS. Go Warriors! Go Raptors!

  • (3 years ago)

    Brookline High School is definitely one of the best high schools on the face of the earth. It has great learning environment and helpful teachers who are very caring. Kids come to school prepared ready to learn. Teachers use unique tools to enrich the learning environment. I am a transfer student from out of state and I see why Brookline High is always in the TOP 10 of Best Schools List of Massachusetts.

  • (3 years ago)

    Brookline HIgh School is one of the best high schools in the country and with richer diversity than most of its competitors. The school leadership is excellent the teachers are smart and committed and an overwhelming majority of the students come to school to LEARN. I can't imagine a better school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I found my educational experience at Brookline High to be one of the best I've ever had. I learned more there than as an undergraduate in college. Not only did I learn 'facts' more importantly I learned how to think critically a tool that has been invaluable to me in later life.

  • (4 years ago)

    One of the best public high schools in the nation.

  • (5 years ago)

    By far the best public school in Massachusetts and also the top performing. Recently ranked by Boston magazine to be #1 in academic performance. I am a graduating senior and have been accepted to many top universities and many of my friends will also be attending top universities including all Ivy Leagues. Extra funding from the 21st Century Fund allow for Brookline High to provide an excellent public education while affording a diverse student body. Also provides an excellent program called SWS (School within a School) which appeals to more independent headstrong learners. There is a place for every student at BHS and its students receive a world class education on par or surpassing the quality of any private school in the area.

  • (5 years ago)

    Long history of excellent academics social diversity great alumni programs and parent participation with a caring faculty that gets involved with their students

  • (5 years ago)

    I graduated from BHS and have loved it from the first day to the very day. They have a great program for anything you child may need and a great alumni prgrams once they graduate for former students like myself. I hope that once you take a look at BHS it'll be the last look you have to take! Take care and GO WARRIORS!

  • (6 years ago)

    Awsome school. My freshmen year went very well. The teachers really take the time to help out their students. I would really reccomend this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Academically strong. Socially outstanding - unusually accepting of all types of diversity.

  • (6 years ago)

    terrible school. did not feel safe here

  • (8 years ago)

    Great academics and a model of innovation all based in high academic achievement for all. Diverse course offerings many honors and AP courses. Many music art and sports offerings both during and after school. Parents involved through the PTA and various activities.

  • (8 years ago)

    Brookline High School is a top notch school. The academic standard is high and offers a safe and nurturing enviroment. There are numerous extracurricular activities in art music sports photography cooking languages etc. The level of parent involvement is quite high. The teachers administrative staff counselors nurses etc are of high caliber.

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