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About This School

Briggs High School is a public high school in Columbus. The principal of Briggs High School is Marcy A. Drafts, who can be contacted at 1,064 students go to Briggs High School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 99% of the 1,064 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 78% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Briggs High School is 21:1. Bishop Ready High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 57% 27%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Asian 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 57%
Multiracial 2% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 79%
Economically disadvantaged 99% 98%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is terrible-It may have been decent in the past but this school is absolute horrid now. The teachers aren't half bad (except for the few that clearly show favoritism) but the coaches and sports facility gets all the special attention. They dont show the Drama or Arts programs any care. If your child is interested in the arts i would NOT go here they have a terrible theatre department and the arts are horrible. The administration is wretched too. If you're late more than 8 times (no matter what the situation is) they suspend you. And if you're late more than 3 times (every time after you're late) you go to ISS (which is a dumb anagram for basically saying they're going to put you in a room and keep you from learning anything whatsoever for the entire day) They're unjust and won't give you any freedom of speech and you can't do or say anything that gives you any personality. They've blocked off half of the things women can wear it be revealing or not. I was told I can't wear my sweater because It's not long enough. That doesn't make any sense to me what so ever. (I was also wearing pants i feel i should add) This school is terrible do not send your child there.

  • (5 years ago)

    Briggs is a really good school.... I graduated from Briggs in 2007 and the teachers and administration there really cared about academics...and where the students were going after they finished school.... i was very pleased in attending Briggs and will continue to send my children there also!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    As a former student who graduated in 2005 I can say that Briggs was a good place to get an education much better than their rivals at West. As with all schools there's always that one teacher that all students hate and Briggs was no different but the better majority of the teachers there actually cared about their students' goals.

  • (6 years ago)

    Briggs is not a safe school teachers and coaches are very unfair and are very rude

  • (6 years ago)

    It is good and it would be better if they had the princables from last years 2004-2007.

  • (7 years ago)

    I transferred my daughter to Briggs in the 10th grade from South High School. We are also transferring our sons there this year(2007). We have been completely satisfied and happy with the teacher staff and general atmosphere of the school. Our children are very happy there and we do not regret for one minute the decision that we made to put them into this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have a freshman in Briggs so this is my first experience with this school. I was extremely impressed with the senior mentor program!!!! My 9th grader did not have the shell shock like I had entering into a new school with so many students and all of the class changes. They showed the kids around to tier classes and offered to help at any point in tier experience as new freshman. All of the seniors were respectful and had ALOT of school spirit you could clearly see that these kids love their school and tier school loves them!!!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    I was in the first graduating class at Briggs in 1978 I now have two children attending there. We have moved recently and my children say they will drop out of school if they can't graduate from Briggs. They have had wonderful help from Mr. Pearl and Miss. Irwin. The teaching staff has changed since I went to school there but the caring for the students and the quality of education is still at the top of the list for a school that has a lot of children attending.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think briggs was a great school. I graduated in 2003 with a college prep diploma and feel I would have got the same information at any other school in the Columbus area. The activities offer students great experiences and allows parents to get involved also.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think briggs is a great school.It relly help prepare for the furture.

  • (9 years ago)

    My oldest daughter graduated from Briggs in 2003 and my youngest one will graduate this June. The extracurricular activities they offer are awesome. Their show choir has taken 1st place in the Music in the Parks for the last two years. Kathy Leonard has triumphed with this program. Although there have been three administrators in the school since my oldest girl started there in '99 the transition has been smooth. Parents are actively involved in various aspects of the school. The academics are challenging as they offer AP classes to students who wish to participate. Briggs High School has been an awesome experience for my girls.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have had one son graduate and the teacher quality went up from when I was in school. Now I have a sophmore who is in the LD classes. Those teachers are the best! We have had all kinds of problems with special ed teachers through middle school but not at briggs. They bend over backwards to meet my sons I.E.P. help him do the best that he can and give the praise he needs to build his self-confidence. My son now enjoys school and wishes for summer to be over so he can get back to school! Briggs is a great school to attend especially for anyone in special ed. Mr. Pearl is the best!

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