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Brookline High School

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Brookline High Schoolreflects the high value the Town holds for education, having established atradition of extraordinary achievement and cutting edge innovation which hasearned a national reputation. Serving 1,732 young people, we like to say thatwe represent the whole world, and that we are a laboratory for the future of aglobal society. Students at Brookline High are from a multitude of races,nationalities, cultures, and socioeconomic strata. Our students come from 76nations and speak 57 languages. We are proud of our diversity; and we havesimultaneously created great unity amidst the diversity, as our students pursuetwo common goals – academic success and exemplary citizenship.

 

Brookline High School

TheHigh School is characterized by student accomplishments across a broad spectrumof endeavors, in and beyond the classroom. It has always been that way. In2009, Rebecca Onie, BHS Class of 1994, was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant forher work in health care. In January, 2008, two graduates of the BHS Class of2004 — Clara Blattler and Nadine Levin— were named Rhodes Scholars, two of 32 in the nation! Each year, we honordistinguished alumni/ae at the BHS 21st Century Fund Fall Gala. In 2009, wehonored Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Ellen Goodman; acclaimed documentaryfilm-maker Albert Maysles; author and television personality John Hodgman, Jr.;European professional basketball star Jeff Adrian; and prominent real estatedeveloper Norm Levenson. 
The heart of our mission is academic success for all students. Our achievementprofile today is the strongest in the history of the school. In November, 2009,42% of our senior class – the Class of 2010 — was inducted into the NationalHonor Society, the second highest percentage in the history of our school.Fourteen percent of the students in our senior class were named National MeritSemi-Finalists or Commended Students in this national competition. The AdvancedPlacement (AP) program has grown dramatically. In 1996, 134 students took 264AP exams. In 2009, 370 students took 679 AP exams. In 1996, 90% of the studentsscored “3” or above on theseexams. In 2009, with 236 more students participating, 93% of our studentsscored “3” or above on theseexams! Our MCAS scores continue to show significant improvement. Comparing 2009to 2005, all sub-groups improved their performance and the historicallyunder-performing groups improved at a dramatically greater rate than the higherperforming groups. Our “achievement gap” narrowed significantly in thatfour-year interval. In the fall of 2008, Boston Magazine ranked Brookline Highnumber one in the state in academic performance! US News and World Reports awardedBrookline High a silver medal, as one of the top 500 high schools in thenation. 
Brookline High School takes tremendous pride in its large Career andTechnology Education Department, its renowned Performing and Visual ArtsDepartments, as well as two alternative programs that address the interests andneeds of the student community: School-Within- A-School and Opportunityfor Change. In addition, a therapeutic special education day program, WinthropHouse, is at an offsite location. Brookline High features the largestinterscholastic athletics program in New England,with 74 teams in 40 different sports, and over 1300 student athletes. We servethe co-curricular needs of our students through an intramural sports program,55 clubs, an interesting variety of academic teams (including robotics,oceanography, and mock trial) and student activities. Our Math and Scienceteams are always among the top in the state. We have a nationally renownedsystem of governance that engages students and faculty in important policydiscussions, and continues to improve our school. In the 2009/2010 school year,we opened a state-of-the-art television studio and media center in partnershipwith Brookline Access Television. 
Brookline High School is fortunate to be supportedby a knowledgeable and generous School Committee, and three foundations - TheBrookline Education Foundation, The Brookline Community Foundation, and the BHS21st Century Fund. We also have an energetic and generous PTO whose ExecutiveCommittee is an important advisory body on school policy and practice. Each ofthese groups supports our professional development, and innovative projectsthat have a national impact.

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