Brookfield High School (Connecticut)
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|Brookfield High School|
Respect, Responsibility, Rigor
|45 Longmeadow Hill Road, Brookfield, Connecticut
|School district||Brookfield Public Schools|
|NCES School ID||090054000109|
|Number of students||918|
|Average class size||18-22|
|Color(s)||Blue & Gold
|Athletics conference||South West Conference|
|Accreditation||New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Average SAT scores (2012)||1625|
Brookfield High School is a public high school in Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut. In the 2012-2013 school year the school had 918 students. The enrollment has trended down ten percent over the previous five years. Ethnically the students are approximately 90% Caucasian, 1.9% Black, 4.0% Asian, and 3.8% Hispanic.
The school was originally built in 1959 as Long Meadow Hill Junior High School. Less than 10 years later, it was converted to a high school and graduated its first class in 1967. It has had a number of additions. In 1967, a 3-floor section was added. In 1974, a new auditorium and a second gym were added. Another wing was later added (unsure of when). The most recent expansion was in 2007. It included a new video production studio and two new wings, the library was made bigger, and the existing classrooms were updated (completed in early 2008). Before this major rework, there weren't enough classrooms for every teacher, so some of them had to float around to different rooms each period. Now just about every teacher has their own room. The football field and track was redone shortly thereafter. In August 2009, the student parking lot was repaved. Presently the school is no longer under continuous construction.
In the 2009-2010 school year, Brookfield High School switched to block scheduling. Eight class periods are spread over two days, termed "A" and "B" days, with four 83-minute class periods and 24-minute lunches and flexes in a day. Classes therefore meet every other day. This allows more time for instruction and activities during class and homework outside of class. Before, everyday had the same schedule: eight 45-minute periods in a day.
The school mascot is the Bobcat and the school colors are blue and gold. Both white and black have also been used for team uniforms.
- Julia DeMato (class of 1997), professional cosmetologist and singer who made it to tenth place on the second season on the television show American Idol
- Will Denton (Class of 2008), American actor who starred on the short-lived NBC series Kidnapped
- Scott Lutrus (class of 2006), professional football player for the Indianapolis Colts
- Katherine Gallagher Robbins (class of 1998), Director of Research & Policy Analysis at the National Women's Law Center
- Bill Westenhofer (class of 1986), two-time Academy Award winner visual effects artist
- Kari Wührer (class of 1985), actress and singer
- Nick Mitchell, American Idol contestant
- "Strategic School Profile 2012-13". Connecticut Education Data and Research. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
- Brookfield High School Homepage
- Brookfield High School "Strategic School Profile 2012-2013" from the state Department of Education
- The Connecticut Association of Schools: Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference
- Brookfield High School Athletics
- Brookfield High School at Great Schools