Brookfield High School (Connecticut)

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Brookfield High School
Brookfield High School (Connecticut) Logo.jpg
Respect, Responsibility, Rigor
Location
45 Longmeadow Hill Road, Brookfield, Connecticut
06804
United States
Coordinates 41°28′51″N 73°23′26″W / 41.480949°N 73.390624°W / 41.480949; -73.390624
Information
Type Public
Established 1959
School district Brookfield Public Schools
CEEB code 070085
NCES School ID 090054000109
Principal Marc Balanda
Staff ~41
Faculty ~80
Grades 9-12
Number of students 918
Average class size 18-22
Campus type Suburb
Color(s) Blue & Gold
         
Athletics Yes
Athletics conference South West Conference
Team name Bobcats
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Average SAT scores (2012) 1625
Website
Sources: School profile[1]

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.[1]

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.

Notable Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Strategic School Profile 2012-13". Connecticut Education Data and Research. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 

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Coordinates: 41°28′51″N 73°23′26″W / 41.480949°N 73.390624°W / 41.480949; -73.390624