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Brookfield High School 21st in CT, 817 in US

Brookfield earns Silver Medal in U.S. News and World Report's 2012 Best High Schools.

(BHS) was ranked 21st best high school in Connecticut and the 817th best in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2012 Best High Schools ranking.

The annual list ranks schools based on student performance on standardized tests as well as student participation in Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.

Since 2009 the list has been expanded from 1,800 to 22,000 high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia (Nebraska did not report enough data to be included in this year's rankings), U.S. News reports.

In addition, U.S. News awarded more than 4,850 gold, silver, and bronze medals to the top-performing schools. Brookfield High School was awarded silver for its high proficiency in reading and math and 42 percent student participation rate in AP courses.

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According to the report, the AP exam participation rate helped BHS reach 35.8 on its College Readiness Index. With 1,016 students and 67 teachers, the high school maintains a 15:1 student to teacher ratio, slightly higher than the state average.

U.S. News partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research in developing the ranking methodology.

Ray DiStephan May 10, 2012 at 10:02 AM
Congratulations Brookfield! Especially to the students, parents, faculty and administration. Well done!
Lisa Genovese May 10, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Way to go Brookfield!!
Laura Orban May 10, 2012 at 02:55 PM
This is awesome! Congratulations to the students, staff and administration for this wonderful achievement. Thank you to the parents and community for supporting our schools.
christine marcheterre May 10, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Awesome! Everyone should be so proud to have accomplished this honorable distinction! Keep up the hard work Brookfield!
Kathie Schilling May 10, 2012 at 03:55 PM
This confirms what we already knew - our schools rock! Kudos all the way down the line from the administration to the parents to the students.
JLM May 10, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Now let's keep it that way! Vote "YES" on Tuesday!

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