Brighton High School

Public 9-12

 270 South 8th Avenue
       Brighton, CO  80601-2132


(303) 655-4200

District: School District 27J

SchoolDigger Rank:
189th of 210 Colorado High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,907 Help

Feeder schools for Brighton High School:

Elementary:    Mary E Pennock Elementary School
    Northeast Elementary School
Middle:    Overland Trail Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  20.9
Number of students:  1,834

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
54.8%
White:
40.1%
Two or more races:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30.9%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Brighton High School ranks worse than 90% of high schools in Colorado. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked high schools in the School District 27J. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 8.33. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Brighton High School has the largest high school student body size in the School District 27J. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (54.8%), White (40.1%), two or more races (2.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 30.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the School District 27J. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Brighton High School is 20.9, which is the 2nd best among 3 high schools in the School District 27J. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Brighton High School is $8,907. 3 high schools in the School District 27J spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Brighton High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Brighton High School 189th of 210 Colorado public high schools. (See Brighton High School in the ranking list.)

School District 27J:

SchoolDigger ranks School District 27J 60th of 78 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Brighton High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 22.07 230th 279 17.6%
2005 24.66 223rd 280 20.4%
2006 28.10 226th 286 21.0%
2007 36.36 200th 298 32.9%
2008 36.60 205th 301 31.9%
2009 33.45 219th 310 29.4%
2010 33.02 229th 327 30.0%
2011 37.01 230th 337 31.8%
2012 36.07 227th 334 32.0%
2013 39.53 227th 349 35.0%
2014 35.29 248th 369 32.8%
2015 24.92 221st 292 24.3%
2016 26.46 179th 255 29.8%
2017 15.77 216th 256 15.6%
2018 37.25 228th 388 41.2%
2019 36.38 246th 411 40.1%
2021 8.33 189th 210 10.0%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Brighton High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 911 3 13 319 1 n/a n/a 0 1247
1989 847 2 18 315 7 n/a n/a 0 1189
1990 792 3 10 320 6 n/a n/a 0 1131
1991 760 5 8 333 4 n/a n/a 0 1110
1992 781 4 13 336 7 n/a n/a 0 1141
1993 786 9 13 357 13 n/a n/a 0 1178
1994 788 7 12 339 9 n/a n/a 0 1155
1995 765 9 12 344 8 n/a n/a 0 1138
1996 765 9 12 344 8 n/a n/a 0 1138
1997 790 10 11 392 7 n/a n/a 0 1210
1998 776 10 10 423 20 n/a n/a 0 1239
1999 737 11 21 433 21 n/a n/a 0 1223
2000 766 8 20 438 17 n/a n/a 0 1249
2001 813 11 20 435 12 n/a n/a 0 1291
2002 905 18 27 569 12 n/a n/a 0 1531
2003 905 18 27 569 12 n/a n/a 0 1531
2004 996 27 38 605 15 n/a n/a 0 1681
2005 967 31 45 648 14 n/a n/a 0 1705
2006 1071 52 67 730 19 n/a n/a 0 1939
2007 910 29 42 642 6 n/a n/a 0 1629
2008 804 23 40 629 6 n/a n/a 0 1502
2009 770 19 28 662 6 n/a n/a 0 1485
2010 774 20 28 699 11 n/a n/a 0 1532
2011 781 13 25 797 9 3 19 0 1647
2012 769 10 20 816 10 6 22 0 1653
2013 796 11 25 909 16 5 26 0 1788
2014 814 13 20 948 16 4 28 0 1843
2015 787 16 17 1044 11 7 36 0 1918
2016 748 16 22 937 12 6 45 0 1786
2017 759 15 17 902 11 5 49 0 1758
2018 801 22 18 905 13 5 44 0 1808
2019 773 20 21 929 13 8 51 0 1815
2020 754 16 16 962 9 5 54 0 1816
2021 735 18 15 1005 7 8 46 0 1834

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Brighton High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1247 41.7 29.9 n/a
1989 1189 68.2 17.4 9.8
1990 1131 67.5 16.7 13.5
1991 1110 65.9 16.8 0
1992 1141 65.0 17.5 n/a
1993 1178 64.4 18.3 0
1994 1155 63.0 18.3 0
1995 1138 62.4 18.3 0
1996 1138 62.4 18.3 0
1997 1210 62.3 19.4 10.6
1998 1239 66.0 18.8 10.3
1999 1223 66.1 18.5 10.1
2000 1249 65.6 19.0 14.9
2001 1291 66.9 19.3 15.1
2002 1531 79.3 19.3 17.7
2003 1531 79.3 19.3 17.7
2004 1681 88.4 19.0 20.3
2005 1705 96.8 17.6 12.1
2006 1939 96.2 20.2 8.3
2007 1629 80.7 20.2 8.7
2008 1502 78.9 19.0 3.5
2009 1485 79.4 18.7 1.8
2010 1532 77.4 19.7 19.7
2011 1647 69.5 23.6 13.8
2012 1653 70.6 23.3 21.3
2013 1788 68.5 26.0 20.8
2014 1843 77.2 23.8 19.2
2015 1918 77.0 24.9 38
2016 1786 82.0 21.7 36.6
2017 1758 79.4 22.1 37.3
2018 1808 75.2 24.0 38.4
2019 1815 77.0 23.5 33.7
2020 1816 86.2 21.0 36.5
2021 1834 87.4 20.9 30.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Brighton High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1247 41.7 29.9 n/a
1989 1189 68.2 17.4 9.8
1990 1131 67.5 16.7 13.5
1991 1110 65.9 16.8 0
1992 1141 65.0 17.5 n/a
1993 1178 64.4 18.3 0
1994 1155 63.0 18.3 0
1995 1138 62.4 18.3 0
1996 1138 62.4 18.3 0
1997 1210 62.3 19.4 10.6
1998 1239 66.0 18.8 10.3
1999 1223 66.1 18.5 10.1
2000 1249 65.6 19.0 14.9
2001 1291 66.9 19.3 15.1
2002 1531 79.3 19.3 17.7
2003 1531 79.3 19.3 17.7
2004 1681 88.4 19.0 20.3
2005 1705 96.8 17.6 12.1
2006 1939 96.2 20.2 8.3
2007 1629 80.7 20.2 8.7
2008 1502 78.9 19.0 3.5
2009 1485 79.4 18.7 1.8
2010 1532 77.4 19.7 19.7
2011 1647 69.5 23.6 13.8
2012 1653 70.6 23.3 21.3
2013 1788 68.5 26.0 20.8
2014 1843 77.2 23.8 19.2
2015 1918 77.0 24.9 38
2016 1786 82.0 21.7 36.6
2017 1758 79.4 22.1 37.3
2018 1808 75.2 24.0 38.4
2019 1815 77.0 23.5 33.7
2020 1816 86.2 21.0 36.5
2021 1834 87.4 20.9 30.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Brighton High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $207 (2.3%) $8,700 (97.7%) $8,907

Data source: Colorado Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Brighton High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 246th of 411 High schoolsRanks 189th of 210 High schools
 30.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students18151834
 1%
African American2018
 10%
American Indian137
 46.2%
Asian2115
 28.6%
Hispanic9291005
 8.2%
Pacific Islander88
Two or More Races5146
 9.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients33.7%30.9%
 2.8%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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