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Brookwood High School10

Snellville, GA | Gwinnett County

January 22, 2015


I dislike this school. Nobody is there to actually help me with my anxiety disorder. If you have a child or are a student in need of special help or services besides autism, I strongly recommend that you look into other options

Submitted by a student

October 8, 2014


This school is absolutely horrible. I am a student at the school and I can honestly say that the teachers don't care anything about the students. The ONLY thing that I like about this school is that the athletic program is very good and keeps the students out of trouble. This school needs to care Kore about the students. The teachers are horrible and don't even care enough to make sure you know what is going on in class.

August 14, 2014


Having been in the Brookwood district for 10+ years, I can honestly say that it thoroughly deserves a 5-star rating. Many complain about the occasional poor teacher but there are bound to be suckers in even the best group. The community whole-heartedly supports the schools in the cluster, all of which are fantastic. Brookwood's AP program is fantastic and the College Prep students are never left behind unless they make very concerted effort to be (and those instances are exceptionally rare). The diversity among races in the student body is excellent and despite what others posting reviews may have said, racism definitely not a part of who we are. Sure, the dress code could probably be loosened up a bit, lunch might taste better, and the 3,300+ student body probably needs to revisited (especially with the threat of apartments in the district) but on the whole, the Brookwood cluster is fantastic, and Brookwood High is THE place to be.

July 27, 2014


Brookwood is a very good school. The teachers there care about you and challenge you to a reasonable extent. Many of them are approachable outside of class. In fact, many teachers graduated from Brookwood themselves or they've been teaching there for a long time. The school has a strong work ethic. Outside of class, there are plenty of activities and clubs to get involved with. The only problem is the school's AP program. It's true that Brookwood has one of the highest passing rates on the AP Exam in the nation. However, anybody, including CP students, can easily get into an AP class even though a teacher recommendation is required. It may not seem that way at first because the school is very strict in determining who can take AP Human Geography for the ninth grade. Also, all honors and gifted math students have to take an AP math class in the 12th grade even if they don't want to. As a result, a lot of people struggle in AP classes.

Submitted by a student

May 19, 2014


Most students that attend Brookwood concur that the only thing Administration cares about is test scores. Many students are frustrated with this and do not feel like they are getting their full education they should be getting. Along with that, the Brookwood Administration is very strict on the dress code and late policy. I think most people would agree that the dress code should be changed and be more lenient. Outfits that do not even pose to be a distraction could fall into dress code violation. It seems very unfair, especially to girls. Now for the late policy. It is understandable that being more than a minute or two can be disruptive to the class and/or teacher, but 10 seconds late and you get penalized? I thought high school was suppose to prepare you for college, and as I understand it college does not care about students being late. It is ridiculous to the amount of effort the school puts towards enforcing the dress code and late policy. They could using that time to improve the way they run things here. Overall, I am not satisfied, along with many others at this school. I would try to complain directly to the school administration, but I know they would never listen.

January 7, 2014


Need to put more into their basketball program.. It is really going down...Alot of talent has transferred to other schools because they are not putting anything into their basketball program....Also can use a NEW coaching staff. Coaches that have knowledge of the game and how to pick the best athletes.

Submitted by a parent

December 8, 2013


Brookwood has great teachers and lots of extracurricular activities, however if you/your child is average, he/she gets with the bottom performers, while other kids are in honors, gifted or AP. i would also not recommend moving to this area after elementary school. Brookwood is extremely cliquish and too big. The kids arent welcoming to new friends and it would be tough socially for anyone who did not grow up in the area. I was really glad when i graduated and knew i would never have to go back. My experience was okay, but more on the unfavorable side. The best part are the teachers and their willingness to be available before and after school if you need it.

August 3, 2012


I moved my family to the Brookwood Cluster 10 years ago as my son began 1st grade. He has continued through the years to recieve an examplary education including many offerings not provided by some of the private schools in the area. Scheduled to begin his Sophomore year at Brookwood High School next week, my wife and I are still very happy. Debra Dees, her staff, the teachers and students all contibute to making the school the premier public school in the county, state and one of the top in the nation. I believe you get out what you put into something, as such, my wife and I are very invloved with the school and community, and see the results we expect. WELL DONE BROOKWOOD!!!

Submitted by a parent

August 2, 2012


It is not all of that, there are other schools that are good,too Too, much bragging going on!!!

November 3, 2011


Debra Dees is an outstanding principle with a great adminstrative staff! She knows how to work with the teachers to achieve the best results for all students. All new and experienced teachers there rate her as the best leader in the Gwinnett County School System!

November 1, 2011


I used to go to a small private school, about 300 students, upon transferring, i wasn't overwhelmed, but the students here aren't very open to new students not are they easy to talk to, and very easy to be judging. I do not recommend this school to students coming from an environment in which they have been in for a substantial number of years.

Submitted by a student

May 3, 2011


I simply LOVE the Brookwood School district! I've lived in Snellville for the past 10 years and my children were enrolled in 'not so desirable' schools in Gwinnett County. I moved further out in Snellville to become a resident of this school district to afford my children a quality education without having to enroll them in private schools. My daughter is a Freshman at Brookwood High (soon to become a Sophomore) and is doing quite well in the gifted program as well as excelling tremendously in their Orchestra program. Any time I talk about Brookwood High, Brookwood Elementary and A.C. Crews Middle Schools, they all get rave reviews!! As a single parent, the housing costs are a little more expensive, but it's well worth the quality education my children are receiving.

Submitted by a parent

March 9, 2011


Dr. Michael E. Schmidt was the head of a committee of three students who were chosen to select the school mascot and colors. The Brookwood school song and fight song were selected by Dr. Michael E. Schmidt and Brookwood's first band director the late Stewart Hughes. Laura Zieker BHS' first choir teacher wrote the words to Brookwood's school song. Both songs were based upon the songs from Tucker High School. Dr. Michael E. Schmidt arranged the first arrangement of Brookwood High School's fight song. The colors chosen were maroon and gold which were based upon the colors of Florida State University. The runner-up choice for Brookwood's color was Carolina blue. The original Brookwood HS logo/mascott selected by the three student committee was a full bronco surrounded by a horseshoe. The current logo is that of a bronco head. The second choice for the school mascot was a bear.

September 28, 2010


I worked at Brookwood prior to my retirement and I feel that it is one of the best schools I ever taught at. The administration is dynamic and caring towards students, faculty and the community.

Submitted by a teacher

June 28, 2010


This is the school to attend in Gwinnett! Everyone knows about Brookwood all over the state. Great academics, high test scores,great sports program, enthusiastic and loyal student body, exceptional teachers, and exemplary parent support.

Submitted by a parent

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