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Newsweek Ranks BHS as Top STEM School in the Rochester Area

Brighton High School was named one of Newsweek’s Top 500 STEM High Schools in its recent nationwide 2020 ranking. BHS was ranked No. 1 in the Rochester area, No. 10 in New York, and No. 117 in the country for its excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Newsweek partnered with STEM.org to rank America’s Best STEM High Schools. The list includes schools that offer skilled teachers who keep up with developments in these fields and who create dynamic learning environments to engage their students.

The top 5,000 schools were curated from STEM.org Educational Research using a proprietary scoring logic that took into consideration a broad set of quantitative and qualitative data inputs collected from 2015 to 2019. The purpose was to determine which primary/secondary institutions in America best offer students experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics —as defined by the Congressional Research Service—while preparing them for post‐secondary outcomes. Additional factors, including affluence and median household income, were taken into consideration in compiling the rankings.

“We’re exceptionally proud of our students and the outstanding effort of our staff who inspire them each day,” Superintendent Dr. Kevin McGowan said. “The student experiences recognized by this ranking are the result of very talented educators putting everything they have into creating a challenging and engaging learning environment for all students, every day.”

STEM.org Educational Research is the longest continually operating, privately held STEM education research and credentialing organization in America.