Principal's Welcome


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I'm Brett Gruetzmacher the proud principal of BC! This is my second year at this amazing school and I am truly honored to be its leader. Our school has a program AND a place for EVERY student that enters through our front doors. It is a school where it is not only OK to succeed it’s EXPECTED not only by our staff, and our parents BUT also our students. Students thrive and soar at BC!

Our school community is widely known for excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. We strive to provide a personalized educational experience for all students both in and outside of the classroom, with the greater goal of preparing them for post-graduate success.

Our academic programs are led by extremely talented and dedicated teachers. We are very proud of high student achievement results - we consistently earn excellent scores on standardized college and entrance exams; and we are recognized each year as one of Newsweek's top American high schools. We had 10 National Merit Finalists from our Class of 2014.

Our athletic programs are extremely competitive and frequently finish at or near the top of our conference, and our programs have earned a number of state championships over the years. During the 2013/2014 school year, BC student/athlete Elizabeth Flatley won the WIAA State Cross Country Individual Title, BC student/athlete Amanda Pennon won the WIAA Uneven Bars Individual Title and our Brookfield Central Baseball Team won the 2014 WIAA State Title.

Our full performing arts curriculum enhances the Brookfield Central student experience. The bands, choirs and orchestras play to full houses throughout the year. This fall our students will perform the musical Peter Pan at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. The musical is a long standing tradition at Brookfield Central and is entirely produced and performed by the many talented students and staff of Brookfield Central. The Fine Arts Extravaganza and BeBop and BBQ are two great annual events that lead up to graduation.

Finally, our school's success is supported by many engaged parents and greater community members, all who serve as a source of Brookfield Central Lancer pride. Please connect with us via twitter @BCHS_SDE , Remind 101 and at our Principal Chats.

I'd like to invite you to join our community of excellence and opportunity. Please take a look around our website for more information on our school, and contact us for a tour soon. We look forward to meeting you.

Brett Gruetzmacher, Principal
gruetzmb@elmbrookschools.org