Brooklyn Center High School is the only high school serving ISD #286, and has approximately 850 students in grades 7–12. One of the highest in the state, BCHS' open enrollment percentage is 33%. District 286 is the smallest district in the state of Minnesota in terms of geographical size. Family is the main goal and strategy at this school. Its athletics teams compete in the Tri-Metro Conference. It was previously a founding member of the Metro Alliance. In 1982 Brooklyn Center won the inaugural Minnesota State Class A football championship. The school also participates in the University of Minnesota's College in the Schools program. Brooklyn Center High School is among the lowest test scores in the MCA in Minnesota and if the test grades are not improved in 2010 there is potential of the Minnesota High School officials firing most staff members and running the school themselves if not closing the school permanently.