Brandon High School (Brandon, Florida)

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Brandon High School
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Location
Brandon, Florida
United States
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1914
School district Hillsborough County Public Schools
Principal Carl Green[1]
Grades 9-12
Number of students appx. 2,300 as of 2007-2008
Color(s) Maroon and White          
Team name Eagles
Website

Brandon High School is a public high school in Brandon, Florida, United States. If is overseen by the School District of Hillsborough County.

History[edit]

The school originally opened in 1914 on the current site of McLane Middle School. In 1972, the school moved to its current location on Victoria Street in Brandon. The school colors are maroon and white. The school mascot is the Eagle. Brandon High is currently Pending school grade[2] in SDHC's high school grading scale. The school has been awarded Blue Ribbon School status.[3]

Athletics[edit]

Wrestling team[edit]

The Brandon wrestling team holds the national record for the longest winning streak (34 years, 459 wins) by a high school sports team. This accomplishment is often referred to as "The Streak".[4][5] The streak came to an end on January 5, 2008, when Brandon was defeated by South Dade High School 32-28.[6] The team also boasts 23 Florida State Team Championships (including a current State Record Streak of 23 in a row) and over 165 state placers.[5] In 2014, the program won its 14th consecutive state championship. In addition to winning the state title, Brandon had 7 individual champions.[7] The state placers are listed on the west wall of the Brandon Wrestling Workout room by first initial and last name, followed by their place and the year they placed.[4]

Soccer[edit]

Brandon High boys won the state championship in 2003.[8]

Arts[edit]

The Brandon High School Symphony Orchestra, directed by Mr. Donald Langland, is one of the largest and longest continuously running orchestra programs in the state of Florida. In 2012 the Brandon Orchestra held its Sapphire Concert in celebration of its 45th Anniversary. The orchestra program was started by T. Edison James in 1967 and has had only 4 directors in its 40 year existence. Currently the BHS String Orchestra, which will be competing in San Diego this Spring, consists of 83 musicians and the Symphony Orchestra has 115 members. The BHS Orchestra earned the title of "Best-Overall Orchestra" in competitions in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington D.C., as well as earning straight Superior Ratings at State MPA 4 out of the last 5 years - one of less than 10 high school orchestras to do so[citation needed]. The Brandon HS Band is one of the oldest running band programs in Hillsborough County[citation needed] and is currently directed by Ms. Melanie Driscoll. The band has numerous all county and all state members.[citation needed] Brandon High School also has an award winning choir.

Extra-curricular[edit]

E-Board[edit]

The Student Executive Board, better known as E-board, is held responsible for coordinating most of the school events and activities. Some of the better known events made possible by E-board are homecoming, Flick on the Field, and Battle of the Belts. This class and club of students also plans the pep rallies that continue Brandon's history of pride and tradition.[9]

Brandon High School Nature Preserve[edit]

This approximately 1.5-acre (6,100 m2) wooded site located on the south side of the campus was designated an official Schoolyard Habitat in 2006 by the National Wildlife Federation. Ecology students help collect animal and plant data annually using a variety of tools and technologies including Global Positioning Satellite receivers and digital cameras. They also construct nesting boxes for birds and roosting boxes for bats to help increase the biodiversity of the area. Many other classes use the area as an outdoor classoom, including art, English, performing arts, and technology.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°56′39″N 82°17′59″W / 27.9441896°N 82.2998139°W / 27.9441896; -82.2998139