Brazoswood High School

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Coordinates: 29°01′35″N 95°24′55″W / 29.0264°N 95.4153°W / 29.0264; -95.4153

Brazoswood High School
Address
302 West Brazoswood Dr.
Clute, Texas, 77531
United States
Information
Type Public High School Co-Educational
Motto "Building Champions"
Established 1969
Status Open
School district Brazosport Independent School District
Superintendent Dr. Karin Holacka
Principal Tracie Phillips
Vice principal Jennifer Gonzalez (associate principal)
Brian Cole
Chad Jones
Kristen Flow
Cheryl Roberts
Dr. Matthew Pyeatt
Faculty 164
Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12
Enrollment 2485 (2012)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Air Force Blue and Silver          
Mascot Brazoswood Buccaneers
Nickname Bucs, B'wood
Newspaper 'The Silver Sabre'
Yearbook 'The Treasure Chest'
Website

Brazoswood High School is a secondary school located at 302 West Brazoswood in Clute, Texas. It educates grades nine through twelve and is part of the Brazosport Independent School District.[1]

Brazoswood High School opened in September 1969, to serve Clute, Lake Jackson, and Richwood in the Brazosport Independent School District (BISD). The faculty consists of 182 professional staff members, with an average of seventeen years of teaching experience. Twenty one percent of the teachers have Master's Degrees. The facilities are situated on a 100-acre campus in the Brazosport area.

The first class graduated 356 students in May 1971. The Alma Mater, written especially for this school, was not completed until just before graduation. When it was played at the ceremonies in May 1971, the graduating seniors were hearing it for the first time and therefore could not sing their alma mater at graduation.

Approximately 2,500 students attend Brazoswood High School. More than eighty percent of the students participate in one or more of the many clubs, organizations, and sports.

In the National Merit Program, Brazoswood had one National Merti Semi-finalist, one Hispanic Scholar, and 9 Commended students in 2012. Brazoswood High School was named as one of the top Texas High Schools by U.S. News & World Report in their article, "Best High Schools 2012." BHS is also ranked nationally in the Top 10%

Demographics[edit]

Historical student enrollment:[2]

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2012
2,573 2,609 2,624 2,620 2,618 2,485

In the 2012 school year, the racial composition was as follows:

In the 2012 school year, 37.0% of the students were economically disadvantaged.

Academics[edit]

Core Courses[edit]

Mathematics Science Language Arts Social Studies
Geometry 9, Pre-AP Aquatic Science English I, Pre-AP World Geography Pre-AP, AP
Algebra I,II, Pre-AP Biology Pre-AP, AP English II, Pre-AP World History Pre-AP, AP
Statistics Pre-AP, AP Chemistry Pre-AP, AP English III, Pre-AP, AP Government Pre-AP, AP
Calculus Pre-AP, AP Physics Pre-AP, AP B, AP C English IV, Pre-AP, AP Economics FE, Adv
Math Models Environmental Science AP Deaf Education Human Geography AP
Creative Writing

Foreign Language[edit]

  • Spanish I, II, III, IV, V
  • French I, II, III, IV
  • German I, II, III, IV
  • American Sign Language I,II, III, IV

C.T.E.- Vocational[edit]

  • Energy, Power, and Transportation Systems
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Construction Systems
  • Meat Processing I, II
  • Wild Life Management
  • Intro to Agricultural Science
  • Agricultural Mechanics
  • Child Development
  • Child Guidance
  • Health Science Tech I, II
  • Lifetime Nutrition & Wellness
  • Career Prep I, II

Business and Technology Application[edit]

  • Desktop Publishing
  • Touch System Data Entry
  • Digital and Interactive Media
  • Web Technologies
  • Principles of Information Technologies
  • Business Information Management
  • Business Law
  • Audio and Video Production Reg, ADV
  • Principles of Business Marketing and Finance
  • Accounting

The Brazosport College, a near community college, also offers dual credit classes for students.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Extracurricular Include:[3]

Band[edit]

Wind Ensemble & Marching Band[edit]

The Brazoswood High School Band program has a long tradition of musical excellence coupled with a strong emphasis on scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. The program includes four concert bands, two jazz bands, and color guard. The 240 member Brazoswood Buc Band has been a consistent participant at regional marching contests as well as the Texas State Marching Contest. The band has also appeared at the National Cherry Blossom Festival parade and the Disney Magic Music Days parade.

The Brazoswood Band Program has long fostered both individual and ensemble musical achievement. Many band students have been a part of the TMEA audition process, placing into the All-Region and All-State ensembles. Over the past 14 years, an average of 45 Brazoswood students each year have placed in the bands at the Region level, with an average of 13 each year moving on to Area and 3 reaching the State level. In 2012, the band produced 10 All-State Members, a school record. In 2000, 2004 and 2006, the Brazoswood Symphonic Band had every member win an outstanding performance award medal at the UIL Wind Ensemble Festival. The Brazoswood Symphonic Band was named TMEA Class AAAAA Honor Band in 2013.

The band has consistently earned First Division ratings in UIL Marching and Concert Competitions. 2012 marked the 32nd consecutive year of earning a first division at the Regional UIL Marching Competition. The Symphonic Band was a UIL Sweepstakes winner for the 32nd consecutive year in 2012 and earned numerous individual medals at the Texas Wind Ensemble Festival.

Jazz Band[edit]

The Brazoswood Jazz Bands have won numerous regional and national awards. The Jazz Program allows students to study improvisation, learn a secondary instrument, and perform in various jazz, Latin, and rock styles. The Jazz Bands perform at jazz festivals, concerts, and numerous community events.

Brazoswood A.M Band Director: Martin Montoya

Brazoswood P.M Band Director: Brian Casey

Active Directors[edit]

Director of Bands/High Brass Instructor: Honor Director Brian Casey

Marching Director/Low Brass Instructor: Martin Montoya

Woodwind Instructor: Ben Alaniz

Percussion Specialist: Jason Connell

Retired Directors[edit]

Fred McDonald (1969-1974)

Rod Cannon (1974-1982)

Bill Braun (1983- 1984)

Bill Gottschalk (1978-1994)

Jim Koch (1981-2009)

Eric Harper (1994-2012)

Orchestra[edit]

The Brazoswood Orchestra founded in 1969 was named 1974 TMEA Honor Orchestra under the direction of Kelly Martino, its founding director. The program once invited Woodwinds and Brass players from the Band. It gave concerts as a Symphony Orchestra. The Brazoswood Symphony Orchestra was twice named TMEA (Texas Music Educators Assn.) Full Orchestra, first in 1974 under the direction of Kelly Martino, and in 1989 under the direction of David McCutchan. This accomplishment was once posted in front of the school for several years. The Orchestra has consistently provided members for the TMEA All-District to the All-State Orchestra programs since 1972.

Director[edit]

Doug Rickaway

Athletics[edit]

Brazoswood High School is a member of District 24-5A of Texas. Brazoswood shares Hopper Field with nearby Brazosport High School. Hopper Field hosts many athletics events for the school district.

Sports[edit]

  • Baseball
  • Boy's Basketball
  • Boy's Track
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Girl's Basketball
  • Girl's Track
  • Golf
  • Power Lifting
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling

Brazoswood has a rich athletic history and has produced several championship teams and several individual honors. [4]

State championships[edit]

  • 1974 State Football Champions
  • 1984 State Baseball Champions
  • 1992 State Baseball Champions
  • 2000 State Softball Champions
  • 2011 State Baseball Champions

State qualifiers[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Brazoswood". BISD. BISD. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Student Life". BISD. BISD. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Brazoswood Achievements". BISD. BISD. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 

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