Brentwood High School (Brentwood, Tennessee)
|Brentwood High School|
|5304 Murray Lane
Brentwood, Tennessee, 37027
|Motto||Excellence Through Teaching And Learning|
|School district||Williamson County Schools|
|Asst. Principal||Chris Hames
|Student to teacher ratio||22.4/1|
|Rival||Franklin High School
Ravenwood High School
|Accreditation(s)||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Yearbook||'Mark of the Bruin'|
|Feeder schools||Brentwood Middle School|
Brentwood High School is a public high school located in Brentwood, Tennessee, U.S.A. The school serves the north central section of Williamson County. It serves grades 9-12 and is known state-wide for its achievements in academics, the arts, and athletics. The mission of Brentwood High School is to prepare all students to reach their highest level of achievement in academics, athletics, and the arts.
The school was built in 1982 with additions coming in 1987, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. On September 1, 2008, $3.8 million was approved with the intent of renovating Brentwood High. What started out as a small public school grew into a large school with a current enrollment of 1,000+ students. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. There are 1,492 students with 378 in the present senior class. The pupil/teacher ratio is 21.7/1. The mascot is the Bruin and the school colors are blue and gold. Brentwood High School was ranked in Newsweek magazine's list of the top 1,000 public schools in the United States.
Administration & Faculty
Mr. Kevin Keidel is the current principal and chief administrator of Brentwood High. The school currently has three assistant principals. Mrs. Kate Burgun serving the 12th grade, Dr. John Calton serving the 11th and 10th grade, and Mrs. Stephanie Simmons serving the 9th grade.
Academics and testing
The current graduation rate of BHS is 98.4%, the highest among Williamson County Schools and 88% of the most recent graduating class went on to attend a four-year university. The school follows the semester system with ½ credit earned per course each semester. Students are enrolled in 6 credit classes. Twenty-one Advanced Placement classes are offered at Brentwood. In 2006, 79% of the students received a 3 or better on the AP test, 80% received a 3 or better in 2007, and 82% receiving a 3 or better in 2008.
The ACT is required to graduate. The average score in 2006 was 24.4, 24.8 in 2007, 24.4 in 2008, and 25.4 in 2009. Although not required, many students take the SAT. The combined score in 2006 was 1167 and the score in 2007 was 1206. All eleventh graders at Brentwood must take the TCAP writing assessment. The 2008 average score was 4.6 out of 5 which received an "A" rating by the state. The school produced four National Merit Semi-Finalists in 2006, eight in 2007, and 13 in 2008.
The marching band participated in the 2007 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX), Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade (New York, NY), Boscov's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Philadelphia, PA), IKEA Thanksgiving Day Parade (Philadelphia, Pa), and the Fiesta Bowl National Championships (Phoenix, AZ).
With the leadership from Kim Clark, the choir has made a name for itself by being very successful in state and national competitions. The choir won the Grand Championships in Atlanta in 2003 and first place at the National Choral Festival in Gatlinburg, Tn.
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Brentwood forensics is a member school of the Tennessee High School Speech and Debate Society and the National Forensic League.
In 1999, the City of Brentwood allocated Channel 9 to Brentwood High School from its cable company, Comcast. At first, the channel served as a billboard for high school activities. One computer and a school secretary served as the total operating system for the channel. In the spring of 2001, Mark Madison and the television classes assumed the responsibility of the channel and began the process of developing a full-time station with coverage for the entire northern half of Williamson County.
Over the last five years WBHS9 has won over 100 State, Regional, and National awards in numerous film festivals and video competitions around the country. As a member of the Tennessee Press Association and the National Journalism Education Association, the "company" has served to install five in-house television stations in elementary schools in Williamson County. Several schools around the State of Tennessee have visited Channel 9 to pattern their developing programs around this operation.
Today, thanks to the dedication of the students, community, and parents, WBHS9 has established its program as the leader in sports programming, school events, and community activities. Programming now exceeds ten hours per day and a policy of only repeating programs twice in one year has made the station a favorite of Comcast subscribers.
Brentwood High School is one of the only high schools in the state of Tennessee that owns and operates its own TV station.
Brentwood is known state-wide for its very successful sports teams. Year(s) in parentheses indicate the year(s) the team played for a TSSAA state championship. Year(s) in bold indicate year(s) the team won a TSSAA state championship. TSSAA sponsored sports teams include:
- Baseball (1998)
- Boys' Basketball
- Girls' Basketball
- Boys' Cross Country (2011)
- Girl's Cross Country (2003, 2004)
- Football (2002)
- Boys' Golf (2011)
- Girls' Golf (1997, 1998, 1999, 2001)
- Boys' Soccer (1992, 1994, 1995, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012)
- Girls' Soccer (1997, 1998, 2008, 2012)
- Softball (1989, 1991, 1992, 1993)
- Boys' Tennis (2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
- Girls' Tennis (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005)
- Boys' Track (2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
- Girls' Track (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011)
- Wrestling (1991, 1998)
- Volleyball (1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008)
The above teams have won 38 state championships, the most in Williamson County Schools, 10th most in the state, and fifth among all public schools in Tennessee.
In addition to TSSAA sports, the school also has numerous club sports. The year(s) in parentheses indicate the year(s) the team won a state championship.
- Boys' Lacrosse (2006, 2008)
- Girls' Lacrosse
- Boys' Rugby (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010)
- Girls' Rugby (2010)
- Hockey (2002, 2011)
- Cheerleading (1997, 1998, 2006)
- Dance (2007, 2008)
- Swimming (1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2003, 2005, 2006)
- Ultimate Frisbee Preek (2012)
These sports have a combined 22 state championships, which gives Brentwood a total of 59 state championships. In addition to the numerous state championships, all TSSAA sponsored athletic teams have achieved TSSAA Academic Achievement Award each of the last six years.
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- Chris Morman, retired soccer player (class of 1996)
- Jennifer Eaton Gökmen, writer & editor (class of 1989)
- Nicolas Nguyen, guitarist & multi-instrumentalist for Bonepony (class of 1989)
- Dayna Curry, Christian aid worker & missionary (class of 1989)
- Kesha, singer-songwriter
- Thomas Welch, offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills (class of 2005)
- Kyle Skiera, retired football player (class of 2005)
- Kate Hughes, retired soccer player
- Jimmy Sullivan, WWF wrestler, Republican Presidential Candidate (class of 1999)
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