Brookwood High School (Alabama)

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Brookwood High School
Address
12322 Ember Drive
Brookwood, Alabama, 35444
United States
Information
Type Public
Founded 1928
Opened Present building: 1957; future building: 2014
Status Operational
School board Tuscaloosa County Schools
Principal Laura McBride
Vice principal Thad Fitzpatrick *Marcy Burroughs
Faculty 87 Faculty & Staff
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 977
Language English
Campus Rural
Color(s) Crimson and White          
Slogan Be Responsible. Be Respectful. Be Resourceful.
Mascot Panthers
Nickname Bwood
Rival Holt High School (Holt, Alabama)West Blocton High School (West Blocton, Alabama)
Yearbook Pantheron
Feeder schools Brookwood Middle School (Brookwood, Alabama) (grades 6-8)
Affiliation Walter Energy
Website

Brookwood High School is a high school in Brookwood, Alabama, in the United States and serves grades 9-12. It previously served grades 7-12 up until 2002. It is the third largest high School in the Tuscaloosa County School System. The school was established in 1928 and the present building was built in 1957 with a new building scheduled to open at the beginning of 2014.

BHS: Past to Present[edit]

Establishment[edit]

Brookwood High School was established in 1928 for the Tuscaloosa County School System. The first building was built in the town of Abernant, Alabama, not far from the present building.

Present Building[edit]

The present building was constructed in 1957 for a total capacity of 500 students. Since the construction of the main building, three additions have been made to the school. First a hall that was constructed in 1976, which also goes by "The Annex Hall" that made room for a home economics room, machine shop and additional classrooms. The second addition was the library and choral addition, which was constructed in front of the existing cafeteria that opened in 1980. The last addition was built in 2007, which is a hall that will house the math classes, with the exception of one history class, this hall also goes by "The Math Hall". This also made room for a much needed computer lab for the school.

New School Construction[edit]

A new $30 million school building is planned because the older high school has become severely overcrowded. The old school was built in 1957 with a maximum capacity of 500 students, and current enrollment is over 900 students. The new high school is going to be built as a 6A school with a maximum capacity of 1,400 to 1,600 students. Construction for the new high school has begun and will be constructed behind the existing school. The opening of the new building is planned for 2014. Plans for the old high school will be turned into a middle school for the county. As in the high school, Brookwood Middle School (Brookwood, Alabama) is becoming severely overcrowded. The middle school's maximum capacity is 750; the school's current enrollment is over 1,000 students.

Ellis Architects, the firm selected to build the new school informed the Tuscaloosa Country Board of Education that the planned 90 acres to build the school will be reduced to 75 acres. Walter Energy, which donated the land to build the new high school, told Ellis that upon request, they would like the new high school to face the proposed Brookwood Parkway, which is the same road that the middle school is located on. This new change would push the future football field back 400 feet from where originally planned, although the new decrease in acreage would not change the square footage of the new school which will be 168,000 square feet.

Curriculum & Extracurricular Activities[edit]

Curriculum[edit]

Brookwood offers standard classes, advanced classes, Advance Placement classes, and high honors classes. New for the 2013-2014 school year, the board has decided to switch all high schools in the district to eight classes per day, opposed to the current four classes per day schedule where students have two core classes & two elective classes each day. These classes change at the beginning of the second semester with students having the other two core classes and two new elective classes each day.

Clubs & Organizations[edit]

Brookwood High offers several clubs for students to sign up for at the beginning of the school year. A popular club is the BADD club which stands for Brookwood Against Destructive Decisions. Also known as Brookwood Against Drinking & Driving. This club stresses the importance of not making destructive decisions in life. This club also performs skits for the high school for assemblies and also visits the surrounding feeder schools for Drug Free Week.

Other clubs & organizations

  • Beta Club
  • Civinettes
  • Dram Club
  • FBLA
  • FCA
  • FCCLA
  • French Club
  • FTA
  • HOSA
  • JROTC
  • Key Club
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • National Honor Society
  • Otaku
  • Spanish Club
  • Yearbook
  • BADD
  • Art Club
  • First Priority
  • FFA
  • Journalism
  • VICA
  • SGA
  • Musical Theatre
  • Show Choir
  • Mixed Chorus
  • Book Club
  • Historians
  • Scholar Bowl

Sports[edit]

Brookwood offers several sports for students for their extacarricular activities.

Sports Teams

  • Band
  • Baseball (V & JV)
  • Basketball, Girls (V)
  • Basketball, Boys (V & JV)
  • Football (V & JV)
  • Golf, Boys
  • Golf, Girls
  • Softball (V & JV)
  • Volleyball (V & JV)
  • Wrestling
  • Cheerleading
  • Archery
  • Swim
  • Track
  • Powder Puff (Seniors, female v. Juniors, female)

Other[edit]

Songs[edit]

Alma Mater We have ever been loyal Though our band be few, We have rallied 'round our standards And our colors true.

Here's to thee, our dear old high school Here's to thee a song, May these happy mem'ries of thee Linger with us long.

Chorus Always faithful, always loyal To our ensign bright, Haile to thee, our high school colors Crimson and the White.

Feeder schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 33°15′27″N 87°18′44″W / 33.257607°N 87.312212°W / 33.257607; -87.312212