Brandon High School (Brandon, Florida)

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Brandon High School
BrandonHigh.jpg
Address
1101 Victoria Street
Brandon, Florida 33510
United States
Coordinates 27°56′39″N 82°17′59″W / 27.9441896°N 82.2998139°W / 27.9441896; -82.2998139Coordinates: 27°56′39″N 82°17′59″W / 27.9441896°N 82.2998139°W / 27.9441896; -82.2998139
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1914
School district Hillsborough County Public Schools
Principal Jennifer Sparano
Teaching staff 107.00 (FTE)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,957 (2012-2013)
Student to teacher ratio 18.29
Color(s) Maroon and White
        
Nickname Eagles
Website
[1][2]

Brandon High School is a public high school in Brandon, Florida, United States. It 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[3] in SDHC's high school grading scale. The school has been awarded Blue Ribbon School status.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The demographic breakdown of the 1,957 students enrolled in 2012-2013 was:

  • Male - 51.8%
  • Female - 48.2%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.4%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 2.2%
  • Black - 19.7%
  • Hispanic - 30.0%
  • White - 44.0%
  • Multiracial - 3.7%

Additionally, 54.3% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[2]

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. The streak came to an end on January 5, 2008, when Brandon was defeated by South Dade High School 32-28.[5]

Soccer[edit]

Brandon High boys won the state championship in 2003.[6]

Extra-curricular[edit]

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 (GPS) 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 classroom, including art, English, performing arts, and technology.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Administration". Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Brandon High School". ed.gov. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Brandon High School 2014 Grade". ledgerdata.com. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-26. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  5. ^ "Florida high school wrestling team's streak ends after 459 straight victories". ESPN.com. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  6. ^ http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/records/rec_scb_0.pdf
  7. ^ "Brandon native turns bar codes into works of art". Tampa Bay Online News. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Senior Coast Guard Leadership". Retrieved August 29, 2015. 

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