Brazoswood High School
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|Brazoswood High School|
|302 West Brazoswood Drive
Clute, Texas 77531
|School district||Brazosport Independent School District|
|Grades||9, 10, 11, & 12|
|Color(s)||Air Force Blue and Silver
|Rival||Angleton High School|
|Newspaper||The Silver Sabre|
|Yearbook||The Treasure Chest|
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 Merit 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%.
- 1 Demographics
- 2 Academics
- 3 Extracurricular activities
- 4 Band
- 5 Orchestra
- 6 Athletics
- 7 Notable alumni
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Historical student enrollment:
In the 2012 school year, the racial composition was as follows:
In the 2015 school year, the racial composition was as follows:
|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||US History AP|
- Spanish I, II, III, IV, V
- French I, II, III, IV
- German I, II, III, IV
- American Sign Language I,II, III, IV
- 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
- 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
- Habitat for Humanity
- National Honor Society
- Spanish National Honor Society
- Student Council
Wind Ensemble & Marching Band
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. 2015 marked the 35th 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.
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 AM Band Director: Martin Montoya
Brazoswood PM Band Director: Brian Casey
Director of Bands: Honor Director Brian Casey
Assistant Band Director: Martin Montoya
Assistant Band Director: D.J. Eisenhart
Percussion Specialist: Adam Swan
Fred McDonald (1969-1974)
Rod Cannon (1974-1982)
Bill Braun (1983- 1984)
Bill Gottschalk (1978-1994)
Jim Koch (1981-2009)
Eric Harper (1994-2012)
Jason Connell (2012-2014)
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.
The Brazoswood Buccaneers compete in these sports -
Brazoswood has a rich athletic history and has produced several championship teams and several individual honors. 
- 1974 State Football Champions
- 1984 State Baseball Champions
- 1992 State Baseball Champions
- 2000 State Softball Champions
- 2011 State Baseball Champions
- 2012 State Wrestling Champion (Girls' 110lbs)
- 2000 Boys' Swimming
- 2001 Boys' Golf
- 2001 Girls' Track
- 2003 Powerlifting
- 2004 Boys' Swimming
- 2006-10 Wrestling
- 2014 Girls' Swimming
- 2014 Boys' Water Polo
- 2015 Boys' Water Polo
- Robert Ellis - singer-songwriter
- Phil Huffman - MLB Baseball Player
- Brad Lincoln - MLB Baseball Player
- Stephanie Guerrero - Miss Texas USA
- Steve Hunt, jazz pianist who recorded and toured with Allan Holdsworth and Stanley Clarke; teaches at Berklee College of Music
- Rand Paul - United States Senator for Kentucky
- Tex Brashear - cartoon voice actor and narrator
- Ryan Tepera - MLB Baseball Player
- Hopper Field - The Brazosport ISD stadium
- "About Brazoswood". BISD. BISD. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
- "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency.
-  Archived June 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Student Life". BISD. BISD. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
- The Athletics Department
- "Brazoswood Achievements". BISD. BISD. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
- "Robert Ellis, Houston Area Country/Western Composer and Singer". Brazoswood High School Choir. Retrieved June 27, 2015.