Brighton High School (Cottonwood Heights, Utah)

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Brighton High School
Address
2220 East Bengal Boulevard
Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121
United States
Coordinates 40°36′44″N 111°49′37″W / 40.612228°N 111.826986°W / 40.612228; -111.826986Coordinates: 40°36′44″N 111°49′37″W / 40.612228°N 111.826986°W / 40.612228; -111.826986
Information
Founded 1969
School district Canyons School District
Principal Charisse Hilton
Grades 9–12
Color(s) Blue, orange and white
Mascot Bengal tiger
Website

Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights, Utah is located about ten miles south of Salt Lake City. The school, which opened in 1969, is designed with two octagonal sections housing self-contained classrooms and a full auditorium. A gymnasium and support areas complete the building which is situated on the brow of a hill. The teacher/pupil ratio is 1 to 27.3, but actual class sizes vary. A Parent/Teacher/Student Association attempts to address special school needs and strengthens programs through volunteer committee work.

Brighton High School is located near the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains about ten miles south of Salt Lake City. The school serves a suburban area with approximate boundaries from 6600 South to 9400 South and 2000 East to 3455 East.

The school serves about 1,800 students in grades 9 to 12 in suburban area extending across Sandy, Utah and Cottonwood Heights,[1] and is part of the Canyons School District.

Athletics[edit]

Drill Team[edit]

Brighton High has recently gained national recognition of the Drill Team "Accadians" and Girls Volleyball, ranking 1st and 9th, respectively.

  • Grand National Champions in Drill Nationals 2004-2006[citation needed]
  • National Champions in "Large Kick," "Large Novelty," "Large Military," "Large Jazz" Dance/Drill Nationals 2005[citation needed]

Football[edit]

Brighton Bengal's football field in 2015

Golf[edit]

Hockey[edit]

  • 2 total State Championship (Boys), 1978 & 2007

Soccer[edit]

  • 7 total State Championships (Boys), 1989–2000 ;[2] 2 consecutive, 1999–2000, and 2008-2009.[2]
  • 3 total State Championships (Girls), 1989–1997 ;[3] 2 consecutive, 1989-1990[3]
  • Girls 5A State Champions 2010, ranked 14th in nation
  • Girls 5A State Champions 2013, ranked 2nd in nation

Swimming[edit]

  • 19 total State Championships (Boys) 1983-2010 (highest total in state) ;[4] 7 consecutive, 1990-1996[4]
  • 21 total State Championships (Girls) 1982-2001 (highest total in state) ;[5] 20 consecutive, 1982-2001 (highest total in state)[5]

Tennis[edit]

  • 5 total State Championships (Boys) 1980-1989[6]
  • 15 total State Championships (Girls), 1976–2002 ;[7] 7 consecutive, 1981–1987, and 3 from 1995-1997[7]
  • Boys received 1st in state in 2008

Volleyball[edit]

  • Ranked 9th in the nation (as of 2006)[8]
  • 5A All-State 1st Team (without losing a single game),[9] 2006[10]
  • Ranked 17th in 2005 Pre-Season National High School[11]

Wrestling[edit]

  • 14 total State Championships, 1974–1988, 2001 ;[12] 11 consecutive, 1978-1988[12]

Academics[edit]

Brighton High has consistently scored in top percentiles in the ACT, SAT, and state testing. In addition to a wide variety of Advanced Placement courses taught, concurrent enrollment is available through Utah State University and Salt Lake Community College, earning direct college credit through distance learning programs. As part of the Canyons School District, many vocational studies are available through local Technology Centers, ranging from Heavy Diesel Mechanics to certification as a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator.[13]

ACT Scores[14]
Year School Composite District Composite Utah Composite National Composite
2004–2005 23.0 22.0 21.5 20.9
2003–2004 22.8 22.0 21.5 20.9
2002–2003 22.8 21.8 21.3 20.8
2001–2002 22.6 21.8 21.4 20.8
2000–2001 22.4 21.8 21.4 21.0
Advanced Placement Test Scores[14]
Year School % Passing District % Passing State % Passing Nation % Passing
2004–2005 86 70.9 65.5 59.6
2003–2004 86 75.2 68.1 61.6
2002–2003 86 70.8 67.2 61.7
2001–2002 86 70.0 69.0 63.0
2000–2001 84 70.3 66.1 61.6
SAT-9 Scores[15]
Year School % Passing District % Passing State % Passing Nation % Passing
2002–2003 86 70.8 67.2 61.7
2001–2002 86 70.0 69.0 63.0
2000–2001 84 70.3 66.1 61.6

Utah State Testing (UPASS)[edit]

Mandated through federal No Child Left Behind legislation, Utah adopted the Utah Performance Assessment for Students (UPASS) to prove academic proficiency.[16] The annual Brighton High report card has shown above average performance in Language Arts as well as Science areas.

Language Arts[17]
Grade 2006 2005 2004
School District State School District State School District State
10th Grade Language Arts 90 83 75 86 80 77 88 83 80
11th Grade Language Arts 83 82 81 89 81 79 87 82 79
Science[18]
Course 2006 2005 2004
School District State School District State School District State
Biology 75 69 66 76 69 66 82 69 64
Chemistry 65 55 51 70 59 55 75 58 54

Clubs and organizations[edit]

Brighton's well-established community is an asset to the school. Residents are actively involved with the school and show strong support for Brighton High programs and activities.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived May 6, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b "Utah High School Sports Records". Deseretnews.com. 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  3. ^ a b "Utah High School Sports Records". Deseretnews.com. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  4. ^ a b "Utah High School Sports Records". Deseretnews.com. 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  5. ^ a b "Utah High School Sports Records". Deseretnews.com. 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  6. ^ "Utah High School Sports Records". Deseretnews.com. 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  7. ^ a b "Utah High School Sports Records". Deseretnews.com. 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  8. ^ [2] Archived August 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "Libero Dangerfield vital to Brighton team". Deseret News. 2006-11-10. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  10. ^ "All-State Volleyball MVPs and first teams". Deseret News. 2006-12-18. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  11. ^ http://www.prepvolleyball.com/content/view/1285/349/
  12. ^ a b "Utah High School Sports Records". Deseretnews.com. 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  13. ^ http://svc.jatc.tec.ut.us/
  14. ^ a b [3] Archived December 15, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ http://www.bhs.jordan.k12.ut.us/_information/school_profile.php
  16. ^ "Accountability". Ed.gov. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  17. ^ http://cs.schools.utah.gov/upass/status_by_test.aspx?schoolID=736&schoolNumber=705&district=653&area=LA
  18. ^ http://cs.schools.utah.gov/upass/status_by_test.aspx?schoolID=736&schoolNumber=705&district=653&area=SC

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