Brookwood High School (Snellville, Georgia)

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Brookwood High School
Brookwood High School (Snellville, Georgia) logo.jpg
Address
1255 Dogwood Road

,
30078

United States
Coordinates33°53′02″N 84°02′25″W / 33.883764°N 84.04035°W / 33.883764; -84.04035Coordinates: 33°53′02″N 84°02′25″W / 33.883764°N 84.04035°W / 33.883764; -84.04035
Information
School typePublic high school
Motto"A Tradition of Excellence"
Established1981
School districtGwinnett County Public Schools
PrincipalWilliam Ford[1]
Teaching staff179.20 (FTE)[2]
Grades9–12
Enrollment3,566 (2019-20)[2]
Student to teacher ratio19.90[2]
CampusSuburban
Color(s)Maroon and gold    
Athletics conferenceGeorgia High School Association Class 7A, Region 4
NicknameBroncos
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools
WebsiteBrookwood High School

Brookwood High School is a public secondary school in Snellville, Georgia, in suburban Atlanta, part of the Gwinnett County School System. Brookwood serves several areas of southern Gwinnett County, including Snellville, Lawrenceville, and Lilburn.

History[edit]

Planning for Brookwood High School was started in 1977 to lessen the overcrowding of nearby South Gwinnett High School and Parkview High School. A committee of educators from Gwinnett County met to create and discuss specifications for the facility. The school officially opened in 1981 under principal Emmett Lawson.

The school derived its name from its location on the intersection of Holly Brook Road (a section of this road is now Webb Gin House Road) and Dogwood Road. The school colors, maroon and gold, were based on the colors of Florida State University. The original school mascot had a horseshoe around the bronco, which was later removed. The administration had suggested that Brookwood be the Brookwood Bears. The original mascot was a drawing of an entire bronco, but the current logo uses only a bronco's head. The runner-up mascot choice was the Bruins, and the second place color scheme was baby blue and gold.

Athletics[edit]

Rivalries[edit]

Brookwood has two significant rivalries within its GHSA region. The first is Parkview High School. The annual Brookwood v. Parkview football game is played as the Battle of Five Forks, named for Five Forks Trickum Road, which the length between the two schools.

Brookwood's second rival is South Gwinnett High School. Brookwood and South Gwinnett's football teams play annually for the Mayor's Cup in the Battle of Snellville, named because the two schools' attendance zones divide the city in two.

Club sports[edit]

Brookwood hosts club sports including the Inferno Ultimate Frisbee Team and ice hockey. These teams compete against other high schools and in tournaments.

Extracurriculars[edit]

Literary and debate[edit]

Brookwood was the 1999 AAAA State Literary Champion[3] and the 2006 AAAAA State Debate Champion.[4]

School publications[edit]

The Brookwood High student paper, The Sentinel, features school, political, and entertainment articles. The publication was discontinued after the 2019-2020 school year due to lack of support.

The yearbook, also student-run, is called Cayuse. A literature club produces a yearly magazine, Pegasus, which is released alongside the yearbook. The magazine features short stories, essays, songs, and poetry written and submitted by students.

Science Olympiad[edit]

Brookwood High School's Science Olympiad team has won the Georgia State Tournament eleven times, from 2008-2009 and 2011-2019.[5]

Math Team[edit]

For several years in a row, the Brookwood High School Math Team has been invited to attend the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics State Tournament.

Feeder schools[edit]

Brookwood is the high school of the Brookwood cluster, a group of schools which feed into one primary high school for an area in Gwinnett County. The middle schools that feed into Brookwood are Alton C. Crews Middle School and Five Forks Middle School. Crews Middle has two elementary school feeders, Brookwood Elementary (which is located next door to Brookwood High) and Craig Elementary. Five Forks Middle has students from RD Head Elementary and Gwin Oaks Elementary, along with some students from Brookwood and Craig Elementary.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory - Faculty and Staff / All Staff".
  2. ^ a b c "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Brookwood High School". nces.ed.gov. Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  3. ^ "GHSA Literary Champions". Georgia High School Association. Archived from the original on 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  4. ^ "GHSA Debate Champions". Georgia High School Association. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  5. ^ http://brookwoodso.weebly.com/
  6. ^ Robby Bostain Basketball Player Profile, Ironi Nes-Ziona, Furman, News, National League stats, Career, Games Logs, Bests, Awards - eurobasket.com
  7. ^ "Furman". Archived from the original on 2016-11-30. Retrieved 2016-11-29.

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