Bryan Station High School

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Bryan Station High School
201 Eastin Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40505
United States
Coordinates 38°4′0″N 84°27′25″W / 38.06667°N 84.45694°W / 38.06667; -84.45694Coordinates: 38°4′0″N 84°27′25″W / 38.06667°N 84.45694°W / 38.06667; -84.45694
School type Public
Motto Animo Et Fide
(By courage and faith)
Founded 1958
School district Fayette County Public Schools
Principal James McMillin
Teaching staff 104.20 (on a FTE basis)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,782 (2014-15)
Student to teacher ratio 17.10
Campus Large city
Color(s)      Green
     Navy Blue
Nickname Defenders/Lady Defenders

Bryan Station High School, founded in 1958, is a high school within the Fayette County Public Schools system in Lexington, Kentucky. During the 2006–2007 school year, students were moved to their newly built school known as Bryan Station High. The school was named for Bryan Station, an 18th-century pioneer settlement. The school mascot is the Defender in reference to the defense of the settlement during the American Revolutionary War.


The Defenders support 15 different sports teams including football, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, wrestling, rowing, skiing, softball, volleyball, tennis, swimming and track and field. The Defenders' football team won the 1971 2A title.[citation needed] The Defenders' boys track team took home titles in 1971, 1975, and 1979–83[citation needed] while the Lady Defenders' track team won titles in 1976–79, 1981–82, and 1987–88.[citation needed] Athletic teams typically play against other teams from Fayette County, including Henry Clay High School, Lafayette High School, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, and Tates Creek High School.


Bryan Station High School offers several Advanced Placement courses in all four core subject areas (Math, Reading/Literacy, Science, and History) [2] Bryan Station High School is an "Academy School" beginning in the 2017-18 school year. Every student enters as a Freshman in the "Freshman Academy," in the following years (sophomore, junior and, senior) students choose an academy.
Students must choose from one of the following academies:

  • The Academy of Engineering, Manufacturing, and Robotics
  • The Academy of Leadership and Professional Services
  • The Academy of Information Technology (IT)
  • The Academy of Medical Sciences

Notable alumni[edit]


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  3. ^ Hank Rippetoe (July 8, 2013). "Kentucky Football History: The Charlie Bradshaw Years Part One - Setting the context of the times". SB Nation. 
  4. ^ Don Collins (August 6, 1976). "Doug Flynn Makes the Major Leagues". The Daily News (Kentucky). p. 25. 
  5. ^ Jack Givens NBA stats. Retrieved on September 2, 2014.
  6. ^ Tony Jackson NBA stats. Retrieved on September 2, 2014.
  7. ^ "Frank LeMaster". Maher Sports Media. [dead link]
  8. ^ Shelvin Mack NBA stats. Retrieved on September 2, 2014.
  9. ^ Melvin Turpin NBA stats. Retrieved on September 2, 2014.