Ravenwood High School

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Ravenwood High School
1724 Wilson Pike


Coordinates35°57′28″N 86°46′04″W / 35.95773°N 86.767647°W / 35.95773; -86.767647Coordinates: 35°57′28″N 86°46′04″W / 35.95773°N 86.767647°W / 35.95773; -86.767647
School districtWilliamson County Schools
PrincipalPam Vaden
Teaching staff87 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,556 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio17.89[1]
Color(s)Red, black, gold
Team nameRaptors
YearbookEye of the Raptor
Feeder schoolsWoodland Middle School
Sunset Middle School

Ravenwood High School is a public high school located in Brentwood, Tennessee, which serves the eastern part of Williamson County.

Opened in 2002, the $24.5 million facility, designed by architect Charlie Johnson, progressively grew its student body, beginning with only 540 students in grades nine and ten, 32 teachers, and 7 staff members. Currently enrolling approximately 2,000 students, Ravenwood aims "to become a model of successful community collaboration with the purpose of developing all learners to be able to work, learn and lead in the 21st century."[2] The mission of Ravenwood is "to develop a community of learners that cultivates the intellect, ability, and character of each person within it."[3] The school colors are red, black, and gold. The mascot is the Raptor, a bird of prey represented by the Red Tail Hawk. Ravenwood High School was ranked in Newsweek magazine's list of the top 1,000 public schools in the United States.[4]


Most students at Ravenwood take four academic classes, two electives, one directed study, and a lunch/advocate period. Credits are distributed along a fairly standard path, with most students taking English, mathematics, foreign language, science, and social studies. One year and a half of physical education is also required. The standard high school diploma requires twenty-three credits. In addition, two honors diplomas are offered, the Williamson County Honors Diploma and the Ravenwood Honors Diploma. Ravenwood ranks students using weighted GPA. Ravenwood also offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Ravenwood also has a Media Center with multiple computers and labs for students and faculty to use as well as a library. The Ravenwood Media Center library holds over 16,000 online resources, books, magazines, reference works, audio-visual materials and equipment. Resources are remotely accessible to students and teachers.[5]


The ACT exam is a graduation requirement. In 2019, the average ACT score of Ravenwood High School was a 27.5. The State average ACT for public schools was 19.8 and the National average was 21.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Ravenwood High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  2. ^ "Ravenwood High School". Directory of Schools. Williamson County Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-03-02. Retrieved 2008-06-09.
  3. ^ "Mission, Vision". Ravenwood High School.
  4. ^ Complete List of the 1,000 Top U.S. Schools (2011)
  5. ^ "Ravenwood Report Card". Ravenwood High School. Archived from the original on October 25, 2006.
  6. ^ "Williamson County Schools stays steady on high ACT scores". Tennessean. Retrieved 29 March 2020.

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