Brentwood High School in Brentwood, TN - Niche

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Brentwood High School is a public school in Brentwood, Tennessee. It has 1,597 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 87% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 187 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5304 Murray La
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 472-4220

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3.8 from 187 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 1
    Overall Experience: My experience caused me to have depression.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The academics at Brentwood are unparalleled, but certain classes will definitely be challenging, and junior year stress levels can get off the charts. The teachers are generally wonderful and the administrators are kind and helpful whenever you have questions. However, there is a lot of emphasis on sports and the culture at the school can get very cliquey because nearly everyone who attends here is obscenely rich and has a very limited world view, leading to people to refer to this area as the, "Brentwood Bubble."
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I am a senior and I have loved my time at BHS. The teachers are great, and I feel very prepared for college. Some people might say the students are a bit entitled and bratty because we live in such a wealthy town but thats what you are going to get in Brentwood. Overall the education is amazing, especially for a public school.
    • Parent
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Wonderful teachers who really care about the students. Students all graduate with high grade point averages and most receive scholarships.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My school was very academics focused. It put students on the track to college. I wish it had offered more classes that were work related and skill based.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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4.00 Brentwood Middle School Public
3.00 Brentwood Academy Private, Religious
4.00 Lipscomb Elementary School Public
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3.33 Percy Priest Elementary School Public
4.00 Crockett Elementary School Public
4.00 Woodland Middle School Public
Our Savior Lutheran Academy Private, Religious
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3.33 Granbery Elementary School Public
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4.00 Grassland Middle School Public
3.00 Christ Presbyterian Academy Private, Religious
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2.00 Franklin Christian Academy Private, Religious
4.00 Edmondson Elementary School Public
3.00 Crieve Hall Elementary School Public
The Covenant School Private, Religious
The Oak Hill School Private, Religious
4.00 Ravenwood High School Public
2.33 John Overton Comprehensive High School Public
4.00 Kenrose Elementary School Public
3.33 John T. Moore Middle School Public, Magnet
Franklin Road Academy Private
St. Paul Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.33 Glendale Spanish Immersion Elementary School Public, Magnet
3.66 Centennial High School Public
3.33 Julia Green Elementary School Public, Magnet
4.00 Walnut Grove Elementary School Public
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2.66 Hillsboro Comprehensive High School Public, Magnet
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2.33 David Lipscomb Campus School Private, Religious
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3.00 Franklin Classical School Private, Religious
3.00 Father Ryan High School Private, Religious
4.00 Liberty Elementary School Public
4.00 Franklin High School Public, Magnet
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2.66 May Werthan Shayne Elementary School Public
3.00 William Henry Oliver Middle School Public
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Linden Waldorf School Private
Christ the King School Private, Religious
2.33 Tusculum Elementary School Public
The Classical Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Croft Middle Design Center Public, Magnet
2.66 Westmeade Elementary School Public
4.00 The Ensworth School Private
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4.00 Freedom Intermediate School Public
4.00 Johnson Elementary School Public
4.00 Poplar Grove Elementary School Public
4.00 Poplar Grove Middle School Public
3.00 H.G. Hill Middle School Public
4.00 Freedom Middle School Public
3.33 St. Cecilia Academy Private, Religious, All-Girls
3.33 West End Middle School Public, Magnet
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St. Bernard Academy Private, Religious
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Harris-Hillman Special Public
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2.33 Glencliff High School Public
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3.66 Franklin Elementary School Public
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4.00 University School of Nashville Private
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Ravenwood High School 5 mi. 1,909
2.33 John Overton Comprehensive High School 5 mi. 1,773
3.66 Centennial High School 6 mi. 1,649
2.66 Hillsboro Comprehensive High School 6 mi. 1,143
4.00 Franklin High School 6 mi. 1,735

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Brentwood High School United States Centennial High School Franklin High School Hillsboro Comprehensive High School John Overton Comprehensive High School Ravenwood High School
White 88.0% 51.0% 69.0% 89.0% 36.0% 36.0% 82.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 3.0% 2.0% 2.0% 13.0% 7.0%
African American 3.0% 15.0% 12.0% 3.0% 54.0% 23.0% 5.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 25.0% 12.0% 3.0% 5.0% 26.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 23.6%
Grade 10 25.7%
Grade 11 26.8%
Grade 12 23.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 64% Yes
  • 24% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 43% Academics
  • 37% Opportunities
  • 13% Friends
  • 7% Athletics

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 27% The building is over thirty years old
  • 16% The amount of students
  • 14% Politics
  • 12% There is too much of a focus on AP classes
  • 12% Students
  • 8% The emphasis on sports
  • 6% Materalism
  • 4% Not enough emphasis on theatre

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 20 responses

  • 75% Academics
  • 15% The attitude of students and teachers
  • 10% Financial support from parents and community

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 62% Competitive
  • 19% Crowded
  • 14% Smart & rich
  • 5% Charismatic

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 57% Be prepared to be challenged
  • 38% It's not the real world.
  • 5% Be prepared to meet people

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 69% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 6% I hate everything about this school.