Brentwood High School

236 reviews
  1. Williamson County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
5304 Murray La
Brentwood, TN 37027
Telephone
(615) 472-4220
Website

Brentwood High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1360
39 responses
Average ACT
30
185 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
AP Enrollment
56%
AP Exam Pass Rate
74%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    57%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    43%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    0%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
  • Spring Day
    21%
  • Sports
    19%
  • Cookie Store
    17%
  • Homecoming parade
    16%
  • Senior Skip Day
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Marching Band
    3%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,591
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,237
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,912/ year
National
$11,890
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses

Reviews

236 reviews
  • Excellent
    71
  • Very Good
    92
  • Average
    57
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    2
Brentwood High School is an incredible school which gives students every chance of success. The student body is on the whole a tolerant, mature, and intelligent group of teenagers who try and will do their best. Nearly every teacher is an expert on their subject. Teachers like Dr. Marrero, Mrs. Pratt, and Mrs. Kleine Kracht each could work at the collegiate level but for the love of their students they stay- with so many AP classes available, the school nearly is a college! Beside the teachers, our Administration is very broad and accepting of nearly any student initiative and will work with students to accomplish their goals. I cannot imagine a stronger environment by which I want to raise my own children in the years to come.
  • High School Senior
  • 8 months ago
I speak mostly for AP classes, but our teachers devote themselves to every student's academic success and personal well-being. Teachers provide relatable real-world examples and application before introducing the details of a topic, follow the syllabus, and make themselves available for tutoring and emotional support. They practice balanced teaching styles from lectures to self-taught research, incorporating technology through their class webpages and interactive online programs. However, some teachers get caught up in testing standards and results instead of the subject itself, leading students to cheat, fall behind, or manipulate the system for better scores.
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago
The teaching administration at Brentwood High School is largely considered the best in the state, if not of of the best in the nation. They have a high standard they need to achieve to teach at such a school, and thus, their teaching is high quality, they are well educated, and they have genuine caring and affection towards the student. They handle everything with a professional appeal while still maintaining a friendly and unique personality. Take into account this is despite the hardships and horrors of teaching angsty and rebellious high school students.

One phrase to accurately describe them is that they keep their cool. They have to put up with a lot and have more on the side that the student never sees or appreciates like a hobby, a school club, or a family. However, despite this, they are only human, and some teachers may have flaws here and there that are exacerbated in this high school environment. Thus I could think of a few counterexamples for each of the good traits listed in the statements above, a few "bad apples" that ruin the bunch.
  • High School Senior
  • 4 months ago