Home of the Bruins
Brentwood High School is a comprehensive high school that opened in 1982 to serve the rapidly growing population in the northern part of Williamson County. The school serves approximately 1750 students in grades 9 – 12. The pupil/teacher ratio is approximately 21.7 to 1. Students that attend Scales, Lipscomb and Edmondson Elementary Schools and Brentwood Middle School attend Brentwood High School.
Since 1982, there have been numerous additions and upgrades to the campus: in 1985, classroom space was added as the school’s enrollment quickly exceeded original projections. In 1987, a multipurpose room was added, serving as both an auxiliary gymnasium and auditorium, and also included drama and choral classrooms as part of the addition. Several athletic upgrades followed: a wrestling facility was built in 1998; in 2000 a field house was added to serve as weight room, football locker room, and multipurpose athletic facility; and in 2002-2003 football stadium seating and press box upgrades and soccer facilities were completed. In 2014, work was begun on the 500-seat Brentwood Performing Arts Center, which opened in March of 2015.
Brentwood High School’s first principal was Mr. James C. Parker, for whom the stadium is named. He was succeeded by Dr. David Heath in 1994. Mrs. Willie Dickerson followed Dr. Heath in 2000, and in 2002 Mr. Kevin Keidel was appointed principal, a post he continues to hold.
“Top-Ranked” is a way to describe Brentwood High School. National rankings of High Schools by entities such as Newsweek, US News and World Report, and the Washington Post consistently rank Brentwood High School first for Tennessee comprehensive high schools and among the elite schools in the nation. State-wide, Brentwood High School has become recognized for high achievement in academics, athletics and the arts.
The team that makes up the Brentwood High Bruins – from the grade-A administration and instructors to top-of-the-line coaches and behind-the-scenes staffers – is a fierce pack, committed to the safety, security, and scholarship of every student that graces the doors of our institution. At Brentwood High School we wear blue and gold with pride.
Brentwood, On to Glory
Standing proud we sing for Brentwood Loyal always to the Gold and Blue.
Side by side we strive for honor, Noble Bruins, brave and true.
Years from now, we will remember, how our friendship saw us through.
Now to thee we sing, oh Brentwood; On to Glory, Praise to you.