A Tradition of Excellence
Brentwood High School opened in 1982, to serve the rapidly growing population in the northern part of Williamson County. Since that time, 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.