Brighton High School

  • Brighton High School serves 1,456 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 8% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 17%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 31% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Brighton High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%.

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School Overview

  • Brighton High School's student population of 1,456 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 82 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,456 students
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Total Classroom Teachers82 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Brighton High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 573 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Brighton High School is 0.37, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank#483 out of 573 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
17%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
9%
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Black
21%
22%
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White
77%
65%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Brighton High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.370.28
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Graduation Rate
98%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTipton County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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  2.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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My daughter and my family love that she is going to Brighton High School. I am from out of state and we moved here and have been welcomed with open arms from the staff and the teachers. My child has made many friends and her grades are great! They offer a lot of classes for kids that make wonderful grades which in our case is what she needs. No school is perfect but so far very happy with it. Also lots of clubs, sports, and activities for all types of kids.
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This school seems uninterested in complaints of bullying, harassment, and even assault. The administration seems more interested in protecting their reputation and jobs than protecting the students.
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More... The teachers and administrators are very small town minded. If they spent more time in their classrooms teaching instead of gossiping, these kids would learn something. Teacher and administrators both need to concentrate on fairness, education, teaching, and administrating. Don't judge these kids because of what church they do or don't attend, how much their parents make, or politics. Our children go to school to learn life skills and subject knowledge to get a higher place in society, not to focus on sports of after school activities. No child should be made to join a club if they want to stay in a club either. The Gateway and ACT classes have not taught my kids anything. Also, hire some teachers who are qualified to teach! They are hired because of the good old boy system here in Brighton.. This also goes for the Middle it is much much worse!! This post is partially another parents post I found on the website school matters and if you look at thier website they no longer take user submitted content about schools... Could it be the truth HURTS!!
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