« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
9-12 & Ungraded
Public district
Brandon, MS
Students enrolled: 1,468

Contact this school

3090 Hwy 18
Brandon, MS 39042

(601) 825-2261
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Brandon High School address.

July 03, 2012
My daughter attended Brandon HS starting her Sophmore year. Previously she attended Pearl HS. Brandon HS is all about their sport programs. They spend little to no money on Band, or Arts programs. This could be due to the fact that they have to share funds with all the other schools in Rankin County. The band program was so bad, that my daughter dropped out. Previously she was 2nd chair out of 35 clarinets at Pearl High. In some of her classes, students were allowed to text and use their cell phones. In one of her classes, the teacher surfed the internet almost every day. I was checking out my daughter from school one day and I witnessed a couple of students checking theirselves out without a parent, etc. Students are allowed to leave the campus at lunch time to travel into town to eat. It seemed like a school with no rules. If you have a choice of the two schools, go with Pearl High School. They have much more to offer. Brandon High School is like a brand name tennis shoe. You are paying for the name.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2012
We moved to Brandon to get my son into this school starting in 9th grade. He was passing in his last school, but got Ds and Fs all the way through 9th, 10th, and 11th grade. He dropped out in 12th grade because he would have been 4 credits short on being able to graduate and even one class that he was supposed to have had in 9th grade, he had never even taken, so he had no school credit for it. He could have taken summer school each summer to catch up, but we never received his report cards until after summer school had already started.

- submitted by a parent

July 08, 2011
I am glad that my child is out of this school. This school continues to rest on its laurels, and is not nearly the quality school that it once was. The principal spends most of his time hunkered away in his office, and has little or no contact with students or faculty. The only effective administrator has recently retired. There is a deficiency in the depth of foreign languages offered by the school. Students are not encouraged to strive for admission to selective colleges/universities, and the counselors have been known to de-emphasize advanced classes. If you are looking for the best high school for your child, look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2011
The best experience I have had educationally and athletically. Brandon High School is where you should send your kids to school If you are moving to the area. Great staff of teachers that care about Students and their learning and administrators that are determined to see The teachers and school do what is best for kids.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 28, 2010
My daughter is a Junior at Brandon High and we love it. The school leadership is fantastic. Buddy Bailey has a great vision for the school and the students. They stay on top of everything. It is quite evident that they are truly concerned for the students as well as the teachers. It is a great environment for everyone. My daughter comes home and talks about her day and what she learned. She has felt comfortable enough to try out for new things, which says to me she feels safe and loved at the school. I would recommend this school to anyone if you want a good quality education for your child.

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2010
Strong teachers, but a good number of them seem to find it necessary to show students 'who is the boss'. Counselors and college counselor are a joke. My child has received little to no help in the college application/financial aid process. Students do not receive information on selective or out-of state colleges. Very political school, with a principal who has no leadership or management skills. This school is on a downslide.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 21, 2009
My daughter is currently a senior at Brandon High School and her experiences at Brandon High have been excellent. She has done well academically. My son graduated from Brandon High School in 2004 and transitioned well into college. He graduated in 2008 from University of MS magna cum laude. I attribute a portion of his success to the foundation provided him at Brandon High School. Excellent group of faculty and strong administrative leadership!

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2008
As a parent of 2 daughters that have attended BHS I am very satisfied with the overall atmosphere at BHS. With Buddy Bailey as the principle I am certain that in a few years everything about the school will me an A plus. He is very concerned about the students and has a great vision for the teachers to teach at an outstanding level across the board.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2008
The change in leadership at BHS will be a positive change. The new principal has the welfare of the students at heart and has already proven that he can not only lead but hier a great staff (Brandon Middle School) The administrative staff along with Mr. Bailey will continue to have a positive impact on an already great school.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2007
The English and Math Departments at Brandon High School are great springboards for higher education, as well as the Science Department (depending on the teacher). The History Department lacks because the instructors are comprised mostly of coaches. Although BHS has a great athletic program, it is very political. BHS is currently getting a tendency to hire young, right-out-of-college teachers, which makes me worry because experience is the best conveyer of educational concepts. The other down side to BHS is the community - because the Southern Baptist churches are so heavily involved in the government and schools, students are impressed to frown upon questioning the conservative beliefs they believe (therefore they don't know why they believe it).

- submitted by a student

May 04, 2006
As a student at Brandon, I find the scholastic and athletic programs satisfactory overall. I am bothered, however, by the low emphasis on pursuits outside the sports arena, the infighting among faculty and administration, and the schoolwide 'let's-just-pass-the-state-tests' attitude. I also find it horrendous that the school needs five (yes 5!) 'principals' to run a school with merely one thousand students. There are, however, very strong programs (and excellent teachers) in the fields of history, science, mathematics, Spanish, and theatre/language arts for those students who take advantage of them.

- submitted by a student

January 12, 2006
Outstanding!!! My daughters went to college fully prepared for the real world. The teachers really do care for the student as a whole. If parents think otherwise, they should drop in for a visit without notice and witness it 1st hand.

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2005
Not only is the school full of bias politics but the teachers as a whole are rude and often ridiculous (with exceptions of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Blankenship). I do not suggest to anyone sending their child into this environment. And further more the day that my child graduated was the best day of his life.

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2005
BHS is a very welcoming school with great teachers ready to teach the students what they need to know to get ready for the real world. They have an excellent principle who is always walking the halls with a smile. The only negative thing about BHS is that they're a few racial issues I have seen and TOO many fights!

- submitted by a student

June 17, 2005
Academic programs are outstanding; band program is very good; sports leaders are however very political and do not encourage multiple sport participation. and in the sports field, its who you know rather than how well you play.

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2005
I am a BHS alumnus (class of '97) and am currently a doctoral candidate in a nationally ranked (top 10) Organizational Behavior program. I can unequovically say that my experiences at Brandon prepared me for future success. Excellent teachers at BHS provide the foundation for an unquenching thirst for knowledge and understanding.

- submitted by a student

May 27, 2005
I am a student at Brandon High and I am deeply involved with the many activities that the school provides. BHS supplies many activities and events, along with great teachers that allow all of the students to be able to learn more than the 'required material'. The teachers not only prepare us for college but for the real world. ~Class '06

- submitted by a student

July 14, 2004
Teachers and administrators at BHS are concerned about the total development of their students. Not only their academic development, but their social, spiritual and community growth as well. This school provided a wonderful springboard for the challenges of life.

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2004
Parent involvement? there are only 4 responses on this site. What does that say in itself?

- submitted by a community member

November 04, 2003
Brandon provides a safe learning environment and the opportunity to get a quality education. A young person leaves Brandon High School with an education commensurate with their effort.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2003
A first class quality education and good atmosphere for the students. We were pleasantly surprised when we moved here !

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
The teachers help the students learn to achieve more. Brandon High School is also the 5th hardest public high school in the state.

- submitted by a student

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school's profile?

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »

Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: October 29, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Brandon High School
3090 Hwy 18, Brandon, MS  39042
(601) 825-2261
Last modified Brandon High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brandon High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top