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Brighton High School

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Posted April 9, 2014

As a parent of twins currently attending BHS, I would like to thank the teaching staff. There is help for the children who SEEK extra help! My children have both taken advantage of the after school tutoring program for the subjects of geometry, algebra and pre calculus. Regarding the issue of favoritism, all schools will be alike. Teachers are only human - just like parents - we all enjoy the children who seek knowledge, don't go out of their way to cause problems and are fun to spend time with. I am thankful that I am able to send my children to a safe school with teachers who do push them to do well on the ACT which is a determining factor for college admission and scholarships.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

I know teachers at this school that don't like it or what it is about. It is really sad, watching a good teacher turn to a very poor one is something I thought I would never witness. Going to church and speaking to a teacher that says that the school is unfair and not somewhere she would want their students to attend is absolutely ludicrous.Hearing a teacher that works at the school say that her children go to Munford because there is a better education and stronger chance that your child will just blend in is heart breaking. This school needs a major renovation starting from the top! That means with the administrators! They all act like a bunch of over grown teenagers! Very dramatic over very small matters acting as their children act a lot differently. This school get the pathetic award!


Posted August 7, 2013

My daughter just graduated from BHS and I totally agree with teacher's post. My daughter has attended 4 schools outside Tipton county since she was 6. I believe Brighton High School is one of the best schools in Tn, and anyone tht disagrees are students who are wanting to slack without goals set for their future. They should b thankful to have a school this interested in their success. It could b so much worse, we would know, we've been in a school tht was the complete opposite. We are so invested in the Brighton school system, that we are selling our home n buying land to build a home n farm n Brighton. We could move anywhere in Tn. , be thankful, you don't realize what you got!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

As a teacher I've had the opportunity to teach at various schools,small and large,and Brighton ,like all other schools, has its own set of problems. Not all teachers are great not all students are great. One of the largest problems BHS has is apathetic students and quite possibly these are the earlier posters and their parents that are ripping Brighton. "Favorites" may exist because of work ethic and want to learn or just trying.Teachers love effort and attentive students. The ACT is a big focus but talk to state govt about that. Life is an opportunity, make what you will of it.It's not easy at times and whining doesn't help
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2012

The scores on tests at this school DO matter. They are very driven to making the students perform on the ACT. Maybe too driven. ACT is what gets the students into college, so it makes sense to push them in that area. They are one of the hardest schools in Tipton County, and also one of the best. Regarding bullying, my daughter was being bullied this year at this school. The school was VERY involved in ending that swiftly. They brought all the students involved to the office & talked to each one of them, then spoke with the parents and even other teachers. Then they called me over the next couple of months to check on my daughter to make sure that she was not still getting bullied. My daughter has a 4.0 GPA at this school. And she takes advanced, college prep courses and dual enrollment classes. She 'should' be on a 504 plan, but refuses. And she still made a 27 on the ACT. Granted, every school has their problems & sometimes they are just with certain teachers. This school has their share of bad teachers, just like all the others. But if you have a rowdy child that isn't interested in learning, send them somewhere else please! This school doesn't tolerate them well. :) Thank GOD!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

I am currently a sophomore at Brighton High and I am thrilled to be a Cardinal. I am inside this school every day, and I can most definitely say that this school provides a sense of security as well as family. We are now under new administration and they will not put up with some of thestuff our old principal did. I gave BHS a 5/5 because of the academics, school pride, and athletics. GO CARDINALS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2011

Lack of leadership across the board. This school has reached a new low. However, if the student is a ball player or the child of a teacher then they are golden. Everyone else..... watch out. Education is not the primary goal here. I am truly shocked at how some of these teachers, coaches, and administrators have managed to remain employed. We moved to this area just for the schools, now we are looking to move elsewhere. For the military moving to this area, do your homework on Tipton County. If your not related to someone who works in the system or you haven't lived here for years, your children will not receive the same level of education or respect. Nepotism runs rampant here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2011

Unsatisfactory is a complete understatement when it comes to this high school. Quite honestly, I am strongly inclined to agree with the preceding statement(s) made, and as a child in a military family that has not lived here all of his life, i can strongly assert the previous statements to be true. If you have any choice in the matter, go to Munford High School or be home-schooled. As a senior I am truly sad that my diploma has to bear the name of this deplorable institution.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2011

Brighton High School is not a good school. My son was doing somewhat ok at the middle school and it's worse at the High School. Once he fell behind in Math, no matter how hard we tried, the teachers could care less. When the teachers don't care, neither do the students. They never called when my son acted out or gave me any indication there was a big learning problem for him. I was only contacted through email, and they mainly discussed his attitude and never his grades. I DO NOT approve of inappropriate behavior and correct this as well as I can. After the first notice of his shirt untucked , that was it, it seemed he was singled out and that's when the acting out began. I'm VERY happy to say that he is EXCELLING in alternative school. Wish I could keep him there. Turns out the math course he was in at Brighton High wasn't even the right one because the other math programs were full! Math was his main problem and they put him in ADVANCED math classes. What a joke. I'm going to try and get him in at Munford and hope for a fresh start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2011

This school does not care about the children individually. They care more about their ACT, test scores, and how the school looks on paper. The administrators, and some teachers, teach the students like animals. You don't have a name at BHS. You are referred to as "You!" I have read many reviews regarding the lack of action in bullying situations. This is because the administration is too busy worrying about whether students have their agenda books or if their capris hit their shins. I'm aware some people will just brush me off as some overdramatic student, but I actually used to enjoy learning until I hit high school. I now dread it every day and it has caused me so much stress. For parents who are thinking about sending their children here, please reconsider.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2011

Then they try to stop us from telling the truth on here. By saying that they need to remove the school because the word is getting out about what they do and how they act.. IT IS SICKENING!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2011

In response to the SPECIAL EDUCATION issues I can tell you they don't help them much. Actually they make money off of them, giving them a "class" to make food (sausage and biscuits) and then selling it around the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2010

this school is bad they dont care about students . it is full of rich kids that get what they want when they wont they are so many bullys it is not funny even teachers, my son was a straight a student untill bullys started beating him up and threating him if he told teachers even know this and dont do a thing if at all possible dont sed your child there mother of a sophmore gonna have to homescool from now on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

Ive read all the reviews, but I havent read anything on the Special Education classes or if there is even a class for Special Education. Im thinking about moving to Atoka, and I kno that Brighton High School is where my kids would go. Any input on this issue or on the Special Education class would be greatly appreciated. I would love to hear from teachers,staff, students, and parents.


Posted August 17, 2010

this school sucks. i have teachers callin me stupid. and they dnt teaxh anything except for act. thhere only worried about money for then. there not worried about our education!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2010

As a recent freshman and a current sophomore, I can say that this school is the place to be. The teachers are amazingly intelligent and they do a great job at what they are supposed to be doing. They don't just focus on ACT and SAT scores like recent comments have stated. BHS has a great school environment and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. GO CARDINALS!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2010

Better hope your child does not have a problem with bullies because Brighton does NOT care!!! You can't get any help from teachers or administrators or school board to deal with the problem either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

This school focuses only on tests- They seem to believe that as long as their students pass the ACT, SAT, and a few writing exams that they've done their job. Also, their dress code is ridiculous. I have a 16 year old brother who makes straight A's and dresses very nicely for a boy his age. He has been 'written-up' three times in his Sophomore year for not wearing a belt. I mean, really? Is that necessary?


Posted April 17, 2010

This school focuses on nothing but being the top school. Hah. Top school in the county? Whatever. Being on top, just because of test grades, does not make a school great. What makes a school great is how the teachers and other staff treat the children. Brighton High School is not that great of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

This school is absolutely awesome!!! The kids are great and welcoming,the faculty and staff are really helpful...this school really is the place to be!!!
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
46%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

597 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students78%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students53%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students69%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students77%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students70%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students50%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 67%
Black 20% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8045 Hwy 51 South
Brighton, TN 38011
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