About Brighton High School

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Brighton is located in the newly incorporated city of Cottonwood Heights and near the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon and the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains about ten miles south of Salt Lake City.  The school serves a suburban area with approximate boundaries from 6600 South to 9400 South and 2000 East to 3455 East. The view from the football field is truly the best in the Salt Lake Valley as our fans can gaze at the beautiful Wasatch Mountains to the east and the beautiful sunsets over the Great Salt Lake to the west. 



Opened in 1969, Brighton High School received numerous architecture awards for the unique round hallways fondly referred to as the outer and inner halls, housing self-contained classrooms and a full auditorium.  A gymnasium and support areas complete the building which is situated on the brow of a hill.  Brighton has undergone several remodels since then but, still maintains the circled halls.  Brighton High students are known as the “Bengals” with the Bengal Tiger as the mascot.  The students proudly display the school colors of Orange and Blue as they sit in the B.O.S.S. or Brighton Orange Student Section.  Boundary students come from Cottonwood Heights and Sandy however, Brighton hosts over 430 students attending on special permit. 

Brighton’s well-established community is an asset to the school.  Residents are actively involved with the school and show strong support for Brighton High programs and activities.  The Brighton High faculty is committed to see that students consistently move toward their educational potential. The school population for the 2015-2016 school year is 2135, grades 9-12.  School is in session for 180 days a year on a traditional  nine month calendar using a five period trimester schedule. The school day begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 2:25 p.m.

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:  26 credits 

4.0     Language Arts
3.0     Social Studies
3.0     Mathematics
3.0     Science
2.0     Healthy Lifestyles
1.5     Art
1.0     Career &Technical Education
.5     Computer Technology
.5     Financial Literacy
7.5    Electives
GRADING: A= 4.0  B= 3.0  C= 2.0  D= 1.0 F= 0




GPA/CLASS RANK: The GPA is based upon all credit courses.   These courses are non-weighted. Rank in class is based upon highest GPA equaling number 1 in the class.

MEAN ACT COMPOSITE SCORE(2015): 


·         Brighton High School: 21.8

·         Utah:  20.2

·         National: 21.0



NATIONAL MERIT FINALIST(2015):  2



AP RESULTS:

Brighton High School (450-362)



2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Total AP Students

485

549

513

466

510

AP Tests Taken

683

723

661

658

740

AP Students with Scores 3+

397

424

394

387

412

Pass Rate

81.9%

77.2%

76.8%

83%

80.8%




Utah AP



2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Total AP Students

18,530

20,469

22,114

23,237

25,133

AP Tests Taken

29,921

33,067

35,776

36,784

39,466

AP Students with Scores 3+

12,697

14,198

15,068

15,907

17,086

Pass Rate

68.5%

69.4%

68.1%

68.5%

68.0%



CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT:

Students in Concurrent Enrollment Courses



2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Semester Hours Earned

2486

1869

2020

1175

1415