Award Year: 2013

Brentwood High School

2221 High School Drive
Brentwood, MO, 63144-1725

(314) 962-3837

Edward Johnson, Principal at time of Nomination

Dr. Donald Rugraff, Current Principal

Brentwood School District

School Website


Our mission is to develop self-sufficient, community-minded citizens with the skills, attitudes, and values to both lead and serve in a diverse environment.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 27%
  • White: 63%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 6%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

It is the mission of Brentwood Public Schools and Brentwood High School that every student develop the skills, attitudes, and values to become a self-sufficient, community-minded citizen, capable and willing to both lead and serve in a diverse environment. Teachers put into action the belief that students come first and emphasize the importance of learning. Educational practices are strengthened by teacher and student relationships and the involvement and support of the community. Brentwood High School has a long-standing tradition of excellence in academics and co-curriculum programs. Through practice, pedagogy, and persistence, we customize and personalize our approach to educating each student.

Brentwood High School offers a rigorous variety of courses designed to prepare students for their highest post-secondary plans.  Though small, Brentwood High School is creatively staffed so that we can offer over 100 different courses, including three foreign languages, 13 college-credit courses, band, choir, theater and a wide variety of practical arts electives.  Students work closely with teachers who support them on their four-year journey towards graduation.  Instruction is personalized and designed to help each student be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary for future success.

Over 70% of BHS students participate in co-curricular activities through athletic or club offerings.  The school emphasizes that extra-curricular programs are extensions of the classroom. We have a “no-cut” philosophy in our athletic program, which allows all students to benefit from team experiences and embrace new challenges.  Our color guard team was recognized as regional champions and our debate team has competed at the state and national level.  Because of the relationships among students, staff, parents and the community, students excel and achieve success.