Who We Are
Brighton High School is located near 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. 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.
- Brighton High serves about 2300 students in grades 9 to 12.
- The school, which opened in 1969 and was rebuilt in 2022. It contains general education classrooms, special education classrooms, an auditorium, two gymnasiums, and an athletic field house.
- School is in session for 180 days a year on a traditional nine-month calendar using a five-period trimester schedule. Each trimester class is worth .5 credits. The school day goes from 7:50 a.m. until 2:25 p.m.
- The teacher/pupil ratio is 1 to 26.5, but actual class sizes vary.
- All of Brighton’s teachers have bachelor’s degrees and a majority have also earned master’s or doctorate degrees.
- A broad-based curriculum is offered with a variety of classes guaranteed to pique student interest.
- The staff is organized by departments. Teachers work in teams to assure that students benefit from the best talents of each teacher.
- Many advanced placement, honors, and concurrent enrollment courses are available to students.
- Career and Technical Education programs are offered in business and marketing, family and consumer science, computers, auto mechanics, and woodworking.
- A complete resource program is available to help students with special needs.
- The P.A.W.S. (Positive Alternatives Within School) program offers supports to at-risk students.
- A fully-qualified staff of counselors, a school psychologist, a school social worker, a speech and language specialist, and student mentor provide services to meet student needs. Hearing and vision screenings are also provided.
- The Brighton High staff is consistently working to improve through observations, evaluations, and conferences. At Brighton High School our motto is “We choose to be better today than we were yesterday.”
- Brighton High encourages community involvement and has an active School Community Council (SCC) and Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA).
- Bus service is provided for students living outside a two-mile radius of the school.
- Brighton High School has a tradition of strong academic and athletic programs and has accumulated over 120 state championships and has earned national recognition for its extracurricular academic programs.