Needham Bryant Broughton High School, usually referred to more simply as Broughton High School, is an American secondary school which is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. This article examines everything about the high school.
History and location
The school is considered one of the 'flagship schools' of the Wake County Public School System, and has been highly ranked in national surveys of America's best schools. There are currently around 2,150 students on the school's roll. The school was founded in 1929, and is named after one of Raleigh's former prominent citizens, Needham Bryant Broughton, who did much for the public education system in North Carolina.
It is one of the oldest of the 28 high schools in Wake County. Now describing itself as an International Baccalaureate World School, the campus is situated at 723 St Mary's Street in Raleigh. The main building has an impressive stone façade, said to resemble a castle, and bell tower, designed by architect William Henley Deitrick. Raleigh is the state capital of North Carolina, and is a city rich in academia, with five colleges and universities located within it. Known as the 'City of Oaks' due to its number of trees, it has a population of around 400,000.
Learning and lifestyle
Lifestyle and courses The school offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program for students at grade 10, as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program for students in grades 11 and 12. The Middle Years Program sees students take courses in a foreign language, arts and technology, as well as traditional core courses. The school looks to broaden students' horizons and give them an international outlook with its five so-called 'Areas of Interaction', while the institution also prides itself on what it calls a range of "innovative academic approaches" on its official website. The high school's sports teams play under the nickname the Capitals, and there are 18 varsity teams, ranging from American football and soccer, to women's golf and gymnastics. The school colours are purple and gold. The school also has the oldest high school marching band in Wake County. Final word There are also respected Honors and Advanced Placement Programs, a Junior ROTC program, for the more military-minded, and a Transportation Academy. The school's motto is 'Approve ye that which is excellent'.