Needham B. Broughton High School is a Global Studies & Language Immersion Magnet school that serves approximately 2,150 students and is a Magnet Schools of America School of Excellence. In addition to our standard and honors level graduation requirement courses, Broughton offers students the opportunity to take the following courses on a yearlong schedule, attending eight classes with four classes per day on an alternating A & B day schedule:
- 31 Honors courses;
- 28 International Baccalaureate (IB) courses;
- 16 Advanced Placement (AP) courses;
- Visual & Performing Arts;
- World Languages in Spanish, French, German, and Mandarin Chinese;
- Physical Education;
- Career & Technical Education;
- Special Education; and
- Numerous magnet elective course offerings!
In addition to coursework, Broughton offers the following academic programming opportunities for students:
- Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Marketing Career Academy;
- Air Force JROTC; and
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
For a complete list of our course offerings, please visit http://tinyurl.com/BroughtonCourses.
In the last five years, BHS has had 5 Morehead-Cain Scholars (UNC), 1 Benjamin Duke Scholar (Duke), 2 Park Scholars (NCSU), 1 Carswell Scholar (Wake Forest), and 1 Ingram Scholar (Vanderbilt);
- The class of 2017 was offered over $8.1 million in scholarships;
- In Spring, 2017, 520 IB Exams and 905 AP Exams were taken, with 86.3% of IB exams passed and 57% of AP exams passed;
- The class of 2017 had 3 National Merit Finalists, 86 Presidential Scholars, and 108 NC Academic Scholars; and
- The class of 2017 attended the following colleges and universities: American, Appalachian State, Boston College, Bucknell, Campbell, Chowan, Clemson, College of Charleston, Dartmouth, Drexel, Duke, East Carolina, East Tennessee, Emerson, Fayetteville State, Ferrum, Florida Atlantic, Fordham, Full Sail, George Washington, Georgetown, Guilford, Hampshire, Harvard, High Point, Johnson and Wales, Johnson C. Smith, Lincoln, Livingstone, Louisburg, Louisiana State, Manchester, Mercer, Meredith, Montclair State, NC Agricultural & Technical State, NC Central, NC State, Pratt, Savannah College of Art & Design, Sewanee, Shenandoah, St. Augustine’s, Syracuse, UNC at Asheville, UNC at Chapel Hill, UNC at Charlotte, UNC at Greensboro, UNC at Pembroke, UNC at Wilmington, University of Alabama, University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Colorado-Denver, University of Georgia, University of Mississippi, University of Mount Olive, University of Northwestern Ohio, University of Richmond, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, Virginia Commonwealth, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Western Carolina, and Winston Salem State.
All Broughton students are required to complete at least 25 hours of service each year, for a total of 100 hours, as a graduation requirement. The Class of 2017 provided an impressive 67,224 hours of service, and Broughton is very proud of their accomplishments. For more information about our Community Service program, please visit Broughton High School Community Service.
- 175 Certified Teachers;
- 22 National Board Certified Teachers;
- 74% of teachers have 4+ years of experience; and
- 38% of teachers hold advanced degrees
2017-2018 Faculty Accomplishments:
- Betsy Graves, 2017 BHS & WCPSS Teacher of the Year;
- Kelly Williamson, 2017 WCPSS Diane Kent-Parker 1st Year Teacher of the Year;
- Ina Nyko, 2017 WCPSS School Psychologist of the Year;
- Lee Quinn, WCPSS Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Committee; and
- Chris Conley, Governor Roy Cooper’s Teacher Advisory Committee
- Broughton competes in the 4A Conference and offers 36 teams in 19 different sports, including, but not limited to: Mens’ and Womens’ Tennis, Mens’ and Womens’ Golf, Mens’ and Womens’ Swim/Dive Teams, Mens’ and Womens’ Lacrosse, Cross Country, Wrestling, Football, Baseball, Softball and Womens’ Volleyball;
- JV and Varsity offerings in most sports; and
- Seasonal no-cut sports include: Football and Cross Country (Fall), Indoor Track and Wrestling (Winter) and Track (Spring)
- For more information about athletics, please visit Broughton High School Athletics.
2016-2017 Athletics Accomplishments:
- 1 National Championship (Cheerleading);
- 2 State Championships (Men’s Cross Country, Cheerleading);
- 4 Individual State Champions (Wrestling, 50m, 100m Swimming, Track)
- 1 Individual State 2nd Place (Swimming 50m Free);
- 1 Individual State Record (Swimming 100m Free);
- 1 Individual Regional Winner (Diving);
- 3 Regional Runner-Ups (Men’s Cross Country, Men’s Golf, Women’s Lacrosse);
- 5 Conference Champions (Cross Country, Volleyball, Men’s Golf, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse);
- 5 All Americans (Volleyball, Swimming, Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s Lacrosse-Academic)
Visual Art: Levels I – IV, 2 IB classes and an Independent Study class. Art is showcased in the school and the greater Raleigh art community;
Computer Art: Levels I and II. Students create art through use of multimedia and technology;
Theater: Levels I – IV, two IB and Technical Theater classes. A fall play, student written and directed One Act performances, and a Spring musical each year;
Dance: Levels I – IV, including Dance Company, and two IB classes. Students grow artistically in dance technique and choreography development;
Vocal Music: Men’s Choir, Women's Ensemble, aCAPella ensemble, Capital Sound Mixed Choir, and IB Music. Fall and Spring concerts; aCAPella performs locally; Festival Choir traveling to Rome, Italy December of 2017;
Instrumental Music: Orchestra—Level 2-IB classes. Three concerts each year; Concert Band and Wind Ensemble—Levels 1-IB classes. Perform four concerts a year. Wind Ensemble represents Broughton in the pit orchestra and small group performances; Jazz Bands—Jazz Ensemble is honors level, audition group performs throughout the state. Marching Band—All instrumental students invited to join the Marching Band, which performs at every home football game, Fall competitions, and is the only band to perform in every Raleigh Christmas Parade since its inception;
Film Productions: Media, Video, and Film Productions classes—Level 1-IB classes. Students produce a daily news program in addition to various other types of films and documentaries while developing their cinematography, writing, and directing skills.
School Spirit Activities: Homecoming Week (Fall sports), Coming Home Week (Winter sports), & Queen of Hearts
Student Life and Leadership Activities: Student Government, Class Council and Executive Cabinet, Over 50 Student Clubs, CAPS Camp, Movie Nights on the Front Lawn (Fall & Spring)
School Dances: Sadie Hawkins, Queen of Hearts, Prom
Philanthropic Activities: Walk for Hope, Walk for Water, Rise Against Hunger, Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina, Backpack Buddies