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
Support OrganizationsSUPPORT ORGANIZATIONSBroughton High School is fortunate to have several support organizations that enhance student academics and experiences. Additionally, these support organizations provide professional development and resources for faculty. During the 2017-2018 school year alone, our faculty were awarded approximately $40,000 in grant funding to ensure students have premier educational resources and experiences.Academic Booster ClubFounded in 1989, the Academic Booster Club (ABC) supports academic excellence with various programs, grants, activities, and supplies benefitting both students and faculty at Broughton High School. In the fall of 2017, the Academic Booster Club funded just over $11,000 in teacher grant requests. The grant requests assist students of all academic levels: providing everything from student agendas for every student, textbooks for core courses and World Language classes, to supplies for science labs and arts education. The ABC contributes significantly to improving technology at Broughton, funding specialized hardware for special education classes as well as web software programs for every student’s use. The goal of the ABC is to increase the resources available to all students and to maximize each student’s potential, whatever it may be. To learn more or to donate to ABC, please visit the Academic Booster Club website.Alumni FoundationThe Broughton Alumni Association was established in 1984. Serving as the voice of all CAPS Alumni, the association funds and awards two scholarships to Broughton seniors each year. The Alumni Scholarship is given to an applicant who exhibits exemplary service to Broughton and the community, shows strong character and excels in the classroom. With similar requirements as the alumni award, the Mial Williamson Scholarship adds the love of sports as a qualifying factor. Membership in the association is free for one year to all graduating seniors. Thereafter dues are $25 per year. The association publishes two newsletters a year. To learn more or to donate to the Alumni Foundation, please visit the Alumni Association website or on Facebook at Broughton Alumni Association.Capital FoundationThe Needham B. Broughton Capital Foundation was founded in 2004 as a non-profit corporation to provide funding for projects that enrich the Broughton educational experience. Since its inception, the Foundation has funded over $400,000 in supplies, technology, tools, and continuing educational opportunities used to enhance classroom instruction, and over $50,000 in teacher grants in recognition of excellence in instruction. Initiatives supported by the Foundation range from academics to arts to athletics to school beautification to teacher retention and beyond. Foundation grants complement funding available from local, federal and state sources. To learn more or to donate to the Capital Foundation, please visit the Capital Foundation website.CAPS ClubThe Broughton Caps Club provides volunteers and financial support for all Broughton High School interscholastic sports. The CAPS Club is the primary funding source for Broughton athletics, providing the annual budget of $190,000 to field 34 teams in 19 different sports with over 900 athletes from 600 individual student-athlete competitors. The volunteer and fundraising efforts of the CAPS Club directly impact the athletic department’s ability to provide the quality programs Broughton students and community enjoy. To learn more or to donate to the CAPS Club, please visit the CAPS Club website.Parent Teacher Student AssociationBroughton PTSA works to support Broughton High School in every aspect. The PTSA provides a plethora of volunteer opportunities for parents to support our school. Our parents volunteer in the oﬃce, student services, media center and with the athletic department. We provide student scholarships, teacher grants, classroom items, and special events for teachers and staﬀ. Through Broughton Shine and donations from the Classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015 we are able to fund a front lawn landscape and lighting plan to enhance our campus grounds. Our PTSA works with the school to ﬁnd out where we can best serve and support our students and teachers and we work together to maintain excellence and to keep our Broughton Family strong. To learn more or to donate to the PTSA, please visit the Broughton PTSA website.