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Mission Statement


Working as a team, we see our mission as ensuring that our students develop their full potential, so as lifelong learners, they are prepared for the next level and can both contribute to and benefit from society.


The Faculty/Staff of Brighton High School wants our students to:


  • Be Good Citizens: Respect Self, Peers, and Teachers
  • Take Ownership of Learning: Develop Strong Work Ethic and Passion for Learning
  • Appreciate the Opportunities:  Never Stop Learning
  • Develop a Growth Mindset: Have a Post-Secondary Goal
  • Just Do What’s Right Especially When No One is Looking:  Demonstrate Integrity
  • Be Loyal to BHS:  Once a Cardinal, Always a Cardinal!

We Believe: 

    • EVERY student can learn.
    • We should have HIGH EXPECTATIONS for all.
    • Learning should be FUN, RELEVANT, PERSONAL, and ENGAGING.
    • RELATIONSHIPS should be developed with students and peers.
    • EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION is key to success.
    • We must LIVE OUR MISSION and strive for our vision.
    • CONSISTENCY ensures strong, positive culture.
    • We must provide a SAFE ENVIRONMENT for all students.
    • We should DO WHAT IS RIGHT.
    • We must CELEBRATE our success.
    • STUDENT SUPPORT is critical to student growth.
    • We should WORK HARD, PLAY HARD, and BE PASSIONATE in our calling.
    • POSITIVE ATTITUDE prevails.
    • We should MODEL BEHAVIOR we expect of our students.



  • 2013: US News and World Report Top 100 High Schools (Bronze Level)
  • 2010: US News and World Report Top 100 High Schools (Bronze Level)
  • 2009: US News and World Report Top 100 High Schools (Bronze Level)
  • 2008: US News and World Report Top 100 High Schools (Bronze Level)
  • 2006: National School Change Award from Fordham University
BHS 1996-Present

School Principals

Grant Shipley


Kathryn Roe


Christi Huffman


Brian Norton


Brian Crowson


Homecoming Queen


Miss BHS



Angel Millican





Tonya Robbins





Tasha Brown

Nicholas Gooden

Tasha Brown

Candice Turnbull


Brittany Vasser

Chris Greggs

Heidi Ballard

Daniel Anglin


Adrienne Shipley

Terrance Payne

Vickie Fayne

Michael Smith


Jamia Flowers

Patrick Parsons

Ashley Greggs

Kacey Brooks


Whitney Adams

Drew McLillie

Rachel Motes

Josh Michael


Janna Marshall

Michael Taylor

Dana Reape

Trent Hoy


Tommie Jo Kinney

Lee Downing

Whitney Tate

Heather Sharp


Andrea Powell

Josh Paul

Tommie Jo Kinney

Tommie Jo Kinney


Kandice Craddock

Travis Burns

Kandice Craddock

Kylia Miskell


Stacey Osborn

Kyle Kaesburg

Hannah Mathis

Stephen Moore


Jane Evelyn Hill

Trever Ethridge

Lindsey Wilson

Rachel Breece


Bailey Hansen

Daniel Fleming

Bailey Hansen

Daniel Fleming


Jasmine Roach

Danny Potter

Brooke Bierdz

Matt Bentley


Andrea Frazier

Rujonn Glass 

Kayla Young

Melody Walker


Kayla Blackwell

Duane Drew King

Alaina Bierdz

Michael Craig


Zayla Adair

Brad Beirdz

Shaquilla Golden

Alison Crisp


Erin Lenagar

Bentley Jones

Meridian Arrendondo

Jaylen Sears


Deven Billings

Zach Camp

Brennley Blalock

Dakota Benjamin


Alexandria Golden

Brayden Helton

Kara Smith

Chase Guyton


Ta’mya Johnson

Joshua Dupuis

Danielle Rezach

Kristen Camp


Hannah Dodge

Cade Fobes

Autumn Bolin

Dustie Flowers


Emily Ayers &

Taylor Brower (tie)

Aaron Alston

Haven Birchfield

Cannon Clark


Anna Marie Durgin

Ethan Pfeiffer

Kaylee Huffman

Ian Keith



Louna Mariller

Ethan Brunner

Hailey Russell

Angelina Noneaker


Morgan Richardson

Keshun Woodland

Dawn Rose

Thomas Holloway


Mariah Maclin

Hudson Porch

Mackenzie Stone

Eric Keith

*The first graduating class was in 1999.
Alma Mater
"Brighton's Calling"

words and music by Jonathan Findley and Alisa Inman


My heart is longing for a place I know,

As the wheels of time keep turning.

A place where memories will forever yearn,

And thoughts will fondly go.

Where the Cardinals soar with honor,

And the red and white run true.

Do you hear it now? Brighton's calling now;

I'll come home to you.


School Crest


School Mascot


March 2020-Current

We will be updating our @BrightonHighTN social media accounts first more than likely, but if you're checking our website, we want you to have the correct information! For more information, please check the Tipton County Schools homepage.

Updated COVID Response Informative Letter

  • Published 11/18/2020

P-EBT Distribution

  • November 6, 2020 from 10 am-6 pm

COVID-19, Distance Learning Communication Letters

Lunches during COVID-19.

  • Tipton County Schools will be providing breakfast and lunches (in one bundle) to students 18-under while we are out of school. Parents must remain in the vehicle and students must be present in the vehicle to be served. Lunches will be served on Mondays-Thursdays (with extra food on Thursday because offices are closed on Friday) from 10:30-1:00 at the following locations:

    • Austin Peay Elementary School

    • Brighton Elementary School

    • Covington High School

    • Drummonds Elementary School

    • Munford Elementary School

    • Boys and Girls Club of Tipton County

    • Richland Hills in Mason


  • Seven of you need to complete test 5 and twelve need to complete test 6. CHANGES FROM SAILS to assist you during this time: The number of attempts available for all quizzes and reviews is now unlimited.
    The prerequisite for the first homework assignment for each module is now the final quiz of the previous module. This will allow your students to skip the AI quiz, review, and module test. TESTS will still need to be proctored upon our return to the meantime, complete all work leading up to the test. You have Mr. Flake's email and phone number...reach out if you have additional questions.

Advanced Placement Information

  • Dr. Wilson's AP Government students should email him for information concerning the course.

Dual Enrollment Information

  • DSCC students should check email on guidance on how to continue your course. You will need to sign up for a ZOOM account.

  • UTM students should check email on guidance with continuing dual enrollment course. Be sure to check your Canvas dashboard.

  • New: If you have Mr. Ruse for Dual Biology or Dual Statistics, he has updated his webpage with information you’ll want to check out.


Monday, April 20, 2020

  • Packets pick-up for assignments 1 and 2 will continue.

  • Packets for assignments 3-7 will be online and available for pickup at school.

Friday, April 18, 2020

  • School office closed. All schools will be closed on Friday though the end of quarantining.

Wednesday, April 16, 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

  • Per Governor Lee's recommendation, Tipton County Schools closed classes through the end of the year.

Monday, April 13-Thursday, April 16

  • Packets will not be handed out this week.

  • Beginning this week, school offices will be closed on Fridays during COVID-19 school closures.

Friday, April 10, 2020

  • Good Friday--School office will be closed.

Monday, April 6th-Thursday, April 9, 2020

  • Virtual learning links are available for students. Teachers will provide an assignment a week for the next 2 weeks of school.

    • If you do not have internet access, you can pick up a packet of assignments at school from 8:00-3:00 pm. Monday and Wednesday evening packet pick up times will be 5:00-7:00.

Friday, March 27, 2020

  • Herff Jones will be in the Tipton County Public Works parking lot from 12 pm-2pm.

  • Students with the last names beginning A-M should come from 12-1.

  • Students with the last names beginning N-Z should come from 1-2.

  • The representative will not be able to accept payments at that time, so please go online to to make your payment. You can also call 901-898-7883 to make a payment.

  • Cap and gowns WILL NOT be delivered at this time.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

  • In accordance with our Governor’s request, Tipton County Schools will be closed through April 24th. We will be sending out more specific information early next week regarding instruction, feeding, etc. Stay well!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

  • ACT released a statement: If you are scheduled to take the ACT on April 4 (Saturday, national testing day), they have rescheduled that test date for June 13, 2020.

    • This is not the Tennessee state test day. We will provide more information about this as it becomes available.

Monday, March 16, 2020

  • In accordance with Governor Lee's latest announcement, Tipton County Schools will be closed through Tuesday, March 31. Classes are scheduled to resume Wednesday, April 1. This will be an odd day of classes.


Friday, May 15, 2020

  • Deadline to view the online TN Promise meeting if you have not already attended the required meeting. (The website still states that the deadline is April 4, but that has been changed.)


Saturday, March 14, 2020

  • Saturday School scheduled for today will be rescheduled.

Friday, March 13, 2020

  • Tipton County Schools closed all schools, including classes, extra-curricular activities, and events beginning March 16-the end of spring break, March 27.

  • The football team will hold the lift-a-thon in the gym at 6 pm.