1724 Wilson Pike
Brentwood , TN 37027
Teachers’ Voice Mail: 472-4801
Red, khaki, and black
(as represented by the
Red Tail Hawk)
Dr. Pam Vaden
Mrs. Cheryl Lenderman
Our school enrollment is approximately 1350 students.
Current Pupil Teacher Ratio:
Opened in the fall of 2002, the $24 million Ravenwood High School
(250,000 square feet) boasts 51 classrooms, 7 computer labs, 10 science
labs, a TV production facility, band and choral rooms, art rooms,
counseling center, state-of-the art media center, full production
theater with seating for 450, practice gymnasium, full-size gymnasium,
outdoor football stadium, soccer, baseball, and softball fields, tennis
courts, cafeteria, retail center and bank. Ravenwood opened with 32
teachers, 7 staff and approximately 540 students.
Ravenwood High School
is named after the historic family home of James Hazard Wilson II and
Emeline Wilson. Construction began on “Ravenswood” soon after their
marriage in 1821 and was completed in 1825. It was named after Sam
Houston, the best man at their wedding, whom the Indians referred to as
The Raven. (Sam Houston was Congressman, State Attorney General and
Governor of Tennessee. He was the military hero of the battle of San
Jacinto, which won the Republic of Texas its independence from Mexico.
He was the first President of the Republic of Texas and later a US
Senator and Governor of Texas.) Ravenswood, Oak Hall, and Inglehame
mansions, all built by James Hazard Wilson, remain among the finest
antebellum homes in Williamson County.
Brentwood is a suburban area located in Williamson County, adjacent
to metropolitan Nashville. The City of Brentwood, incorporated in 1969,
is a residential community of over 23,000 residents, many of whom are
business and professional people employed in the greater Nashville
area. Brentwood encompasses an area of 35.5 square miles. It provides a
variety of parks and recreational programs to meet the needs and
interests of local residents. “State of the art” parks and greenways
(390 acres), along with tennis courts, multi-purpose fields,
bikeway/jogging trails, community playgrounds, and picnic shelters, are
a maintained by the city. Youth sports, swimming, tennis, and soccer
are available to all residents of the city. Historic Crockett House, an
amphitheatre, and a state of the art public library also contribute to
the family-oriented lifestyle of Brentwood.
The mission of Ravenwood High School is to develop a community of
learners that cultivates the intellect, ability, and character of each
person within it.
Our Focus: Collaboration
The Ravenwood Staff believes that collaboration is the key to school
improvement and student achievement. Through curriculum teams, we
aspire to improve curriculum, instruction, assessment and culture
Curriculum teams meet twice weekly during the school day to focus on
Focus Days are
reserved for Curriculum Teams, an activity that allows teachers to
collaborate to deepen their knowledge of subject matter, examine their
teaching practices, and consider methods to improve classroom practices.
Ravenwood High School is supported by the Parent-Teacher Organization.
The PTO is divided into three subgroups: Athletics, Band, and
Academics. Additionally, freshmen and sophomore parent TEAMs (Together,
Everyone Achieves More), provide assistance to the students, staff, and
programs at Ravenwood.
The Media Center is open from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through
Thursday and until 3:00 on Fridays. The Media Center at Ravenwood
strives to be an important part of the instructional program. By
providing the best possible resources, we hope to assist students and
Ravenwood High School requires all students to have a plan that will prepare
them for post-secondary training in either a four-year college or
university or technical school.
The Ravenwood Counseling Center provides services to students focusing
on their needs in three areas of development: academic, career and
personal/social. Three school counselors provide direct counseling
services to students individually and in support groups, facilitate
referrals to community support services, advise students on academic
planning, provide career guidance and network with postsecondary
schools. Our center maintains an up to date library of career and
post-secondary school information and is equipped with a computer lab to
assist students with college and career planning. The counseling center
staff includes two professional school counselors, a
secretary/registrar, and a STARS counselor.
Taking a Right Stand is a student assistance program dedicated to
helping students make healthy lifestyle choices and refrain from the use
of alcohol, other drugs, and violence. The STARS specialist is on
campus to offer support to students and their families who are dealing
with a variety of personal problems, including those related to alcohol
and other drugs. Students may be seen individually or may participate
in a small support group.
All RHS students
are given the opportunity to join the STARS Club by making a personal
commitment to abstain from the use of alcohol, other drugs, and
violence. STARS Club members may participate in educational and fun
activities as well as community service learning projects. The Student
Executive Council is a group of student leaders within the club.
The STARS office
is located in the counseling center in Room A 120.
Interscholastic sports programs are available in basketball, baseball,
football, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field and
wrestling. Other sports programs include volleyball and softball,
swimming, and lacrosse. The Athletic Director, Mrs. Jen Knotts, can be
reached at 472-4808.
Students at Ravenwood can participate in a variety of activities,
including band, color guard, environmental club, cross-age mentoring,
FBLA, FCA, First Priority, World Languages Club, Future Teachers of
America, and Habitat for Humanity. Students also can join the Interact
Club, Mock Trial, Student Senate, Annual Staff, and Youth in Government.