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Ravenwood High
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School Address
1724 Wilson Pike
Brentwood , TN 37027
Phone:  615-472-4800
Teachers’ Voice Mail:  472-4801
Fax:  615-472-4821

School Colors
Red, khaki, and black

School Mascot
Raptors
(as represented by the
Red Tail Hawk)

Principal
Dr. Pam Vaden

Assistant Principals:
Robin Dickerson

Reggie Mason

Leigh Webb


Administrative Assistant:
Mrs. Cheryl Lenderman

Enrollment
Our school enrollment is approximately 1350 students. 

 

Pupil/Teacher Ratio
Current Pupil Teacher Ratio:
approximately 20:1


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School History
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.


Community
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.     

School Mission
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 student achievement.

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.

Parent Support Organization
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.

Library/Media Center
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 staff.

Academic Paths
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. 

Guidance/Counseling
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.

STARS
Students 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. 

Athletics
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.  

Extra Curricular Activities
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.

 

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