School Details

Needham Broughton High

723 Saint Marys Street, Raleigh, NC 27605
(919) 856-7810
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2127 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

7%
49%
36%
47%
59%
46%
62%
63%
51%

End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Needham Broughton High is a public high school in Raleigh. The principal of Needham Broughton High is Mr Stephen Mares, whose e-mail is smares@wcpss.net. 2,127 students attend Needham Broughton High and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 36% of the 2,127 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Needham Broughton High is 16:1. Saint Mary's School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 49% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian 4% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 24%
Hispanic 10% 15%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Broughton rocks. Among other things its excellent support of the arts nationally recognized International Baccalaureate program and amazing staff truly help to further the education of its students. It also has an awesome marching band. Just saying.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have had three children attend Broughton High School and we just love it.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a former student my education at Broughton prepared me for university and eventually graduate school. The academic and extracurricular programs that are available to the student body allow students the chance to grow and develop if they choose to do so. Broughton was a very social environment as well which can be difficult for some students to cope with and beneficial to others who enjoy a rich interpersonal experience. The faculty was some of best that I have had the pleasure to learn from; however the administration at times seemed more focused on developing the prestige of the school on a state and national level rather than maintaining services essential to student life. Overall I believe Broughton to be a positive choice for students and a school that provides many opportunities to its students.

  • (6 years ago)

    Broughton is a high school that is rich in tradition. It provides students with an excellent academic and athletic environment which can best be described as a 'community'. But words are hard to find to describe it. I suggest that you (1) visit the school website at http //broughton.wcpss.net/ and (2) call the administration office to request permission to visit Broughton on a school day so you can 'feel' the environment. Take the time to walk the halls and view the academic and extracurricular material posted. Visit Holliday Gymnasium and view the huge trophy plaque and photo collection. It has been my pleasure to deal with teachers and administrators as well as coaches and trainers who honestly cared about my son during these last four years. Respectfully submitted by the proud father of a Broughton honor student athlete.

  • (6 years ago)

    broughton is a great school there are more classes available than a student will ever need the classes are challenging and the school is very competitive but this is a precursor for excellence over 80% of my graduating class is enrolled at a 4-year university and over 60 students are attending unc-chapel hill the strength of the schools athletic program stands alone with more than triple the number of state championships than any other school in north carolina

  • (6 years ago)

    amazing school great teachers & challenging classes. Students have so many options and are able to go above and beyond in so many ways.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is the best high school! Teachers really care athletics are top notch and parent support is unbelievable

  • (7 years ago)

    Broughton is a school rich in history and tradition with loyal alumni staff and parents. Parent support is strong with athletics and the fine arts (showchoir band orchestra.) Men's and women's tennis women's soccer and men's golf have established mini-dynasties in NC high school athletics. Teachers and staff support and celebrate student success in and out of the classroom ie athletes student 'politicians' students involved with the fine arts. Principal communication and reponse time to parent concerns is outstanding. Academics have been challenging and our teachers have been caring and dedicated (with a few minor exceptions.) Broughton renovations to be finished in the coming year. Overcrowding is a problem as school popularity continues to grow.

  • (7 years ago)

    Broughton has a lot to offer. They offer an endless amount of AP classes but the lower level classes are very strong as well. The IB program is outstanding and growing every year. The school has a lot of artsy classes to offer. Broughton produces excellent athletics. The Broughton parents are very involved. There are a lot of active alumni. Like all schools there are the few 'bad' teachers but at Broughton there are so few. The school isn't as big and confusing as it looks. It is much more simple than most high schools. It is compacted on to a small piece of land also. There are a lot of clubs to participate in and if you can't find one for you you can start one. It is hard to magnet into because of overcrowding so get you kids in if you have the chance.

  • (8 years ago)

    Four of my children in three different high schools over the years - 2 at Broughton. Like any school Broughton has its flaws or areas of needed improvement but overall top notch.

  • (8 years ago)

    Really a nice campus and this school has a great reputation. But its a huge school and institution with too many problems to list. There are major discipline issues arising from too big a school too many children teachers who cannot keep up with everyone. It is easy for your child to get lost and fall into problems that no one will notice.

  • (10 years ago)

    Broughton is a school rich in history and tradition with loyal alumni staff and parents. Parent support is strong with athletics and the fine arts (showchoir band orchestra.) Men's and women's tennis women's soccer and men's golf have established mini-dynasties in NC high school athletics. Teachers and staff support and celebrate student success in and out of the classroom ie athletes student 'politicians' students involved with the fine arts. Principal communication and reponse time to parent concerns is outstanding. Academics have been challenging and our teachers have been caring and dedicated (with a few minor exceptions.) Broughton renovations to be finished in the coming year. Overcrowding is a problem as school popularity continues to grow.

  • (11 years ago)

    The leadership is very weak. There are many extracurricular acivities - but sports is the big one. Music espcially the vocal music has been cut over years and is now 2nd rate where they were once #1 nationally! The quality of the IB curriculum is outstanding and demanding.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter is a senior at Broughton and I just want to say that she and I have been very happy with the quality of this school. She was districted for another high school in Raleigh but we chose to send her to Broughton as a magnet student. This school is very strong academically and in the performing arts offering much more variety in course choice (in both areas) than the typical non-magnet public high school. Broughton has a private school atmosphere in a public school setting. I highly recommend it.

  • (11 years ago)

    Faculty and staff very committed to upgrading Broughton in all areas - academics diversity sports and safety. It is an older buidling that is in its third year of a three year renovation project and has character and beauty that many new schools lack. As it has been around since 1936 broughton has a dedicated and loyal group of parents/grandparents who probably attended the schoo themselves. Thus it also has some outdated but traditional events (Queen of Hearts Ball). Diversity of academics is great - something for everyone. The school is changing in a healthy way with the IB program. Principal is outstanding. Disorganization is endemic to ongoing physical remodelling and a huge growth in number of students - who wouldnt have 'growing pains'? Many people from out of state think of Broughton as a private school because of its educational opportunities.

  • (11 years ago)

    I could not ask for a better high school in all of North Carolina. Broughton offers a challenging curriculm while providing a great social atmosphere in which all students can interact. Their extracurricular activities are fantastic their sports are unparalleled and their faculty on par with many colleges not to mention that the building itself is incredible. For the all-around best high school experience possible send your child to Broughton.

  • (11 years ago)

    very unorganized school and programs

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