Brownwood High School
|Brownwood High School|
2100 Slayden Street
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||Brownwood Independent School District|
|Color(s)||Maroon and white|
|Athletics conference||UIL Class 4A|
|Website||Brownwood High School|
Brownwood High School is a public high school located in Brownwood, Texas, United States. It is part of the Brownwood Independent School District located in central Brown County, and is classified as a 4A school by the UIL. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.
The Brownwood Lions compete in the following sports:
- Cross country
- Track and field
During the 1960s and 1970s, Brownwood had one of the most dominant football programs in Texas. Under the guidance of coach Gordon Wood, the Lions made the state finals eight times, winning titles on a state-record seven occasions.
- 1960 (3A), 1965 (3A), 1967 (3A), 1969 (3A), 1970 (3A), 1978 (3A), 1981 (4A)
- Boys' golf 
- 1955 (2A), 1985 (4A), 1986 (4A) 2017 (4A)
- Boys' track 
- 1962 (3A)
- UIL Academics - Accounting 
- 2003 Individual and Team (4A), 2004 Individual (4A), 2005 Individual and Team (4A), 2006 Individual and Team (4A), 2007 Team (4A), 2008 Individual and Team (4A)
Brownwood competes in class 4A in a district with Stephenville, Gatesville, Waco La Vega, and China Spring.
The Theatre Department at Brownwood High School is headed by Shannon "Momma" Lee. She began her career as the Theatre Director at Brownwood during the 2014-2015 school year. She was a student at Brownwood High School when Larry Mathis was the director. He retired at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. The Theatre Department also includes almost every kind of student; cheerleaders, band members, choir members, and athletes. The 2014 fall production was Beauty and the Beast. Donnetta Shelton is Shannon Lee's assistant, as well as the Art teacher and the Theatre Arts I teacher.
The Theatre Department won 1st division titles at both the District and Area contests in 2014 for their production of The Mill on the Floss, produced by Larry Mathis for the third time. They also won many awards, including Best Actor, several All Star Cast, Honorable Mention All Star Cast, and the Tech Award. They went on to compete at Regionals.
- One Act Play
- 1967 (3A)
- Bob Denver, lead actor in Gilligan's Island
- Larry Elkins, two-time All-American flanker at Baylor, and later for the AFL's Houston Oilers
- Jimmy Harris, former NFL defensive back
- Shawn Hollingsworth, football player
- Robert E. Howard, fantasy and sci-fi writer, creator of Conan the Barbarian
- Bart Johnson, wide receiver for TCU Horned Frogs football team and Cincinnati Bengals
- Shelby Miller, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals draft pick
- Jim Morris, former MLB pitcher for Tampa Bay Rays
- Casey Pachall, quarterback for the TCU Horned Frogs football team, Toronto Argonauts
- Dave Ribble, former NFL guard
- Roy Spence, founder of GSD&M Idea City
- Larry D. Thomas, 2008 Texas Poet Laureate
- Jim Thomason, former Detroit Lions halfback
- Kenny Vaccaro, safety for Texas Longhorns and New Orleans Saints, now he plays for the Tennessee Titans
- Bob Young, former NFL lineman
- "BROWNWOOD H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- "2015 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2016-04-22.
- The Athletics Department
- Lone Star Football Network
- UIL Centennial webpage Archived March 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- UIL Centennial webpage Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-07. Retrieved 2012-03-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- UIL Centennial webpage Archived March 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- UIL Centennial webpage Archived December 21, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
- UIL Centennial Webpage Archived June 1, 2015, at the Wayback Machine