Schools and Colleges in Williamson County
Education is a top priority in Williamson County. With improvements and expansions, the area strives to accommodate every type of student.
Brentwood, TN residents have access to 12 public schools that are part of the Williamson County Schools district. There are seven elementary schools (Crockett, Edmondson, Grassland, Kenrose, Lipscomb, Scales and Sunset) and three middle schools (Brentwood, Sunset and Woodland). The district is also home to Brentwood High and Ravenwood High. Brentwood High School has nearly 1,500 students and is ranked as a "Top 1,000 U.S. High Schools" by Newsweek. In the athletic department, several Brentwood Bruins sports teams have won Tennessee high school state championships in recent years. Ravenwood High School has close to 2,000 students with 51 classrooms, seven computer labs, 10 science labs, a TV production facility, band and choral rooms, art rooms and a counseling center.
Student achievement in and out of the classroom has been the goal at Battle Ground Academy which has been around for more than 120 years. A K-12 school, BGA takes its mission and its community roots seriously. This college preparatory school is dedicated the intellectual, moral, creative and physical growth of its students. The private Brentwood Academy is a co-educational, independent, college-preparatory school that serves students in grades 6 through 12. The students-to-faculty ratio at Brentwood Academy is 10 to 1, and the school is also known for its successful sports teams.
Columbia State Community College received an estimate of $6 million from the state for a new campus. The current location focuses on film and entertainment, however the new campus may allow for more areas of study and growth, particularly in health care. Belmont at Cool Springs is the Belmont University's satellite campus and serves adult students through an Adult Degree Program, and some degree programs include Accounting, Business Administration, Ministry and RN/BSN. The campus accommodates around 1,000 students each year by offering evening classes and personalized attention, and the facility can also be used as a meeting or training facility. Lipscomb University also offers core classes in Franklin for their MBA program in eight concentrations. Some areas of study include Financial Services, Health-Care Management and Nonprofit Management. Lipscomb recently secured 5,000 square feet of space in the area to be used as their first satellite-operated facility offering even more opportunities for grad students.