Denton’s Braswell High School is one of six high schools within the Denton Independent School District.  Braswell High offers a top-notch education and a wide variety of academic and extracurricular programs, making it a great place for any student to find their niche.

High school age students living at Union Park by Hillwood in Little Elm, TX have the opportunity to attend Braswell High and participate in its many unique programs.

About Braswell High School

Ray Braswell High School was opened in 2016 and covers the area along U.S. Highway 380. Prior to the opening of the school, families along the 380 corridor had a much longer drive to take their students to either Denton High School or Ryan High School.  The state-of-the-art school was designed to enhance learning and collaboration with outdoor learning spaces, expansive classrooms, and dedicated student/teacher conference spaces with integrated technology. Instruction at the school focuses on the future, helping students prepare for college or develop the skills they’ll use in a career.

Braswell High is particularly noteworthy when it comes to its numerous special programs.  The school offers everything from dozens of Advanced Placement classes to vocational training classes to the fine arts.  There are numerous opportunities for students to develop new skills and discover the interests that are best for them.

The Denton ISD is currently building an addition to Braswell High School which will add a third academic wing to the campus and also add a practice gymnasium.  The academic wing will add over 82,000 square feet of offices, classrooms, career, and technology spaces plus a new special needs classroom.  The new gym will add another 9,300 square feet.

During the construction project the district will also upgrade the Carrico Athletic Complex, which is adjacent to Braswell High.  Once work is completed, the new facility will have a 7,000-seat stadium, a press box of more than 8,000 square feet, three new concessions areas, two video boards, a turf practice field, two new locker rooms, and 989 new parking spaces.

Braswell High Programs

Braswell High’s numerous programs and activities include academic programs, professional training classes, extracurricular activities, and superior fine arts programs.

Academic and Vocational Programs

One of the great strengths of Braswell High School’s educational programs is the Advanced Technology Center (ATC), which is located at nearby LaGrone Academy. The ATC offers students many opportunities for professional training and certification, including courses in:

  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Audio/Video
  • Automotive technology
  • Commercial Photography
  • Computers Maintenance
  • Computer Tech
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary arts
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • EMT training
  • Fire Academy Training
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Law Enforcement & Public Safety
  • Graphic Design
  • Health science
  • Info Tech
  • Pharmacology
  • Pre-Law
  • Visual arts and A/V
  • STEM
  • Welding

These programs go beyond simple academic studies into practical knowledge and skills that can help students prepare for a future career. Students at Braswell High School can opt to attend these classes part-time along with their regular coursework.

Fine Arts Programs

Braswell offers students interested in the visual and performing arts many ways to enhance and enrich their abilities.  The school has a black box theater space, plus an auditorium for theater productions and rehearsals.  The school has a unique art facility where students can try sculpture, pottery, ceramics, drawing, painting, and more.  The art room even has a 3D printer!

Braswell High’s music program is particularly distinguished. The program has multiple ensemble groups including a marching band, a wind symphony, a symphonic band, a concert band, a jazz band, a color guard, and a winter guard.  Each of the ensembles participates in performance competitions and many of the ensembles have received accolades and awards for their hard work.  Certain ensembles from the music program at Braswell High have even had the opportunity to play with renowned bands from the University of North Texas, further expanding their musical horizons!

Denton ISD as a whole has earned national recognition for its excellence in music education.  The National Association of Music Merchants has named the district one of the “Best Communities for Music Education in America” for 14 years running.  Denton ISD is one of just a few school districts in the nation that offers orchestra at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Extracurricular Activities

Braswell High School also offers a host of extracurricular activities. A few examples include:

  • Air Force Junior ROTC
  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Book Club
  • Debate Club
  • French Club
  • National Honor Society (NHS)
  • Spanish Honor Society
  • Tabletop Club

A comprehensive list of the school’s extracurricular programs can be found here.


Braswell High School has a robust athletics program that offers five men’s sports including football (UIL 6A), basketball, baseball, soccer, and track & field.  Braswell offers five women’s sports including basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, and track & field.  The combined sports offered include Cross Country, Golf, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Strength & Conditioning, and Athletic Training.

Join a Great School District with a Stellar High School

Located on East University Drive–just across Highway 380–Braswell High School is just minutes from Union Park by Hillwood. The enriching opportunities offered at Braswell make it a wonderful place for Union Park teens to obtain a great education while also finding a place to belong. High quality Denton ISD schools are just one of the many benefits of our community!  Take a virtual tour of Union Park to see our beautiful homes and fantastic amenities for yourself!  To learn more about what Union Park by Hillwood can offer you and your family, contact us today.