Broughton High School At a Glance


Needham B. Broughton High School is a Global Studies & Language Immersion Magnet school that serves approximately 2,100 students and is a top-tier Nationally Certified Demonstration-Level Magnet School and a Magnet Schools of America School of Distinction. 

Academic Highlights

In the last seven years, Broughton has had 6 Morehead-Cain Scholars (UNC), 1 Benjamin Duke Scholar (Duke), 4 Park Scholars (NCSU), 1 Carswell Scholar (Wake Forest), and 1 Ingram Scholar (Vanderbilt).



Students at Broughton have the opportunity to participate in a broad range of Arts including Visual Art, Computer Art, Theatre, Dance, Vocal Music and Instrumental Music. 



Broughton student athletes compete in the 4A Conference and offers 36 teams in 19 different sports, including, but not limited to: Tennis, Golf, Swim/Dive Teams, Lacrosse, Cross Country, Soccer, Wrestling, Football, Cheerleading, Basketball, Baseball, Softball and Volleyball. 


Broughton faculty include 198 total staff members, 152 certified staff members, 24 National Board certified teachers and 63% of staff members have 5+ years of experience in Education. 


Community Service

The Community Service Program at Broughton is designed to teach citizenship skills and the value of serving others. Service is a value firmly positioned in the mission of the school. All students are required to perform 25 hours of service each year as a graduation requirement. 


Student Life

Students at Broughton enjoy a rich and wide array of opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities, including our annual Homecoming Parade, the Queen of Hearts assembly, Class Council, Song A Grams, and over 50 student led clubs. 

Administrative Team

Administrators at Broughton High School pride themselves on working as a team and are committed to providing students and staff with the best possible learning environment. 


Support Organizations

Broughton is fortunate to have several support organizations that enhance students' academic and student life experiences. Additionally, these support organizations provide professional development and resources for faculty.




Located in the heart of Raleigh, NC, Needham B. Broughton is one of the oldest of 27 high schools in the Wake County Public School System. In 1929, Broughton began a tradition of excellence that continues today. As Wake County’s Global Studies/Language Immersion magnet high school, Broughton offers innovative global learning experiences that inspire students to be thoughtful, reflective, service-minded citizens who enjoy learning and contribute effectively within the local-to-global community. We are proud to offer the benefits of a large, comprehensive high school combined with diverse opportunities for students to find their niche, form lasting friendships, and engage meaningfully in academic, athletic, and artistic endeavors.



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Broughton High School

723 St. Mary's Street

Raleigh, NC  27605

919-856-7810 x0

919-670-4352 fax