Abilene High School (Texas)

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Abilene High School
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“Enter to learn, go forth to serve.”
2800 N 6th St
Abilene, Texas, 79603-7190
United States
School type Public high school
Established 1888
School district Abilene Independent School District
Principal Jennifer Raney
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,283 (as of 2010)
Color(s)           Black & Gold
Athletics conference UIL Class 6A
Mascot Golden Eagle
Nickname Warbirds

Abilene High School is a public 6A high school located in Abilene, Texas and is part of the Abilene Independent School District. Abilene High School is the name given to three different schools in the past 150 years. The first Abilene High was an old warehouse. Not long after that, the school was moved to what is now the former Lincoln Middle School. In 1955, Abilene High was moved to its current location at N 6th and Mockingbird. Its main rival in sports is Cooper High School. The Abilene High Marching Band is accepted to be the oldest marching band in Texas. In 2011, the school was rated "Academically Acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]


Coached by P. E. Shotwell, for whom Shotwell Stadium is named, Abilene won its first state championship in 1923. In 1927 coach Dewey Mayhew guided the Eagles to their second state title in 1928, and a third one in 1931. Under Chuck Moser Abilene won three consecutive state titles (1954–56).[2] In 2009, the Eagles had an undefeated season and won the Division II State Finals, giving the Abilene Eagles its 7th state championship and first in 53 years.

State Titles[edit]

  • Baseball - [3]
    • 1956(All), 1957(4A)
  • Football - [4]
    • 1923(All), 1928(1A), 1931(1A), 1954(4A), 1955(4A), 1956(4A), 2009(5A/D2)
  • Team Tennis - [5]
    • 1991(5A), 1999(5A)
  • Boys Track - [6]
    • 1925(All) 1954(2A), 1959(4A), 1960(4A), 1961(4A), 1976(4A),
  • One Act Play - [7]
    • 1930(All), 1943(All), 1946(All), 1949(2A), 1950(2A), 1964(4A), 1972(2A)

State Finalists[edit]

  • Baseball –
    • 1950(All), 1955(All)
  • Boys Basketball -
    • 1938(All), 1941(All)
  • Football –
    • 1922(All), 1927(1A)

Fine Arts[edit]

Pure Gold[edit]

Pure Gold is a by audition only, select choir made up of mostly juniors and seniors (but occasionally some sophomores).

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "2011 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  2. ^ West, Gary (2007-09-12). "West Texas storm: Long before Southlake Carroll, another dynasty blew through the state. Abilene won 49 consecutive games in the 1950s". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 
  3. ^ UIL Centennial Webpage
  4. ^ Lone Star Football Network
  5. ^ UIL Centennial Webpage
  6. ^ UIL Centennial Webpage
  7. ^ UIL Centennial Webpage
  8. ^ ""Not Guilty"". cowboysforchrist.net. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ http://libraries.uta.edu/speccoll/crose02/GreeneSaxon.htm

See Also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Pickett, Al (2004). Team Of The Century: The Greatest High School Football Team In Texas. Abilene: State House Press. ISBN 1-880510-87-1. 

Coordinates: 32°27′22″N 99°45′21″W / 32.45611°N 99.75583°W / 32.45611; -99.75583