Aledo High School (Texas)

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Coordinates: 32°42′45″N 97°36′59″W / 32.7124°N 97.6164°W / 32.7124; -97.6164

Aledo High School
1000 Bailey Ranch Rd.
Aledo, Texas, 76008-4407
United States
School type Public high school
Motto "Aspire to Excellence" [3]
School district Aledo Independent School District
Principal Dan Peterson [1]
Assistant principals Carolyn Ansley
Doug Funk
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1110[2] (2010)
Color(s)           Black & Orange
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAA
Mascot Bearcats

Aledo High School is a 5A high school located in Aledo, Texas (USA). It is part of the Aledo Independent School District located in south central Parker County. Along with Aledo, students attend from the towns of Annetta and Annetta South as well as portions of Annetta North, Hudson Oaks, and Willow Park.

Betsy Blaney of the Associated Press wrote that Aledo is a "powerhouse" in American football;[4] since 2009 Aledo has won a football state title in every season except 2012.


The Aledo Bearcats compete in the following sports -

Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Powerlifting, Soccer, Swimming, Golf, Tennis, Track, Softball & Baseball.

Aledo High School's most prominent athletic team is the Bearcat football team. They have won three consecutive state titles in 4A Division II and have a total of 5 titles.[5] Other sports having success are the boys golf team and the Ladycat softball team who also finished ranked #1 in the country in 2008. The 2008 Bearcat Tennis team, for the first time, was the District 6-4A champs with a perfect district season.

State Titles[edit]

  • Football [5]
    • 1998(3A/D1)
    • 2009(4A/D2)
    • 2010(4A/D2)
    • 2011(4A/D2)
    • 2013(4A/D2)
      • The 2013 team became the first team in high school history to score 1,000 points in a single season,[6] and was also notable for the coach (after a 91-0 blowout of district rival Western Hills) having bullying charges filed by a parent of the losing team.[7]
    • 2014(5A/D1)
  • Boys Golf [8]
    • 1978(1A)
    • 2007(4A)
  • Softball [9]
    • 2008(4A)
    • 2014(4A)
  • Baseball
    • 2014(4A)

State Finalists[edit]

  • Football [5]
    • 1974(1A)
  • Boys Soccer [10]
    • 2005(4A)

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Aledo High School's most prominent spirit organization is the Aledo High School Band (AKA Bearcat Regiment). The Regiment marching band was a UIL State Finalist in 2000 (3A),[11] 2005 (4A),[11] 2007 (4A), and 2011 (4A) [12] The Regiment for the first time receive the title of Super Regional Grand Champions in the 2A class in 2008 at the San Antonio BOA. In 2010 the Bearcat Regiment was for the first time a finalist at BOA Super Regionals in San Antonio. The concert band also received TMEA Honor Band State Finals awards in 2002 (3A)[11] and 2007 (4A).[11] Also, the Aledo UIL academic team is an annual powerhouse in Texas. In 2009, the Current Issues and Events team and the Literary Criticism team won the state championship. The Current Issues and Events team successfully defended their state championship in 2010. In 2012, the Current Issues and Events team placed first.[13] In 2011 the Social Studies Team won the state championship (4A) and was both district and regional champion.

Notable alumni[edit]


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