Byron Nelson High School
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|Byron Nelson High School|
|2775 Bobcat Blvd.
Trophy Club TX 76262
|Type||Public High School|
|Motto||Learn, Serve, Lead|
|School district||Northwest Independent School District|
|Asst. Principal||Jason Childress
|Color(s)||Blue, Black & White|
|Athletics conference||UIL Class AAAA|
|Team name||Bobcats/Lady Bobcats|
|Website||Byron Nelson High School website|
Byron Nelson High School is a public high school located in Trophy Club, Texas about 20 miles (32 km) north of Fort Worth, Texas, in Denton County and opened in August 2009 for the 09-10 school year. It is the second high school in the Northwest Independent School District. It cost around $96 million, making it one of the most expensive and state of the art high schools in the state. It is approximately 504,000 square feet (46,800 m2), with a 32,000-square-foot (3,000 m2) courtyard in the middle. It is built along the property of the Army Corps of Engineers, along the edge of where Denton Creek flows into Lake Grapevine at the lake's southwestern corner. In 2013, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.
It currently has about 1900 students (making it a UIL Class 4A school). The 2011-2012 school year was the first year the school had all 4 grade levels in attendance. The school features "green" amenities such as energy-friendly light fixtures, water conserving landscaping, and local and recycled building materials. Students have access to indoor restaurants, including Pizza Hut, Subway, Grille Works, Asian/Italian Restaurant, Mexican Restaurant and a coffee shop similar to Starbucks like those of other district high school Northwest High School.
All of the students at the school received Dell Latitude 2100 netbooks for use at school, which have now been replaced with Dell Latitude 10 tablets.
The middle schools that feed into Byron Nelson are:
- Medlin Middle School
- John Tidwell Middle School
Byron Nelson participates in Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Golf, Track & Field, Baseball & Softball.
The school has excelled in swimming and golf; it has sent students to state in both years, placing very high at the 4A state level for girl's golf.
Both boys and girls swim and dive teams have won consecutive district and regional swim titles ( '11 - '12 ),
The Byron Nelson basketball team made the play-offs in their first varsity season. ('10-'11)
In the 2011-2012 school year the Byron Nelson soccer teams were rewarded for a quality season with a playoff run for both girls and boys. The boys advanced to the 5th round of the playoffs but ended their season 3 games shy of the state championship with a loss. The girls in their second year of having a varsity team, placed second in the state of Texas, losing in the final round to Highland Park High School.
The Byron Nelson girls golf team qualified for the State Finals tournament for the third year in a row for the 2011-2012 school year. Also, the boys golf team has also qualified for State in the 2011-2012 school year.
Clubs and Organizations
Byron Nelson is home to many different clubs and organizations. The school participates in band, choir, orchestra, speech and debate, National Honor Society, Student Council, yearbook, Link Leaders, and many more extracurriculars.
The Speech and Debate team sent 5 students to the national finals in June 2011. They also had 10 Regional Qualifiers and 14 State Qualifiers. The school had students place 2nd and 4th in events at UIL 4A State. For the 2011-2012 school year, the team had 24 state bids, 2 UIL State Champions, 1 UIL 2nd Place finisher, and 1 UIL 5th place finisher. They also had 2 students attend the 2012 National Forensic League National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana, placing 6th in the nation in Public Forum Debate.