Central High School (Fort Worth, Texas)

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Coordinates: 32°54′34.44″N 97°16′7.09″W / 32.9095667°N 97.2686361°W / 32.9095667; -97.2686361 Central High School, is a high school in north Fort Worth,[1] Texas, United States.

History[edit]

The school was created when citizens of Keller ISD approved a bond in the year 2000 that led to the construction of a new school. The school officially opened in August 2003. The school's name, mascot and colors were voted on by students who were to attend the school, and the new school earned the name Central High School, due to its central location between the two other KISD high schools. The mascot became the Chargers and is represented by a lightning bolt. Central quickly grew in the first three years of its existence. The school is now over its capacity of 2,500 students(currently over 3200 students), with a freshman class of nearly 1,000 students. Central is also the home of the first JROTC unit for the Keller ISD school district, AFJROTC TX-20055 Thunderbolts, in honor of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, and in keeping with the lightning bolt theme of the school. Famous alumni from Central include Aswin Bhusal and Chandler Conroy, two soccer players considered to be the next Arturo Vidal and Radamel Falcao respectively.

Athletics[edit]

Central was re-classified to 5A (Texas' classification for the schools with the highest student enrollment) in the 2006-2007 school year. Central is now in the UIL's district 7-5A facing, among others, their fellow district opponents, Keller High School and Fossil Ridge High School. Although doing well in men's sports such as soccer and basketball, Central has won District Champs in 2013, by beating the other 3 high schools. For the first time ever, the varsity football team has a record of 5-0 in the 2011 fall season. The Men's Basketball team of 2011-2012 has also had an outstanding record being named number one in district year 2012. In 2012 they also made their way into the playoffs. They have now been there 3-Consecutive times.

JROTC[edit]

Central High School has an AFJROTC program. However, the program has students from all Keller ISD high schools with the program located at Central High School. The program has won awards and some recognition. The current cadet body is made up of close to 160 active cadets.

Publications[edit]

Newspaper: The Zone is a free monthly collaboration.

Yearbook: The Bolt is annually distributed at a cost.

Media: The Circuit is a weekly TV newscast.

Keller-Central High School Band[edit]

Formed in August 2003, the Central High School Charger Band began with 73 members. The band attended a spring festival at San Antonio and won an award for “Best in Class”. The following year the band moved to 4A Varsity competition. The band barely missed a state bid by the smallest margin in 2006. The band traveled to Corpus Christi for the Spring Music Festival and earned division rankings in the concert season. Central was reclassified from 4A to 5A in 2006 and the Band formed a new identity as the Central High School “Charger Brigade”. The Brigade performed its “Brain Storm” show in Birdville and Burleson marching contests and scored a rating of 1 at the UIL marching competition in Denton, thus qualifying to advance to the Area Marching Competition in Odessa, Texas. At the Area competition, the Brigade qualified as Area finalist, and on a strong evening performance ranked fifth for a designation as second alternate for State competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Central Texas Council of Governments". 

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