Edcouch-Elsa High School

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Coordinates: 26°17′54″N 97°58′40″W / 26.2982°N 97.9779°W / 26.2982; -97.9779

Edcouch-Elsa High School
Hwy 107 Mile 4 North

Yellow Jacket Drive
Elsa, Texas, USA

Type Public
School district Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District
Principal John Gonzalez
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Black and Gold         
Mascot Yellowjacket

Edcouch-Elsa High School (EEHS) is a public high school in Elsa, Texas. It is part of the Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District and is known as La Maquina Amarilla; their mascot is a Yellowjacket. It is located at Hwy 107 Mile 4 North Yellow Jacket Drive.

Student Demographics[edit]

As of the 2007-2008 school year there was approximately 1,584 students at Edcouch-Elsa High School and they compete in 32-4A. 6% of the students are considered economically disadvantaged.


Edcouch-Elsa is two small and independent towns that share one high-school. Despite any differences that may exist, there is one thing that unites them both—Football!

Since joining the 4A ranks in 1980, Edcouch-Elsa has experienced considerable success in the sport of football. Today, Edcouch-Elsa is arguably one of the Rio Grande Valley's premier best football programs because of their numerous district titles and playoff appearances. For example, the Yellow Jackets have successfully defended their 32-4a district title for the last six consecutive years (2003–2008), which brings them to a total of 46 district titles.[1] The Yellow Jackets have also had a series of playoff runs through the decades, the furthest being a pair of quarterfinal appearances in 1989 and 1997.[2]

The true heart and soul of E-E football lies in the fan-base and community support.

The Edcouch-Elsa 7-on-7 team traveled to Louisiana to and took home the championship of the LSU 7-on-7 Tournament in July 2008[3]

The Edcouch-Elsa 7-on-7 football team made its way to Texas A & M in 2012.

In 2012 Edcouch-Elsa was put under probation after their high school football team practiced 16 hours in week 0. The UIL rules say the teams have to practice 8 hours a week. The 2012 season district games were counted. Edcouch-Elsa made it to the 3rd round of playoffs

La Maquina Amarilla[edit]

La Maquina Amarilla (The Big Yellow Machine) is how they are known all across the Rio Grande Valley. They start and end every game with the classic Viva! La Maquina phrase.

Alma mater[edit]

[4] Edcouch-Elsa, we are faithful
We are loyal too
Alma mater, we all love you
We will fight for you.
Keep her colors ever flowing
Give all credit due.
We all love the ,
They are brave and true.

Fight Song[edit]

The Edcouch-Elsa High School Fight song is called " Mr. EE"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Edcouch-Elsa District Titles -- eejackets.com". Retrieved 2008-11-20. 
  2. ^ "Edcouch-Elsa Playoff Appearances -- eejackets.com". Retrieved 2008-11-20. 
  3. ^ "Edcouch-Elsa Wins 7-on-7 Tournament". Retrieved 2007-07-21. 
  4. ^ Handbook. Edcouch-Elsa High School.

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