Edinburg North High School

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Coordinates: 26°19′57″N 98°09′30″W / 26.3325°N 98.1582°W / 26.3325; -98.1582

Edinburg North High School
Location
Edinburg, Texas, 78541
United States
Information
School type Public high school
Motto A Tradition of Excellence
Established 1991
School district Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District
Principal Mr. Mark Mcallef
 address        = 3101 N. Closner Blvd
Faculty 148.5 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 0912
Enrollment 2,660 students (as of October 2009)[2]
Student to teacher ratio 17.2[1]
Campus size 96 acres (39 ha)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Navy and gold          
Mascot Cougar
Information 956-289-2500
Website

Edinburg North High School (commonly ENHS, Edinburg North, or North) is a public secondary school in Edinburg, Texas, United States, serving students In grades 912. The school is part of the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, with admission based primarily on the locations of students' homes. Edinburg North is a two-time Blue Ribbon School and a Texas Exemplary School.

ENHS administers more Advanced Placement tests each year than any other school west of the Mississippi River and all but one school in the United States.[3] The school is accredited by the Texas Education Agency as well as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. ENHS was ranked in the top 1,300 high schools in the United States in 2008.[4] ENHS' mascot is the Cougar.

As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,558 students and 148.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 17.2.[1]

Recent district expansion has added a performing arts center to each of ECISD's high schools (all completed November 2010), including at Edinburg North.[5]

Athletics[edit]

Edinburg North's first Athletic Coordinator was Robert Alaniz. As the coach for the Cougar football Team he led them to a 10-0 season and took them to the playoffs 6 different times. Mario Lopez took over as Athletic Coordinator and Head Coach after Robert Alaniz became Athletic Director in 2001. Coach Lopez led the Cougar football team to two District Championships, a Bi-District Championship, and a trip to the Area Championship in 2002 where they lost to Laredo. The Cougars current Head Coach is Roy Garza, who has also had success taking the Cougars to the playoffs. Notable athletes with District and State Honors from Edinburg North include; Victor Prado, Mark Hudgens, Isreal Menchaca, Steven Cruz, Robert Perez, Phillip Rodriguez, Louie Alamia, Bryan Welch, Will Houston and Robert Garcia.

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