Jack C. Hays High School

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Coordinates: 30°01′52″N 97°53′23″W / 30.0311°N 97.8896°W / 30.0311; -97.8896

Jack C. Hays High School
4800 Jack C Hays Trail
Buda, Texas, Hays, 78610
United States
School type High School
Motto Rebel Pride Never Dies
Established 1968
School district Hays Consolidated Independent School District
Superintendent Michael McKie[1]
Principal David Pierce[2]
Assistant principals Damon Adams
Jana King
Rob Hensarling /Richard Ramirez
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2124[3] (2013)
Color(s)           Red & Blue
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAAA (6A)
Mascot Rebels
Rival Lehman High School
Information (512) 268-2911

Jack C. Hays High School is located in the Hays Consolidated Independent School District in Buda, Texas. Hays High School is the oldest existing high school in Hays CISD, but was thoroughly renovated in the 2000s. The school is named for John Coffee Hays, a frontier defender, Texas Ranger, and hero to those he fought to protect. He achieved fame after leaving Texas in 1849 for California, where he became the first elected sheriff of San Francisco and helped found the city of Oakland. Until the formation of nearby Lehman High School, the school was long known as Buda Hays. In 2011, the school was rated "Academically Acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[4]


The school mascot is a Yosemite Sam-like character dressed in the standard gray uniform of the Army of the Confederate States of America known as "Colonel Jack". While "Colonel Jack" formerly wielded dual revolvers and a confederate flag belt buckle, he is currently shown with a Texas flag in his left hand and a white flag bearing an H in his right with a script R on his belt buckle. As with other institutions which draw upon confederate imagery, Hays High School encountered controversy on and off for years before ultimately discarding the confederate flag as an official symbol in 2000 and banning it from official functions entirely in 2012,[5] but has retained Dixie as a fight song.


Hays High School competes in the following sports -

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

State Titles[edit]

  • Volleyball - [6]
    • 1968(B)
  • Softball-
    • 2013(Varsity)

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Michael McKie, Superintendent". Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Administration Staff". Retrieved 2009-02-23. [dead link]
  3. ^ Texas Tribune
  4. ^ "2011 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  5. ^ O'Rourke, Ciara. "Hays school board votes to ban Confederate flag". Austin American-Statesman. Cox. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  6. ^ UIL Centennial Webpage
  7. ^ Bernie, Bernie (March 1, 2013). "Joseph has enough stuff to close in the future". MLB.com. Retrieved June 25, 2014.