Lovejoy High School (Lucas, Texas)

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Lovejoy High School
Address
2350 Estates Parkway
Lucas, Texas, Collin County, 75002
United States
Information
School type Public high school
Established 2006
School district Lovejoy Independent School District
Principal Gavan Goodrich
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1104[1] (2011)
Color(s)           Red & Black
Athletics conference UIL, AAAA
Mascot Leopards
Website

Lovejoy High School is a public high school in Lucas, Texas in south central Collin County. It is the only high school of the Lovejoy Independent School District serving grades 9-12 and classified as a 4A school by the UIL. Lovejoy High School serves most of the cities of Lucas, most of Fairview, and a small portion of Allen. Until the Fall of 2006, all high school students zoned to Lovejoy Independent School District attended nearby Allen High School. The school graduated its first senior class in 2010. In 2013, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]

Overview[edit]

One of the most consistently high performing high schools in the North Texas area, Lovejoy High School is known for high standards in both academic and extracurricular activities. According to its graduate profile, the graduating Lovejoy High School senior is "intellectually equipped, open to the challenges of learning, well rounded, engaged in a healthy lifestyle, fair and respectful of others, and works for justice through community service."

Academics[edit]

Lovejoy High School is small in size, but competes academically with other highly acclaimed districts like Highland Park, Texas and Southlake, Texas for overall achievement and instructional standards. LHS has consistently achieved "Exemplary" status with the Texas Education Agency, the highest possible rating under the state's academic accountability rating system. The district offers only AP and PRE-AP track course offerings and works to help support students to rise to the challenge. The student body is known for enthusiastic and spirited sporting events, attended by thousands of community supporters K-12.

In 2010 and 2011, Lovejoy High School won the Texas UIL Lone Star Cup, which is awarded annually to five high schools, one in each of the five UIL classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A), based on their team performance in district and state championships.[3] The winning schools in each classification receive the UIL Lone Star Cup trophy and a scholarship donation from the UIL. The award honors the best overall performance in the following activities: State and Area Marching Band, Team Tennis, Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Track & Field, Academics, One Act Play, Softball, and Baseball. The Varsity Women's Choir is going to TMEA State this year.

Athletics[edit]

The Lovejoy Leopards compete in the following sports -

Cross Country, Team Tennis, Volleyball, Football, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Track & Field, Baseball & Softball and Boys Lacrosse.

State Titles[edit]

  • Volleyball - [4]
    • 2008(3A), 2009(3A), 2010(3A), 2011(3A), 2012(4A)
  • Boys Cross Country - [5]
    • 2010(3A)
  • Girls Cross Country - [6]
    • 2010(3A), 2011(3A)
  • Varsity Women's Choir Texas Music Educators' Convention Invited Performing Choir - [7]
    • 2013
  • Theatre Department's One Act Play went to UIL State Competition for Sweet Nothings in My Ear
    • 2013

Varsity Lacrosse won the Division III Stare Championship in 2013

State Runner Ups: Team Tennis- 2011(3A), Girls Basketball 2011(3A)

State Runner Ups: Boys Cross Country - 2009(3A), Girls Cross Country - 2009(3A), Girls Basketball - 2011(3A)

The football team reached the state finals in the 2009 football season, which was the schools first year to ever have seniors and won it.

The baseball team reached the region semi-finals in 2010, its first year with a senior class, and the region quarter-finals in 2011.

The tennis team finished third at the state meet in 2011, with 5 students qualifying for state in the individual season.

The swim team had one student, Emily Nightingale, go to state in 2009, where she placed fourth. In 2010, Nightingale returned to state and placed 2nd.

The LHS Cheerleading squads have placed several times in their annual competitions. The Varsity Squad placed 1st in 2007 and 3rd in 2011. The freshman squad has taken 1st place every year since 2008. The JV squad placed 1st in 2008 as well as 2011.

Past and Present College Athletes[edit]

  • Hunter Jarvis, WR #10 University of Arkansas Football
    • Lovejoy Class of 2010
  • Nate Krumrei, DE #99 Iowa State University, Football
    • Lovejoy Class of 2010
  • Tim Esfandiari, DT #49 Southern Methodist University, Football
    • Lovejoy Class of 2010
  • Matthew Berryman, RG #52 Tyler Junior College, Football
    • Lovejoy Class of 2010
  • Dalton McFarling, University of Texas at Dallas, Soccer
    • Lovejoy Class of 2010
  • Matt Ford, Cleveland State University, Tennis
    • Lovejoy Class of 2010
  • Lauren McDaniel, OH #5 Stephen F. Austin University, Volleyball
    • Lovejoy Class of 2010
  • Courtney Ray, S #9 Lon Morris College, Volleyball
    • Lovejoy Class of 2010
  • Blake Martin, HB #25 Louisiana Tech University, Football
    • Lovejoy Class of 2011
  • Cade Carter, DE #96 University of North Texas, Football
    • Lovejoy Class of 2011
  • Hayden Marsh, WR #82 Texas A&M - Commerce, Football
    • Lovejoy Class of 2011
  • Zach Wilkins, WR #83 Howard Payne Univeristy, Football
    • Lovejoy Class of 2013
  • Thomas Schwab, DL #89 University of California, Los Angeles, Football
    • Lovejoy Class of 2013

Journalism[edit]

The Lovejoy High School Red Ledger is widely renowned for its high profile articles and exceptional editorials. The Red Ledger has won multiple awards and posts a large amount of content every single day. Theredledger.net is known for its variety of content and professionalism.

Every morning, the Advanced Broadcast Journalism class runs a daily news show as well as a weekly show with more developed stories.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

LHS App

Campuses

Official School Sites

Booster Clubs

Coordinates: 33°06′01″N 96°36′47″W / 33.100253°N 96.613077°W / 33.100253; -96.613077

Girls Basketball team were state runners-up in 2010-11.