Lufkin High School

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Lufkin High School
Lufkin High School.jpg
309 Medford Dr
Lufkin, Texas, 75901-5217
United States
School type Public high school
Established 1905
School district Lufkin Independent School District
Principal Mark Smith
Assistant principals Kurt Stephens
John Ball
Clarence Bennett
John Mahan
Scott Walters
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2246[1] (2012)
Color(s)           Purple & Gold
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAA
Mascot Panthers

Lufkin High School is a public high school located in Angelina County, Texas (USA). It serves the Lufkin area as part of the Lufkin Independent School District and classified as a 5A school by the UIL. The current Lufkin High School was formed in 1970 by consolidation of Lufkin High School and Dunbar High School,[2] the formerly African-American School in Lufkin. In 2011, the school was rated "Academically Acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[3]


The Lufkin Panthers compete in these sports [4]

Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Powerlifting, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Track, Softball & Baseball

State Titles[edit]

Lufkin (UIL)

  • Baseball [5]
    • 1963(4A)
  • Boys Basketball [6]
    • 1979(4A)
  • Football [7]
    • 2001(5A)

Lufkin Dunbar (PVIL)

  • Football [8]
    • 1964(PVIL-3A), 1966(PVIL-3A), 1967(PVIL-3A)

(Prior to 1980, Class 4A was the largest UIL classification)

Fine Arts[edit]

The Lufkin High School Panther Band received the only superior rating of (1,1,1) at all UIL Marching Competitions 2008 through 2014. The band also won the state marching title in 2014 at the NAMMB Military State Marching Contest for the first time in the schools history. The Lufkin High School choir received a 1 at competition for 2008–2009, and every year for the past eight years. The Lufkin High School have been participating in competitions and emsembles. The choir performs concerts and popshows that are thrills to others. The Lufkin High School theater department also advanced to area competition in 2013, and district competition in 2014.


In 2008, Lufkin 11th graders (Class of 2009) performed slightly better than the state average on the TAKS standardized test for all subject areas except social studies. Also, 10th graders did worse than the state average in all subject areas, while 9th graders did moderately better than the state average for math and reading.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]


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