Mansfield Summit High School

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Coordinates: 32°36′50″N 97°07′51″W / 32.6139°N 97.1308°W / 32.6139; -97.1308

Mansfield Summit High School
Address
1071 Turner Warnell Rd.
Arlington, Texas 76001
Information
Motto A Tradition of Excellence
Established 2002
Oversight Mansfield ISD
Principal Jimmy Neal
Grades 9–12
Enrollment Decrease 2,073 (2009–2010)[1]
Color(s)      Blue      Black      White
Mascot Jaguars
Rival Mansfield High School

Mansfield Summit High School is a size 4A secondary school located in Arlington, Texas, and is part of the Mansfield Independent School District.

The school first opened in Fall of 2002. As of 2010, the school principal is Jimmy Neal. The school mascot is the Jaguar. Mansfield Summit High School enrolls approximately 2,500 students annually.[citation needed] The 2006–2007 year saw an increase in these numbers to about 2,850 students. Currently, Summit enrolls fewer students due to the opening of Mansfield Legacy High School. Summit's Class of 2009 currently has an enrollment of 412 students.

School rivalry[edit]

The Mansfield school district was a one high school district for many years. In 1998, the current Summit High School building was opened on Turner-Warnell Road in Arlington. It was originally the north campus center housing mainly juniors and seniors in the entire district. Mansfield High School was composed of two campuses – North and South Campus. But in 2002, students who would be seniors in the 2002–2003 school year had the option to choose which school they would graduate from. The Mansfield High School name moved to a new building, while the old North Campus building became the site for Summit High School. The South Campus became Brooks Wester Middle School.

Mansfield Timberview High School opened on highway 360 as Summit approached capacity. Again in 2007 another school opened, named Mansfield Legacy High School. Once again, students had the choice to pick which school they wished to attend. MISD now has four high schools: Mansfield, Mansfield Summit, Mansfield Timberview, Mansfield Legacy. It also has a high school facility titled, Ben Barber Career and Technology Academy, in which students from the high schools are bused to and from their home campuses.

Summit High School also has a football based feud with Mansfield High School, which dates back many years. Mansfield High School won this rivalry for the first time in fall 2008. Summit High School took back their winning streak in 2009.

Athletics[edit]

Mansfield Summit's varsity football held an 11–0 record in city play, never losing to another Mansfield School, until October 3, 2008 when Summit lost to Mansfield High School in a 14–21 upset to end their arsenal of victories. In 2007 they went undefeated and have advanced to the district playoffs in its first six years of existence. The varsity went 3–7 in 2008 for the school's first ever losing season, not reaching the playoffs. The varsity won 33–25 against Mansfield in 2009, regaining their legacy that they had lost in 2008.This upcoming year Summit should be prepared with upcoming players adding to their varsity and complete their legacy to win a state championship.

Mansfield Summit's girls basketball team won the 5A state championship in 2009. This is the first athletic state ranking for Summit. The girls basketball team also won the 4A state championship in 2012.

Band[edit]

The band is under direction by Bradley Bonebrake, Christopher Kanicki, and Shawn Hart.[citation needed] Mansfield Summit High School has always been at the top when it comes to band in North Texas.[citation needed] With consistent UIL 1 ratings in both concert and marching band.[citation needed] In 2006 the Summit High School Marching Band placed sixth in UIL Area B marching finals earning them alternate to state.[citation needed] Other awards for marching band include Grand Champion of the Aledo Marching festival, UTA Marching Contest, Midlothian Marching Contest, along with many others.[citation needed] In 2008 the band performed "Insomnia" earning them 1st at Aledo Marching Festival, 2nd place 5A at HEB Marching Contest, and many other awards.[citation needed] In 2009, they performed "Foolish Reflections" earning them 1st at Aledo Marching Festival for the third consecutive time.[citation needed]

Feeder patterns[edit]

The following elementary schools [1] feed into Mansfield Summit High School [2]:

  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Harmon
  • Holt (partial)
  • Morris

The following intermediate schools [3] feed into Mansfield Summit High School:

  • Cross Timbers (partial)
  • Icenhower (partial)
  • Asa Low (partial)

The following middle schools feed [4] into Mansfield Summit High School:

  • Coble (partial)
  • Howard (partial)
  • Wester (partial)

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