McKinney Boyd High School

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McKinney Boyd High School
MBHS Entrance.jpg
600 Lake Forest Dr.
McKinney, Texas, 75070
Type Public High School
Established 2006
School district McKinney Independent School District
Principal Rick McDaniel
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 3,003 (2010-11)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)           Scarlet & Navy
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAA
Mascot Bronco Mascot logo.PNG

McKinney Boyd High School (commonly Boyd, Boyd High School, McKinney Boyd, or MBHS) is a public secondary school located on North Lake Forest Drive in McKinney, Texas, USA that serves ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students. The class of 2008 was the school's first graduating class. The school is part of the McKinney Independent School District.

History and forward plans[edit]

This is the third high school in McKinney, the others being McKinney High School and McKinney North High School. Setting McKinney Boyd up proved controversial, with many students being compulsorily transferred from the other schools. Further, bussing long distances to achieve socio-economic diversity is being continued.[1]

Opened in August 2006, McKinney Boyd is named after Mary Crane Boyd who endowed an earlier school in 1914. Starting in fall 2007, Boyd began to enroll twelfth graders, and the school's current total enrollment is approximately 3,000 students. Beginning the 2008-2009 school year, McKinney Boyd High School started to compete in district 5A.

Boyd High School completed all construction of its school building with the completion of the third phase over the summer of 2007. Although McKinney Tx has been focusing on finishing its re-modeling of High-Way 75, there have been 3 community meetings in the City Of McKinney Tx since April 2011 regarding further construction. The city has been planning a separate building for McKinney Boyd, with its own indoor swimming pool for school use with its swim team, and to use the remaining land for a small golf course for its golf team. The building was not to have any classrooms, but be used for practice for its sports teams, such as the swim and golf team. As of June 2011 no other meeting had been planned, and the plan had been put on hold until the completion of the re-modeling of High-Way 75 with the intention of fully re-opening its roads by March 2012.

Property acquisition via condemnation[edit]

In May 1998, the Board of Trustees of the McKinney Independent School District, authorized one of the district's law firms, Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Joplin, P.C.,[2] to begin the negotiations for the purchase of 56.43 acres (228,400 m2) of a 89.714-acre (363,060 m2) tract of land owned by Carlisle Grace (Grace) for the purpose of building a third high school on the property.

MISD submitted a formal offer for US$25,000 per acre ($1,410,750) on September 27, 1999, which Grace rejected, in writing, informing MISD, they would need thirty days to perform due diligence before submitting a counter-offer. November 6, 1999, MISD's attorneys responded with their “final offer” for $30,000 per acre ($1,692,900), noting that failure to accept the offer within ten days would be construed as a rejection. Ten days later Grace responded they were "close to completing their value analysis and would be prepared . . . to discuss [MISD's] possible acquisition of their property after Thanksgiving."

There was no other communication until December 17, 1999, when MISD filed its condemnation petition. After commissioners ruled in favor of Grace, MISD filed an appeal in July 2000. The appeal was upheld in July 2002 and after a jury trial in September 2003, Grace received payment of $3,216,510 (value of the 56.43 acres) and damages of $1,189,903 (for the remaining 33.3 acres).[3]

MISD appealed again in May 2005; on April 24, 2007, they lost their appeal.[4]

In May 2008 MISD responded by filing a petition with the Texas Supreme Court, which was denied in August 2008.[5]


• May 1998 – MISD begins negotiations for property
• September 1999 – first formal offer and rejection
• November 1999 – “final offer” from MISD
• December 1999 - MISD begins condemnation procedure
• March 2000 - Special Commissioners rule in favor of Grace
• July 2000 - MISD appeals
• July 2002 - Appeal affirmed and new trial is ordered
• September 2003 – Grace wins and receives $4.4 million from MISD
• May 2005 - MISD submits appeal
• April 2007 – Appeal is denied
• May 2007 – MISD petitions Texas Supreme Court
• August 2008 – Petition for review is denied


Boyd High School opened in September 2006 at costs exceeding $88 million. Boyd’s capacity is 3,000 compare to 2,400 for McKinney North that opened in 2002 for just over $53 million. The site was ultimately less than ideal due to an "extensive grade change running throughout the new school's site required extensive site preparation and development that resulted in more than 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) of segmental retaining walls".[6]

Total project cost: $88,000,000
Building construction cost: $59,083,700
Site purchase cost: $840,000
Site development cost: $15,325,000
Furniture & equipment cost: $6,160,000
Fees and other: $5,280,000[7]


Boyd operates on a 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. schedule, which includes seven class periods and five thirty-minute lunch periods (A-E) spanning fourth and fifth periods. Students may not leave campus during this time due to MISD's strict closed campus policy.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Boyd allows most of its clubs to be started by some students, so long as each club has a sponsor and constitution.[8]

Sports teams include Soccer, Track and Field, Football, Bailadoras, Tennis, Softball, Baseball, Cross Country, Swimming, Wrestling, Golf and Volleyball.


In 2006, its first varsity season, the volleyball team became the first team in Boyd's history to advance to the playoffs. With a record of 30-11 they also became the first team to win a playoff game. In 2007 it reached with a record of 38-2 and ranked second in the 4A DFW area poll behind Highland Park. In the playoffs the girls breezed through the first three rounds defeating Hallsville, the team who had knocked the Lady Broncs out of the 2006 post-season, Richardson Pearce, and perennial powerhouse Red Oak. With the victories the Lady Broncs reached the regional finals and played the number one team in state in 4A competition and eventual state champion, Waco Midway. Midway took the first two games in a rather quick easy fashion with victories of 25-10 and 25-22. But with tremendous effort the Lady Broncs battled back to win game three by the score of 25-23 and although they trailed the most of the fourth game came back to win 25-23 as well. But as the game continued on the Lady Broncs exhaustion finally caught up with them and in another quick game they lost 15-6. The girls finished the season with a record of 44-3 with loses to 5A Allen and 5A Arlington and then Midway. They are the first team in Boyd history to advance to the third round of playoffs, the 2008 Football team followed their achievement shortly after.


Boyd's Varsity Football Team experienced an unsuccessful first season with a record of 0-10. However, in their second year the Varsity football team won seven regular season games behind sophomore quarterback Daryn Alves who led the 4A DFW area with more than 2,000 yards rushing and nearly 1,000 yards passing also during the regular season. Senior wide receiver Jeff Fuller, originally an Oklahoma University recruit, now Texas A&M, caught 3 touchdown passes. The team finished third in district 9-4A and advanced to the playoffs. While in the playoffs the Broncos met District 10-4A opponent Richardson Pearce. Pearce's offensive attack along with Boyd's had many people expecting a high scoring affair. The teams did not disappoint. Boyd trailed at halftime 28-21, but with a strong second half rushing performance by juniors Joseph Robinson, Montarious Pittman, senior A.J. Jones, and with Alves the Broncos managed to pull away after some key defensive stops. The final score was 49-35, giving Boyd, not only its first ever playoff appearance but its first ever playoff win. Over the "Fall Break" the team practiced to get ready for the defensive minded Marshall High School. The game was played at Tyler's Rose Stadium in near freezing temperatures and a cold rain that did not let up at all during the contest. The weather along with Marshall's ability to "contain" Alves, who did run for a touchdown as well as pass for one, proved a difficult task for the young program. But even with their lowest offensive point production in six games the Broncos managed to come away with a 21-14 victory. The next week the Broncos faced the state 4A poll's number nine team in Copperas Cove. The Bulldawgs potent offensive scheme proved to be too much for the Bronco defense as the score 48 points. Though many of the scores were off of longer yardage scores rather than more time consuming ones. Alves finished the season with perhaps his best game completing 14 of 18 passes for 150 yards and two scores to go along with 226 yards rushing and two scores. The final score was 48-26 ending the Broncos unbelievable season at a record of 9 wins and 4 losses, all of which were to teams who made the playoffs. However, in 2008 and in their first season in 5A, McKinney Boyd finished the season 3-7 with no wins in district play, with Josh Russell making the Non District 10-5A team as a Backup Linebacker, having one of the worst seasons by a bronco ever; but, forever will be remembered for his effort. Years later, Josh gained a substantial amount of weight.

Cross Country[edit]

The McKinney Boyd Men's Cross Country team has advanced to the regional meet in all three years by placing second in their district each year. In 2008, sophomore Aaron Allen won the district meet with a time of 16:34. In 2007, the team was ranked in the top 10 of all class 4A schools in the state, reaching as high as 4th overall. However, the team was stricken with various illnesses and other problems and failed to advance past regionals. In 2006 Nick Thorp won the district freshman of the year and newcomer of the year awards. In 2007 Aaron Allen won the district freshman of the year award. The Lady Bronco's Cross Country team has advanced to regionals in two of their three years, 2007 and 2008. In 2007 Lauren Katada won the district freshman of the year award for district 9-4A.


In 2009 the Varsity Mens 4x400 finished 4th in the region, narrowly missing the state meet. The relay team holds the school record with a time of 3:20. The relay team consists of..first leg: Grant Gibson; second leg: Christian Vasquez; third leg: Aaron Allen; fourth leg: Jonovan Griffin


Boyd's women's soccer team won the State Championship in 2007. The women's and men's teams both entered the 2009-2010 season highly ranked. While the men's team was unable to find success, the women's team made it to the state championship again, but lost by a single goal scored on a penalty kick. In the 2010-2011 season, Boyd's women's soccer team went on to defeat all opponents in district and playoff matches to celebrate a second State Championship.


The McKinney Boyd High School Band, or the Bronco Band, has had a successful début year. Its 2006 show titled "Bohemia!" is based on Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and was arranged by Dwayne Rice. The Boyd Band has competed at several marching competitions in 2006. The Boyd Band finished in sixth place in the preliminary round at the Denton Golden Triangle Classic. In the final round, they advanced to fourth place, ranking ahead of many larger bands.[9]

They also competed at the UIL Region 3-4A Marching Band competition on October 25, 2006 and received Sweepstakes Ratings, the highest rating awarded in marching band competition. The rating signifies a First Division Rating from all three judges at the competition.[10]

During the 2007-2008 school year the Boyd band performed the show "Music for a Great City" inspired by the writings of Aaron Copland. During the season the band finished ninth in finals at the Plano East marching invitational, earned unanimous first division ratings at UIL Region 25, and advanced to the 4A Area B marching contest where they earned ninth in prelims and seventh in finals.[11] The concert bands also received their first UIL Sweepstakes awards in the spring of 2008. Both Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band earned Sweepstakes after competing in Region 25 UIL Concert and Sight-reading.

The 2008-2009 show, titled "eMotion", featured the music of Igor Stravinsky. It was made up of 4 parts, including "The Rite of Spring" and "Dumbarton Oaks". The Bronco Band gained full first division ratings at UIL All Region, and went on to play at the 5A Area marching contest. However, the band did not make it to finals.

The band's 2009 - 2010 show is titled "On the Brink" and was composed by Aaron Guidry. The band placed second at the Golden Triangle Classic marching invitational, losing to Wakeland. The following week, the band performed at the Plano East Marching Invitational. They placed 2nd in the prelims to Poteet; however, they went on to earn first place in finals.

The band is currently in their 2010-2011 marching season. Their show, entitled Enchantment, features Pines of Rome and Nessun Dorma.


In February 2007, two students of the McKinney Boyd High School Choir, Katie Webb and Jon Knott, were selected into the TMEA All-State Choir, both as 4th Chair. Annually, 15,000 students tryout and only 250 students make the All-State Choir. On January 10, 2009, Webb (2nd chair) and Knott (1st chair) became the first 3-time All-State selections in the school's history. In 2011 junior choir student Michael Williams participated in Music Teachers National Association in which, he won. In 2011, Michael Williams was cast in the famous musical Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber where he played the lead role of Phantom. In 2012, senior Imani Handy was featured on the popular television show American Idol. She as well was a 2011 TMEA All-Stater. Also in 2012 former Alum Hollie Cavanagh, was featured on American Idol, she finished in the top 4.


In February 2010, two students of the McKinney Boyd High School debate team, Junior Alexander Chern and Sophomore Andrew Braswell, took first place in the Texas LBJ District Tournament in Public Forum Debate, advancing to the 2010 National Forensic League's National Debate Tournament in Kansas City. In the Summer of 2010, Chern and Braswell competed in the National Forensic League's National Debate Tournament, the largest academic competition in the world.[12] Chern and Braswell advanced to the 12th round of competition before being eliminated, placing 15th in the nation out of the 256 teams competing in Public Forum Debate (PFD) at the 2010 National Tournament. This was tied for the best PFD results from the state of Texas in the 2010 NFL National Tournament, and it is currently the best record and placement of any LBJ district PFD competitors.[13]

In February 2011, Senior Alexander Chern advanced to his second NFL National Tournament in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking (IX). The 2011 NFL National Tournament is to be hosted in Dallas Texas from June 13 through June 18.[14]

Although graduated, Alexander Chern also holds the record for McKinney Boyd High School's highest NFL points member, with 1,109 points and a degree of Outstanding Distinction.[15] He is also the highest NFL points member of all time of all the three McKinney High Schools.


In February 2010 McKinney Boyd High School's own Coach David Clayton was named District 17 5-A's Coach of the Year and Michael Dauterive was named the District's Outstanding Wrestler. Dauterive moved on from the hardest District in Texas to the hardest Regional Tournament in Texas. He soon won this tournament and carried on his mission to win the Texas State Tournament. With his coaches, parents, and close friends behind him he made his way to the State Finals and won 5-3. Michael Dauterive was the first wrestling champion for McKinney Boyd. Hopefully there will be more in the future. In the 2009-10 season, Dauterive was ranked the 8th best senior in the nation at the 103 pound weight class.

In February 2013, Alex Minor, Junior, became the second wrestler in McKinney Boyd High School's history to win a wrestling state championship. Alex won District 8 5-A's 106 weight class and was name the District's Most Outstanding Wrestler for lowers weights. Alex went on to win the hardest Regional Tournament as well and won a thrilling state final match 8-7 over Howard Smith of Allen. In the 2013-14 season, Minor was ranked the 11th best senior in the nation at the 106 pound weight class.

UIL Academics[edit]

In 2011, the Current Events team of Alexander Chern, Matthew Fey, Erica Schumann, and Elizabeth Pena competed in the state UIL competition in Austin, Texas where they received 2nd place in the 5A division.


In 2009, the FFA Poultry Judging Team made it to state level competition at Texas A&M University.

Notable events[edit]

  • On August 18, 2006 a contract electrician was killed when working on the school's electrical system.[16]

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Hollie Cavanagh, an American singer who placed 4th on the 11th season of American Idol,
  • Jeff Fuller, a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins and former Texas A&M receiver,


  1. ^ "Boundary plan may not cut out long bus rides", Karen Ayres, The Dallas Morning News, January 6, 2006
  2. ^ [1]"Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Joplin, P.C."
  6. ^ [5]"Keystone Compac Unit Walls Shape High School Campus"
  7. ^ [6]"EDS Project Fact Sheet: Boyd High School"
  8. ^ "McKinney Boyd High School: Clubs". Retrieved 2007-01-09. [dead link]
  9. ^ Golden Triangle Marching Classic
  10. ^ Williamson Music Company
  11. ^ Untitled Document
  12. ^ "NFL Nationals Media Kit". NFL. National Forensic League. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "TFA NFL Results". Texas Forensic Association. Texas Forensic Association. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "2011 DISTRICT TOURNAMENT RESULTS". National Forensic League. National Forensic League. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  15. ^ "NFL Points". 
  16. ^ "Electrician Dies At Boyd: 22-Year Old Sherman Resident Dies In Accident" McKinney News, August 19, 2006

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