The school was founded in 1891 and was the first high school in Lubbock County. In the fall of 1929, plans began for the construction of a new building for LHS. Construction began in 1930, and the building was completed in 1931. The school opened in its new location for the fall semester of 1931. Due to its distinctive architecture, the school is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Lubbock High's colors are black and gold and its mascot is the Westerner. The school primarily serves students from the central and eastern parts of Lubbock, but the school's LEAP program serves students from all over the city.
1996 – The Dunblane massacre, a multiple murder-suicide in which sixteen children and one adult are killed, occurs at Dunblane Primary School in the Scottish town of Dunblane. It remains the deadliest single targeted mass homicide on children in the history of the United Kingdom.