R. L. Paschal High School

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R. L. Paschal High School
3001 Forest Park Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas, Tarrant County, 76110
United States
Type Co-Educational, Public, Secondary
School district Fort Worth Independent School District
Color(s) Purple and white,         
Mascot Panthers
The front entrance to PHS.

R. L. Paschal High School is a secondary school located in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. It is part of the Fort Worth Independent School District and descendant of the city's first secondary school, Fort Worth High School, which opened in 1882. Robert Lee Paschal, an attorney from North Carolina, became principal in 1906. Briefly known as Central High School, it moved to its current location on Forest Park Boulevard in 1955.

Historically it has had a strong academic and sports presence in the city. For example, in 2006-2007, Paschal produced 18 National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists, which was not only more than any other high school in the Fort Worth Independent School District, but more than the entire Dallas Independent School District (10). For the 2007–2008 school year, it has 24 National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists.[1]

It has the distinction of being the only high school represented by a flag on the moon, planted there by astronaut Alan Bean, Class of 1950, on the Apollo 12 mission (1969). It is also one of the very few high schools in the country to produce governors in two different states (Texas and Colorado).

Paschal High School achieved a degree of notoriety in 1985, when a gang called "Legion of Doom" was active at the school.[2][3][4]


Penta Club[edit]

  • Math Team
  • UIL District Math Champions 2010, 2011, 2012
  • UIL District Number Sense Champions 2010, 2011, 2012
  • 2nd Place Calculus Bowl 2011
  • USA Junior Math Olympiad - 2 qualifiers, 2011; 1 qualifier 2012

Science Club[edit]

  • Science Team
  • Regional Science Bowl Champions, 2010, 2011
  • State Champions - 2011 TMSCA Science
  • State Champions - 2011 9/10 Division JETS TEAMS competition; 2012 11/12 Division TEAMS competition
  • State Champions - 2011 UIL Science
  • Physics Olympiad Semifinals - 1 qualifier, 2011, 2012
  • Chemistry Olympiad Semifinals - 2 qualifiers, 2011, 2012
  • Biology Olympiad Semifinals - 4 qualifiers, 2011; 2 qualifiers 2012
  • Biology Olympiad National Finalist - 1 qualifier 2012


Boys Track and Field[edit]

  • Regional Champions 1968

Boys Golf[edit]

  • Texas State Champions 1970
  • Texas 5A State Champions 2006[5]
  • Texas 5A State Runner-up 2007[6]

Boys Basketball[edit]

  • Texas State Champions 1945[7]
  • Texas State Champions 1949


  • Texas State Champions 1950


  • Wilkerson Cup Winner 2005
  • Wilkerson Cup Winner 2006
  • Wilkerson Cup Winner 2007
  • Wilkerson Cup Winner 2008
  • Wilkerson Cup Winner 2009
  • Wilkerson Cup Winner 2010
  • Wilkerson Cup Winner 2011
  • Western Hills Cowtown Shootout winner 2012


The Purple Panthers
Currently has two NCA All American mascots; Rascal and Rowdy

Neighborhoods served by Paschal[edit]

Neighborhoods served include:

  • Berkeley Place
  • Bluebonnet Hills
  • Candleridge
  • Colonial/Bellaire
  • Fairmount
  • Frisco Heights
  • Mistletoe Heights
  • Overton Park
  • Park Hill
  • Paschal Neighborhood
  • Ryan Place
  • South Hemphill Heights
  • Stonegate
  • Tanglewood
  • TCU Area
  • University Place
  • University West
  • Wedgwood
  • Westcliff
  • Worth Heights

Feeder patterns[edit]

The following elementary schools feed into Paschal: Alice Carlson, Clarke, Clayton, Contreras, Daggett, De Zavala, Lily B. Clayton, South Hills, Tanglewood, Westcliff, and Worth Heights.

The following middle schools feed into Paschal: Daggett, McLean, McLean 6th Grade, Rosemont, Rosemont 6th Grade, and William James.

Notable alumni[edit]

Famous graduates of R.L. Paschal High School include:


  1. ^ Two Dozen Fort Worth ISD Students Named National Merit Semifinalists. FWISD
  2. ^ Jarvis, Jan (July 1985). "Doomsday". D Magazine (Dallas). ISSN 0161-7826. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  3. ^ "American Notes Vigilantes". Time. 1985-06-10. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved 2008-05-28. "Legion members, mostly wealthy youngsters from prominent families, prowled less well-to-do neighborhoods at night, firing shots at one student's home, exploding a pipe bomb on another's car. A fire bomb tossed at a black student's house failed to hurt anyone only because it fell short and ignited in the front yard." 
  4. ^ Goldstein, Patrick (May 17, 1986). "Teen Vigilante Films: Armed And Dangerous". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.uil.utexas.edu/athletics/archives/golf/05_06/5A_results.html
  6. ^ http://www.uil.utexas.edu/athletics/archives/golf/06_07/5A_results.html
  7. ^ http://schools.fortworthisd.net/paschal/Pages/OurHistory.aspx


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Texas High School Football, Fall 2008

Coordinates: 32°42′28″N 97°21′03″W / 32.70789°N 97.350761°W / 32.70789; -97.350761