Robert E. Lee High School (Tyler, Texas)
|Robert E. Lee High School|
|411 E Southeast Loop 323
Tyler, Texas, 75701
|Motto||The sun that sets may never rise but Raider spirit never dies!|
|School district||Tyler Independent School District|
|Color(s)||Red and White|
|Athletics conference||UIL Class 5A|
|Website||Robert E. Lee High School|
Robert E. Lee High School is one of two Tyler Independent School District high school campuses in the city of Tyler, Texas. John Tyler High School is also a member of TISD. Lee High School has served the East Texas community since it opened in 1958. The mascot is the Red Raider. Lee is a 5A-school, which is the largest classification in Texas.
In the 1960s, when Lee's mascot was the Rebel, the school was famous for its working cannon and oversized Confederate flag. A group of seniors tended the cannon at games, firing it when the Rebel football team scored a touchdown. The football team entered Rose Stadium by running under the flag, reputed to be the second largest Confederate flag in the world (second only to one owned by the University of Mississippi). By 1972, the flag was retired and its whereabouts are unknown. The cannon, retired in 1986, is now the property of Brook Hill High School in Bullard, Texas.
As of the 2007-2008 school year, the student body consisted of
- 45.5% White (Non-Hispanic)
- 35.0% African American
- 17.6% Hispanic
- 1.8% Asian/Pacific Islander
- - 0.5% Native American
Robert E. Lee High School offers a variety of Pre-AP and AP-level courses, as well as Career Technology Education programs and Fine Arts electives. Lee implemented the International Baccalaureate program in the Fall of 2008.
Robert E. Lee High School won the 2004 football state championship, winning the Texas 5A Division I Championship by defeating Spring Westfield 28-21 at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas. Lee offers a varied sports program of Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Powerlifting, Track, Swimming, and Cross Country, as well as a variety of academic competition. But over all the Robert E Lee Red Raider Band is Award Winning
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- Nelson Clyde, III, Class of 1962, late publisher of Tyler Morning Telegraph
- Sandy Duncan, Class of 1965, actress
- Alex Finlayson, Class of 1969, playwright and journalist
- Dale Dudley, Class of 1979, radio personality (Dudley and Bob) at KLBJ-FM Austin, Texas, Film Actor, Magazine Columnist.
- Joffrey Reynolds, Class of 1997, running back for the Calgary Stampeders
- Matt Flynn, Class of 2003, quarterback for the Oakland Raiders
- Brandon Pettigrew, Class of 2004, tight end for the Detroit Lions
- Ciron Black, Class of 2005, former tackle for the Louisiana State University Tigers
- Brynn Tyler, Class of 2006, adult film star
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