Rowlett High School

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Rowlett High School
Rowlett High School Logo
4700 President George Bush Highway
Rowlett, Texas, Dallas County, 75088-5191
United States
Coordinates 32°54′07″N 96°33′17″W / 32.90204°N 96.55461°W / 32.90204; -96.55461Coordinates: 32°54′07″N 96°33′17″W / 32.90204°N 96.55461°W / 32.90204; -96.55461
School type Public high school
Opened 1996
School district Garland Independent School District
Superintendent Bob Morrison, Ed.D.[1]
CEEB Code 446017
Principal Michelle Bounds [2]
Vice principal Shae Creel[2]
Vice principal Adrian Leday[2]
Vice principal Brenda Monk[2]
Vice principal Shane Putman[2]
Staff 194[3]
Faculty 161[3]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2621[3] (2009)
Grade 9 698
Grade 10 668
Grade 11 622
Grade 12 633
Average class size 24 English
24 foreign language
24 math
22 science
26 social studies[3]
Student to teacher ratio 16.3 (2008)[3]
Language English
Hours in school day 7[4]
School colour(s)      Maroon
Athletics UIL 5A
Mascot Eagles
Rival Sachse High School
Average SAT scores 1019 (2008)[3]
Average ACT scores 21 (2006)[3]
Newspaper Eagle Edition[5]
Yearbook The Talon[5]

Rowlett High School is a public secondary school located in Rowlett, Texas (USA). Rowlett High School enrolls students in grades 9-12 and is a part of the Garland Independent School District. The school opened in the fall of 1996 with Marlene Hammerle as principal.[6] It is the second newest high school in the district. In 2005, Rowlett High School was recognized by Newsweek on their "Top 1,000 High Schools In The Nation" list, which is based on Advance Placement scores. Also, Rowlett has won the "Top PTSA" award and the "Highest Attendance" award for their district numerous times.

In 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, the school was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[7]

Garland ISD is a "Free Choice" school district, which allows the parents to choose which school their children want to attend within the district.[8]


The school's course offerings include regular, college preparatory, and career and technology courses. Advanced Placement courses offered at the school include: AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP French Language, AP German Language, AP Spanish Language, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP United States History, AP World History, AP European History, AP United States Government and Politics, AP Economics,[disambiguation needed] AP Art History and AP Psychology.[6]

Statistics (per 2009)[edit]

The attendance rate for students at the school is 96%, equal to the state average of 96%. 23% of the students at Rowlett are economically disadvantaged, 8% enroll in special education, 7% enroll in gifted and talent programs, 40% are enrolled in career and technology programs, and 3% are considered "limited English proficient."[3]

The ethnic makeup of the school is 54% White, non-Hispanic, 24% Hispanic, 15% African American, 8% Asian/Pacific Islander, and less than 1% Native American.[3]

The average class sizes at Rowlett are 24 students for English, 24 for foreign language, 24 for math, 22 for science, and 26 for social studies.[3]

Teachers at the school carry, on average, 10 years of teaching experience and 4% of the teachers on staff are first-year teachers.[3]

Exit Level TAKS Scores (% Passed) Reading - 99%, Math - 97%, Social Studies - 100%, Science - 98%

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Rowlett High School Mighty Eagle Band placed 15th at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Conference 5A Preliminary State Marching Band Contest on November 7, 2006.[9] The band also competed at the state competition in 2002, 2004, 2010, and 2012.[citation needed]. The Wind Symphony placed fifth overall in the 2009 Honor Band Competition.[citation needed] The Marching band placed 14th in the state marching contest in 2010 and 16th in 2012

The 2011 National Champion Rowlett Silver Rhythm Dancers (Drill Team) were featured in the Super Bowl XLV halftime show with the Black Eyed Peas.

Shows like "Swing This", "Romeo and Juliet", "RENT", "Les Miserables", and other great productions have given the Rowlett Eagle Theater Company state and national recognition. RHS Theater Company's "Swing This" got the "Best Show" award at the Patty Granville awards, a district theater competition. On December 4, 2008; the drama team of Rowlett High School did a production of the Broadway musical Rent. The faculty said that they were doing an edited version, making it more "PG-13" than "R" rated. However, the students' parents protested the high school production amid concerns that the student players would be involved in same sex activity, and drugs.[10] The controversy was referenced in the Glee episode, The Rocky Horror Glee Show.[citation needed] For their 2013 production of "Les Miserables", RETC received a nomination for Best Musical in the Dallas Summer Musical Awards, as well as Best Actor (Dane Sowers) and best cameo (Preston Hart). On top of this, the cast also had the privilege of meeting famous Broadway actor Ramin Karimloo, who played many notable roles such as The Phantom in Phantom of the Opera and Enjolras in Les Miserables, and the privilege of performing an excerpt from Master of the House on Good Morning Texas on April 10, 2013.


Rowlett High School has become one of the most well-known sport high schools in the North Texas area, especially with its football team and marching band. The sports Rowlett offers are baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, marching band, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball. The boys' track and field team placed first at the UIL 5A State Track & Field Championship Meet on May 10, 2008.[11][12] They won a second state title in track and field the next year at the UIL 5A State Track & Field Championship Meet. Rowlett High School resides in the UIL 5A Classification for the 2013-2014 school year, but will be reclassified under the UIL 6A Region 2 District 11 Classification for the 2014-2015 school year.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Retrieved on 13 May 2008
  2. ^ a b c d e Rowlett High School - Staff. Retrieved on 13 May 2008
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k 2009 TEA AEIS Campus Report. Retrieved on 8 August 2010.
  4. ^ Rowlett High School - Bell Schedule. Retrieved on 5 February 2008
  5. ^ a b Rowlett High School - Yearbook & Newspaper. Retrieved on 5 February 2008.
  6. ^ a b Rowlett High School - About Us. Retrieved on 5 February 2008
  7. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  8. ^ Garland ISD Choice of School. Retrieved on 17 January 2008
  9. ^ 2006 UIL State Marching Band Contest Results[dead link]. Retrieved on 8 October 2008
  10. ^ Protest over high school 'Rent' production in Rowlett - WFAA-TV Video On-Demand (released December 4, 2008)
  11. ^ GISD - Rowlett Boys Earn GISD’s First-ever Track and Field State Title. Retrieved on 13 May 2008
  12. ^ UIL State Track & Field Meet 5/9/2008 - 5/10/2008 - Team Result[dead link]. Retrieved on 13 May 2008

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