Sharyland High School

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Sharyland High School
Mission, Texas
Type Public
Motto “Commitment, Cooperation and Communication”
Established 1921
Principal Cynthia Sandoval-Wilson
Enrollment 3,603
Red and White

Sharyland High School is a high school in Mission, Texas, United States. The school, which is classified as "5A" by the UIL, is a part of the Sharyland Independent School District.

The school primarily serves Sharyland, an unincorporated rural area known for its agricultural and citrus industry. The school also serves portions of the cities of Alton, McAllen, Mission, Edinburg, and Palmhurst.

Mission statement[edit]

Sharyland Independent School District is to provide the highest quality education possible to all students. To the full extent of their individual abilities, students will be provided the opportunity to develop the ability to think logically, independently and creatively and to communicate effectively. The district will promote the worth and dignity of all students and encourage them to become productive and responsible members of society. Sharyland has bought 24 acres (97,000 m2) of land and may soon divide into two high schools.

Student body[edit]

During the 2006-2007 school year, Sharyland High School was Hidalgo County's largest high school with 3,261 students. Sharyland was 59% Hispanic, 33% White, 1% African-American, 7% Asian, and less than 1% Native American. The amount of students on free or reduced lunch programs was 41%.

University Interscholastic League[edit]

Sharyland High School also competes in University Interscholastic League in multiple events.

  • Accounting
  • Computer Applications
  • Concert and Marching Band
  • Computer Science
  • CX and LD Debate
  • Journalism
  • Literary Criticism
  • Ready Writing
  • Math Events
  • Prose and Poetry
  • Spelling and Vocabulary
  • Science Events
  • Social Studies
  • Destination Imagination (not a UIL-sponsored event)
  • Business Professionals of America (not a UIL-sponsored event)
  • JROTC Competitions (not a UIL-sponsored event)
  • Track and Field

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Jamie Garcia - Professional MLB player for 2011 World Series Champion, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Jorge Cantu - Professional MLB player for Colorado Rockies, also played for Tampa Bay Rays, Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, and Cincinnati Reds
  • Lloyd Bentsen - American politician, businessman, Ret. Air Force Colonel

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