South Grand Prairie High School

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South Grand Prairie High School
Address
301 West Warrior Trail
Grand Prairie, Texas, Dallas County, 75052
United States
Information
Type Public
Motto "Honor, Pride, Spirit"
Established 1969
School district 5AAAAA
Principal Donna Grant
Asst. Principal Robert Holt (on paid leave), Brayonna Howard, Marilyn Neely, Dr. Steve Brule, Tim Shepherd, Donna Wallace, John Young
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2900+
Color(s) Red      and Gold     
Athletics Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, KROO Games, Marching Band, Mariachi Band, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling
Mascot Warriors
Accreditation Texas Education Agency;
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Newspaper Indian Echo
Yearbook Signal
Website
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South Grand Prairie High School (SGPHS) is a suburban, public high school in the city of Grand Prairie, Texas (USA). It is part of the 36-campus Grand Prairie Independent School District.

Characteristics[edit]

  • SGPHS totes an awarding winning Theatre/Speech Team, with many State and National Champions. Their musicals have garnered high awards and acclaimed success, including High School Musical, Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors, Spamalot and The Wizard of Oz.

History[edit]

South Grand Prairie High School originally opened in the fall of 1969 with 448 students enrolled, 87 of which were seniors. The first campus was housed at what is now the ninth grade center.

In 1999, South Grand Prairie was named a "New American High School National Showcase Site" by the U. S. Department of Education.

In 2002, the front of the building was completely redesigned, and the SGPHS 9th Grade Campus was moved to an adjacent building (formerly Andrew Jackson Middle School) to the main campus. Since that time many career academy courses have been implemented and acknowledged.

In 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 the school received a "Recognized" status from the Texas Education Agency.

In the spring of 2007, SGP received a grant to become part of the SREB and the HSTW new Enhanced Schools Network. Over a two-year period, the administration and staff will work toward even more improvement via the 'best practices' recommended by this program. Specifically included is a concentrated literacy emphasis, which at SGP is referred to as the WRAD program - Writing and Reading across Disciplines. [1]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zac Crain, Is Jason Villalba the Future of the Texas GOP? Meet the only political candidate that Mitt Romney has endorsed". D Magazine, October 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°41′52″N 97°00′12″W / 32.697873°N 97.003277°W / 32.697873; -97.003277