Texas High School

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Texas High School
Texas High School, Texarkana IMG 6386.jpg
“Tomorrow’s future at work today”
Address
4001 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, Texas, Bowie County, 75503
United States
Information
School type Public high school
Established 1889
School district Texarkana Independent School District
President Wanda Boyette
Principal Brad Bailey
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,866 [1]
Color(s)           Orange & White
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAA)
Mascot Tiger
Yearbook The Tiger
Website

Texas High School is a public high school located in the city of Texarkana, Texas, in Bowie County, United States and classified as a 4A school by the UIL. It is part of the Texarkana Independent School District located in extreme northeast Bowie County. In 2013, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]

History[edit]

The first classes were held in 1889 for grades 7 through 11 and the first graduating class consisted of three students in 1890. In 1965 a $3,000,000-bond was issued for a new high school on Kennedy Lane, just west of Summerhill Road, was approved. The facility was designed by noted architects Caudill Rowlett Scott and local architects Moore and Thomas. In 1969, the architecture firm was awarded the Outstanding School Architecture Award by the Texas Association of School Administrators and School Boards for its design.[3]

Alma mater[edit]

Hail Texas High School,
We are as one,
Standing together,
Till day is done,
Cheering our comrades,
As years go by;
We pledge our love to thee,
Dear old Texas High!

Mission statement[edit]

"Texas High School will offer excellence in education for all students — today and tomorrow."

Athletics[edit]

Under the 2012-2014 football University Interscholastic League reclassification, Texas High competes in District 14 of classification 4A.

Texas High has always had a competitive football program. Under Barry Norton, they won the 4A Division I state championship in 2002[4] and have been in the playoffs numerous times.

Under head coach Glenn Welch (1975 alumnus), the baseball program won its first 4A state championship on June 11, 2009.[5]

Texas High has always had a traditionally strong men's and women's swimming and diving team, called the Tigersharks, and have won numerous individual titles and state championships in the last thirty years.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas Tribune
  2. ^ "2013 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  3. ^ Caudill Rowlett Scott Awards
  4. ^ http://www.uil.utexas.edu/athletics/archives/football/champions.html UIL State Football Champions
  5. ^ "Texas High wins first-ever state baseball championship". Texarkana Gazette. 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  6. ^ "Perot named TISD Distinguished Alumni". Texarkana Gazette. 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2006-09-17. 
  7. ^ "Texarkana Independent School District Names H. Ross Perot as 2009 Distinguished Alumni". Texarkana Independent School District. 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  8. ^ http://www.tshof.org/highschool/inductees/ Texas High School Football Hall of Fame

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°27′19″N 94°03′56″W / 33.455351°N 94.06543°W / 33.455351; -94.06543