Weslaco High School

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Weslaco High School
Weslaco High's Logo
Location
Weslaco High School is located in Texas
Weslaco High School
Weslaco High School
Location in Texas
1005 W Pike Blvd
Weslaco, Texas, 78596
United States
Coordinates 26°10′08″N 98°00′09″W / 26.168939°N 98.002596°W / 26.168939; -98.002596
Information
School type Public High School
Established 1921, 1973 (current location)
Superintendent Dr. Ruben Alejandro
Principal Yvett Morales
Teaching staff 149
Grades 9-12
Enrolment 2,425 (December 12, 2011[1])
 • Grade 9 764
 • Grade 10 549
 • Grade 11 583
 • Grade 12 592
Average class size 30
Student to teacher ratio 16:1
Campus Large Suburb
Color(s) Purple and White
Slogan Go! Fight! Win!
Fight song National Emblem March
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Powerlifting, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Cheerleading, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling
Mascot Panther
Publication Hi-Life Magazine
Yearbook La Palma
Website

The High School was founded in 1921 [2] alongside the Weslaco Independent School District, Weslaco High School was the first high school serving Weslaco, Texas until the construction of Weslaco East High School in fall 2000. As of today, the high school’s present location has not changed since 1973. For the 2009-2010 school year, Weslaco High School is currently a TEA ‘’Recognized’’ School.[3]

Music Department[edit]

The widely recognized marching band from Weslaco High is the Weslaco Panther Corps. Originally the colors of the Corps were green and gold, but later changed to Dark Candy Purple and Crystal White to accommodate the colors of the high school.

Bobby Lackey Stadium[edit]

Bobby Lackey Home side entrance
Bobby Lackey Stadium
Bobby Lackey Field

From 1973 to 1989 the football stadium was named Barbee Nehaus Stadium. In 1990, a new Weslaco High stadium was built and named Panther Stadium. In recognition of one of Weslaco High’s most famous students, the stadium was renamed Bobby Lackey Stadium in the summer of 2002. From 2002 onward, the Stadium has served both Weslaco High School and Weslaco East High School.

In May 2009, renovation of the stadium began to increase seating capacity as well as adding various new features to the Stadium costing an estimate of $7 Million .[4] The home side seating serves 7,100 fans with approximately 1,000 seats with purple VIP backrest seating accommodations. The visitor side bleacher seating serves approximately 6,300 fans.[5] The lower level of the press box incorporates home and visitor independent ticket booth sales. The exterior façade has distinct arches over the first floor, thus also serving as protection to the fans from the elements.

Notable students[edit]

Harlon Block, one of the men from the famous Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, was enrolled in this school after the Block family relocated to this city. He led the Panther Football Team to the Conference Championship. He was honored as "All South Texas End."

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Coordinates: 26°10′08″N 98°00′09″W / 26.16894°N 98.00260°W / 26.16894; -98.00260