Wylie High School (Wylie, Texas)

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Wylie High School
Address
2550 West FM 544
Wylie, Texas, 75098-0490
United States
Information
School type Public high school
Motto AHMO
Established 1905
School district Wylie Independent School District
Principal Virdie Montgomery
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2292[1] (2012)
Campus Suburban
Color(s)              Maroon, White and Gray.
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAA
Mascot Pirates/Lady Pirates
Newspaper The Peg Leg
Yearbook The Legend
Website

Wylie High School (commonly Wylie or WHS) is a public high school located in Wylie, Texas, USA and classified as a 5A school by the UIL. It is part of the Wylie Independent School District which covers south central Collin County and includes portions of the communities of Sachse, St. Paul and Murphy along with Wylie. Until the 2008 opening of Wylie East High School, Wylie was the only high school in Wylie ISD.

History[edit]

A pirate mural on the walls of the school.

In the 1890s, the town of Wylie had been served by a small school[2] with a small amount of funding, primarily contributed by the parents of the students of the schools. Ovid Birmingham noticed this problem while traveling and established Wylie ISD in 1901-1902. He set limits of the district that all citizens in that area would pay taxes to support the district. The Birmingham family soon provided money to build the original Wylie High School. Wylie High has resided in several different buildings in its history.

Wylie East High School was opened for the 2007-2008 school year. The school initially served solely ninth grade students. Wylie East became a 9-12 school with the Class of 2012 being the first class to graduate after the district voted to have multiple 9-12 campuses in January 2008. Wylie East began the 2009-2010 school year with freshmen and sophomores.[citation needed]ylie ISD serves most of the city of Wylie, including the city of St. Paul, a portion of the city of Murphy, and the Collin County portion of the city of Sachse. Enrollment has grown to just over 10,000 students with most 2685 full time employees

Dress code[edit]

Wylie School District has enforced a standardized dress policy for students in 5th through 12th grades since the 2006-2007 school year. The dress code requires that students wear collared shirts and khaki-style pants. Shirts must be tucked in with a belt around the waist

Activities[edit]

The extracurricular activities offered at Wylie High School are many and varied due to the school's large size. There are chapters of national organizations such as the National Honor Society and the Air Force Junior ROTC, as well as service organizations such as SkillsUSA, Spanish Club, French Club, FCCLA and BPA. The usual range of athletic and music organizations are available for students to join. Home of That Wylie Band

Athletics[edit]

The Wylie Pirates compete in these sports [3]

Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Powerlifting, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track, Baseball,& Softball

State Titles[edit]

  • Football [4]
    • 1977(2A)

The Wylie Pirate Football team has one state championship in WHS history, which was won in 1977.

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