Abilene High School (Texas)
|Abilene High School|
2800 N 6th St
|School type||Public high school|
|Motto||"Enter to learn, go forth to serve."|
|School district||Abilene Independent School District|
|Principal||Michael A. Garcia|
|Student to teacher ratio||15.47|
|Color(s)||Black & Gold|
|Athletics conference||UIL Class 6A|
|Website||Abilene High School|
Abilene High School is a public 6A high school located in Abilene, Texas, and is part of the Abilene Independent School District. Abilene High School is the name given to three different schools in the past 150 years. The first Abilene High was an old warehouse. Not long after that, the school was moved to what was the former Lincoln Middle School. In 1955, Abilene High was moved to its current location at N 6th and Mockingbird. Its main rival in sports is Cooper High School. The Abilene High Marching Band is accepted to be the oldest marching band in Texas. In 2011, the school was rated "Academically Acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.
Coached by P. E. Shotwell, for whom Shotwell Stadium is named, Abilene won its first state championship in 1923. Coach Dewey Mayhew guided the Eagles to their second state title in 1928, and a third one in 1931. Under Chuck Moser, Abilene won three consecutive state titles (1954–56). In 2009, the Eagles had an undefeated season and won the Division II State Finals, giving the Abilene Eagles their seventh state championship and first in 53 years.
- Baseball – 
- 1956(All), 1957(4A),2020(6A)
- Football – 
- 1923(All), 1928(1A), 1931(1A), 1954(4A), 1955(4A), 1956(4A), 2009(5A/D2)
- Team Tennis – 
- 1991(5A), 1999(5A)
- Boys Track – 
- 1925(All) 1954(2A), 1959(4A), 1960(4A), 1961(4A), 1976(4A),
- One Act Play – 
- 1930(All), 1943(All), 1946(All), 1949(2A), 1950(2A), 1964(4A), 1972(2A)
- Baseball –
- 1950(All), 1955(All)
- Boys Basketball -
- 1938(All), 1941(All)
- Football –
- 1922(All), 1927(1A)
Pure Gold is a by audition only, a select choir made up of mostly juniors and seniors (but occasionally some sophomores).
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