Aledo High School (Texas)

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Coordinates: 32°42′45″N 97°36′59″W / 32.7124°N 97.6164°W / 32.7124; -97.6164

Aledo High School
Address
1000 Bailey Ranch Rd.
Aledo, Texas 76008-4407
United States
Information
School typePublic high school
Motto"Aspire to Excellence" [3]
School districtAledo Independent School District
PrincipalDan Peterson [1]
Grades9-12
Enrollment1678[2] (2016)
Color(s)          Black & Orange
Athletics conferenceUIL Class AAAAA
MascotBearcats/Lady Cats
YearbookLedoian
Website

Aledo High School is a public high school located in Aledo, Texas (USA) and classified as a 5A school by the UIL. It is part of the Aledo Independent School District located in south central Parker County. Along with Aledo, students attend from the towns of Annetta and Annetta South as well as portions of Annetta North, Hudson Oaks, and Willow Park. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[4]

Athletics[edit]

The Aledo Bearcats compete in these sports - [5]

Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Powerlifting, Soccer, Swimming, Golf, Tennis, Track, Softball & Baseball.

Aledo High School's most prominent athletic team is the Bearcat football team. Other sports having success are the boys golf team and the Ladycat softball team who also finished ranked #1 in the country in 2008. The 2008 Bearcat Tennis team, for the first time, was the District 6-4A champs with a perfect district season.

State Titles[edit]

  • Baseball - [6]
    • 2014 (4A)
  • Football - [7]
    • 1998 (3A/D1), 2009 (4A/D2), 2010 (4A/D2), 2011 (4A/D2), 2013 (4A/D2), 2014 (5A/D1), 2016 (5A/D2)
  • Boys Golf - [8]
    • 1978 (1A), 2007 (4A)
  • Softball [9]
    • 2008 (4A), 2014 (4A), 2015 (5A)

The Bearcat football team has won three consecutive state titles in 4A Division II and have a total of 7 titles. The 2013 team became the first team in high school history to score 1,000 points in a single season;[10] after a 91-0 blowout of Western Hills a parent of the losing team filed bullying charges with the school district.[11][12] A reporter for the Associated Press called Aledo a "powerhouse" in football;[12] since 2009 Aledo has won a football state title in every season except 2012 and 2015.

State Finalists[edit]

  • Football [13]
    • 1974 (1A), 2017 (5A/D2)
  • Boys Soccer [14]
    • 2005 (4A) 2018 (5A)
  • Girls Soccer
    • 2017 (5A)

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Aledo High School's most prominent spirit organization is the Aledo High School Band (AKA Bearcat Regiment). The Regiment marching band was a UIL State Finalist in 2000 (3A),[15] 2005 (4A),[15] 2007 (4A), 2011 (4A)[16], 2015, and 2017 (5A). The Regiment for the first time receive the title of Super Regional Grand Champions in the 2A class in 2008 at the San Antonio BOA. In 2010 the Bearcat Regiment was for the first time a finalist at BOA Super Regionals in San Antonio. The concert band also received TMEA Honor Band State Finals awards in 2002 (3A)[15] and 2007 (4A),[15] and became The TMEA Honor Band State Champions in 2015 (5A). In UIL academic competition, the Current Issues and Events team and the Literary Criticism team won the state championship in 2009, with the Current Issues and Events team successfully defending their state championship in 2010 and placing first in 2012;[17] the Social Studies Team won the state championship (4A) in 2011 and was both district and regional champion.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aledo Principal
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ AHS Homepage
  4. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-10.
  5. ^ The Athletics Department
  6. ^ UIL Baseball Archives
  7. ^ Lone Star Football Network
  8. ^ UIL Boys Golf Archives Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ UIL Softball Archives Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ http://msn.foxsports.com/college-football/story/texas-hs-becomes-first-team-ever-to-score-1-000-points-in-season-122113
  11. ^ Beard, Sterling (October 22, 2013). "Texas High School Football Blowout Leads Parent to File Bullying Accusation". National Review. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29.
  12. ^ a b Blaney, Betsy (October 22, 2013). "Texas dad alleges bullying in 91-0 football game". Houston Chronicle. Associated Press. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  13. ^ Lone Star Football Network
  14. ^ UIL Boys Soccer Archives Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ a b c d "Aledo High School Band". Archived from the original on 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2008-05-21.
  16. ^ UIL Texas State Marching Band Contest, Conference 4A Finals Results
  17. ^ http://utdirect.utexas.edu/uil/vlcp_results.WBX
  18. ^ UIL Lone Star Cup Champions

External links[edit]