Carthage High School (Texas)

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Coordinates: 32°09′44″N 94°21′54″W / 32.1623°N 94.3651°W / 32.1623; -94.3651

Carthage High School
1600 W Panola St.
Carthage, Texas 75633-0197
United States
School type Public High School
School district Carthage Independent School District
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 735[1] (2012)
Color(s)           Red & White
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAA
Mascot Bulldogs

Center High School

Henderson High School
Newspaper The Carthaginian
Yearbook Pine Burr

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


The Carthage Bulldogs compete in the following sports -

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

State Titles[edit]

Carthage (UIL)

  • Baseball [3]
    • 1990(4A), 2005(3A), 2009(3A)
  • Football [4]
    • 2008(3A/D2), 2009(3A/D2), 2010(3A/D2), 2013(3A/D1), 2016(4A/D1)

Carthage Turner (PVIL)

  • Boys Basketball [5]
    • 1963(PVIL-3A)

State Finalists[edit]

Carthage (UIL)

  • Baseball [6]
    • 2001(4A)
  • Girls Basketball [7]
    • 1982(4A)
  • Football [8]
    • 1991(4A), 2015(4A/D1)

Carthage Turner (PVIL)

  • Boys Basketball [9]
    • 1962(PVIL-3A), 1965(PVIL-3A), 1968(PVIL-3A)


Academic Events:

  • Chess Team
  • Debate Team
  • One Act Play
  • Speech
  • Journalism

UIL Academic Titles:

  • 1959 3A State Championship - Boys Debate
  • 1959 3A State Championship - Girls Debate
  • 1960 3A State Championship - Girls Extemporaneous Speaking
  • 1960 3A State Championship - Girls Debate
  • 1961 3A State Championship - Boys Debate
  • 1962 3A State Championship - Boys Debate
  • 1962 3A State Championship - Girls Debate
  • 1963 3A State Championship - Boys Debate
  • 1965 3A State Championship - Boys Informative Speaking
  • 1999 4A State Championship - Poetry Interpretation
  • 2003 Class 3A Texas State Championship - Debate
  • 2009 Class 3A Texas State Champions - Journalism

Other State Titles:

  • 2009 Texas State Champions - TSA
  • 2010 Texas State Champions - TSA
  • 2010 Class 3A Texas State Champions (non-UIL) - Powerlifting (123 lbs)

Notable alumni[edit]


The school has a leased cable channel that they broadcast programming from CISD on. Broadcasting is managed by the department's director Joanna Huckabee and produced by students including Cheston Malone, Kell Whitlock, Dylan Bullock. Programs include "CHS 360" and "The Carthage Connection". Notable awards and honors include Regional UIL qualifiers for short films such as, "The Heist" and "Acheron." In 2016, the films team placed 7th in the State of Texas (the highest of any CHS team in history) in TSA Video On Demand and qualified for National competition in Nashville, Tennessee. Tyler Anderson cites the program as his inspiration to enter the film industry.


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