Celina High School (Texas)

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Celina High School
3455 North Preston Road


Coordinates33°19′25″N 96°46′40″W / 33.323659°N 96.777901°W / 33.323659; -96.777901Coordinates: 33°19′25″N 96°46′40″W / 33.323659°N 96.777901°W / 33.323659; -96.777901
TypeCo-Educational, Public, Secondary
School districtCelina Independent School District
PrincipalDave Wilson, Lori Gibbs, and Lance Lemberg
Enrollment697 (2015-16)[1]
Color(s)          Orange & White
Athletics conferenceUIL Class AAAA
MascotBobcat Bennie

Celina High School is a public high school located in Celina, Texas, United States. It is part of the Celina Independent School District located in northwestern Collin County and classified as a 4A school by the UIL. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]


The Celina Bobcats compete in the following sports:[3]


The Celina Bobcat football team was featured in the Kenny Chesney video Boys Of Fall. Chesney visited the school in 2010.[4]

State titles[edit]

Celina High School is best known for its dominating football program – it has eight state championships, tied with Southlake Carroll & Katy for the most in Texas. The 1974 title was in Class B (now Class A) and was a co-championship with Big Sandy High School (one of the all-time dominant teams) while the 2007 title was in Class AAA; the other six titles were in Class AA. In total, the Celina Bobcats have won 20 state titles across 6 sports

  • Football - [5]
    • 1974(B) (Co-Champ), 1995(2A), 1998(2A/D2), 1999(2A/D2), 2000(2A/D2), 2001(2A/D2), 2005(2A/D2), 2007(3A/D2)
  • Girls Cross Country - [6]
    • 2002(3A), 2003(3A)
  • Baseball - [7]
    • 2002(2A)
  • Boys Track - [8]
    • 1969(B), 1970(B), 1991(2A), 2012(3A), 2013(3A)
  • Girls Track - [9]
    • 1994(2A), 1995(2A), 2003(3A)
  • Softball - [10]
    • 2011(3A)

State finalists[edit]

  • Football – [11]
    • 2006(3A/D2), 2008(3A/D2), 2015(4A/D2)

Fine arts[edit]

The Celina High School Band particularly excels at concert band. It has received eleven consecutive sweepstakes awards and recently won a double state championship in the Outstanding Performance Series (OPS), but it has also obtained many other awards in both concert and marching band, including a trip to the UIL State marching competition in 2005.

The Celina Choir department has won numerous competitions.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable staff[edit]

G.A. Moore Most successful head coach in Texas high school football history


  1. ^ "CELINA H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-10.
  3. ^ The Athletics Department
  4. ^ Kenny Chesney and Celina High School
  5. ^ Lone Star Football Network
  6. ^ UIL Girls Cross Country Archives Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ UIL Baseball Archives Archived January 26, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ UIL Boys Track Archives Archived October 17, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ UIL Girls Track Archives Archived 2015-02-27 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ UIL Softball Archives
  11. ^ Lone Star Football Network

External links[edit]