Clifton High School (Clifton, Texas)

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Clifton High School
Clifton High School Logo.png
1101 North Avenue Q
Clifton, Texas 76634-1029
United States
Coordinates 31°47′19″N 97°35′26″W / 31.788671°N 97.590608°W / 31.788671; -97.590608Coordinates: 31°47′19″N 97°35′26″W / 31.788671°N 97.590608°W / 31.788671; -97.590608
School type Public high school
School district Clifton Independent School District
Principal Becky Burnett
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 302[1] (2014-2015)
Kelly Green, White & Black
Athletics conference UIL Class AAA
Mascot Cubs/Lady Cubs
Yearbook The Old Mill

Clifton High School (CHS) is a public high school located in Clifton, Texas (United States) and classified as a 3A school by the UIL. It is part of the Clifton Independent School District located in southern Bosque County. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]


In 2010, CHS students passed the TAKS at rates above that of the state average in all subjects, having 100% passing rates in Grade 11 Social Studies and Grade 11 English Language Arts.[3]

CHS offers extensive dual credit (dual enrollment) course opportunities. Dual credit courses are college courses which provide both high school and college credit. At CHS, these courses are typically offered from University of Texas Permian Basin or Hill College.


The Clifton Cubs and Lady Cubs compete in the following sports:[4]

The CHS athletic program is currently under the leadership of athletic director and head football coach, Chuck Caniford. The school's teams compete in state championship series tournaments sponsored by the UIL.

UIL District Alignment (2012-2014)[edit]

For football, CHS competes in Conference 2A, Division I, Region 3, District 12:

For other sports, CHS competes in Conference 2A, Region 3, District 21:

State Finalist[edit]

  • Football - [5]
    • 1967(1A)

In 1995, the women's volleyball team lost to Jewett Leon (Scores: 15-9; 15-7) in the conference 2A state semi-finals.


Clifton is home to the "Award Winning" Clifton High School Band. The band is currently under the direction of Keith Zuehlke, Bryan Bronstad, and Stephanie Colburn.

Past UIL State Marching Band Competition Rankings:

Year State Ranking Video
2013 7 "state prelims video"
2011 5 not available
2009 2 area finals video
2007 4 state finals video
2005 7 not available

The CHS band program also boasts the Clifton High School Jazz Band, a big band ensemble that plays at various venues around the region.


CHS offers a variety of extracurricular activities and promotes student involvement. These activities include:


  • After winning home football games, each player on the Clifton High School football team takes a turn ringing the victory bell on the north side of Cub Stadium.
  • The victory bell on the north side of Cub Stadium is rung by each graduating senior immediately after the graduation ceremony.
  • The Clifton High School Fight Song is to the tune of the Notre Dame Victory March. The CHS Fight Song is played frequently at football games, pep-rallies and graduation. Clifton High School does not have words for the CHS Fight Song.
  • The Clifton High School Song is an original composition by a Clifton High School student. This song is a slow ballad. With the accompaniment of the CHS band, it is typically sung at all football games and pep-rallies, as well as graduation.
Clifton High School Song
Clifton High School we love you
And your glory we shall sing;
Memories of you we will cherish
And praises to you we will bring
Forever you banner we'll wave
With pride we'll hold it high;
We stand by your side Clifton High School
We'll laud your name to the sky
And in the books of fame
In gold we'll write your name;
We love you, C.H.S.
  • The Clifton High School yearbook is called "The Old Mill," named after a historic mill built in Clifton on the Bosque River[6] after the American Civil War.

Notable alumni[edit]


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