Crossett High School

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Crossett High School
Address
301 West 9th Street
Crossett, Arkansas
United States
Coordinates 33°7′26.1″N 91°57′50.6″W / 33.123917°N 91.964056°W / 33.123917; -91.964056Coordinates: 33°7′26.1″N 91°57′50.6″W / 33.123917°N 91.964056°W / 33.123917; -91.964056
Information
Type Public high school
Motto A Tradition of Excellence
School district Crossett School District
NCES District ID 0504800[1]
NCES School ID 050480000202[2]
Principal Alicia Brown
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 579 (2010-11[2])
Color(s)      Maroon
     White
Athletics conference 4A Region 8
Team name Crossett Eagles
Accreditation AdvancED (1924–);
Arkansas Department of Education
USNWR ranking Unranked
Website

Crossett High School is a comprehensive public high school in Crossett, Arkansas, United States. It is one of two public high schools located in Ashley County, and the sole high school administered by the Crossett School District.

Academics[edit]

Curriculum[edit]

The assumed course of study that students complete is the Smart Core curriculum developed by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), which requires students to complete 22 units prior to graduation. Students complete regular and Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and exams. The school is accredited as a 1924 charter member of AdvancED. In 1963, educator Simmons McClintock was honored by the ADE as the 'Arkansas Teacher of the Year'.[3]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2011, Crossett School District and its high school were recognized in the AP District of the Year Awards program in the College Board's 2nd Annual Honor Roll that consisted of 367 U.S. public school districts (4 in Arkansas) that simultaneously achieved increases in access to AP® courses for a broader number of students and improved the rate at which their AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam.[4]

In 2012, Crossett School District and its high school were recognized in the AP District of the Year Awards program in the College Board's 3rd Annual Honor Roll that consisted of 539 U.S. public school districts (6 in Arkansas) that simultaneously achieved increases in access to AP® courses for a broader number of students and improved the rate at which their AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam.[5]

In 2012, Crossett was listed in the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools report and was ranked No. 1,316 of 2,008 high schools in the Challenge Index high school scoring system with an index score of 1.589, which is the number of college-level tests given at a school in 2011 divided by the number of graduates that year.[6]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Crossett High School mascot is the eagle with maroon and white serving as the school colors. For 2012–present, the Crossett Eagles compete in the 4A classification administered by the Arkansas Activities Association in the 4A Region 8 Conference. The Eagles compete with interscholastic teams in baseball, basketball (boys/girls), football, golf (boys/girls), fast-pitch softball, speech, tennis (boys/girls), track and field (boys/girls), the cheer squad, and the Eaglette dance squad.[7]

The Crossett Eagles have more than 50 state championships. In boys track and field, the Eagles have won over 25 state titles including twice winning seven consecutive banners between 1975–81 and 1983–89.[8][9]

  • 3x Football: 1966, 1978, 1984
  • 1x Boys Basketball: 1968
  • 2x Baseball: 1997, 1993
  • 28x Boys Track & Field: 1958–59, 1967–69, 1975–81, 1983–89, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2002–03, 2016
  • 7x Girls Track & Field: 1988, 1990–91, 1997, 2000, 2012,2014
  • 5x Boys Cross Country: 1983–84, 1986–87, 1996
  • 5x Decathlon: 1972, 1978–79, 1996–97
  • 1x Boys Golf: 1954
  • 5x Girls Tennis: 1984–86, 1991, 1993
  • 6x Boys Swimming and Diving: 1950, 1952–53, 1956–58

In addition to sports, Crossett students may seek participation in clubs and organizations, such as: Future Farmers of America (FFA), Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), Student Council, Yearbook, and honor societies.

Alma Mater

Alma Mater[edit]

          Hail Crossett High School, Hats off to you
          Ever you will find us loyal and true
          Firm and Adaunted ever will be
          And to the school we love
          Here's a toast to thee.

Notable people[edit]

The following are notable people associated with Crossett High School. If the person was a Crossett High School student, the number in parentheses indicates the year of graduation; if the person was a faculty or staff member, that person's title and years of association are included:

  • Lyndon Johnson (1986)-MVP 1984 State Champions, rushed for over 2700 1984-1985. Johnson scored 42 touchdowns in the two years he played for the Crossett Eagles. Football Scholarship at 1986 Henderson State University,
  • Jessie Clark (1978)—Former professional football player
  • Jeremy Evans (2006)—Professional basketball player
  • Keith Kidd, American football player
  • Rylan Reed (1999)—Former football and baseball player
  • Barry Switzer (1955)—College Football Hall of Fame inductee; 3x national champion at University of Oklahoma, 1995 Super Bowl champion coach

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Crossett School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Crossett High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Arkansas Teachers of the Year" (PDF). Arkansas Department of Education. Retrieved October 13, 2012. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "AP District of the Year Awards: 2nd Annual Honor Roll". College Board. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "AP District of the Year Awards: 3rd Annual Honor Roll" (PDF). College Board. 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Best High Schools 2012". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ "School Profile, Crossett High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Crossett State Championships". crossetthistoryeagles. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Arkansas High School Sports Record Book 2012–13" (PDF). Arkansas Activities Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 31, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 

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