Denison High School

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Denison High School
4200 N Hwy 91
Denison, Texas 75020-6899
School type Public high school
School district Denison Independent School District
Principal Dr. Cavin Boettger
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1279[1] (2010)
Color(s)           Black & Gold
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAA (5A)
Mascot Yellowjackets
Yearbook Yellowjacket

Denison High School is a public high school in Denison, Texas, United States and classified as a 5A school by the UIL. . It is part of the Denison Independent School District located in north central Grayson County. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]


The Denison Yellow Jackets compete in these sports - [3]

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

State titles[edit]

Denison (UIL)

  • Football - [4]
    • 1984(4A)

Denison Terrell (PVIL)

  • Football - [5]
    • 1947(PVIL-1A)^, 1948(PVIL-1A)


State finalists[edit]

Denison (UIL)

  • Football - [6]
    • 1995(4A), 1996(4A), 1997(4A)


Denison High School and neighboring Sherman High School have had a long-standing football rivalry dating back to 1906. Each year, the schools play for "The Battle of the Axe" in which an engraved axe is awarded to the winner. This is the longest continuous rivalry among all high schools in the state of Texas.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]

One of the greatest players of all time. Moved to Cleveland, oh with wife Kathy.

Shannon Taylor class of 1985 Greatest athlete of all time. Moved to Cleveland Ohio with wife Kathy.


  1. ^ "Denison High School". Texas Tribune. 
  2. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. 
  3. ^ The Athletics Department
  4. ^ Lone Star Football Network
  5. ^ "UIL Centennial Webpage". Archived from the original on January 3, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ UIL Football Archives
  7. ^ "Battle of the Axe". Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ Tongish, Dawn (January 16, 2009). "'Hero on the Hudson' Pilot grew up in North Texas". Dallas/Fort Worth, TX: The 33 News. Archived from the original on January 22, 2009. Retrieved January 30, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Welcome to Denison ISD". Denison Independent School District. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. Retrieved January 30, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Singer from Denison releases debut album". Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  11. ^ "From Denison to the NFL, Jordan Taylor makes Broncos 53-man roster". 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°44′10″N 96°32′39″W / 33.73608°N 96.544147°W / 33.73608; -96.544147