Denver City High School (Texas)

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Coordinates: 32°58′14″N 102°50′14″W / 32.9706°N 102.8371°W / 32.9706; -102.8371

Denver City High School
Address
601 Mustang Ave
Denver City, Texas 79323
United States
Information
School type Public high school
School district Denver City Independent School District
Principal Bruce Patterson (1st year)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 379[1] (2012)
Color(s)           Red & White
Athletics conference UIL Class AA
Mascot Mustangs/Fillies
Website

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

History[edit]

DCHS has been a Texas Education Agency Recognized Campus and was a United States Department of Education Blue Ribbon School in 2007. They have excelled in football, basketball, golf, tennis, track, baseball, softball and volleyball. The UIL Academic team has won two consecutive district championships and won the UIL region I championship in 2011. The school has an outstanding fine arts department with championships in band, theatre and art. The school is widely recognized for its Career and technology programs including award winning agriculture, automotive technology and industrial arts programs.

The school district is in the middle of a $40 million bond project which includes the construction of a state of the art athletic complex for both girls and boys, a multiple-functional arena-style gymnasium and contemporary maintenance and transportation facilities. The second phase of the bond plans to include a brand new high school. This bond construction began in 2010 and will continue at least through 2014.

Athletics[edit]

Denver City High School participates in cross country, football, volleyball, basketball, powerlifting, golf, track, baseball and softball.[3]

State titles[edit]

  • Football [4]
    • 1960(2A)

State finalists[edit]

  • Boys Basketball [5]
    • 1953 (1A)
  • Volleyball [6]
    • 1972 (2A), 1973 (2A), 1976 (2A)

Band[edit]

  • UIL Marching Band State Champions [7]
    • 1983 (3A), 1985 (3A), 1986 (3A), 1988 (3A), 1989 (3A)

Theater[edit]

  • One Act Play [8]
    • 1971 (2A)

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