Forney High School

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Forney High School
800 College Avenue
Forney, Texas 75126-9574
United States
Coordinates 32°43′32″N 96°27′22″W / 32.72556°N 96.45611°W / 32.72556; -96.45611
School type Public high school
School district Forney Independent School District
NCES School ID 481956001810[1]
Principal Steve Whiffen
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1422[2] (2010)
Color(s)           Black and gold
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAA
Nickname Jackrabbits
Newspaper The Advocate
Jackrabbit Stadium in Forney

Forney High School is a public secondary school located in Forney, Texas, United States. It is one of two high schools in the Forney Independent School District which serves Forney, Talty, the small Kaufman County portion of Mesquite, and some surrounding unincorporated areas of Kaufman County. Because of immense growth over the past years, a bond was approved to begin construction of a second high school in May 2007. US Highway 80 serves as the boundary between the two high schools. Beginning in 2009, North Forney High School only housed freshmen and sophomores so the first graduating class will be in 2012. In 2011, the school was rated "Academically Acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[3]


Forney High School has several award-winning organizations including track and field, powerlifting, football, drill team, UIL academic teams, Special Olympics teams, band, and choir. City Bank Stadium is one of the few high school football stadiums in the country with privately owned naming rights. FHS varsity football, soccer, and track compete in the stadium. The school is also home to the Forney marching band, Espirit de Corps, which is ranked among the top ten bands in the state, as well as the award winning, national champion Highstepper drill team.

In 2014, Forney High School was recognized as having a certified Project Lead the Way high school engineering program.[4]

School uniforms[edit]

All Forney ISD students are required to wear school uniforms,[5] although jeans are sometimes allowed.

The Texas Education Agency specified that the parental guardians of students zoned to a school with uniforms may apply for a waiver to opt out of the uniform policy. Parents must provide legitimate reasons, which are usually religious or philosophical in nature.[6]

Forney High School has opt-out days periodically throughout the course of the year to celebrate special occasions such as home game days.

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