Glenda Dawson High School
|Glenda Dawson High School|
|2050 Cullen Blvd
Pearland, Texas 77584
|School type||Public high school|
|Motto||Some fly, We soar|
|School district||Pearland Independent School District|
Red, White, Blue
|Rivals||Pearland High School; Friendswood High School - "Battle for FM 518"|
|Website||Glenda Dawson High School|
Glenda Dawson High School (DHS) is a public high school in Pearland, Texas (United States). It is a part of the Pearland Independent School District serving grades 9 through 12. In 2014, the school was awarded a national rank of 1,165th by U.S. News & World Report, which puts it in the silver medal category. U.S. News & World Report also ranks it 120th in Texas. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.
Dawson, which opened in fall 2007, relieved students from the over-crowded Pearland High School. Dawson serves sections of Pearland, sections of Brookside Village, and unincorporated areas (including Silverlake). The school was named after former Texas Representative Glenda Dawson, who taught for 34 years at Pearland High School. The groundbreaking ceremony occurred on August 1, 2007 with the school opening for the start of the 2009-10 school year. In fall 2007, the current Pearland Ninth Grade Center was converted into a temporary Dawson High School for two years; it served 9th and 10th graders the first year and 9th, 10th, and 11th graders in the second year.
Dawson High School's mascot is the Eagles, the same mascot as Pearland's Challenger Elementary School. Dawson's school colors are red, white, and blue. The school motto is: "Some Fly, We Soar."
The school was originally designed to house about 2,000 students. On March 8, 2013 the school had 2,110 students. By 2013 the growing enrollment meant that the school could be reclassified into a higher University Scholastic League (UIL) ranking, affecting the placement of its athletic teams. The district estimated that enrollment at Dawson would reach 2,500 by 2021. In 2015 Pearland ISD administrators told members of the PISD board of trustees that they may want to have another bond election in 2016. In November 2016, the bond passed.
The Dawson Eagles compete in these sports - 
- Cross Country
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field
- Water Polo
Band & Color Guard
The Dawson Eagle Band & Catalyst Color Guard has advanced to the UIL State Marching Contest every year eligible, placing 7th in state in Fall 2013. The band is directed by Ryan Agard, Justin Zimerman, and Nathan Coronado. The color guard is directed by Lee Turner.
- Carleston (partial)
- Lawhon (partial)
- Massey Ranch (partial)
The following middle schools feed into Dawson:
- Rogers Middle School
- Jamison Middle School (Partial)
- Sablatura Middle School (Partial)
The following junior high schools feed into Dawson:
- Berry Miller Junior High School
- Pearland Junior High West (Partial)
- Pearland Junior High South (Partial)
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- The Athletics Department