Houston County High School (Georgia)

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Houston County High School
Houston County High School
Warner Robins, Georgia
United States
Coordinates 32°33′08″N 83°40′29″W / 32.552323°N 83.674602°W / 32.552323; -83.674602Coordinates: 32°33′08″N 83°40′29″W / 32.552323°N 83.674602°W / 32.552323; -83.674602
Type Public high school
Motto Expect Excellence
Established 1991
Principal Douglas Rizer
Faculty 156
Number of students 1738
School color(s) Black, silver, and white
Athletics Football, softball, cross country, track, basketball, baseball, wrestling, golf, tennis, soccer, cheerleading, swimming, volleyball
Mascot Bears

Houston County High School (also referred to as HoCo) is one of six public high schools for grades 9-12 in the city of Warner Robins, Georgia, United States. It was founded in 1991 and is part of the Houston County School System.

The school has volleyball, cheerleading, football, basketball, soccer, and tennis teams, the award-winning Black and Silver Brigade marching band, as well as an AFJROTC unit: GA-932.


Houston County High School was honored as a USDOE Blue Ribbon School between 1994 and 1996.[1] The unaffiliated Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. designated Houston County High School as a "Lighthouse School Charter Member" in 2004.[2] In that same year, HCHS was bestowed one of two Intel-Scholastic Schools of Distinction "Best of the Best" awards.[3] The school has also been the subject of several private sector technology initiatives and case studies on behalf of companies such as Intel, Hitachi, Hydra, Microsoft, and Promethian.[4][5][6]

Marching band[edit]

Houston County High School's band is the Black and Silver Brigade. As of 2006, the football marching band had 270 students, 170 of whom were in the competitive marching band. There are four concert bands, two jazz bands, and a percussion ensemble. The East Georgia marching festival in Statesboro, Georgia in November 2011 was the only competition the brigade attended; they were ranked best color guard, best brass, best visual, best in show drum major, superior percussion, and best in class 4AAAA.

The Black and Silver Brigade has performed in the Phoenix Invitational Marching Festival, the East Georgia Marching Festival and Championships, the Spirit of Georgia Marching Band Invitational, the Heart of Georgia Marching Invitational, the Sugar Bowl, the Thanksgiving Parade in Philadelphia, the Marshall Field's Christmas Parade, the State Street Thanksgiving Parade, and the grand opening of the Museum of Arts in Science in Tampa, Florida. The brigade's members were designated as Goodwill Ambassadors when they performed in Freeport, Grand Bahamas. In 1994, the band performed in front of the president at the 2008 National Independence Day celebration in Washington DC.[7] In March 2013, the brigade traveled to New York to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

In October 2007, the Houston County Competition Band competed in their hometown competition at the Heart of Georgia, hosted by Warner Robins High School. The band competed against over 25 other bands to claim the title of Grand Champion, their first such title in several years. In October 2008, the band received the honor of Grand Champion at the Eagle's Nest Invitational held at Collins Hill High School in Atlanta. This was the first time that the Black and Silver Brigade won an Atlanta Region competition. The Percussion line won "High Drums" or 1st place Drums in all three competitions, another first in the band's history. The Black and Silver Brigade again won the Grand Championship title at the Golden Hawk Invitational at Washington County High School and the Heart of Georgia Marching Invitational on October 17 and 24, 2009, respectively.


Houston County's baseball team is consistently ranked in the top 10 in Georgia. In 2005 the team was ranked #2 in the state after going 24-3 in the season.


Houston County High School Cheerleading (AAAAA) is an athletic program in which the squads compete in state competitions year round. Some of their accomplishments are:

Region 1 Championships - 2002-2009, 2000, 1999, 1995, 1994 and dozens of first-place finishes in other local competitions. Houston County High School was the yearly host for the Middle Georgia Cheer Classic high school and middle school cheerleading competition. The competition cheerleading squad tied for a fifth place in Class 5A at the 2008 GHSA Cheerleading Championships as well as 2nd place honors at the 2002 GHSA State Cheerleading Championships. In 2009 the competition team placed 4th in Class 5A at the 2008 GHSA Cheerleading Championships. Also the Junior Varsity Team of 2009 went undefeated all season. They were grand champs at the Walton competition, beating 25 varsity teams. In 2012, the varsity team had an undefeated season and went on to become the 2012 5A State Cheerleading Champions.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived Information : Blue Ribbon Schools Program" (PDF). Ed.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 26, 2009. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived October 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Scholastic Administrator: Twenty-First Century Schools of Distinction Press Release". Scholastic.com. 2004-06-22. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  4. ^ (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20090107033459/http://www.21centuryconnections.com/files/7402_HoustonGA_3_27.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 7, 2009. Retrieved November 10, 2008.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20071009173032/http://www.hitachi-soft.com/news/news_2003may27.html. Archived from the original on October 9, 2007. Retrieved November 10, 2008.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  7. ^ [3] Archived July 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "National Football League: NFL Draft 2009 - Kyle Moore". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 

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