Jack C. Hays High School

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Coordinates: 30°01′52″N 97°53′23″W / 30.0311°N 97.8896°W / 30.0311; -97.8896

Jack C. Hays High School
4800 Jack C Hays Trail
Buda, Hays, Texas 78610
United States
School type High School
Motto 'Rebel Pride Never Dies'
Established 1968
School district Hays Consolidated Independent School District
Superintendent Michael McKie[1]
Dean Cameron MacPherson
Principal David Pierce[2]
Assistant Principals Damon Adams
Tonya Kallfelz
Jana King
Richard Ramirez
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,409[3] (2014-15)
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAAA
Mascot Rebel
Rival Lehman High School

Jack C. Hays High School is public school located in Buda, Texas, United States and classified as a 6A school by the UIL. Hays High School is the oldest existing high school in Hays CISD, but was thoroughly renovated in the 2000s. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[4]


The school is named for John Coffee Hays, a frontier defender, Texas Ranger and hero to those he fought to protect. He achieved fame after leaving Texas in 1849 for California, where he became the first elected sheriff of San Francisco and helped found the city of Oakland. Hays High School was formed by the consolidation of Buda, Kyle and Wimberley high schools in 1968. In 1986, the Wimberley community was released from the Hays Consolidated School District and reformed Wimberley High School. A further split occurred with the opening of Lehman High School in neighboring Kyle in the fall of 2004.


The school mascot is a Yosemite Sam-like character dressed in the standard gray uniform of the Army of the Confederate States of America known as "Colonel Jack". While "Colonel Jack" formerly wielded dual revolvers and a confederate flag belt buckle, he is currently shown with a Texas flag in his left hand and a white flag bearing an H in his right with a script R on his belt buckle. As with other institutions which draw upon confederate imagery, Hays High School encountered controversy on and off for years before ultimately discarding the confederate flag as an official symbol in 2000 and banning it from official functions entirely in 2012,[5] followed by retiring Dixie as a fight song in 2015 and replacing it with the school's original fight song, On, Wisconsin!.[6]


Hays High School competes in these sports - [7]

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

State Titles[edit]

  • Volleyball - [8]
    • 1968(B)
  • Softball - [9]
    • 2013(4A)

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Michael McKie, Superintendent". Archived from the original on 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Administration Staff". Archived from the original on 2010-08-09. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  3. ^ "JACK C HAYS H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-10. 
  5. ^ O'Rourke, Ciara. "Hays school board votes to ban Confederate flag". Austin American-Statesman. Cox. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-30. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  7. ^ The Athletics Department
  8. ^ UIL Volleyball Archives Archived March 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ UIL Softball Archives
  10. ^ Pleskoff, Bernie (March 1, 2013). "Joseph has enough stuff to close in the future". MLB.com. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 

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