John Horn High School

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Dr. John Horn High School
Location
3300 East Cartwright Road
Mesquite, Texas, 75181
USA
Coordinates 32°43′55″N 96°33′25″W / 32.73194°N 96.556864°W / 32.73194; -96.556864Coordinates: 32°43′55″N 96°33′25″W / 32.73194°N 96.556864°W / 32.73194; -96.556864
Information
Type Free public
Established 2000
School district Mesquite Independent School District
Principal Bruce Perkins[1]
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 2,284 (2014-15)[2]
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Red, Black and White
              
Mascot Jaguar
Website

Dr. John D. Horn High School is a secondary school in Mesquite, Texas, United States. The school serves the southern portion of Mesquite and the Mesquite ISD portion of Seagoville.[3][4]

John Horn High School, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Mesquite Independent School District. The school is under the UIL AAAAAA (or 6A) division. The Jaguar is the school mascot, and the school colors are red, black and white.

History[edit]

John Horn High School is the newest high school opened in the Mesquite Independent School District. It is named after the former superintendent Dr. John D. Horn.

The school opened in 2000 with only 9th and 10th grade classes. The enrollment in that first school year was approximately 550. In the 2006-2007 school year its enrollment was over 2,000 students. Ronnie Pardun was the first principal of the school succeeded by the current principal, Bruce Perkins.[5]

Standard dress[edit]

All students at Horn are required to dress according to a standardized dress code (similar to a school uniform) as of 2005 the code is at all Mesquite ISD middle and high schools.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Quincy Acy, professional basketball player (class of 2008)[7]
  • Taylor Gabriel, professional football player currently playing for the Atlanta Falcons (class of 2009)[8]
  • Micah Xavier Johnson, former soldier of the U.S. Army Reserve and perpetrator of the 2016 shooting of Dallas police officers (class of 2009)[9]
  • Jakeem Grant, professional football player currently playing for the Miami Dolphins (class of 2011)[10]
  • DeVante Harris, professional football player currently playing for the New Orleans Saints (class of 2012)[11]
  • JaCorey Shepherd, professional football player currently playing for the San Francisco 49ers (class of 2011)[12]
  • Eduardo Cortes, professional soccer player currently playing for FC Dallas (attended 2007-09)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mesquiteisd.org/jhhs/staff-directory/
  2. ^ "HORN H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ "AttendZones1213.pdf." Mesquite Independent School District. Retrieved on April 4, 2014.
  4. ^ "Official Zoning Map." City of Seagoville. Retrieved on June 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Mesquite Independent School District". Mesquiteisd.org. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  6. ^ "Mesquite Independent School District". Mesquiteisd.org. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  7. ^ Quincy Acy at NBA.com (accessed 2014-04-08).
  8. ^ "Taylor Gabriel". NFL.com. Retrieved 2017-10-16. 
  9. ^ McGaughy, Lauren; Martin, Brittney (July 8, 2016). "Five things you should know about Dallas shooting suspect Micah Johnson". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  10. ^ [1] at NFL.com (accessed 2016-15-08).
  11. ^ "New Orleans Saints: De'Vante Harris". Retrieved 2017-10-16. 
  12. ^ "JaCorey Shepherd". NFL.com. Retrieved 2017-10-16. 

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