John Tyler High School
|John Tyler High School|
John Tyler High School in Tyler, Texas
|Motto||Proud is our Pride.|
|School district||Tyler Independent School District|
|Grades||9th – 12th|
|Color(s)||Blue and White|
|Athletics conference||UIL Class 6A|
|Website||John Tyler High School Website|
John Tyler High School is a public, co-educational secondary school in Tyler, Texas. It is part of the Tyler Independent School District and serves 9th through 12th grade. The school is named after John Tyler, the tenth President of the United States.
About John Tyler High
John Tyler High School, a part of Tyler Independent School District, is located in the northwest section of Tyler, Texas. As of the 2010-2011 academic year, the school boasted an enrollment of approximately 2,047 students. John Tyler offers academic avenues through the AP program, UIL competitions, and the College and Career Center. John Tyler also carries a long history of athletic excellence in sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, and soccer.
John Tyler High School shares a long-standing crosstown rivalry in sports with Robert E. Lee High School, located in south Tyler. Both compete in the University Interscholastic League's District 11-6A across a wide array of athletic endeavors. Class 6A is the state's largest classification.
As of the 2006–2007 school year, the student population consisted of
- 56% Hispanic
- 41% African American
- 3% White (Non-Hispanic)
- 0% Asian/Pacific Islander
- 0% American Indian
John Tyler High is known for its elite football program. The J.T. Lions have won two state championships: 1973 under coach Corky Nelson, and in 1994 under coach Allen Wilson. In addition, Tyler High School's state championship in 1930 under coach George Foltz is credited to John Tyler, as Tyler High was ultimately renamed John Tyler High School.
The 1994 championship season featured the noteworthy 1994 John Tyler vs. Plano East high school football game, which ultimately won ESPN's 1995 Showstopper of the Year ESPY Award. In the regional final against Plano East (played at Texas Stadium), John Tyler had a 41–17 lead with 2:42 remaining. Plano East scored a touchdown, then recovered three consecutive onside kicks and scored touchdowns on each of them to take a 44–41 lead with 24 seconds remaining. However, on the ensuing kickoff, John Tyler returner Roderick Dunn ran for a touchdown to win the game 48–44.
- Gary Baxter, former NFL player
- Earl Campbell, 1977 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL Pro Bowl player
- Chris Carter, former NFL player
- Ricky Collins, current CFL wide receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders
- James Kenneth Crone, Texas Highway Patrol officer dramatized in the 1974 movie The Sugarland Express
- Tim Crowder, former NFL player
- Don Flynn, former AFL player with the New York Titans, Dallas Texans and CFL with the Edmonton Eskimos; All-American at University of Houston.
- Aqua Franklin, Texas A&M women's basketball 2004-2008, WNBA drafted 38th pick Sacramento Monarchs, assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin 2010-2011, University of Kansas 2011-2012, currently at Mississippi State University
- Daniel Hernandez, former MLS soccer player
- Rakim Hollis, basketball for TSU and European League
- Kendall Hunter, NFL player, running back with the San Francisco 49ers
- Gary Jones, former NFL player
- Jeremy Lane, NFL player, cornerback with the Seattle Seahawks
- Aaron Ross, 2006 Jim Thorpe Award winner and NFL player with the New York Giants
- Quincy Stewart, former NFL player and a member of the Edmonton Eskimos team of the CFL that won the Grey Cup in 2005
- Teddy Williams, four-time NCAA track and fieldAll-American at the University of Texas at San Antonio; NFL player
- Jeremy Johnson former all state QB, SMU wide receiver, holds the record for most receptions in a single season. Former NFL player with the Cincinnati Bengals.
- Greg Ward Jr. Former Houston QB, he is now playing for the Philadelphia Eagles , #89
- Tyus Bowser Former Houston LB, he is now playing for the Baltimore Ravens, #54
- Fred Ross Former Mississippi State WR, he is now playing in the NFL
- On September 23, 2009, a 16-year-old student stabbed 52-year-old music therapist Todd Henry.
- On February 14, 1981, fire destroyed nearly 90 percent of John Tyler High School's campus.
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- David Thomas (November 28, 2004). "Play it again". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Archived from the original on December 12, 2004. Retrieved January 31, 2011.
- John Tyler Teacher is Fatally Stabbed | KETKnbc.com | The News Station
- Teacher dies in stabbing at John Tyler HS. | kltv.com | The News Station