Keller High School
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|Keller High School|
|601 N. Pate-Orr
Keller, Texas 76248
|School type||Public, high school|
|Motto||"A Tradition of Excellence"|
|School district||Keller ISD|
|Principal||Dr. Michael Nasra|
Keller High School is a public high school located in the city of Keller, Texas and is served by the Keller Independent School District. The school educates students in the majority of the city of Keller, western Southlake, northwestern Colleyville, northern North Richland Hills, and most of Westlake, including the Vaquero development. It has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for the 1999-2000 school year. As of 2011, Keller High School is rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency and is part of one of the largest districts in Texas to have an overall recognized rating. Per the 2017 US News Best High Schools System official numbers, 2,645 students attend the school as of 2017.
Keller High was the first high school to be built in KISD, followed by Fossil Ridge High School, Central High School and finally Timber Creek High School as of 2009. The school's mascot is the "Keller Indians," and the school colors are navy and Vegas gold. Keller, Central, Fossil Ridge, and Timber Creek all share the same stadium and natatorium.
Keller High School currently has a JROTC program. The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools and also in some middle schools across the United States and United States military bases across the world. However, the program takes place at Central High School, a neighboring school in the KISD. The program, which consists of participants from all 4 KISD high schools, has won numerous awards and recognition.
Keller High School has won numerous University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Championships in a few sports:
In 2017, Keller Varsity Basketball Team went to the state championship in San Antonio, Texas but lost to Wagner High School in the semifinals at the Alamodome with a crowd of more than 12,000 spectators at the game. TCU-Bound R.J. Nembhard led the team that year. He was a 4-star recruit and was 11th ranked in the state of Texas basketball recruiting. He averaged 28 points per game in his senior year and led the team in assists as well.
Keller High Softball has won 4 state championships in the 3-6A class of UIL. Their championships occurred in 2003, 2005, 2016, and 2017. They have had many recruits come out of the program. Head coach Bryan Poehler has coached the back-to-back championships in 2016 and 2017 and has been commended for his coaching skills. The softball team is one of the most dominant softball teams in Texas.
Keller High School Band
The Keller High School Band has received numerous awards over the years, and is a source of pride for the school. The band placed 2nd at the 1999 Texas 4A State Marching Band Contest, and was the 1999 TMEA 4A Honor Band. They have been honored five times by the Foundation for Music Education as a National Winner in the National Wind Band Honors Project. Recently, the marching band was a finalist at the 2014 UIL 6A State Marching Band Contest, as well as the 2015 Bands of American Grand National Championships. In 2016, the group placed 5th in finals at the 2016 UIL 6A State Marching Band Contest. The marching band was awarded the 2015 Sudler Shield of Honor by the John Philip Sousa Foundation, making them one of only 76 band programs worldwide to hold this honor. In 2018, the Keller High Band will get to perform at the annual Macy's Day Parade in New York City.
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