Lovejoy High School (Lucas, Texas)

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Lovejoy High School
Address
2350 Estates Parkway

, ,
75002

Information
School typePublic high school
Established2006
School districtLovejoy Independent School District
PrincipalChris Mayfield
Grades9-12
Enrollment1,432 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)          Red & Black
Athletics conferenceUIL, AAAAA
MascotLeopards
Website

Lovejoy High School is a public high school in Lucas, Texas in south central Collin County. It is the only high school of the Lovejoy Independent School District serving grades 9-12 and classified as a 5A school by the UIL. Lovejoy High School serves most of the cities of Lucas, most of Fairview, and a small portion of Allen. Students from outside the district may transfer to Lovejoy High School for a tuition fee.[2] Until the Fall of 2006, all high school students zoned to Lovejoy Independent School District attended nearby Allen High School. The school graduated its first senior class in 2010. In 2013, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[3]

Academics[edit]

Lovejoy High School is small in size, but competes academically with other highly acclaimed districts like Highland Park, Texas and Southlake, Texas for overall achievement and instructional standards. LHS has consistently achieved "Exemplary" status with the Texas Education Agency, the highest possible rating under the state's academic accountability rating system.[citation needed]

In 2010 and 2011, Lovejoy High School won the Texas UIL Lone Star Cup, which is awarded annually to five high schools, one in each of the five UIL classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A), based on their team performance in district and state championships.[4] The winning schools in each classification receive the UIL Lone Star Cup trophy and a scholarship donation from the UIL. The award honors the best overall performance in the following activities: State and Area Marching Band, Team Tennis, Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Track & Field, Academics, One Act Play, Softball, and Baseball.

Athletics[edit]

The Lovejoy Leopards compete in the following sports -

Cross Country, Team Tennis, Volleyball, Football, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Track & Field, Baseball & Softball and Boys Lacrosse.

State titles[edit]

  • Boys Cross Country - [5]
    • 2010(3A), 2016(5A),2017
  • Girls Cross Country - [6]
    • 2010(3A), 2011(3A)
  • Volleyball - [7]
    • 2008(3A), 2009(3A), 2010(3A), 2011(3A), 2012(4A), 2014(5A)
  • Boys Golf - 2017(5A)

Varsity Lacrosse won the Division III State Championship in 2013

State Runners-up: Team Tennis- 2011(3A), Girls Basketball 2011(3A), Girls Softball - 2013(4A)

State Runners-up: Boys Cross Country - 2009(3A), 2013(4A), 2015(5A) Girls Cross Country - 2009(3A), Girls Basketball - 2011(3A)

The baseball team reached the region semi-finals in 2010, its first year with a senior class, and the region quarter-finals in 2011.

The tennis team finished third at the state meet in 2011, with 5 students qualifying for state in the individual season.

The swim team has consistently taken teams to the state meet and had an individual state champion in 2018.[8]

The LHS Cheerleading squads have placed several times in their annual competitions. The Varsity Squad placed 1st in 2007 and 3rd in 2011. The freshman squad has taken 1st place every year since 2008. The JV squad placed 1st in 2008 as well as 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LOVEJOY H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Lovejoy ISD Charging Tuition to Students Who Transfer to Its District". KERA News.
  3. ^ "2013 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2013-06-15.
  4. ^ "Lone Star Cup Champions". University Interscholastic League.
  5. ^ UIL State Cross Country Webpage
  6. ^ UIL State Cross Country Webpage
  7. ^ UIL State Volleyball Webpage
  8. ^ UIL State Swimming Results - 2018

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°06′01″N 96°36′47″W / 33.100253°N 96.613077°W / 33.100253; -96.613077