Lufkin High School

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Lufkin High School
Lufkin High School.jpg
309 Medford Drive


Coordinates31°20′09″N 94°41′17″W / 31.3357°N 94.6881°W / 31.3357; -94.6881Coordinates: 31°20′09″N 94°41′17″W / 31.3357°N 94.6881°W / 31.3357; -94.6881
School typePublic high school
School districtLufkin Independent School District
NCES School ID482855007762[3]
PrincipalAndre Emmons
Staff182.32 (FTE)[2]
Enrollment2,130 (2019–20)[2]
Student to teacher ratio11.68[2]
Color(s)   Purple & Gold
Athletics conferenceUIL Class 5A
MascotPanther/Lady Panther
RivalNacogdoches High School[1]
WebsiteLufkin High School

Lufkin High School is a public high school located in Lufkin, Texas (United States) and is classified as a 5A school by the University Interscholastic League. It is part of the Lufkin Independent School District that serves the Lufkin area and central Angelina County.


Following the desegregation of Lufkin ISD in 1971, Lufkin High School and Dunbar High School, the formerly African-American School in Lufkin, consolidated. The current high school building was constructed and opened in 1999.[4] In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[5]

In 2018, a 75 million dollar bond was passed by Lufkin ISD, which included plans for a new sports complex to constructed at Lufkin High School.[6] The complex officially opened in August 2021.[7]


  • UIL Spelling and Vocabulary Champions[8]
    • 1999 (6A)
  • UIL Accounting Champions[9]
    • 2018 (5A)
    • 2019 (5A)


Lufkin High School student athletes compete as the Panthers in the following sports:[10]

State titles[edit]

Lufkin (UIL)

  • Baseball
  • Boys Basketball
  • Football
  • Boys Soccer

Lufkin Dunbar (PVIL)

  • Football[15]
    • 1964 (PVIL-6A), 1966 (PVIL-6A), 1967 (PVIL-6A)

Fine arts[edit]

The Lufkin High School Panther Band received the only superior rating of (1,1,1) at all UIL Marching Competitions 2008 through 2020. The band also won the Military state marching title in 2016, 2017 (6A) and 2019 (5A) at the NAMMB Military State Marching Contest.[16] As well, the band has sent numerous students to the TMEA All State clinic.[citation needed]

The Lufkin High School choir received a 1 at competition for 2008–2009, and every year for the past eight years.[citation needed] The Lufkin High School choir has also been participating in competitions and ensembles.

The Lufkin High School theater department also advanced to area competition in 2013, and district competition in 2014.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Nacodoches vs. Lufkin (2017)". Great American Rivalry Series. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "LUFKIN H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  3. ^ "Search for Public Schools - Lufkin High School (482855007762)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  4. ^ Choate, Duane. "Lufkin Dunbar High School". East Texas History. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  5. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-10.
  6. ^ "Lufkin ISD unveils new modern buildings". Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  7. ^ Beames, Caleb. "New Lufkin ISD gym officially opens".
  8. ^ UIL Spelling & Vocabulary Archives
  9. ^ "LHS Accounting UIL STATE CHAMPS! | Lufkin ISD". Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  10. ^ The Athletics Department
  11. ^ UIL Baseball Archives
  12. ^ UIL Basketball Archives
  13. ^ Lone Star Football Network
  14. ^ UIL Boys Soccer Archives
  15. ^ UIL Football Archives Archived 2012-01-03 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ National Association of Military Marching Bands

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