Lyndon B. Johnson High School (Laredo, Texas)
Lyndon B. Johnson High School is a secondary school located in Laredo, Texas, United States. LBJHS is a part of the United Independent School District, and it serves a portion of south Laredo and the neighboring cities of El Cenizo and Rio Bravo. Home of the BLISIA early college and regular early college.
LBJ High School opened in 2001 with its first graduating class in 2005. Its colors are purple, black, and gold.
On June 4, 2014, two LBJ High School students were caught on video surveillance for allegedly smearing paint and writing graffiti on school property. Graffiti placed on a school or public monument is a state jail felony in Texas if the loss is under $20,000. Some 30 students and staff spent hours trying to clean up the vandalism. No arrests were immediately made when the alleged offenders were detained by campus police.
Five UISD schools, including LBJ High School, fell short of minimum state standards in 2014 and have been placed on the Public Education Grant list. Three other high schools of the Laredo Independent School District, Martin High School, J. W. Nixon High School, and Cigarroa High School, were also deemed deficient, as were a number of middle and elementary schools.
The mascot for LBJ High School is a wolf.
Starting in the 2007–2008 school year, students were required to follow the standardized dress code provided by the district.
Purple is Johnson's designated extra shirt color choice. The Texas Education Agency specified that the parents and/or guardians of students zoned to a school with uniforms may apply for a waiver to opt out of the uniform policy so their children do not have to wear the uniform; parents must specify "bona fide" reasons, such as religious reasons or philosophical objections.
Feeder elementary schools include:
- Arndt Elementary School
- Juarez-Lincoln Elementary School
- Kennedy-Zapata Elementary School
- Perez Elementary School
- Prada Elementary School
- Roosevelt Elementary School
- United D.D. Hachar Elementary School
Feeder middle schools include:
- Los Obispos Middle School
- Salvador Garcia Middle School
- Lamar Bruni Vergara Middle School
- Judith Rayo, "United Independent School District: LBJ vandalized: Video shows two male suspects", Laredo Morning Times, June 5, 2014, pp. 1, 12A
- Judith Rayo, "17 schools fall short", Laredo Morning Times, January 15, 2015, p. 1
- "DOCKET NO. 008-R5-901 Archived 2006-10-11 at the Wayback Machine.." Texas Education Agency. Accessed October 13, 2008.