McCollum High School

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McCollum High School
500 W. Formosa,
San Antonio, Texas, 78221
Coordinates 29°20′37″N 98°30′42″W / 29.34361°N 98.51167°W / 29.34361; -98.51167Coordinates: 29°20′37″N 98°30′42″W / 29.34361°N 98.51167°W / 29.34361; -98.51167
Type Public High School
Established September 1962
School district Harlandale ISD
Principal Aracelie Bunsen
Faculty 123
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,700
Color(s) Green      and Gold     
Mascot Cowboy
Rivals Harlandale Indians
Alumni Carlos I. Uresti
Information (210) 989-1500
Fax (210) 921-9673
Homepage McCollum High School
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Dillard McCollum High School is a local high school of the Harlandale Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas (USA).


McCollum High School was named in honor of Mr. Dillard McCollum, who served in the community as a student, teacher, principal, and superintendent for twenty years.

Frontier Bowl[edit]

The Frontier Bowl is one of the oldest and fiercest high school football rivalry games. It pits the Harlandale High School Indians against the McCollum High School Cowboys at Memorial Stadium. The match-up has a 50-year history. The football teams compete each year against one another.[1]


  • In 1992, Clifton Bennett won the state championship in editorial writing.[2]

McCollum Cowboy Band[edit]

The 2014-2015 McCollum Marching Band show is titled "Exodus". The show is based on the motion picture "The Prince of Egypt", and features movements, arranged by John Mehann, of the songs, composed by Hans Zimmer, heard in the movie. The show has 3 movements, movement 1, "Captivity", movement 2, "Supplication", and movement 3, "Deliverance". Drum Majors are Jesse Ramos and Issac Rodriguez. The show earned a Division 1 in the 2014-2015 Marching Band UIL.


  • Mr. Borrego
  • Mr. De la Cruz
  • Mr. Perez

In November 1983, the McCollum High School Cowboy Band was selected to compete at the U.I.L. Texas State Marching Band Competition. This was the first time a Southside San Antonio band was selected to compete at such a level. The Head Band Director was Dr. Carl Lobitz and Assistant Band Director was Mr. Carl Albert. The Cowboy Band's marching show consisted of El Tigre, Russian Sailors Dance, and Georgia On My Mind.


  • National Honor Society
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Business Professionals of America
  • Art Club
  • Auto Tech
  • Spanish Club
  • French Club
  • ASL Club
  • HOSA
  • VICA
  • Drama Club
  • Anime/Manga Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Math Club
  • Media Club
  • J.R.O.T.C
  • Gamma Sigma Girls
  • TAFE

The Leadership School[edit]

The School of Leadership and Public Service (SLPS) is a magnet program on campus at McCollum High School. The Department Chair is currently Yvonne Valdez. The program requires numerous hours of community service and encourages students to take on leadership positions throughout the school.[3]

Noted Alumni[edit]

  • Carlos Uresti, Texas State Senator, Former State Representative, and San Antonio Attorney
  • Emilio Navaira, a Mexican-American musician whom performs both Country and Tejano music.
  • Native American actor Jonathan Joss voice of John Redcorn in the animated series King of the Hill.
  • Yolanda Saldivar, Murderer of Tejano music artist Selena Quintanilla currently serving a life sentence in Texas Department of Criminal Justice Mountain View State Prison, Gatesville Texas


      Complete Footage


First, Last Name Years of Service
George Vakey Fall, 1962 to Spring, 1967
William Patrick Shannon Fall, 1967 to Spring, 1975
Darrell N. Flynt Fall, 1975 to Spring, 1988
Virginia Aguilar Fall, 1988 to Spring, 1995
Dr. Syl Perez Fall, 1995 to Spring, 1997
Robert Pacheco Spring, 1997 to Summer, 1997
Henry Galindo Fall, 1997 to Spring, 2001
David Stelmazewski Fall, 2001 to Spring, 2008
Diana Sz. Casas Fall, 2008 to Spring, 2011
Aracelie Bunsen Fall, 2011 to Present


  1. ^ Frontier Bowl[dead link]
  2. ^ UIL Writing State Championship.
  3. ^ The Leadership School[dead link]