McCollum High School

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McCollum High School
500 West Formosa Boulevard
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 Jacob Garcia
Faculty 127
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,541
Green and Gold
Mascot Cowboy
Rivals Harlandale Indians

Dillard McCollum High School is a public 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
  • Anime Club
  • Art Club
  • Auto Tech
  • Spanish Club
  • French Club
  • ASL Club
  • HOSA
  • VICA
  • Drama Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Math Club
  • Media Club
  • J.R.O.T.C
  • Gamma Sigma Girls
  • TAFE


The McCollum Cowboys compete in the following sports:[3]

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.[4]

Noted Alumni[edit]


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 Spring, 2016
Jacob Garcia Fall, 2016 to Present


  1. ^ Frontier Bowl Archived October 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ UIL Writing State Championship.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ The Athletics Department
  4. ^ The Leadership School Archived September 24, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

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