McKinney High School

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McKinney High School
1400 W Wilson Creek Pkwy.
McKinney, Texas 75069
Coordinates 33°11′18″N 96°37′58″W / 33.1882°N 96.63284°W / 33.1882; -96.63284Coordinates: 33°11′18″N 96°37′58″W / 33.1882°N 96.63284°W / 33.1882; -96.63284
Type Public High School
Motto Tradition of Excellence
Established 1877[citation needed]
School district McKinney Independent School District
Principal Alan Arbabi [1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2468
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)           Blue & Gold
Athletics conference UIL Class 10-6A
Mascot Lion

McKinney High School (MHS) is located at 1400 Wilson Creek Parkway in McKinney, Texas, and is within the McKinney Independent School District. MHS is the oldest high school in McKinney and the current building opened in 1986, after moving from what is now Faubion Middle School.

Since the Texas Education Agency (TEA) rated the school as Academically Unacceptable following the 2009-10 school year,[2] the school has shown improvement, being rated as Academically Acceptable in all following school years as of 2016.


Advanced Placement offerings include Art History, Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A and AB, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, German Language, Human Geography, Latin Literature, Macroeconomics, Music Theory, Physics C – Mechanics and Electricity/Magnetism, Psychology, Statistics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Studio Art – 2D, 3D, and Drawing, US Government and Politics, US History, and World History.


The McKinney Lions compete in the following sports:[3]

Co-curricular activities[edit]

  • Royal Pride Band
  • FFA
  • Theatre arts program
  • Bel Canto choir
  • Chamber Singers
  • Men's Choir
  • Concert Choir
  • Harmony Choir

Notable alumni[edit]


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