McNeil High School

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McNeil High School
5720 McNeil Road
Austin, Texas 78729
United States
Coordinates 30°26′57″N 97°44′00″W / 30.449173°N 97.733281°W / 30.449173; -97.733281Coordinates: 30°26′57″N 97°44′00″W / 30.449173°N 97.733281°W / 30.449173; -97.733281
Type Free public
Motto Vision into Reality
Established 1992
School district Round Rock Independent School District
Principal Courtney Acosta
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 2,539[1] (2015-2016)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)      Navy blue
     Forest green
Nickname Mavericks

McNeil High School (commonly known as MHS or McNeil) is a public secondary school in an unincorporated area in both Travis and Williamson counties, near Austin, Texas, United States.[2] serving freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The school is part of the Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD), with admission primarily based on the locations of students' homes in the district. Three middle schools feed into McNeil: Cedar Valley, Chisholm Trail, and Deerpark.[3] The school colors are navy blue, forest green, and white, and the mascot is the Maverick.

McNeil is located on the border of Williamson and Travis County, with part of the school in one county and the rest in another.

Academic awards[edit]

McNeil was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1999-2000.[4] Children at Risk ranked McNeil the #10 public high school in Austin in 2012.[5]

Engineering Academy[edit]

The Round Rock ISD Engineering Academy is located at McNeil High School and was founded in 2001. This four-year pre-engineering program consists of a comprehensive series of courses designed for high school students with an interest in the field of engineering, and features pre-engineering curriculum from Project Lead the Way and the Infinity Project. This non-selective Academy serves the entire school district, and students interested in participating in the Engineering Academy program are eligible to transfer to McNeil High School to participate.

Health Science Academy[edit]

The Health Science Technology Academy at McNeil High School provides a comprehensive array of courses designed to prepare 9th – 12th grade students for a career in the health care field. This includes the four-year coherent sequence of Health Science Technology courses, as well as a selection of classes that provide for exploration and certifications in specific areas of interest to students of all levels. Students eligible for enrollment are those whose home school is either McNeil High School or Westwood High School.



Tennis, Cross Country, Swimming, Club Lacrosse, Basketball, Soccer, Track & Field, Golf, Baseball, Football, Powerlifting, Hockey, and Wrestling.


Tennis, Cross Country, Swimming, Club Lacrosse, Basketball, Soccer, Track & Field, Golf, Softball, Cheerleading, Volleyball and Wrestling.

Speech and debate[edit]

The McNeil speech and debate squad is a student organization that competes on three competitive high school speech and debate tournament circuits. Two of those circuits, the Texas Forensic Association and the University Interscholastic League, are Texas-based, while the National Forensic League is nationwide. McNeil students regularly compete in the competitive events of policy debate, student congress, extemporaneous speaking, original oratory, and duet acting.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "RRISD Enrollment Reports". RRISD Enrollment Reports. Round Rock ISD. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Austin Corporate Limits" (Archive). City of Austin. Retrieved on May 21, 2016.
  3. ^ "Round Rock ISD". Community Impact. 1 (6). 17 July 2007. pp. 18–19. 
  4. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF)
  5. ^ 2012 Austin School Rankings

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