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In April 1994, two students were injured in a shooting related incident. The gun was discharged from another room, passed through a wall, through one girl's shoulder and lodged in another girl's leg.
 
In April 1994, two students were injured in a shooting related incident. The gun was discharged from another room, passed through a wall, through one girl's shoulder and lodged in another girl's leg.

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McNeil High School
Location
5720 McNeil Road
Austin, Travis County, Texas

United States
Information
Type Free public
Motto Vision into Reality
Established 1992
School district Round Rock Independent School District
Principal John Yonker
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 2,460[1]
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)                Navy Blue, Forest Green & White
Mascot Maverick
Website

McNeil High School (commonly MHS, or McNeil) is a public secondary school in Austin, Texas, USA, 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. Two middle schools feed into McNeil: Cedar Valley, and Deerpark.[1] The school colors are navy blue, forest green, and white, and the mascot is the Maverick.

Mission

The mission of McNeil High School is to provide a flexible environment which transcends the traditional high school in order to develop quality individuals who strive for excellence, are open-minded and resourceful, are creative, responsible, and cooperative, are problem solvers, decision makers, and adept negotiators, pursue lifelong academic, cultural, and physical learning, have a sense of community and global awareness, are technologically literate, and can govern themselves.

Information

McNeil is located on the border of Williamson and Travis County, with part of the school in one county and the rest in another. The diverse community is largely composed of business, technical and a variety of other professions that comprise its population.

Ethnic Population (2011–2012)

  • White : 51.03%
  • Hispanic : 21.46%
  • African American : 9.23%
  • Other : 18.01%

Drop Out Rate: 1%

School Attendance: 98%

In the news

Academic Awards

McNeil was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1999-2000.[2] Children at Risk ranked McNeil the #10 public high school in Austin in 2012.

Stabbing

In the '05 - '06 School year when students were attending McNeil High School a stabbing occurred between two freshmen.[3]

Shooting Attempt

In the first Semester of the 06'-07' School Year, ten Students were arrested for planning a Columbine type capital murder, but never carried out with it.[4] which was funny, watching all the cops running around the place. Hail Satan

In April 1994, two students were injured in a shooting related incident. The gun was discharged from another room, passed through a wall, through one girl's shoulder and lodged in another girl's leg.

Homecoming Dance

In the 2006 - 2007 school year, Cindy Doty (The Former McNeil Principal) canceled the homecoming dance because of excessive dirty dancing. This rule still held for the 2007 - 2008 school year. The Homecoming dance was reinstated for the fall of 2008.

Newspaper Article

In the 2007 - 2008 school year, Principal Doty recalled the November edition of the McNeil High School Newspaper because of an article misquoting administrators, saying they overlook the drug problem at McNeil. The article alleged that McNeil administrators knowingly ignored drug deals in the hallways of the school. The reporter refused to reveal her source, and thus the credibility of the article was called into question. Principal Cindy Doty recalled the article briefly and allowed it to air once more in the next edition of The Trailblazer alongside an explanatory administrative blurb.

Engineering Academy

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.

The Engineering Academy placed 2nd in state and 11th in nationals in the Junior Engineering Technical Society TEAMS competition for the 2007 year. The team consisted of Mike Calhoun, Ryan Dang, Michael Mayo, Isaac Quintanilla and David Yang.

Engineering Academy Population:

  • Male: 88.1%
  • Female: 11.9%
  • White : 68.8%
  • Hispanic : 8.8%
  • African American : 12.5%
  • Asian : 8.8%
  • Native American: 1.3%

Health Science Academy

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.

Maverick Sports

Football

The schedule and scores for 2010 are as follows::
Current Record: (1-9)
McNeil vs. Bastrop
McNeil vs. Midway
McNeil vs. Bryan
McNeil vs. Killeen
McNeil vs. Round Rock
McNeil vs. Stony Point
McNeil vs. Pflugerville
McNeil vs. Westwood
McNeil vs. Georgetown
McNeil vs. Leander

Swimming

  • District Champions (2009)
  • State Results (2009):

-200 Medley relay of Chris Mericas, Albert Lee, Ian Bishop and Sam Krusee finished 10th with a time of 1:37.58.

-Sam Krusee finished 9th in the 50 Free with a time of 21.30.

-Ian Bishop finished 8th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 57.85.

-200 Freestyle Relay of Ian Bishop, Conor Yarbrough, Ben Wiese, and Sam Krusee finished 5th with a time of 1:25.69.

-Yarbrough and Wiese tied for first with a time of 2:19.84 in the final of the 225 Yard Breaststroke becoming McNeil's first Champions/Co-Champions

Basketball

  • In the 2006-2007 season, McNeil Boys Basketball tied for third in District 14-5A. They defeated A&M Consolidated in the first round of the Bi-District Playoffs, however they lost to Klein Collins in the second round.
  • Boys Basketball finished second in District 14-5A during the 2007-2008 season but, were upset by A&M Consolidated in the first round of the Bi-District Playoffs.
  • Girls basketball was in the 2nd round of the playoffs.

Men's Lacrosse

The men's lacrosse team won the district title in 2005, and finished 3rd in the State playoffs.

The 2008 Mavericks started off the season with the UT Shootout and finished second. They went 4-1 in the tournament only to fall in the championship game by 2 goals to The Woodlands.

In early February the Mavericks attended the Aggieland Classic in College Station, TX. The team's first game was against Bowie. They won 10-4. Their next game was against their archrival Westwood. In a thrilling game which came down to the first face-off in overtime, they drove down the field and hit their attackman, Tyler Downing to score the game-winning goal. The goal sent them into the championship game against the defending Division II State Champions, Cy Fair of Houston. The Mavericks trailed at halftime, 4-3 only to lead a charge at the end of regulation. Once again for the second day in a row the game went into a sudden death overtime. McNeil turned over the ball with four minutes to play but the stellar defense put an end to Cy Fair's attack. The defense then picked up the ball and went the other way. After three quick passes and an assist from attackmen Ben King, midfielder Ben Marrone scored the winning goal in overtime, giving the Mavericks their first ever Division I tournament championship. The game's MVP was defender Blake Mattinson.

On April 23, 2008 the Mavs faced St. Andrews of Austin in the first round of the 2008 district playoffs. This was the first playoff game ever for the Crusaders. During the regular season the Mavs beat the Crusaders 9-4.

December 5, 2010 Mavericks earn second place at the UT Tournament. They went 3-1 only losing to Katy in the first game.


2008 Post-Season Honors:

  • Ben King All-State
  • Chris Driskill All-District
  • Hunter Adams Honorable Mention
  • Ben Marrone Honorable Mention
  • Phillip Kuemell Honorable Mention
  • Mike Hatcher Honorable Mention

The Mighty Maverick Band

The Mighty McNeil Maverick Band is a competitive band in Texas and has won many awards in Marching, Concert, and Solo Competitions.

  • Head Director: Travis Ancelet
  • Associate Director: Jason Dimiceli
  • Assistant Director/Percussion Instructor: Ian Smith
  • Colorguard Instructor: Jeanette Pritchard

The McNeil Marching Band has been very successful the past few years. Their shows have included:

  • 2012 - "Touch"
  • 2011 - "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep"
  • 2010 - "If I Only Had..."
  • 2009 - "The Passion Within"
  • 2008 - "Made in America"
  • 2007 - "Somniphobia"
  • 2006 - "Saturday Morning Overtures"
  • 2005 - "On The Town"
  • 2004 - "Live From Austin"
  • 2003 - "Latin Fire"
  • 2002 - "Pacific Tides"
  • 2001 - "Pyramids"

McNeil Speech & Debate Squad

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. Previous directors of the program have included Matthew Murrell, Laura Owen, Michael Harlan, and Dixie Waldo.

In Texas Forensic Association competition, McNeil has had two state champions. In 1996, Kala Sanchez won the consolation event Prose Interpretation,[5] and in 2009, Morgan Booksh won the individual qualifying event Original Oratory.[6][7] Booksh was the first Round Rock Independent School District student to become a state champion in an individual qualifying event.

2008-09 Season

In addition to winning a state championship in Original Oratory, Senior Morgan Booksh was a nationally ranked Extemporaneous Speaking competitor.[8] He placed first 17 times throughout the season and was an invitee to the prestigious Montgomery Bell Academy Extemporaneous Speaking Round Robin, which features 16 extemporaneous speaking contestants from around the country.[9] Booksh finished 3rd Place in the 2009 TFA State Tournament in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking [10] and was a finalist in Student Congress.[11] Booksh was the only competitor at the 2009 TFA State tournament to reach the Finals Round of three separate events.[12]

Senior Chris Hamblin was a 2009 TFA State Finalist in Student Congress,[11] and finished in 5th Place in Informative Speaking in Conference 5A at the University Interscholastic League State Academic Meet.[13] Hamblin was one of only three students to appear in the Final Round of Student Congress at both the 2008 and 2009 TFA State Tournaments.[11][14]

Qualifiers to the 2009 TFA State Tournament at Cypress Ridge High School in Houston, Texas, were Morgan Booksh (DX, OO, Student Congress), Chris Hamblin (FX, Student Congress), Senior Lydia Nickolas (DX, Student Congress), Seniors Vivek Mehta/Kynan Murtagh (CX Debate), Sophomore Jen Li (Student Senate), and Sophomores Hope Booksh/Morgan Miller (Duet Acting).[12]

Qualifiers to the National Forensic League National Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama, were Morgan Booksh in Original Oratory and Chris Hamblin in Student Congress. In the 2009 National Forensics League tournament Christopher Hamblin reached the semifinal round of Student Congress and Morgan Booksh placed second in the nation in the event Original Oratory.

2007-08 Season

Senior Andrew John reached the final round of the 2008 TFA State Tournament in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, finishing 3rd Place in the state.[15] Junior Chris Hamblin reached the final round of Student Congress at the same tournament.[14] The policy debate team of seniors Cammy Brooks and MK Scott reached the double-octafinals round of the TFA State tournament and were invitees to the 2007 University of Texas Longhorn Classic Policy Debate Round Robin.[16]

Qualifiers to the 2008 TFA State Tournament at Creekview High School in Carrollton, Texas, were Cammy Brooks/MK Scott (CX Debate), Andrew John (DX, OO, Student Congress), Morgan Booksh (DX, OO, Student Congress), Junior Chris Hamblin (Student Congress), Junior Lydia Nickolas (Student Congress), Senior Kacey Dove (Student Senate), Senior Nasir Khan (Student Congress), and Seniors Austin Rausch/Danielle McClinton (Duet Acting).[17]

Qualifiers to the National Forensic League National Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada, were Morgan Booksh in United States Extemporaneous Speaking.

2006-07 Season

Qualifiers to the 2007 TFA State Tournament at Creekview High School in Carrollton, Texas, were Seniors Sohin Gautam/Darren Frazee (CX Debate), Juniors Cammy Brooks/MK Scott (CX Debate), Senior Jimmy Talarico (DX, Student Congress), Junior Andrew John (DX, Student Congress), Sophomore Morgan Booksh (Student Congress), Sophomore Lydia Nickolas (Student Congress), Senior Ram Gadhia (Student Senate), and Juniors Austin Rausch/Danielle McClinton (Duet Acting).[18]

Andrew John qualified for the National Forensic League National Tournament in Wichita, Kansas in United States Extemporaneous Speaking.

2005-06 Season

Qualifiers to the 2006 TFA State Tournament at PSJA ISD in Pharr, San Juan, and Alamo, Texas, were Senior Karina Singh/Junior Darren Frazee (CX Debate), Junior Sohin Gautam/Sophomore MK Scott (CX Debate), Senior Sarah Kocian (DX, Student Congress), Junior Jimmy Talarico (DX, Student Congress), and Junior Liz Yang (Student Senate).[18]

Notable alumni

References

External links

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