Merkel High School

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Merkel High School
2000 South 7th Street


United States
Coordinates32°12′50″N 99°47′48″W / 32.2138°N 99.7967°W / 32.2138; -99.7967Coordinates: 32°12′50″N 99°47′48″W / 32.2138°N 99.7967°W / 32.2138; -99.7967
School typePublic High School
School districtMerkel Independent School District
PrincipalCasey Hodges
Enrollment281 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)               Purple, Gold & White
Athletics conferenceUIL Class 3A
YearbookThe Claw

Merkel High School is a public high school located in Merkel, Texas, United States, and classified as a 3A school by the UIL. It is part of the Merkel Independent School District. The high school serves approximately 330 students from areas on the Northwestern part of Taylor County. Generally students from the area come from either Merkel, Tye, or Trent. A small portion of southwestern Jones County lies within the district also. The district and the school are both named after the Baylor Merkel, the first settler in the area. In 2016, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency. [2]


The Merkel Badgers compete in these sports - [3]

Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Powerlifting, Golf, Track, Softball & Baseball

State titles[edit]

  • Girls High Jump - [4] [5]
    • 2015(3A) - Abigail Lally, 2016(3A) - Abigail Lally

State finalists[edit]

  • Girls Basketball - [6]
    • 2013(2A)


The Merkel High School Academics teams compete in these events - [7]

Computer Sciences, Computer Applications, Extemporaneous Speaking, Dramatic Interpretation, Mathematics, Social Studies, Literary Criticism, Debate

Notable alumni[edit]

Cody Lambert, Rodeo star


  1. ^ "MERKEL H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
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