North Garland High School

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North Garland High School
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2109 W Buckingham Road
Garland, Dallas County, Texas 75042
United States
Coordinates 32°55′50″N 96°39′33″W / 32.93049°N 96.65920°W / 32.93049; -96.65920Coordinates: 32°55′50″N 96°39′33″W / 32.93049°N 96.65920°W / 32.93049; -96.65920
School type Public high school
Opened 1971[1]
School district Garland Independent School District
Superintendent Bob Morrison, Ed.D.[2]
Principal Dr. Glenda Williams[3]
Staff 225[4]
Faculty 175[4]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,497[5] (2014-15)
 • Grade 9 748
 • Grade 10 671
 • Grade 11 567
 • Grade 12 511
Average class size 22 English or Spanish
21 foreign language
23 math
22 science
24 social studies[4]
Student to teacher ratio 15.81 (14-15)[4]
Language English
Hours in school day 7 [6]
Color(s)           Red and Black [1]
Fight song Minnesota Rouser
Athletics UIL 6A
Mascot Raider Sam[1]
Average SAT scores 1006 (2007)[4]
Average ACT scores 21 (2007)[4]
Newspaper The Raider Echo
Yearbook Marauder[citation needed]
Graduates 395 (2007)[4]

North Garland High School is a public secondary school located in Garland, Texas (USA). North Garland High School enrolls students in grades 9-12 and is a part of the Garland Independent School District. The school is known for the endorsement of its highly competitive Math, Science, and Technology Magnet Program.


North Garland High School opened during the 1971-1972 school year as the third high school to serve the school district. The Class of 1973 was the first graduating class.

North Garland's school colors were chosen by selecting one color from the two high schools Garland High School and South Garland High School. On the opening of the school on 1971, The students had a choice between a French Raider Sam and a Western Raider Sam. The drill team, assuming the French Raider Sam was going to receive the popular vote, selected their names to be the Mam'selles and La'Petites to match the French theme. When the results were in, the Western Raider Sam received the popular vote, which is why the names of the drill team do not correlate with the current mascot.[7]

In 2011, the school was rated a "Recognized Campus" by the Texas Education Agency.[8]

In 2010, North Garland High School was named by the National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) as a 2010 Higher Performing School.

Academic programs[edit]

North Garland's Mathematics, Science, and Technology (MST) Magnet Program was established at 1998. The program endorses a number of concentrations of study, including: Computer Science, Multimedia Applications, Telecommunications, Medical Academic Studies, Medical Technical Studies, Engineering, Comprehensive Science, and Interdisciplinary Studies. Students in the MST program concentrate on a particular area of study and by archiving requirements, the student can qualify for an endorsement on the subject of study.[9]


North Garland is one of the five schools in the district that implements a block scheduling system, where students take four classes per day on alternating school days. North Garland developed the system in the spring of 1991 as part of the campus improvement plan. It allows students to earn eight graduation credits per year compared to seven credits on the traditional system.[10]

Statistics (per 2007)[edit]

The attendance rate for students at the school is 95%, compared with a state average of 96%. 44% of the students at North Garland are economically disadvantaged, 9% enroll in special education, 4% enroll in gifted and talent programs, 70% are enrolled in career and technology programs, and 14% are considered "limited English proficient."[4]

The ethnic makeup of the school is 48% Hispanic, 21% African American, 13% White, non-Hispanic, 19% Asian/Pacific Islander, and less than 1% Native American.[4]

The average class sizes at North Garland are 22 students for English, 21 for foreign language, 23 for math, 22 for science, and 24 for social studies.[4]

Teachers at the school carry, on average, 10 years of teaching experience and 7% of the teachers on staff are first-year teachers.[4]


North Garland High School has had a strong history of sports, and the school currently offers the following sports to students: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Powerlifting, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, and Volleyball. Naaman is classified as an UIL Class 5A Classification for the 2013-2014 school year, but will be put into the UIL Class 6A Region 2 District 11 for the 2014-2015 school year.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Derek Akkune - Former linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys. Graduated 2011
  • Eric Bassey - Former Safety for the Buffalo Bills and St. Louis Rams of the NFL. Graduated 2001.
  • Brett Beavers - Country music songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee. Graduated 1981.
  • Michael Phillips - Historian, author of White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001.[11]
  • Scott Crow Activist, media spokesperson and author who has appeared on NPR, CNN and in the New York Times. His books include "Black Flags and Windmills:Hope, Anarchy and the Common Ground Collective".[12]
  • Joe Walter is a former tackle who played thirteen seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals in the National Football League. Graduated 1981.
  • Michael Cain - Chairman of the Board for Dallas Film Society and graduate of the American Film Institute. Michael is also a producer with more than 50 commercials and music videos to his credit. His documentary, TV Junkie, was a 2006 Sundance Film Festival selection and received Special Jury Prize for Documentary Excellence. He is currently in pre-production for THE STARCK PROJECT, a riviting look at the Dallas-based STARCK Club. Graduated 1978.
  • Edorian McCullough - set district records in football for rushing yards in a game and a season; won consecutive state championships in the 100 meters; played college football at the University of Texas and professional football for the Frankfurt Galaxy
  • Kevin Hageland - sports journalist and sports talk radio host on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. [13]
  • Milton Mallard- Professional Track and Field Athlete/ Olympic-World Champion Coach. First Athlete In Texas State (5A) History to win the 200 meters and 400 meters at the same track meet. Track and Field News and USA Today All-American. World Junior Champion. Coaching highlights include 1 Olympic Champion, 2 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 5 USATF National Champions, 2 Jamaican, 1 Bermudian, 1 Bahamian national champions, Coached 2 World Champions, 1 Silver medalist and 2 bronze medalist. Graduated 1992

Feeder patterns[edit]

Garland ISD is a Free Choice school district, which allows the parent to choose which school his or her children want to attend within the district.[14]

Jackson Technology Center feeds into North Garland High School for students continuing on the MST Program. Beaver Technology Center and Watson Technology Center feed students continuing on the MST Program to Jackson Technology Center, and ultimately into North Garland High School.[15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c North Garland High School - School Spirit & History. Retrieved on 3 December 2009
  2. ^ GISD - Leadership Archived 2012-08-20 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 3 December 2009
  3. ^ North Garland High School - Administration. Retrieved on 3 December 2009
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k 2007-2008 TEA AEIS Campus Performance[permanent dead link]. Retrieved on 3 December 2009
  5. ^ "N GARLAND H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 28, 2017. 
  6. ^ North Garland High School - Schedule. Retrieved on 3 December 2009
  7. ^
  8. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25. 
  9. ^ accessed 19 February 2009
  10. ^ GISD - School Hours. Retrieved on 5 February 2008.
  11. ^ Phillips, White Metropolis, University of Texas Press. Retrieved on 7 October 2008
  12. ^ crow, scott, PM Press. Retrieved on July 2014
  13. ^
  14. ^ GISD - Choice of School Archived 2008-02-08 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 14 December 2007
  15. ^ GISD - Math, Science, Technology Magnet Programs. Retrieved on 1 February 2008

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