Palmview High School

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Palmview High School
Address
3901 N. La Homa Rd.
Palmview, Texas, 78574
Information
School type Public, High School
Founded 2008
School district La Joya ISD
Principal Yvonne Ayala
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,512 (2010 UIL Realignment)
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Red and Black         
Mascot Lobos
Feeder schools Ann Richards Middle School
Cesar E. Chavez Middle School
Irene Garcia Middle School
Memorial Middle School
Rival schools La Joya High School
Juarez-Lincoln High School
Website

Palmview High School is a Texas UIL Division 6A high school in the La Joya Independent School District named after the city of Palmview. The school is home to students that live on the east side of La Joya ISD.

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Map of Texas with a red dot on Palmview.

Foundation[edit]

Due to increasing population in the area, the school district, which formerly had only one high school, had to be split into three separate high schools. The 2008-2009 school year became the inaugural year for Palmview High School, and it was classified as a 5A school. The official Palmview High School campus opened in January 2009 at 2.5 miles (4 km) north La Homa Road in Mission.

Administration[edit]

Principal Years Served
Mary Ann Contreras 2008–2011
Norma Garcia 2011–2012 Yvonne Ayala 2012-present

Athletics[edit]

Lobo Football[edit]

The Palmview Lobos share their field with La Joya Coyotes and Juarez-Lincoln Huskies at La Joya Stadium, a 12,500-seating capacity stadium which opened in 2000. And made it to play offs in 2014 for the first time and also became bi-district champs

Other sports[edit]

Fine arts[edit]

Palmview Lobo Marching Band[edit]

The Palmview Lobo Band marches to the motto "The Pride of the Pack" under the direction of Mr. Jacob Banda, the founding and current Director of Bands. The band has earned consecutive Sweepstakes Awards since it's start as a new band program. The Lobo Band won the USSBA Group IV A State Championship in 2008. The Lobo Band made history in 2014 by advancing to the 6A Area G Marching Contest Finals for the first time in school history. In addition, the band has earned many "firsts" awards in the district: the first 4 year All state band student in the district; 2 US Army All American Marching Band Members, Winterguard State Championship.

Palmview High School Choir[edit]

The PHS Lobo Choir is under the direction of Mrs. Esperanza Aldava-Medina

Mariachi "Lobos", Grupo Folklorico "Ozomatili", & Conjunto "La Tradicion"[edit]

For the first time ever, Mariachi "Lobos", Grupo Folklorico "Ozomatili" and Conjunto "La Tradicion" performed together to showcase the Hispanic traditions of not only the student population, but of the community as well.

Other Clubs/Organizations[edit]

The Lobo Times, Palmview High School's Newspaper
Palmview National Honor Society
Palmview Media Society
Palmview Rubies (Dance/Drill Team)
Palmview Orchestra
H.O.S.A. (Health Occupations Students of America)
S.W.A.T. (Students With A Testimony)
Lobos Computer Science Team
Palmview HS Reading Club
Gear Up
GO Center
JROTC
F.F.A. (Future Farmers of America)
Cosmetology
Palmview High School Student Council
Palmview High School Math Club
Hispanic National Honor Society
Palmview High School Senior Class
G-FORCE

New Traditions[edit]

Alma mater[edit]

Palmview's school song, "Alma Mater", uses the music of La Joya High School's original Alma Mater, with some alterations by Robert Flores, an associate band director at PHS. The words to the song were written by Akza Rios, a 2010 Senior of the school, and approved by the La Joya Independent School District School Board of Trustees and the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Alda T. Benavides. The words were officially unveiled at Palmview High School's 2009 Senior Class Graduation held at the then-called Dodge Arena (now State Farm Arena) in Hidalgo, Texas.

"Hail to the Red and Black
Colors of the Prideful Pack.
Honor and Glory be
Always for Thee.
We Live and We Fight for You
And promise to be Loyal too.
Oh Alma Mater, we sing to Thee:
Honor to the Red and Black!"

Texas Fight[edit]

Palmview's fight song, "Texas Fight", is the University of Texas fight song.