Polytechnic High School (Fort Worth, Texas)

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Polytechnic High School
Location
1300 Conner Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76105
United States
Coordinates 32°43′54″N 97°17′16″W / 32.73161°N 97.28791°W / 32.73161; -97.28791Coordinates: 32°43′54″N 97°17′16″W / 32.73161°N 97.28791°W / 32.73161; -97.28791
Information
Type Public, Secondary
School district Fort Worth Independent School District
Enrollment 1,188 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s) Orange and black          
Nickname Parrots
Rival Eastern Hills High School

Polytechnic High School, also known informally as "Poly," is a public high school located in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.

History[edit]

The Polytechnic Heights community originally grew around the Manchester Cotton Mill and merged with the city of Fort Worth in 1922.[2] The first school associated with the Manchester community was formed in 1886 and replaced by a new, expanded Polytechnic Heights School in 1907.[3] The class of 1912, Polytechnic's first graduating class, had just eleven students. In 1923, now part of the Fort Worth Public Schools, Polytechnic moved to an even larger building at 1202 Nashville Street and the old building became an elementary school. In 1938, Poly moved two blocks away to its current building, which was designed by renowned local architect, Joseph Pelich.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "POLYTECHNIC H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Roark, Carol (1995). Fort Worth's Legendary Landmarks. Fort Worth: TCU Press. p. 103. 
  3. ^ "History of Polytechnic". Poly Alumni Association. 1933. Retrieved 2018-01-15. 
  4. ^ "Polytechnic High School History". Fort Worth Independent School District. Retrieved 2018-01-15. 
  5. ^ a b Brink, Betty (2009-03-04). "Solving the Poly Puzzle". FW Weekly. Retrieved 2018-01-15. 
  6. ^ Press, Rick (2016-07-07). "Kenneth Copeland: Texas religious icon or spiritual pickpocket?". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved 2018-01-15. 
  7. ^ Henry, John (2014-12-27). "Ole Miss Legend Had Fort Worth, TCU Roots". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved 2018-01-15.