Polytechnic High School (Fort Worth, Texas)
|Polytechnic High School|
1300 Conner Ave.|
Fort Worth, TX 76105
|School district||Fort Worth Independent School District|
|Color(s)||Orange and black|
|Rival||Eastern Hills High School|
The Polytechnic Heights community originally grew around the Manchester Cotton Mill and merged with the city of Fort Worth in 1922. The first school associated with the Manchester community was formed in 1886 and replaced by a new, expanded Polytechnic Heights School in 1907. 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.
- Kenneth Copeland (b. 1936), controversial televangelist, author, and head of Kenneth Copeland Ministries 
- Hugh Parmer (b. 1939), former mayor of Fort Worth and former member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature
- Johnny Vaught (1909–2006), college football coach at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). 1947-1970 and 1973; inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1979; in 1982, Ole Miss renamed its football stadium from Hemingway Stadium to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in his honor
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- Roark, Carol (1995). Fort Worth's Legendary Landmarks. Fort Worth: TCU Press. p. 103.
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- Press, Rick (2016-07-07). "Kenneth Copeland: Texas religious icon or spiritual pickpocket?". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
- Henry, John (2014-12-27). "Ole Miss Legend Had Fort Worth, TCU Roots". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
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