Rockwall-Heath High School
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|Rockwall-Heath High School|
801 Laurence Drive
|Type||High School (Secondary)|
|School district||Rockwall Independent School District|
|Color(s)||Red, Black, and White|
|Website||Rockwall Heath High School Website|
Rockwall-Heath High School is a school located in Heath, Texas, USA, and is one of two high schools that survive the Rockwall Independent School District, the other being Rockwall High School. The school enrolls students from 9th to 12th grade. It is a Texas Recognized School.
The school opened in 2005 and completed its second phase of construction in 2010 that included a new fine arts wing, a band hall and a 1500-seat auditorium, and Wilkerson-Sanders stadium. Approved and signed in 2007 during the RISD bond election, it is the most expensive bond in the history of RISD at $420,000,000.32. The school bond also includes two new schools (Celia Hays Elementary School and Sharon Shannon Elementary School), planning for a third high school, and the conversion of Utley Freshman Center into a middle school.
The first class to graduate from Rockwall-Heath High School was the class of 2008.
Rockwall-Heath's wrestling team took first place in its district tournament, finished seventh at the regionals, and had three state qualifiers. Troy Mercer won third place at state at 180 lbs. The wrestling team was the only team to win a district title in the 2010-2011 athletic year. In 2013 the team was joined by, 8th grader Karsten Johnson, from Utley MS, whom won State in 2014, while wrestling for RHHS. Karsten went on to attend Rockwall-Heath the next two years, attributing the schools winning seasons mostly to his skill and near undefeated matches. The wrestling team won the region championships in 2015 and also in 2016. It capped 2016 as the 5A Boys UIL[clarification needed] State Championship team scoring 105 points at the state tournament.
On November 6, 2008, the undefeated Rockwall-Heath High School Varsity football team beat Highland Park High School and claimed the 10-4A district championship title. The team won its first round of playoffs against Frisco Centennial High School and against Hillcrest High School at the Texas Stadium on November 21. The team advanced to the fourth round of playoffs, still undefeated, by beating Ennis High School. Rockwall-Heath was defeated in the quarterfinals by Sulphur Springs. The final record for the 2008 season was 13–1.
Following their first playoff season, The Hawks returned to the post season and were eliminated by Frisco Liberty High School marking a 7–4 season. The 2011 Hawks claimed a spot in the postseason making it their third trip to the playoffs in school history.
The baseball team has reached the playoffs with four appearances including two trips the Regional Finals and a number one national ranking in 2010. The baseball team finally won its first 4A state championship on June 8, 2012 beating Cleburne High School 10–1.
- Jake Thompson, professional baseball player.
- Drew VerHagen, professional baseball player for the Detroit Tigers.