Seagoville High School

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Seagoville High School
Address
15920 Seagoville Road
Dallas, Texas 75253
United States
Coordinates 32°40′40″N 96°35′00″W / 32.677794°N 96.583411°W / 32.677794; -96.583411Coordinates: 32°40′40″N 96°35′00″W / 32.677794°N 96.583411°W / 32.677794; -96.583411
Information
Type Public, Secondary
Motto Our mission is to provide the resources and assistance needed to ensure that students have the opportunity to graduate with the skills to become productive and responsible citizens.[1]
School district Dallas Independent School District
Principal Jeffrey Baker[1]
Faculty 84[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,024[2]
Color(s) Royal Blue and White[1]
         
Mascot Dragons[1]
Trustee dist.  4, Nancy Bingham[3]
Area   1, Ivonne Durant[4]
Website

Seagoville High School is a public secondary school located in Dallas, Texas, (USA), northwest of the city of Seagoville. Seagoville High School enrolls students in grades 9-12 and is a part of the Dallas Independent School District.

Seagoville High School serves the DISD portion of the city of Seagoville, as well as small parts of Dallas (including Kleberg) and the DISD portion of the city of Combine. The community of Wright Farms,[5] located in Dallas, is assigned to Seagoville High School.

In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[6]

History[edit]

The high school opened in 1928 on land purchased in 1927. In 1929 the school colors and mascot were chosen. Not only was this a school, but the facility also served as a community center.[7] In September 1957 this high school building later burned down,[8] and Central Elementary School opened on the former high school site. The current high school facility and Seagoville Middle School opened on a 22-acre (8.9 ha) plot of land donated by M.D. Reeves in 1952: one building opened in 1955 and the other opened in September 1958. The school was originally in the Seagoville Independent School District but became a part of DISD in August 1964.[7]

In 2008 a series of fights at the school lead the school to declare a lockdown. Afterwards a group of parents expressed fears for the safety of their children to the media.[9]

School song[edit]

The school song is "Dear Old Seagoville High", written by Brother William Greenhall in the 1940s.[7]

Extracurricular activities and athletics[edit]

In January 1929 the first school newspaper, Boll Weevil, debuted.[7]

Dan Gross was the first coach of the American football team.[7]

J. M. Skogen, author of On the Hardwood: Portland Trail Blazers, wrote that Seagoville High had "a great sports program".[10]

Athletics[edit]

The Seagoville Dragons compete in the following sports:[11]

School uniforms[edit]

Starting in the 2005-2006 school year, Seagoville High School requires all students to wear school uniforms.[12]

The Texas Education Agency specified that the parents and/or guardians of students zoned to a school with uniforms may apply for a waiver to opt out of the uniform policy so their children do not have to wear the uniform [3]; parents must specify "bona fide" reasons, such as religious reasons or philosophical objections.

In September 2008 the high school made national news after the school required Tabitha Ruiz, a student, to remove a rosary given to her by her mother on the grounds that it was a "gang symbol."[13][14] In 2015 Seagoville High's administration in-school suspended a student who wore an American flag T-shirt to school.[15]

Feeder patterns[edit]

As of 2013, elementary schools feeding into Seagoville include Kleberg and Ebby Halliday in Dallas and Central, Seagoville, and Seagoville North in Seagoville. Seagoville Middle School is the only middle school that feeds into Seagoville High School.[16]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Dallas ISD - Seagoville High School. Retrieved 13 October 2006.
  2. ^ Texas Education Agency - School Directory - type in school number "057905015" and select "view report." Retrieved 13 October 2006.
  3. ^ Dallas ISD - Schools by Trustee. (PDF). Retrieved 13 October 2006.
  4. ^ Dallas ISD - Schools by Area. (PDF). Retrieved 13 October 2006.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  7. ^ a b c d e Phillips, Billie Frank. Seagoville (Images of America). Arcadia Publishing, 2011. ISBN 0738578630, 9780738578637. p. 71.
  8. ^ Phillips, Billie Frank. Seagoville (Images of America). Arcadia Publishing, 2011. ISBN 0738578630, 9780738578637. p. 76.
  9. ^ Goldstein, Scott. "Seagoville High parents question school's safety after brawl." The Dallas Morning News. Friday February 22, 2008. Retrieved on September 7, 2009.
  10. ^ Skogen, J.M. On the Hardwood: Portland Trail Blazers. MVP Books, September 1, 2013. p. 43.
  11. ^ The Athletics Department
  12. ^ [2]
  13. ^ "Texas High School Student Told Rosary Is 'Gang Symbol'." Fox News. Tuesday September 16, 2008. Retrieved on September 7, 2009.
  14. ^ "School bans rosary beads, claims they're gang symbols." NBC News at WIS-TV. September 18, 2008, Updated September 26, 2008. Retrieved on September 7, 2009.
  15. ^ "Texas high school student suspended over American flag T-shirt." Fox News. September 20, 2015. Retrieved on June 8, 2016.
  16. ^ "Feeder%20Pattern%202013-14%20by%20School%20Level%202.21.13.pdf." Dallas Independent School District. Retrieved on April 4, 2014.
  17. ^ Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau. Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau Tout "Big 12. Big D. Big Time." (press release for the return of Big 12 Men's and Women's Basketball Championships to Dallas), March 3, 2006

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