Sharyland High School

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Sharyland High School
1216 North Shary Road
Mission, Texas 78572
United States
Coordinates 26°12′49″N 98°17′1″W / 26.21361°N 98.28361°W / 26.21361; -98.28361Coordinates: 26°12′49″N 98°17′1″W / 26.21361°N 98.28361°W / 26.21361; -98.28361
Type Public
Motto “Commitment, Cooperation and Communication”
Established 1921
Principal Carolyn Mendiola
Enrollment 3,603
Color(s) Red and white
Nickname Rattlers

Sharyland High School is a high school in Mission, Texas, United States. The school, which is classified as "5A" by the UIL, is a part of the Sharyland Independent School District.

The school primarily serves Sharyland, an unincorporated rural area known for its agricultural and citrus industry. The school also serves portions of the cities of Alton, McAllen, Mission, Edinburg, and Palmhurst.

Student body[edit]

During the 2006-2007 school year, Sharyland High School was Hidalgo County's largest high school, with 3,261 students. Sharyland was 59% Hispanic, 33% White, 1% African-American, 7% Asian, and less than 1% Native American. The amount of students on free or reduced lunch programs was 41%.

University Interscholastic League[edit]

Sharyland High School competes in the University Interscholastic League in multiple events.

  • Accounting
  • Computer Applications
  • Concert and Marching Band
  • Computer Science
  • CX and LD Debate
  • Journalism
  • Literary Criticism
  • Ready Writing
  • Math Events
  • Prose and Poetry
  • Spelling and Vocabulary
  • Science Events
  • Social Studies
  • Destination Imagination (not a UIL-sponsored event)
  • Business Professionals of America (not a UIL-sponsored event)
  • JROTC Competitions (not a UIL-sponsored event)
  • Track and Field

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Lloyd Bentsen - politician, businessman, Ret. Air Force Colonel
  • Jorge Cantu - MLB player for Colorado Rockies; also played for Tampa Bay Rays, Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, and Cincinnati Reds
  • Jaime García - MLB player for 2011 World Series Champion, St. Louis Cardinals

External links[edit]