Memorial High School (Port Arthur, Texas)

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Port Arthur Memorial Sr. High School
Port Arthur, Texas
United States
Coordinates 29°55′18″N 93°54′50″W / 29.921725°N 93.9138687°W / 29.921725; -93.9138687Coordinates: 29°55′18″N 93°54′50″W / 29.921725°N 93.9138687°W / 29.921725; -93.9138687
Type Public, co-educational
Motto "Building for Success"
Established August 2002 (new campus opened for 2009–10 school year)
School district Port Arthur ISD
Principal Dr. Glenn Mitchell
Grades 10th-12th
Enrollment 2,460
Campus size 2,500
Campus type Urban
Color(s)                Red, Black & Silver
Mascot Mighty Titan
Team name Titans
Newspaper The Titan Times
Yearbook The Titanium

Port Arthur Memorial High School is a public, co-educational secondary school located in Port Arthur, Texas, United States. It was established in August 2002 after a merger of Thomas Jefferson High School, Abraham Lincoln High School, and Stephen F. Austin High School . Since then, Port Arthur Memorial High School has been the only high school in the Port Arthur Independent School District. It serves most of Port Arthur and a portion of Groves. Initially, the school used the former Lincoln and Jefferson campuses; its new facility opened for the 2009–10 school year on the northern side of Port Arthur. It also has a 9th Grade Center in the Port Acres area of Port Arthur, on the former Austin Middle School campus.

When Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen F. Austin high schools were consolidated, students voted on the name for the new high school and the top two vote-getters were "Memorial High School" and "Thurgood Marshall High School". In September 2007, school board member Terry Doyle suggested renaming Memorial High School after the late Staff Sgt. Lucian Adams, a Port Arthur native who received the Medal of Honor for his bravery in World War II.[1] Employees of the school district established a museum of artefacts from the three former high schools plus the Catholic Bishop Byrne High School.[2]


Memorial High School currently participates in District 22-5A. Memorial participates in the following UIL sports where it has had success in many district championships and playoff wins:

  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Powerlifting
  • Golf


Memorial has many organizations including an award winning:

  • Marching Band known as "The Marching Heat"
  • Dance/Drill Team known as the "Flames" usually made up of 30-60 girls
  • The Titan Press Newspaper and Yearbook
  • Theatre
  • MHS Choir on Fire

Among over 30 clubs.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Rappleye, Christine (September 28, 2007). "Trustee thinks school should honor Adams". Beaumont Enterprise. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. 
  2. ^ Meaux, Mary (August 29, 2016). "PA grad museum memorabilia saved". Port Arthur News. 

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