Memorial High School (Port Arthur, Texas)

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Port Arthur Memorial Sr. High School (PAM)
Location
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
Information
Type Public, co-educational
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
Website

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 (4A), Abraham Lincoln High School (4A), and Stephen F. Austin High School (2A). Since then, Memorial High (5A) 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 in the north side of Port Arthur. It also has a 9th Grade Center in south 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]

Athletics[edit]

Under coach Dean Colbert Memorial posted a 22–18 record from 2002-2005. He was succeeded by Ronnie Thompson,[3] who had already coached at Thomas Jefferson from 1978 to 1981, where his players included Todd Dodge (former North Texas coach) and Craig Stump (current West Brook HS coach). Under his leadership, the football team posted a 36-14 record from 2009 to 2012 with playoff appearances every year including a trip to the 2011 Class 5A Div. II State Semi-finals, where it lost to the 2010 defending champion Cibolo Steele.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[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. 
  3. ^ Rogers, Dave (September 6, 2006). "Time changes Titan coach, not goals". Port Arthur News. Archived from the original on October 23, 2006. 

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