Tuloso-Midway High School
|Tuloso-Midway High School|
|2653 McKenzie Road
Corpus Christi, Texas 78460
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||Tuloso-Midway Independent School District|
|Color(s)||Maroon and gold|
|Athletics conference||UIL Class AAAAA|
|Mascot||Warriors and Cherokees|
The overall population of the Tuloso-Midway region in Corpus Christi, Texas, was approximately 12,400 people in 2009. The majority of students are minorities with about 57% of the population listed as Hispanic or Latino (of any race) and 42% White.
The school's population in 2015 was 1,150 students of which 70.61% are Hispanic and the other 26.52% are White. As of the 2005–06 school year[update], Tuloso-Midway High's student body totaled 978 (45.7% White, 51.9% Hispanic, 1.8% African American, 0.3% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 0.2% Native American) with 26.3% of the students considered economically disadvantaged.
During the 1990s, Tuloso-Midway High School widened its attendance boundaries to all students in the region, with application acceptance contingent on an applicant's educational performance and behavioral record at his or her previous school. Each year, more than 900 out-of-district students join TMISD using the application process. The high school continues to benefit from this policy, as many successful students have transferred into the high school from around the region since the program's inception.
With rapid population growth in the area from 2006 to 2013, the enrollment has been above 1,000 consistently with a peak of 1,179 students in the 2013–14 school year. Tuloso-Midway High is expected to hit enrollment records over the next several years. The demographics of the high school continue to be about 55% Hispanic and 40% white, with the remaining 5% split among African American, Asian, and other nationalities.
Tuloso-Midway Independent School District began in 1887 when a schoolhouse was constructed on donated land in the Tuloso area. The school's first teacher was an individual named Murdock who taught nine students for a six-month term. Twenty-seven years later, in 1914, the first Midway school was established in an adjacent community. In 1938, the Tuloso and Midway communities planned the formation of the Tuluso-Midway Independent School District. By 1947, the district had come into being.
Two years later, in 1949, the school district had its first graduating class consisting of five students. Tuluso-Midway Independent School District continued to expand in May 1969, absorbing the Clarkwood Independent School District and the Violet Common School District. The newly formed district briefly adopted the name of The Tuloso-Midway Consolidated Independent School District. A year later the district's name reverted to the original name.
In the late 1960s, it opened a new campus on La Branch Parkway, a large indoor-outdoor complex with architecture featuring a domed auditorium, a crescent-shaped roof on its gymnasium, and a large interior band hall. The campus had a central courtyard and was located adjacent to the West Guth Park. The school was well-suited to its student body with very modern facilities, until population growth in the 1980s forced the district to call for a bond election to upgrade the facilities.
That election gave rise to the new Tuloso-Midway Rand Morgan High School in 1985. Named after the owner of the donated land, Tuloso-Midway High School re-emerged on Haven Drive off McKenzie Road with a large indoor complex built to accommodate over 2000 students, complete with an indoor swimming pool, a new football stadium, baseball field, tennis center, and athletic field house. The school retained the Rand Morgan portion of the name for several years until the period for that stipulation elapsed.
In the 2000s, in an effort to keep the high school at the forefront of facilities in South Texas, two different bond elections were passed which included additional improvements. The first called for a new two-story science wing to be built on the south end of the existing building. The second bond election in 2008 took the improvements a step further and changed the look of the campus completely. The Dr. Sue Nelson Performing Arts Complex was built at the entrance to the school, with the goal of enhancing the school's performing arts program. New and state-of-the-art baseball and softball fields were also added to the complex, as was a domed facility for indoor events.
2015 accountability rating
Based on the accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency in 2015, Tuloso-Midway High's Accountability Ratng was "Met Standard" with two Distinction Designations, Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness.
Boys' teams are referred to as the Warriors and girls' teams are referred to as the Cherokees. The Tuloso-Midway teams compete in the following sports:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
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The Tuloso-Midway fine arts program includes band, choir, dance, and one-act plays.
The Warrior Band performs at:
- 1980 Cotton Bowl Classic – Featured pre-game and halftime performers.
- 1982 World's Fair – Performance in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- 1982 State Marching Contest in Austin, Texas.
The Warriorettes achieved Sweepstakes trophies (first divisions on all routines entered) at various dance team competitions, and were awarded Best in Class and Choreography recognition plaques several times.
- "Official website". Tuloso-Midway Independent School District. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
- "Tuloso-Midway ISD, TX (4843350) DP1 General Demographic Characteristics". proximityone.com. Retrieved 2015-09-11.
- "Tuloso-Midway High School - rating and statistics - HAR.com". web.har.com. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
- "TMISD History & Boundaries" (PDF). TMSID. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
- "TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY 2015 Accountability Summary TULOSO-MIDWAY H S (178912001) - TULOSO-MIDWAY ISD" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
- UIL Centennial Web page
- UIL Centennial Web page