Waxahachie High School

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Waxahachie High School
1000 US Hwy 77 North
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
United States
Coordinates 32°24′51″N 96°50′24″W / 32.41412°N 96.84003°W / 32.41412; -96.84003Coordinates: 32°24′51″N 96°50′24″W / 32.41412°N 96.84003°W / 32.41412; -96.84003
School type Public high school
Established 1864
School district Waxahachie Independent School District
Principal Al Benskin
Grades 10-12
Enrollment 1979[1] (2014)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)           Green & White
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAA
Mascot Indians/Lady Indians

Waxahachie High School is a public high school in the city of Waxahachie, Texas, USA and classified as a 5A school by the UIL. It is a part of the Waxahachie Independent School District located in central Ellis County. Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy, with an additional 709 students, is a nearby branch of the high school attended by all freshman. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]


Waxahachie High School offers Advanced Placement college preparatory courses in biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, English language and composition, English literature, environmental science, French language, macroeconomics, music theory, psychology, Spanish language, Spanish literature, statistics, U.S. government, U.S. history and world history. The school also is home to the Billy Bates Career and Technology Center where students acquire career-specific and technical training in various trades and disciplines. As of 2013, Waxahachie High School offers American Sign Language as an optional language class.


The Waxahachie Indians compete in sports including volleyball, cross country, football, basketball, powerlifting, swimming, soccer, golf, tennis, track, baseball, and softball.[3]

In 1992, the varsity football team won the 4A state championship.[4] The football team plays their home games at Lumpkins Stadium.[5]

The school's baseball team won the 3A state championship in 1965.[6] The boys basketball team won the 3A state championship in 1958 and the 4A state championship in 1983.[7] The girls basketball team won the 4A state championship in 2006.[8]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Waxahachie High School has successful extra-curricular activities such as band, chorus, and theater. WHS also offers several CTSOs to its students including FFA, Skills USA and TSA. Waxahachie High School also has DI, Interact, and NHS as some of their clubs.

Marching band[edit]

The Spirit of Waxahachie Indian marching band is the largest organization on campus. For over 20 years, the band has received numerous awards both locally and around the nation. The band competed in the 2009 4A UIL State Marching Contest and placed 8th in finals with their show "A Kinetic Mind". Also, the band placed 6th in finals at the 2011 4A UIL State Marching Contest with their show "unREAL," 8th in finals at the 2013 4A UIL State Marching Contest with their show "Mystic Hollow," and 7th in finals at the 2015 5A UIL State Marching Contest with their show "A Forbidden Love." [9]

In concert literature, the Waxahachie High School Wind Ensemble was named the 2011 4A Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Honor Band and performed at the association's 2012 convention, one of the world's largest music conventions. The Foundation for Music Education (TFME) named the ensemble a Class 4A "Commended Winner" in 2013 and a "National Winner" in 2014 in the Mark of Excellence Wind Band Honors project.[10]

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