Texas High School

Texas High School
4001 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas 75503
United States
Coordinates 33°27′19″N 94°03′56″W / 33.455351°N 94.06543°W / 33.455351; -94.06543Coordinates: 33°27′19″N 94°03′56″W / 33.455351°N 94.06543°W / 33.455351; -94.06543
School type Public high school
Motto “Tomorrow’s future at work today”
Established 1889
School district Texarkana Independent School District
Superintendent Paul Norton
President Wanda Boyette
Principal Brad Bailey
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,891 [1]
Color(s)           Orange and white
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAA
Mascot Tiger
Yearbook The Tiger


Texas High School is a public high school located in the city of Texarkana, Texas in Bowie County, United States. It is classified as a 5A school by the UIL. It is part of the Texarkana Independent School District located in extreme northeast Bowie County. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]


The first classes were held in 1889 for grades 7 through 11 and the first graduating class consisted of three students in 1890. In 1965 a $3,000,000-bond was issued for a new high school on Kennedy Lane, just west of Summerhill Road, was approved. The facility was designed by noted architects Caudill Rowlett Scott and local architects Moore and Thomas. In 1969, the architecture firm was awarded the Outstanding School Architecture Award by the Texas Association of School Administrators and School Boards for its design.[3]

School song

Hail Texas High School,
We are as one,
Standing together,
Till day is done,
Cheering our comrades,
As years go by;
We pledge our love to thee,
Dear old Texas High!


The Texas Tigers compete in these sports - [4]

State Titles

  • Baseball - [5]
    • 2009(4A)
  • Football - [6]
    • 2002(4A/D1)
  • Boys Swimming - [7]
    • 2003(4A)
  • Boys Track [8]
    • 2014(4A)

Under the 2012-2014 football University Interscholastic League reclassification, Texas High competes in District 14 of classification 5A.

Texas High has always had a competitive football program. Under Barry Norton, they won the 4A Division I state championship in 2002[9] and have been in the playoffs numerous times.

Under head coach Glenn Welch (1975 alumnus), the baseball program won its first 4A state championship on June 11, 2009.[10]

Texas High has always had a traditionally strong men's and women's swimming and diving team, called the Tigersharks, and have won numerous individual titles and state championships in the last thirty years.

Notable alumni


  1. Nces.ed.gov
  2. "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 10, 2015. Retrieved December 24, 2013.
  3. "Caudill Rowlett Scott Awards" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 18, 2010. Retrieved June 16, 2009.
  4. The Athletics Department Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  5. UIL Baseball Archives Archived 2013-12-10 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  6. Lone Star Football Network Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  7. UIL Boys Swimming Archives Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  8. UIL Boys Track Archives Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  9. UIL State Football Champions Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  10. Louie Avery (June 11, 2009). "Texas High wins first-ever state baseball championship". Texarkana Gazette. Archived from the original on June 17, 2009. Retrieved June 12, 2009.
  11. "Perot named TISD Distinguished Alumni". Texarkana Gazette. September 17, 2009. Archived from the original on September 24, 2009. Retrieved September 17, 2009.
  12. "Texarkana Independent School District Names H. Ross Perot as 2009 Distinguished Alumni" (PDF). Texarkana Independent School District. September 17, 2009. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
  13. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame Archived 2009-12-07 at the Wayback Machine.
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