Texas High School
|Texas High School|
4001 Summerhill Road|
Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas 75503
|Coordinates||33°27′19″N 94°03′56″W / 33.455351°N 94.06543°WCoordinates: 33°27′19″N 94°03′56″W / 33.455351°N 94.06543°W|
|School type||Public high school|
|Motto||“Tomorrow’s future at work today”|
|School district||Texarkana Independent School District|
|Color(s)||Orange and white|
|Athletics conference||UIL Class AAAAA|
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.
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.
Hail Texas High School,
We are as one,
Till day is done,
Cheering our comrades,
As years go by;
We pledge our love to thee,
Dear old Texas High!
- Cross Country
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field
Under the 2012-2014 football University Interscholastic League reclassification, Texas High competes in District 14 of classification 5A.
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.
- Joe Anderson, former professional football player
- Miller Barber, 1949, professional golfer, 11-time PGA Tour winner, 24-time Senior Tour winner
- Erik Condra, current player for Dallas Stars in National Hockey League
- Carl Finch, 1970, founder of Grammy Award-winning polka/dance band Brave Combo
- Cobi Hamilton, wide receiver for Pittsburgh Steelers
- Slade Heathcott, Major League Baseball outfielder for Chicago White Sox
- Jack Jenkins, former professional football player
- J.D. Kimmel, former professional football player
- Gary M. Kusin, 1971, former president and CEO, FedEx and Kinko's
- Prudence Mackintosh, 1962, contributing editor, Texas Monthly
- Ross Perot, 1947, businessman and former Presidential candidate, named TISD Distinguished Alumni in 2009
- Ryan Mallett, quarterback for NFL's Baltimore Ravens
- Julie Meadows, former pornographic actress
- Rick Minter, defensive coordinator for Florida Tech Panthers football
- Craig Monroe, former professional baseball player
- Doyle Nix, former professional football player
- Jerry Norton, former professional football player
- Collin Raye, 1978, country music singer
- Bill Rogers, 1970, professional golfer; winner of British Open, 1981
- Marjorie Scardino, 1965, CEO of Pearson PLC; on Forbes list of "100 Most Powerful Women in the World" 2007
- Aysel Teymurzadeh, Eurovision 2009 contestant and third-place finisher from Azerbaijan
- Nathan Vasher, former player in National Football League
- "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 10, 2015. Retrieved December 24, 2013.
- "Caudill Rowlett Scott Awards" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 18, 2010. Retrieved June 16, 2009.
- The Athletics Department Retrieved September 26, 2015.
- UIL Baseball Archives Archived 2013-12-10 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
- Lone Star Football Network Retrieved September 26, 2015.
- UIL Boys Swimming Archives Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
- UIL Boys Track Archives Retrieved September 26, 2015.
- UIL State Football Champions Retrieved September 26, 2015.
- 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.
- "Perot named TISD Distinguished Alumni". Texarkana Gazette. September 17, 2009. Archived from the original on September 24, 2009. Retrieved September 17, 2009.
- "Texarkana Independent School District Names H. Ross Perot as 2009 Distinguished Alumni" (PDF). Texarkana Independent School District. September 17, 2009. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
- Texas High School Football Hall of Fame Archived 2009-12-07 at the Wayback Machine.