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New Braunfels High School

New Braunfels High School
New Braunfels, Texas
United States
Coordinates 29°43′07″N 98°08′58″W / 29.718594°N 98.149518°W / 29.718594; -98.149518Coordinates: 29°43′07″N 98°08′58″W / 29.718594°N 98.149518°W / 29.718594; -98.149518

Type Public
Motto "Unicorn Pride is Justified"
Established 1845
School district New Braunfels Independent School District
Principal John Burks
Assistant principals Nicole Haecker
Christie Lawson
Kenneth McMullen
Mike Reimer
Grades 10-12
Enrollment 2,197[1]  (2010)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)           Royal Blue & White
Athletics UIL Class AAAAA
Mascot Unicorn
Rival Canyon High School
Mascot Name Eugene and Buford

New Braunfels High School (commonly referred to as NBHS) is a public, co-educational secondary school in New Braunfels, Texas that was established in 1845. Up until 2008, New Braunfels was one of the largest, 4A, high schools in Texas. In the Spring of 2008, bi-annual University Interscholastic League (UIL) enrollment re-alignment reclassified New Braunfels as a 5A school and moved it to District 26-5A. In 2011, the school was rated "Academically Acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]

The Haiti national football team temporarily held training sessions at New Braunfels High School's stadium, as the Stade Sylvio Cator, the team's home field, was being used as a tent city for victims of the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010.[3]

Unique Nickname

New Braunfels High School, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, The Selwyn School in Denton, Texas and the Columbus School for Girls in Bexley, Ohio hold the distinction of being the only high schools in the USA which employ a unicorn as their mascot.


Several New Braunfels graduates have been named as Scholars, Finalists, Semi-finalists, and Commended by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Along with the 4 core areas, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and English, NBHS offers many career classes. These range from Business Management to Automotive Technician. New Braunfels High School also offers Advanced Placement classes. Among the former pupils of New Braunfels is the Finnish politician Marja Tiura, who graduated in 1986, and in 1999 became a Member of Parliament in the Parliament of Finland as well as deputy chairman of the Finnish National Coalition Party. She lost her seat in the 2011 general election.Tiura has made headlines in Finland in 2009 and 2010 for coming under parliamentary and police investigation for allegedly taking bribes from significant business enterprises led by Kyösti Kakkonen of the KMS Group and Arto Merisalo of the Nova Group. The accusation is that she received this money so that she would become an undeclared lobbyist for their own business concerns.[4] In the end the accusations did not lead to charges.


The The New Braunfels Unicorns compete in the following sports:

Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Wrestling, Basketball, Swimming, Powerlifting, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Track, Softball & Baseball

State Titles

  • Baseball - [5]
    • 2006(4A)

Bowling - Girl's - 2003 & 2007

  • Girls Cross County - [6]
    • 1993(4A), 1994(4A), 1995(4A)
  • Boys Soccer - [7]
    • 1994(All)
  • Team Tennis - [8]
    • 2007(4A), 2008(5A), 2009(5A), 2010(5A), 2011(5A)
  • Girls Track - [9]
    • 1996(4A)
  • Volleyball - [10]
    • 2000(4A), 2005(4A)

State Runner Ups: Football - 1948(1A), 2002(4A/D1), Team Tennis - 2006(4A), Volleyball - 1976(3A), 1984(4A), 1987(4A), 2002(4A)


  • State Semi Fianlist 1948 record 15-1
  • State Semi Finalist 1950 record 12-1-1
  • State Semi Finalist 1982 record 13-2
  • State Semi Finalist 1983 record 12-2-1
  • State Semi Finalist 1985 record 13-2
  • State Semi Finalist 1986 record 12-2
  • State Semi Finalist 1997 record 13-2
  • State Semi Finalist 2007 record 14-2
  • State Semi Finalist 2009 record 11-4
  • State Semi Finalist 2010 record 13-2


  • 4A State Qualified from 2001-2008 consecutively.

Performing Arts

Winter Guard

  • 2009 TECA (Texas Educational Colorguard Association) Open Class State Champions
  • 2012 TECA Scholastic AA State Champions


  • 2009 State Grand Champions in Jazz, Pom, Kick, Hip-Hop, and Overall Varsity Team.
  • 2011 State Grand Champions in Jazz, Lyrical, Kick, Hip-Hop and Overall Varsity Team.


  • 2001 4A State Marching Band Finalist
  • 2003 4A State Marching Band Qualified
  • 2005 4A State Marching Band Finalist
  • 2006 Judson Rocket Review Grand Champs
  • 2010 Judson Rocket Review Grand Champs
  • Band webpage

Notable alumni

  • Nolan Bluntzer, Class of 1999, Fishing Guide at WorldCast Anglers
  • George E. Nowotny, Class of 1951, former Arkansas politician and retired Tulsa businessman
  • Glenn Richter, UT Music
  • Leigh Nash, Class of 1993, former lead singer of Sixpence None the Richer
  • Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech Red Raiders' head football coach
  • Andrew Anderson, Class of 2007, Screenwriter and Comic Writer


External links

  • NBHS School website

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