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Texas High School


Texas High School

Texas High School
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“Tomorrow’s future at work today”
4001 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, Texas, Bowie County, 75503
United States of America United States
Type Co-Educational, Public, Secondary
Established 1889
School district Texarkana Independent School District
President Wanda Boyette
Principal Brad Bailey
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,867 (2012-2013)[1]
Athletics conference 14-AAAA (football)
Mascot Tiger
Information (903) 794-3891
Yearbook The Tiger

Texas High School is a public school in Texarkana, Texas (USA). It is part of the Texarkana Independent School District.


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 world-famous 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.[2]

Alma mater

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!

Mission statement

"Texas High School will offer excellence in education for all students — today and tomorrow."


Under the 2012-2014 football University Interscholastic League reclassification, Texas High competes in District 14 of classification 4A.

Texas High has always had a competitive football program. Under Barry Norton, they won the 4A Division I state championship in 2002[3] 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.[4]

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


External links

  • Texarkana Independent School District

Coordinates: 33°27′19″N 94°03′56″W / 33.455351°N 94.06543°W / 33.455351; -94.06543

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