Allen High School (Texas)
Allen High School is a public, co-educational secondary school in Allen, Texas. It is the only high school in the Allen Independent School District. Allen High School serves most of the city of Allen; until fall 2006, when Lovejoy High School opened, Allen High School served high school students in the Lovejoy Independent School District, which includes the city of Lucas, most of Fairview, a small portion of Plano. The first Allen High School, built in 1910 at the corner of Belmont and Cedar, was a two-story brick building housing six classrooms and an auditorium, saw the first graduating class of eight students in 1914; the second Allen High School was established in 1959 on land donated by Mr. Harris Brown on the corner of Jupiter and Main Streets. August 1999 saw the opening of Allen High School “2000”, a new facility which opened to 2,200 students in grades 10 through 12; the former high school was converted into the Becky Lowery Freshman Center, named in honor of a former middle school teacher and school counselor.
It now serves grade 9 students, had an enrollment of 1,634 in 2015–16. The final expansion of the school was completed in 2011; the expansion included a new 1,500 seat performing arts center, an expansion of band hall space and a Career and Technology Education center featuring a student-managed restaurant open to the public, a student-managed apparel store with student-designed items, multiple new Mac labs, Mac-equipped rooms for the photojournalism, commercial photography, audiovisual and newspaper classes as well as learning-classrooms for the medical education programs. Main campus: 300 Rivercrest Blvd. Allen, TX 75002 Freshman Center: 601 E. Main St. Allen, TX 75002 Allen High School offers the International Baccalaureate program to its students, with the class of 2002 being the first to graduate Full Diploma. AHS provides Advanced Placement and elective courses. Allen uses an 8:30 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. modified block schedule. The period schedule includes five standard periods per day, though students are required to be present for only four in 10th grade, only three in 11th or 12th grade.
Allen High School was named a 2001 -- a 2004 TEA Pathfinder School. The Allen Eagle football program has become one of the top football programs in Texas over the past decade, with playoff berths in every season since 2001, a district title every season since 2006 In 2014, Allen became the fourth high school in state history to win the state championship 3 years in a row while being the first to do so in the state's largest classification.2003 was the first season for Allen to make it to the State semi-finals, losing to Southlake Carroll. In 2006 the varsity football team finished its season as the District 9-5A Champions by beating Plano East in the last game of the regular season, 22–17, its only loss was to Garland in the season opener. In the playoffs the Allen Eagles beat Rowlett, Round Rock, Spring Westfield, made it to the state semifinals where they lost to Southlake Carroll; the team's regular season record was 9–1 with an overall record of 13–2. The Eagles had a perfect regular season in 2007, followed by a first-round playoff loss to Rowlett to end the season.
After finishing the 2008 regular season with a record of 9–1, the Eagles beat South Grand Prairie, Odessa Permian, Euless Trinity, Round Rock Stony Point, Fort Bend Hightower in the state championship to earn their first-ever state title, making them Texas' Class 5A Div I State Champions. Upon winning the championship, the Allen Eagles were ranked #2 in the nation by both ESPN Rise and Yahoo! Rivals High School rankings and they were ranked #5 by MaxPreps poll. In the 2011 season, the Eagles went undefeated in the regular season with a perfect record, won the first-round playoff game against Keller Central but lost to Euless Trinity for the second year in a row; the 2012 season marked the beginning of a record-setting win streak for the Eagles. Allen went 15 -- 1 on the season. Allen won the Class 5A Division I football state championship game 35–21 against Houston Lamar, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, on December 22, 2012. Allen won the Class 5A Division I football state championship game 63–28 against Pearland High School at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, on December 21, 2013.
Allen won the Class 6A Division I football state championship game 47–16 against Cypress Ranch High School at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, on December 20, 2014. Allen went 10–0 in the 2015 regular season but lost in the Division I State semi-final to Westlake High School, snapping a program-best 57-game winning streak, the 2nd longest in the state of Texas Allen went 10–0 in the 2016 regular season but lost the Division I semi-final to The Woodlands High School. Allen won the Class 6A Division I football championship game 35-33 against Lake Travis High School at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, on December 23, 2017. Allen was named national champs by High School Football America after the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons. Due to the program's popularity and student population, the school was authorized, via an approved April 2009 referendum, to build an 18,000 seat stadium for the team; the stadium opened for the 2012 football season. It is the fifth largest high school stadium in the state, but the largest designed for the use of only one team.
The new facility houses a weight room, wrestling practice facility, indoor golfing facility. On February 27, 2014, the stadium was closed due to cracking in concrete making it unsafe to use; the 2014 varsity football season played every game on the road, st
Plano ISD Academy High School
Plano ISD Academy High School referred to as Academy High School, is a STEAM, interdisciplinary and project-based learning high school. The school serves students from grades 9-12; this school is not a regular secondary school because this school uses a selection process to draw eighth graders from various middle schools in Plano ISD. The school is an alternative to the regular high school experience by offering collaborative team projects, more STEAM classes and the ability to attend classes without structured class periods; this school is one of the three Academy Programs in Plano ISD. The others are The IB World School at Plano East; the building is a three-story, former office building that belonged to Bell South, AT&T. In the summer of 2013, the PISD renovated the building and turned the building into a creative learning school; the school is an open floor plan school with classrooms. There are three science labs, a fabrication lab, three presentation rooms and conference rooms; the school contains two dedicated soundproof rooms for student and club use.
The Plano Academy was designed for advanced studies. Students graduating by senior year will have at least two endorsements; as part of the curriculum, all students graduate with the same coursework. There is 1:1 technology at the Academy; some notable projects include making a Moon magazine, creating an Orange company, designing school curriculum, launching projectiles. The tenth graders have the option to attend seminars, not classes. Students are able to work independently with their group with less teacher interference. Junior and seniors will take courses offered by the University of North Texas, college credit and high school credit, similar to Advanced Placement. At the end of the week, each grade-level facilitators award best learner and best team for effort during the past week; the school offers the basic classes required to graduate in the state of Texas. It offers optional classes; the Academy Visioning Committee started designing the plan for the school in 2010. Texas Instruments and other companies, endowed the new school.
In 2013, PISD held a lottery to determine. In the first year of Academy's opening, students were learning multiple classes combined into a single project. Student-led organizations and PTSA hosted several fundraising and school events such as the Winter Social, the paintball tournament; the Academy has allowed visitors from around the Dallas community to see the school's learning environment. The Academy's first graduating class graduated in the spring of 2016; the Academy offers over 20 clubs. Most clubs meet during school time. NHS and student council meet after school each week as well. Clubs include journalism, solar car, many other interests; the Titan Robotics Club won the Rookie All-Star Award at the 2015 Dallas Regional FRC Competition. Team 5431 went on to Nationals in St. Louis and made to Carver Field Quarterfinals. Titan Robotics entered in the Lone Star and Dallas Regional FRC competition in 2016. Team 5431 went on to Nationals in St. Louis and made to Carver Field Quarterfinals. In 2017, Titan Robotics competed in the FIRST Steamworks competition, going to the Dallas and Brazos Valley regionals.
They went on to Nationals in Houston and made it to the Hopper field playoffs. Plano ISD STEAM Plano ISD Website Plano Academy Website 2014 Caudill Award for Excellence in Building Restructuring
Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U. S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast. Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U. S. while San Antonio is the second-most populous in the state and seventh largest in the U. S. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country, respectively. Other major cities include Austin, the second-most populous state capital in the U. S. and El Paso. Texas is nicknamed "The Lone Star State" to signify its former status as an independent republic, as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico; the "Lone Star" can be found on the Texan state seal.
The origin of Texas's name is from the word taysha. Due to its size and geologic features such as the Balcones Fault, Texas contains diverse landscapes common to both the U. S. Southern and Southwestern regions. Although Texas is popularly associated with the U. S. southwestern deserts, less than 10% of Texas's land area is desert. Most of the population centers are in areas of former prairies, grasslands and the coastline. Traveling from east to west, one can observe terrain that ranges from coastal swamps and piney woods, to rolling plains and rugged hills, the desert and mountains of the Big Bend; the term "six flags over Texas" refers to several nations. Spain was the first European country to claim the area of Texas. France held a short-lived colony. Mexico controlled the territory until 1836 when Texas won its independence, becoming an independent Republic. In 1845, Texas joined the union as the 28th state; the state's annexation set off a chain of events that led to the Mexican–American War in 1846.
A slave state before the American Civil War, Texas declared its secession from the U. S. in early 1861, joined the Confederate States of America on March 2nd of the same year. After the Civil War and the restoration of its representation in the federal government, Texas entered a long period of economic stagnation. Four major industries shaped the Texas economy prior to World War II: cattle and bison, cotton and oil. Before and after the U. S. Civil War the cattle industry, which Texas came to dominate, was a major economic driver for the state, thus creating the traditional image of the Texas cowboy. In the 19th century cotton and lumber grew to be major industries as the cattle industry became less lucrative, it was though, the discovery of major petroleum deposits that initiated an economic boom which became the driving force behind the economy for much of the 20th century. With strong investments in universities, Texas developed a diversified economy and high tech industry in the mid-20th century.
As of 2015, it is second on the list of the most Fortune 500 companies with 54. With a growing base of industry, the state leads in many industries, including agriculture, energy and electronics, biomedical sciences. Texas has led the U. S. in state export revenue since 2002, has the second-highest gross state product. If Texas were a sovereign state, it would be the 10th largest economy in the world; the name Texas, based on the Caddo word táyshaʼ "friend", was applied, in the spelling Tejas or Texas, by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves the Hasinai Confederacy, the final -s representing the Spanish plural. The Mission San Francisco de los Tejas was completed near the Hasinai village of Nabedaches in May 1690, in what is now Houston County, East Texas. During Spanish colonial rule, in the 18th century, the area was known as Nuevo Reino de Filipinas "New Kingdom of the Philippines", or as provincia de los Tejas "province of the Tejas" also provincia de Texas, "province of Texas", it was incorporated as provincia de Texas into the Mexican Empire in 1821, declared a republic in 1836.
The Royal Spanish Academy recognizes both spellings and Texas, as Spanish-language forms of the name of the U. S. State of Texas; the English pronunciation with /ks/ is unetymological, based in the value of the letter x in historical Spanish orthography. Alternative etymologies of the name advanced in the late 19th century connected the Spanish teja "rooftile", the plural tejas being used to designate indigenous Pueblo settlements. A 1760s map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin shows a village named Teijas on Trinity River, close to the site of modern Crockett. Texas is the second-largest U. S. state, with an area of 268,820 square miles. Though 10% larger than France and twice as large as Germany or Japan, it ranks only 27th worldwide amongst country subdivisions by size. If it were an independent country, Texas would be the 40th largest behind Zambia. Texas is in the south central part of the United States of America. Three of its borders are defined by rivers; the Rio Grande forms a natural border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas to the south.
The Red River forms a natural border with Arkansas to the north. The Sabine River forms a natural border with Louisiana to the east; the Texas Panhandle has an eastern border with Oklahoma at 100° W, a northern border with Oklahoma at 36°30' N and a western
Prosper High School
Prosper High School is a class 6A public high school in Prosper, Texas. It is part of Prosper Independent School District located in western Collin County, with a small portion of the district extending into Denton County. In addition to Prosper, the district serves a portion of McKinney and small parts of Frisco and Celina; the 2009–2010 school year began in a brand new building. The new school remains the most expensive high school in the state of Texas. Prosper, Texas is predicted to grow drastically within the next decade. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency. In September 2015, Greg Wright created controversy for the school and the Prosper School District as reported in the Dallas Morning News when he was caught criticizing a teacher that reported another teacher from PHS to the Police for inappropriately touching a student. Reynolds Middle School Rogers Middle School Baker Elementary School Cockrell Elementary School Folsom Elementary School Hughes Elementary School Light Farms Elementary School Rucker Elementary School Windsong Elementary School The Prosper Eagles compete in the following sports: Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Powerlifting Soccer Softball Swimming and Diving Tennis Track & Field Volleyball WrestlingIn 2010 Prosper introduced hockey as a club sport.
Prior to the 2006–07 school year, PHS competed in UIL Class 2A. PHS moved up to 3A for Fall 2006. For Fall 2012, PHS was set to become a 4A school for the first time. However, UIL added a new classification for low-enrollment schools, turning Class 4A into Class 5A. With PHS's enrollment of 2110 in October 2015, it was one of the largest schools in Class 5A for the 2016–17 seasons. PHS moved into Class 6A for the first time in Fall 2018. Baseball1984 2015 Football2008 Boys Golf2011 Volleyball 2017 In the 2017-2018 School Year, Prosper High School won the 5A UIL Lone Star Cup, awarded annually based on a school's performance in district and state championships. In addition to athletics, Prosper High School competes in UIL Band, One Act Play, Choir and Debate, Academics, as well as UIL Color Guard and marching band Drill Team. PHS has local chapters of national organizations such as FFA, National Honor Society, Interact Club. In addition to that they have a Genders and Sexualities Alliance Club, a psychology club, a gaming club, many more.
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Frisco High School
Frisco High School is a public high school located in Frisco, Texas and is a part of the Frisco Independent School District. Frisco High School is the only known high school in the United States to have a raccoon as an official mascot. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency. Frisco High School was founded in 1902; the original building no longer exists, but other previous locations still do: the Frisco ISD Student Opportunity Center was Frisco High School for many years. A new high school facility was built just north of this location and used for many years. Another new building, at Stonebrook Parkway and Parkwood Boulevard, was constructed in the 1990s. At the beginning of the 2000s, Frisco's explosive population growth required the opening of a second high school named Centennial High in east Frisco, at Coit Road and Rolater Road. Frisco ISD's third high school, Wakeland High, opened in 2006 in northwest Frisco on Legacy Drive. This, like the opening of Centennial cut a large chunk out of Frisco High's attendance zone.
The opening of now rival Wakeland High School, was vital, in that it relieved the infamous overcrowding at Frisco High. The most recent attendance total for FHS is 1796 students, keeping the campus at its desired 4A Classification. However, the population of Frisco continues to grow. Reedy High School will be the district's eighth high school. A significant addition and remodel to Frisco High School began during the summer of 2012, to increase the building's capacity to 2100 students and to update the school's facilities to the level of quality enjoyed by the other, newer high schools in the district; the project included the construction of a new auditorium, orchestra room, gymnasium and parking lot, as well as an expansion of the cafeteria into the current auditorium. The previous marching band practice field was paved over to create the new parking lot, necessary because the new auditorium displaced a large number of the old parking spaces; the project was expected to be completed in summer of 2013, but was finished in 2013.
Prior to 2002 the athletic team was known as the "Coons", but the name was changed to "Raccoons" that year. Superintendent Rick Reedy and board member Jimmy Gaffney supported the change, while some area residents opposed the change; the change meant. Prior to the vote the sole FISD athletic stadium at the time was changed from "Coons Stadium" to "FISD Memorial Stadium"; the Frisco Raccoons compete in these sports Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Powerlifting Soccer Softball Swimming and Diving Tennis Track and Field Volleyball Wrestling Girls Cross Country 1982 Softball 2002 Boys Swimming 2005, 2006, 2008 Girls Swimming 2011 Boys Track 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Red Patterson, Major League Baseball player Frisco High School
Centennial High School (Frisco, Texas)
Centennial High School is one of ten public high schools in the Frisco Independent School District in Frisco, Texas. It serves grades nine through twelve. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency; the school opened in the fall of 2003 to serve 9th and 10th graders. It was the second to open after Frisco High School. At the time, the school served all of the school district's area east of Preston Road as well as portions of north Plano and western McKinney; the first graduating class from the high school graduated in spring 2006. The school's enrollment grew fueled by Frisco's record growth; as early as 2006-2007, Centennial had exceeded its capacity of 1800 students, in the fall of 2006 Liberty High School was opened to help relieve this overcrowding. Despite the addition of several new wings and classrooms during the 2011-2012 school year which brought total capacity to 2,100 students, Centennial became overcrowded once again, peaking at an enrollment of 2,190 in 2013-2014.
In compliance with the district's policy of keeping school sizes small, a portion of the school's attendance zone was allocated to that of Independence High School in 2014. In the fall of 2016, the opening of the district's ninth and newest high school, Lebanon Trail High School, will further lower enrollment at Centennial; the school's attendance zone is built up. The Centennial Titans compete in the following sports: Baseball Basketball Cross country Football - earned first state playoff berth in 2008 Golf Hockey Powerlifting Soccer - 2016 UIL State 5A Champions Softball Swimming and diving Tennis Track and field Volleyball Wrestling - 2014 Dual State Champions. At present, the school is still rated "Exemplary" by the Texas Education Agency. Students at Centennial scored an average of 1123 on the SAT and 24.7 on the ACT as of 2016. Delaney Miller, professional rock climber FCHS webpage
Plano West Senior High School
Plano West Senior High School is a public high school in Plano, Texas serving high school juniors and seniors. The school is part of the Plano Independent School District, enrolls students based on the locations of students' homes. Students at Plano West attended one of two high schools: Shepton. Plano West is accredited by the Texas Education Agency, which designates the school as "Recognized." The school colors are royal blue and white, the mascot is the wolf. The school is ranked as 22nd in the nation, as the #1 comprehensive high school in the State of Texas, according to Newsweek's 2016 list of best public high schools. Plano West offers all Advanced Placement courses except Japanese Language and Culture and Italian Language and Culture. Plano West additionally offers concurrent enrollment courses through Collin College. 56% percent of Plano West students are enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement course, above the Plano ISD average of 32% and Texas average of 20%. The school offers many courses in agriculture, early childhood education, home economics, fashion design and clinical rotation.
Plano West was ranked 22nd in the nation in Newsweek's Top Public High Schools 2016. Students in the class of 2013 achieved an average composite SAT score of 1725 and a mean ACT score of 26.1. AP students at Plano West earned an average score of 4.00 on AP exams administered by the College Board. In 2013, Plano West students took 3,170 AP exams, passed 87% of those exams; the mascot is the wolf, a departure from the feline mascots of the other two senior high schools in Plano. The Plano West Wolves compete in the following sports: Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Soccer Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Wrestling Lacrosse The Plano West Chamber Orchestra has been named the outstanding string orchestra for the state of Texas by the Texas Music Educators Association 5 consecutive times; the orchestra is made up of 40 musicians. TMEA rules prohibit a school from entering the competition the year after it has won, so the title of Texas "Honor Orchestra" was won in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010.
The orchestra was named the Texas "Honor Orchestra" a final time in 2016. The orchestra has been featured on the Disney Channel series "Totally in Tune" which aired in 2001. In 2005, the orchestra won a Cappie Award for Outstanding Pit Orchestra in a musical for the school production of Les Misérables; the Choir Program performs at the annual Texas Music Educators Association Convention. The Plano West Mighty Wolf Band has a marching and concert season and has a winterguard program. In the 2009–2010 school year, the band had 95 members. In 2011, The Plano West Music Program was named Gold Grammy Signature School. Plano West was one of only seven gold level award recipients; the award recognizes top U. S. public high schools making an outstanding commitment to music education. Ben Bass — NFL defensive end with the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots at Texas A&M University. David Lofton — NFL defensive back with the Miami Dolphins at Stanford University. Billy McKinney — MLB outfielder with the Toronto Blue Jays Vickiel Vaughn — NFL defensive back with the Denver Broncos at the University of Arkansas.
Jordan Pugh — NFL defensive back with the New Orleans Saints. Drafted in the 6th round out of Texas A&M University. Jackson Jeffcoat — NFL linebacker with the Washington Redskins defensive end at University of Texas at Austin. With the Winnipeg Blue BombersThe number one high school strongside defensive end football player in the nation. Plano East Senior High School Plano Senior High School Shepton High School Jasper High School Plano West Senior High School Band Website