Waxahachie High School

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Waxahachie High School
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3001 Hwy 287

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75167

United States
Coordinates 32°24′51″N96°50′24″W / 32.41412°N 96.84003°W / 32.41412; -96.84003 Coordinates: 32°24′51″N96°50′24″W / 32.41412°N 96.84003°W / 32.41412; -96.84003
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School type Public high school
Established1864
School district Waxahachie Independent School District
PrincipalAdan Casas
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,155 (2016-17) [1]
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)         Green & White
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAAA
MascotIndians/Lady Indians
RivalEnnis High School
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Waxahachie High School is a public high school in the city of Waxahachie, Texas, United States and classified as a 6A school by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). It is a part of the Waxahachie Independent School District located in central Ellis County. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency. [2]

Waxahachie, Texas City in Texas, United States

Waxahachie is the county seat of Ellis County, Texas, United States, it is located just beyond the southern suburbs of Dallas and is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The population was 29,621 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 32,344 in 2014.

University Interscholastic League organization

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is an organization that creates rules for and administers almost all athletic, musical, and academic contests for public primary and secondary schools in the American state of Texas. It is the largest organization of its type in the world.

The Waxahachie Independent School District is a public school district located in Waxahachie, Texas, a suburban community serving as the county seat for Ellis County which adjoins Dallas County to the north. Waxahachie ISD is a district of approximately 8,500 students structured in seventeen campuses: 10 elementary school campuses, 3 junior high campuses, 3 high school campuses and 1 alternative learning campus. WISD offers several CTSO's to its students including FFA, Skills USA and TSA.

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Academics

Waxahachie High School offers Advanced Placement college preparatory courses in biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, English language and composition, English literature, environmental science, French language, macroeconomics, music theory, psychology, Spanish language, Spanish literature, statistics, U.S. government, U.S. history and world history. The school also is home to the Billy Bates Career and Technology Center where students acquire career-specific and technical training in various trades and disciplines. As of 2013, Waxahachie High School offers American Sign Language as an optional language class.

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. The AP curriculum for each of the various subjects is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in that field of study. For a high school course to have the designation, the course must be audited by the College Board to ascertain that it satisfies the AP curriculum. If the course is approved, the school may use the AP designation and the course will be publicly listed on the AP Course Ledger.

Athletics

The Waxahachie Indians compete in sports including volleyball, cross country, football, basketball, powerlifting, swimming, soccer, golf, tennis, track, baseball, and softball. [3]

In 1992, the varsity football team won the 4A state championship. [4] The football team plays their home games at Lumpkins Stadium. [5]

Lumpkins Stadium

Lumpkins Stadium is a stadium in Waxahachie, Texas. It is primarily used for American football, and is the home field of the Waxahachie Indians. The stadium is named for Stuart B. Lumpkins, a former superintendent of Waxahachie Independent School District. In 2011, the stadium received renovations that were funded through a city bond. In addition to serving as the home field for the Waxahachie Indians football team, Lumpkins also hosts Waxahachie Indian soccer and an annual track and field meet. The stadium has also been used as a neutral site for University Interscholastic League playoff games in both football and soccer. Southwestern Assemblies of God University also holds its home football games at the stadium.

The school's baseball team won the 3A state championship in 1965. [6] The boys basketball team won the 3A state championship in 1958 and the 4A state championship in 1983. [7] The girls basketball team won the 4A state championship in 2006. [8]

Extracurricular activities

Waxahachie High School has successful extra-curricular activities such as band, chorus, and theater. WHS also offers several CTSOs to its students including FFA, Skills USA and TSA. Other organizations on campus include DI, Interact, and NHS.

National FFA Organization organization

National FFA Organization is an American 501(c)(3) youth organization, specifically a career and technical student organization, based on middle and high school classes that promote and support agricultural education. It was founded in 1925 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, by agriculture teachers, Henry C. Groseclose, Walter Newman, Edmund Magill and Harry Sanders as Future Farmers of Virginia. In 1928, it became a nationwide organization known as Future Farmers of America. In 1988 the name was changed to the National FFA Organization, now commonly referred to as FFA, to recognize that the organization is for those with diverse interests in the food, fiber and natural resource industries, encompassing science, business and technology in addition to production agriculture. Today FFA is among the largest youth organizations in the United States, with 669,989 members in 8,630 chapters throughout all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. FFA is the largest of the career and technical student organizations in U.S. schools.

Technology Student Association

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national student organization created to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well as business education. TSA aims to develop leadership, academic, and business management skills in the workplace among students and leaders within the community. The organization has 250,000 members.The 2019 national conference was held on June 28 - July 2, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The 2020 national conference will be held from June 27 - July 1, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Marching band

The Spirit of Waxahachie Indian Band is the largest organization on campus, with 230 members. For over 20 years, the band has received numerous awards both locally and around the nation. The band competed in the 2009 4A UIL State Marching Contest and placed 8th in finals with their show "A Kinetic Mind.” Also, the band placed 6th in finals at the 2011 4A UIL State Marching Contest with their show "unREAL," 8th in finals at the 2013 4A UIL State Marching Contest with their show "Mystic Hollow," 7th in finals at the 2015 5A UIL State Marching Contest with their show "A Forbidden Love,” 3rd in finals at the 2017 5A UIL State Marching Contest with their show “Serpentine,” and 12th in finals at the 2018 6A UIL State Marching Contest with their show “The Conquest.” [9]

In concert literature, the Waxahachie High School Wind Ensemble was named the 2011 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) 4A Honor Band and performed at the association's 2012 convention, the world's largest music convention. The Foundation for Music Education (TFME) named the ensemble a Class 4A "Commended Winner" in 2013 and a "National Winner" in 2014 in the Mark of Excellence Wind Band Awards. The Wind Ensemble was named the 2017 TMEA 5A Honor Band, performing at the 2018 convention. The Jazz Orchestra was named the 2018 TMEA Invited Jazz Ensemble, and performed at the 2019 TMEA convention in San Antonio, TX, and will perform at the 2019 Midwest Clinic in Chicago. [10]

Notable alumni

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References

  1. "WAXAHACHIE H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  2. "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency.
  3. Waxahachie ISD Athletics
  4. Waxahachie Indians Playoff Appearances
  5. Waxahachie Indians - Lumpkins Stadium
  6. UIL Baseball Archives
  7. UIL Boys Basketball Archives
  8. UIL Girls Basketball Archives
  9. http://www.spiritofwaxahachie.com/
  10. http://www.foundationformusiceducation.org
  11. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/R/ReagMo20.htm
  12. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/R/RobiAl00.htm
  13. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SargBr00.htm
  14. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/W/WateBr55.htm

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