Temple High School (Texas) Article

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Temple High School
Address
415 North 31st Street

,
76504-2498

United States
Coordinates 31°06′25″N 97°21′12″W / 31.10698°N 97.35347°W / 31.10698; -97.35347
TEMPLE HIGH SCHOOL (TEXAS) Latitude and Longitude:

31°06′25″N 97°21′12″W / 31.10698°N 97.35347°W / 31.10698; -97.35347
Information
School type Public high school
Established1883
School district Temple Independent School District
PrincipalDr. Jason Mayo
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,269 [1] (2017)
Color(s)              
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAAA
MascotWildcat
NewspaperCatalyst
YearbookCotton Blossom
Website

Temple High School is a public high school located in Temple, Texas, United States. As of the 2018–2020 biennial realignment, it is classified as a 6A school by the UIL. It is part of the Temple Independent School District located in central Bell County. In 2015, the school was rated " Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency. [2]

Temple High School became an International Baccalaureate authorized school in 1992 and is currently one of 46 IB authorized high schools in Texas. To date, Temple High School has awarded over 100 IB diplomas.

History of racial segregation in Temple education system

A "Temple Colored School" was organized in 1885, and in 1912 a two-story building was erected with eleven classrooms, a science lab, and a principal's office. The first high school was organized in 1915, and in 1925 was renamed Dunbar High School. In 1952, the Dunbar High School campus was opened and the school was later renamed Dunbar-Meridith High School in memory of G. C. Meridith who served as principal for more than 2 decades. Dunbar-Meridith served as a high school until 1968 when the campus was merged with the whites-only Temple High School. [3]

The Dunbar Panthers football team was coached by Curtis B. Elliott, and they won the state championship in 1939. Coach Elliott coached at Dunbar High School for 36 years. [3]

Athletics

The Temple Wildcats compete in the following sports: [4]

State titles

Temple ( UIL)

  • Football [5]
    • 1979 (4A), 1992 (5A/D2)
  • Boys' basketball [6]
    • 1932 (All)
  • One-act play [7]
    • 2007 (5A), 2016 (5A)

Temple Dunbar ( PVIL)

  • Boys' basketball [6]
    • 1958 (PVIL-3A)
  • Boys' track [8]
    • 1953 (PVIL-2A)

Football history

The Temple Wildcats have a history of excellence in football. As of the end of the 2017 football season, the school is ranked fourth behind Highland Park, Amarillo, and Plano in the state of Texas for total games won with 753. [9]

State Championships (2): 1979 (4A), 1992 (5A Div. 2) [10]

State Championship Game Appearances (9): 1940 (2A), 1941 (2A), 1951 (3A), 1952 (3A), 1976 (4A), 1979 (4A), 1992 (5A Div. 2), 2014 (5A Div. 1), 2016 (5A Div. 1) [11]

Additional Football Statistics [12]

  • State Quarterfinalists (10)
  • Regional Champions (13)
  • Area Champions (13)
  • Bi-District Champions (23)
  • District Champions (34)
  • Playoff appearances (41)

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ UIL 2018-2020 Reclassification and Realignment
  2. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-10.
  3. ^ a b https://www.tisd.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=557362&type=d&pREC_ID=1062046
  4. ^ The Athletics Department
  5. ^ Lone Star Football Network
  6. ^ a b UIL Boys Basketball Archives Archived 2012-03-06 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ UIL One Act Play Archives Archived 2015-06-01 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ PVIL Boys Track Archives
  9. ^ All-Time Wins
  10. ^ State Championships
  11. ^ State Championshipship Appearances
  12. ^ Texas State Football Records
  13. ^ https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/mean-joe-greene/
  14. ^ http://www.tdtnews.com/multimedia/photos/news/image_9b706196-bea9-11e2-aca5-0019bb30f31a.html
  15. ^ http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=2473

External links