Edward S. Marcus High School

Edward S. Marcus High School is one of five main high schools in the Lewisville Independent School District, in the U.S. state of Texas. The school opened in 1981 and was the second high school in the district. It services students who live in northern Flower Mound, Highland Village, Double Oak, Lewisville, and Copper Canyon.

Edward S. Marcus High School
Mlogobwt.png
Address
5707 Morriss Road

,
75028

United States
Coordinates33°3′51″N 97°3′44″W / 33.06417°N 97.06222°W / 33.06417; -97.06222Coordinates: 33°3′51″N 97°3′44″W / 33.06417°N 97.06222°W / 33.06417; -97.06222
Information
MottoPride in Excellence
Opened1981
School districtLewisville ISD
SuperintendentKevin Rogers
PrincipalWill Skelton[1]
Teaching staff199.0 (on a FTE basis)[2]
Grades9-12
Enrollment3,195 (2018-19)[3]
Student to teacher ratio16.45[4]
Campus sizeAbout 52 acres
Color(s)Red and Silver         
NicknameMarauders
Feeder schoolsClayton Downing Middle School, Briarhill Middle School, Lamar Middle School
Website
[5]

AcademicsEdit

Marcus High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 1994–96.[6]

AthleticsEdit

Edward S. Marcus High School competes as part of the University Interscholastic League in District 6-6A.[7] Since 1986, Marcus High School and nearby Lewisville High School have competed in an annual rivalry football game dubbed the "Battle of the Axe".[8] In 2000, the first "Mound Showdown" game was played between Marcus and neighboring Flower Mound High School.[9]

The Marcus Marauders compete in the following sports:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Wrestling
  • Cheerleading
  • Track & Field
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Swim
  • Dive
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Hockey (Shared team with Flower Mound High School to form the "FMM" (Flower Mound - Marcus) hockey team.

Marcus 9th Grade CampusEdit

After the Lewisville ISD school board raised concerns over overpopulation in 2008, the Marcus 9th Grade Center opened in August 2012. Common freshman courses are offered on the campus, including English I, Algebra I, Geometry, World Geography, and Biology. Students also have the option to take elective courses on the main campus.

DemographicsEdit

The demographic breakdown of the 3,195 students attending in 2018–2019 was:

  • White - 70.9%
  • Hispanic - 13.3%
  • Asian - 8.0%
  • African American - 3.8%
  • American Indian - 0.3%
  • Pacific Islander - 0.1%
  • Two or more races - 3.6%

7.7% of students were eligible for free or reduced-price lunch and considered "economically disadvantaged" by the Texas Education Agency. 1.3% of students' primary language was one other than English and 10.3% of students received special education services.[10]

Lone Star ClassicEdit

Since 2010 the annual Lone Star Classic drumline competition has been staged at the Stadium at Marcus High School.[11]

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Skelton named new Marcus High School principal". The Leader. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  2. ^ https://txschools.gov/schools/061902002/profile
  3. ^ https://txschools.gov/schools/061902002/profile
  4. ^ MARCUS H S
  5. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for MARCUS H S". nces.ed.gov. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  6. ^ Archived: 02/08/96 Riley Names 266 Blue Ribbon Schools Archived 2006-12-05 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports/uil-reveals-shakeup-of-high-school-athletic-districts/2303939/
  8. ^ https://www.farhar.net/sports/2015/09/11/30-years-strong/
  9. ^ https://starlocalmedia.com/sports/clicking-on-all-cylinders-jags-erupt-for-most-lopsided-win/article_4d2aec40-d9ab-11e8-9a82-33134c0b29c0.html
  10. ^ https://txschools.gov/schools/061902002/profile
  11. ^ "Lone Star Classic – Drumline Competition". lonestarclassic-dlc.com. Retrieved 25 November 2017.

External linksEdit