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Dr. John D. Horn High School is a secondary school in Mesquite, Texas, United States. The school serves the southern portion of Mesquite and the Mesquite ISD portion of Seagoville.[3][4]

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Logo of John Horn High School
3300 East Cartwright Road


United States
Coordinates32°43′55″N 96°33′25″W / 32.73194°N 96.556864°W / 32.73194; -96.556864Coordinates: 32°43′55″N 96°33′25″W / 32.73194°N 96.556864°W / 32.73194; -96.556864
TypeFree public
School districtMesquite Independent School District
PrincipalPatrick Perkins[1]
Enrollment2,362 (2016–17)[2]
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Red, Black and White

John Horn High School, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Mesquite Independent School District. The school is under the UIL AAAAAA (or 6A) division. The Jaguar is the school mascot, and the school colors are red, black and white.



John Horn High School is the newest high school opened in the Mesquite Independent School District. It is named after the former superintendent Dr. John D. Horn.

The school opened in 2000 with only 9th and 10th grade classes. The enrollment in that first school year was approximately 550. In the 2006-2007 school year its enrollment was over 2,000 students. Ronnie Pardun was the first principal of the school succeeded by the current principal, Bruce Perkins.[5]

For the 1st time, Horn’s marching band advanced to UIL state in 2018, in which they placed 22nd, making it the 2nd school in Mesquite to participate in the UIL State Marching competition.[6]

Standard dressEdit

All students at Horn are required to dress according to a standardized dress code (similar to a school uniform) as of 2005 the code is at all Mesquite ISD middle and high schools.[7]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Staff Directory -". Retrieved August 14, 2019. Patrick Perkins Titles: Principal
  2. ^ "HORN H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "AttendZones1213.pdf." Mesquite Independent School District. Retrieved on April 4, 2014.
  4. ^ "Official Zoning Map." City of Seagoville. Retrieved on June 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Mesquite Independent School District". Retrieved December 21, 2010.
  6. ^ League, University Interscholastic. "State Marching Band Contest — Music — University Interscholastic League (UIL)". Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  7. ^ "Mesquite Independent School District". Retrieved December 21, 2010.
  8. ^ Quincy Acy at (accessed April 8, 2014).
  9. ^ "Taylor Gabriel". Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  10. ^ [1] at (accessed 2016-15-08).
  11. ^ "New Orleans Saints: De'Vante Harris". Archived from the original on March 21, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  12. ^ McGaughy, Lauren; Martin, Brittney (July 8, 2016). "Five things you should know about Dallas shooting suspect Micah Johnson". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  13. ^ "JaCorey Shepherd". Retrieved October 16, 2017.

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