Lufkin High School is a public high school located in Lufkin, Texas (United States) and is classified as a 5A school by the University Interscholastic League. It is part of the Lufkin Independent School District that serves the Lufkin area and central Angelina County.

Lufkin High School
309 Medford Drive


Coordinates31°20′09″N 94°41′17″W / 31.3357°N 94.6881°W / 31.3357; -94.6881
School typePublic high school
Established1905 district = Lufkin Independent School District
NCES School ID482855007762[4]
PrincipalJulie McManus[1]
Staff182.32 (FTE)[3]
Enrollment2,130 (2019–20)[3]
Student to teacher ratio11.68[3]
Color(s)   Purple & Gold
Athletics conferenceUIL Class 5A
MascotPanther/Lady Panther
RivalNacogdoches High School[2]
WebsiteLufkin High School

History edit

Following the desegregation of Lufkin ISD in 1971, Lufkin High School and Dunbar High School, the formerly African-American School in Lufkin, consolidated. The current high school building was constructed and opened in 1999.[5] In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[6]

In 2018, a 75 million dollar bond was passed by Lufkin ISD, which included plans for a new sports complex to constructed at Lufkin High School.[7] The complex officially opened in August 2021.[8]

Academics edit

  • UIL Spelling and Vocabulary Champions[9]
    • 1999 (6A)
  • UIL Accounting Champions[10]
    • 2018 (5A)
    • 2019 (5A)

Athletics edit

Lufkin High School student athletes compete as the Panthers in the following sports:[11]

State titles edit

Lufkin (UIL)

  • Marching Band
    • 2021 (5A/6A)
    • 2023 (5A/6A)
  • Baseball
  • Boys Basketball
  • Football
  • Boys Soccer

Lufkin Dunbar (PVIL)

  • Football[16]
    • 1964 (PVIL-6A), 1966 (PVIL-6A), 1967 (PVIL-6A)

Fine arts edit

The Lufkin High School Panther Band received the only superior rating of (1,1,1) at all UIL Marching Competitions 2008 through 2020. The band also won the Military state marching title in 2016, 2017 (6A) and 2019 (5A) at the NAMMB Military State Marching Contest.[17] As well, the band has sent numerous students to the TMEA All State clinic.[citation needed]

Notable alumni edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Staff List | Lufkin High School". Retrieved 14 August 2023.
  2. ^ "Nacodoches vs. Lufkin (2017)". Great American Rivalry Series. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  3. ^ a b c "LUFKIN H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  4. ^ "Search for Public Schools - Lufkin High School (482855007762)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Choate, Duane. "Lufkin Dunbar High School". East Texas History. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  6. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-10.
  7. ^ "Lufkin ISD unveils new modern buildings". 17 April 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  8. ^ Beames, Caleb (6 August 2021). "New Lufkin ISD gym officially opens".
  9. ^ UIL Spelling & Vocabulary Archives
  10. ^ "LHS Accounting UIL STATE CHAMPS! | Lufkin ISD". Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  11. ^ The Athletics Department
  12. ^ UIL Baseball Archives
  13. ^ UIL Basketball Archives
  14. ^ Lone Star Football Network
  15. ^ UIL Boys Soccer Archives
  16. ^ UIL Football Archives Archived 2012-01-03 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ National Association of Military Marching Bands

External links edit