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Memorial High School (Port Arthur, Texas)

Memorial High School is a public, co-educational secondary school located in Port Arthur, Texas, United States. It was established in August 2002 after a merger of three previous high schools: Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Stephen F. Austin. Since then, Port Arthur Memorial High School has been the only high school in the Port Arthur Independent School District. It serves most of Port Arthur and a portion of Groves. Initially, the school used the former Lincoln and Jefferson campuses; its new facility opened for the 2009–10 school year on the northern side of Port Arthur. It also has a 9th Grade Center in the Port Acres area of Port Arthur, on the former Austin Middle School campus.

Memorial Sr. High School
Memorial Sr. High School is located in Texas
Memorial Sr. High School
Memorial Sr. High School
Memorial Sr. High School is located in the United States
Memorial Sr. High School
Memorial Sr. High School

United States
Coordinates29°55′18″N 93°54′50″W / 29.921725°N 93.9138687°W / 29.921725; -93.9138687Coordinates: 29°55′18″N 93°54′50″W / 29.921725°N 93.9138687°W / 29.921725; -93.9138687
TypePublic, co-educational
Motto"Building for Success"
EstablishedAugust 2002 (new campus opened for 2009–10 school year)
School districtPort Arthur ISD
PrincipalDr. Glenn Mitchell
Enrollment2,145 (2016-17)[1]
Campus size2,500
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)               Red, Black & Silver
MascotMighty Titan
Team nameTitans
NewspaperThe Titan Times
YearbookThe Titanium

When Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen F. Austin high schools were consolidated, students voted on the name for the new high school and the top two vote-getters were "Memorial High School" and "Thurgood Marshall High School". In September 2007, school board member Terry Doyle suggested renaming Memorial High School after the late Staff Sgt. Lucian Adams, a Port Arthur native who received the Medal of Honor for his bravery in World War II.[2] Employees of the school district established a museum of artefacts from the three former high schools plus the Catholic Bishop Byrne High School.[3]



Memorial High School currently participates in District 22-5A. Memorial participates in the following UIL sports where it has had success in many district championships and playoff wins:

  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Powerlifting
  • Golf


Memorial has many organizations including an award winning:

  • Marching Band known as "The Marching Heat"
  • Dance/Drill Team known as the "Flames" usually made up of 30-60 girls
  • The Titan Press Newspaper and Yearbook
  • Theatre
  • MHS Choir on Fire

Among over 30 clubs.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "MEMORIAL H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  2. ^ Rappleye, Christine (September 28, 2007). "Trustee thinks school should honor Adams". Beaumont Enterprise. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007.
  3. ^ Meaux, Mary (August 29, 2016). "PA grad museum memorabilia saved". Port Arthur News.
  4. ^ "Notable People Hall of Fame". Museum of the Gulf Coast. Retrieved 2019-03-15.
  5. ^ "Deep Into His Job". Vault. Retrieved 2019-03-15.
  6. ^ School, Thomas Jefferson High; Alice, Haynes (1959). "The Yellow Jacket, Yearbook of Thomas Jefferson High School, 1959, Page 80". Retrieved 2019-03-15.

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