R. L. Paschal High School
R. L. Paschal High School is a secondary school in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. It is part of the Fort Worth Independent School District, and the oldest and largest high school in Fort Worth ISD.
|R. L. Paschal High School|
3001 Forest Park Boulevard
|Type||Mixed-sex education, State school, Secondary school|
|School district||Fort Worth Independent School District|
|Teaching staff||148.48 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||17.08|
These elementary schools feed into Paschal: Alice Carlson, George C. Clarke, Lily B. Clayton, Contreras, Daggett, De Zavala, South Hills, Tanglewood, Westcliff, and Worth Heights. These middle schools feed into Paschal: Daggett Montessori, Daggett, McLean, McLean 6th Grade, Rosemont, and Rosemont 6th Grade.
Fort Worth High School
|Location||1015 S. Jennings Ave.,|
Fort Worth, Texas
|Area||1.2 acres (0.49 ha)|
|Architect||Waller and Field|
|Architectural style||Neoclassical architecture|
|NRHP reference No.||02001515|
|Added to NRHP||December 12, 2002|
The school is a descendant of the city's first secondary school, Fort Worth High School, which opened in 1882. Fort Worth High School was originally located at 200 Jennings. Robert Lee Paschal, an attorney from North Carolina, became head teacher in 1906. Briefly known as Central High School, it moved to its current location on Forest Park Boulevard in 1955. When Principal Paschal retired in 1935, the school was renamed in his honor as RL Paschal High School.
Its rival is Arlington Heights. In 1963, a prank on Arlington Heights led to 46 arrests. In 1979, a student stole a bulldozer from a county construction site and rammed it into the Arlington Heights field house the day before the annual Heights-Paschal football game, completely leveling it.
In 2006, the school won the Boys golf state championship.
- Norman Alden - actor
- Charlie Applewhite - singer and radio host
- Alan Bean - astronaut
- Jim Bronstad - MLB pitcher
- T Bone Burnett - musician
- Tim Curry - former DA of Tarrant County
- Price Daniel - Governor of Texas 1957-63 and US Senator
- Aaron Dismuke - voice actor for Funimation
- Germán Durán - MLB player
- John Howard Griffin - writer of Black Like Me
- Dan Jenkins - sports writer
- Joe Don Looney - football player
- Hoby Milner- MLB player and pitcher
- Jeff Newman - MLB player and manager
- Bill Owens - 1999-2007 Governor of Colorado
- Dan Hewitt Owens - actor
- Corporal Charles F. Pendleton - US Army recipient of Medal of Honor
- John Peterson - PGA golfer
- Richard Rainwater - billionaire investor
- Frank Ryan - NFL quarterback
- Taylor Sheridan - actor, screenwriter, and director
- Bud Shrake - sports journalist, author, and screenwriter
- Liz Smith - gossip columnist and author
- Charles D. Tandy - founder of Tandy Corporation (now Radio Shack)
- Karen T. Taylor - forensic and portrait artist
- Tommy Thompson - NFL player
- Von Wafer - basketball player
- Arlington Heights High School (the oldest ongoing high school rivalry in Texas history).
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- "History of R. L. Paschal High School". Forth Worth Independent School District. Retrieved February 25, 2020.
- "Paschal High School". U.S. News & World Report.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
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- Jarvis, Jan (July 1985). "Doomsday". D Magazine. ISSN 0161-7826.
- "American Notes Vigilantes". Time. June 10, 1985. ISSN 0040-781X.
- Goldstein, Patrick (May 17, 1986). "Teen Vigilante Films: Armed And Dangerous". Los Angeles Times.
- KENNEDY, J. MICHAEL (April 20, 1985). "'Legion of Doom' Accused of Bombings, Threats : Gang of Top Students Puzzles Fort Worth". Los Angeles Times.
- BURCH, JIMMY (May 21, 2013). "Former Paschal teammates ready for Colonial debuts". Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- "SCC: Viewing School - Paschal High School". Show Choir Community. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
- KENNEDY, BUD; RAY, JORDAN (May 28, 2018). "From Fort Worth boy to American hero: Capt. Alan Bean, 4th to walk on the moon, dead at 86". Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- "RICHARD RAINWATER (1944 - 2015)". Legacy.com.
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