Mesquite ISD

Mesquite High School (Mesquite, Texas)

Name Location Motto Established Type District Grades Principal Campus Type Enrollment Mascot Colors
Mesquite High School 300 E. Davis. Mesquite, Texas 75149 USA "Where The Tradition Began" 1901 Public School Mesquite ISD 9-12 Linda Marshall Suburban 2715 Skeeter Maroon and White

Mesquite High School is a high school in Mesquite, Texas. The school Mesquite and a small portion of Balch Springs.

Mesquite High, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Mesquite Independent School District. The total enrollment in 2002 was 2562; the school is therefore under the UIL 5A division. Stormy the Skeeter is the school mascot, and the school colors are maroon and white.

Athletics

The school fields several athletic teams in UIL 5A competition, including a football team that won the 5A Division I State Championship in 2001, and runner up in 4A Division I State Championship in 1974, losing to the Brazoswood Buccaneers. The school is noted for their football team but has come to be recognized by all of its sporting programs. The Skeeters men's basketball team has made it deep into the playoffs for the past couple of years (2006) and last year made it to the state championship tournament (2007). The Skeeters are also known for their volleyball team who went undefeated last year and lost far into the playoffs. The Skeeters are also known for their school spirit, with students dawning full body paint and motivational signs to come out and support their various sports teams. They are most frequently seen at Men's basketball, volleyball, and football games. They are seen as an integral part to athletic success.

Feeder patterns

The following elementary schools feed into Mesquite High School: Black, Gentry (south of the creek and west of Wilkinson Drive), Gray (east of Pioneer), Hanby, Tisinger, Mackey (north of Lasater Road), Moss, and Shaw.

Agnew, A.C. New, and Wilkinson Middle Schools feed into Mesquite High School.

Notable Alumni

Dusty Mangum - place kicker for the Texas Longhorns - kicked the winning field goal in the 2005 Rose Bowl, the first time the Rose Bowl has ever been decided by a field goal as time expired.

Philip El-Aya - Current U.S. Ambassador for Lebanon.

References

Tim Collinsworth - Was a part of the Skeeter baseball team in 1998 who made it to the regional finals of the state playoffs.The Skeeter baseball team was ranked as high as #16 in the country in 1999, Collinsworth's senior year. Former college baseball player at TCU. Collinsworth spent four years at Weatherford Junior College as a baseball coach. He spent three years serving as a scout for the Atlanta Braves and now serves in the same capacity for the Boston Red Sox.

Band

Mesquite High School is home to the Mighty Maroon Band. The band is well known in the Mesquite area as a standard of excellence.

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