Mansfield High School (Mansfield, Texas)

Mansfield High School (Mansfield, Texas)
Mansfield High School
3001 East Broad Street
Mansfield, Texas, 76063
United States
Established 1909 (current building in 2002)
Oversight Mansfield ISD
Principal The Devil
Grades 9-12
Enrollment increase 2,363 (2009-2010)[1]
Color(s)      Black      Gold
Mascot Tigers
Rival Summit High School

Mansfield High School is a public secondary school located at 3001 East Broad Street in Mansfield, Texas, United States. Part of the Mansfield Independent School District, the school serves portions of Mansfield and Arlington.


Basic operation

Up until the 2007-2008 school year, the school was on an Accelerated Block Schedule. The students go to eight blocks total, four in the fall and four in the spring. Every semester they would receive four credits for those classes. It has just recently been changed to an "A/B Block Schedule." The chain of command in the school is also unique to the standard format of high schools. Although they have a principal, the school includes four associate principals (each assigned to a division of students alphabetically).


2008 Achievements
-5th place at Carrollton Tournament of Champions
-5th place at Bands of America Arlington Regional
-3rd place at Birdville Marching Festival
-1st Division at UIL Region 5 Marching Contest
-6th place at UIL Area B Marching Contest (alternates to state marching contest)

2010 Achievements
-1st place at Carrollton Tournament Of Champions
-11th place Bands Of America Arlington Regional
-1st Division at UIL Region 5 Marching Contest
-6th place at UIL Area B Marching Contest (alternates to state marching contest)

The Mansfield Tiger Band is currently under the directorship of Mr. William Ludlow, Mr. Matthew Garrett, and Mr. David Dunbar. The band also has a student-run leadership team that assists the directors in marching fundamentals. The band plays in local parades and features a Tiger-Trek every year.

The MHS Varsity Winterguard won 3rd place in the Scholastic AA class at NTCA Championships in 2007. In 2008, they won 3rd again, this time in the Scholastic A class. The JV Winterguard also won 1st place at their Championships.

Drama department

2007-2008: Mansfield's UIL One-Act Play won the state title with their performance of scenes from "Epic Proportions." It was MISD's first state advancing One-Act.

Athletic department

Mansfield's mascot is the tiger and the school colors are black and gold. Their athletic programs include baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, powerlifting, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball, colorguard, and hockey.

From 1999-2002, Mansfield's girl's basketball team became the first in the nation to win a state championship four times in a row at the highest level of competition. Mansfield ice hockey won the Texas State Championship in 2002-03.

Mansfield is particularly well known for its men's and women's golf teams. Both teams have played in the regional tournament every year since their creation, and the women's team have won district 17 times in a row. Mansfield's golf program has also produced 20 golfers who went on to play Division I NCAA golf.

Several professional athletes have graduated from Mansfield, including Erin Grant (class of 2002) who plays for the Houston Comets, and currently holds the Big XII assist record. Cassie White (class of 2002) currently plays for the women's Olympic soccer team, Jeromey Clary (class of 2002) currently plays for the San Diego Chargers, Todd Mack (class of 1999) was a professional golfer, and Buddy Roberts (class of 2002) is a professional mixed martial arts fighter.

Mansfield School Desegregation Incident

In 1956, the Mansfield Independent School District was segregated and sent its black children to separate, run down facilities. This went on for many years until three students brought a suit with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. As a result of the federal court case, the school district was ordered to desegregate. The school board approved the measure and allowed Mansfield High School to desegregate. The mayor and police chief of the city did not approve of this measure though. When school started on August 30 of 1956, they joined over 300 whites in front of Mansfield High School. Their goal was to prevent the enrollment of the three black students. As part of the demonstration, 3 effigies were hanged.[2]

Texas Governor Allan Shivers supported the protests, and even dispatched Texas Rangers to prevent integration. He then authorized the Mansfield Independent School District to send its black students to Fort Worth, Texas. By doing this the school district had effectively ignored a federal court order for integration.[3]

After the transfer of the black students to Fort Worth, the demonstrations soon ended and order was restored. These events may have influenced Orval Faubus to pursue a similar course in Little Rock, Arkansas. Later that year, Texas passed more segregation laws that delayed integration even further. Facing the lack of federal funds, The Mansfield Independent School District quietly desegregated in 1965. The District was the last public school system to integrate in the United States of America.[4] See Mansfield School Desegregation Incident

Feeder patterns

The following elementary schools [1] feed into Mansfield High School [2]:

  • Boren
  • Brown (partial)
  • Nash (partial)
  • Reid
  • Tipps

The following intermediate schools [3] feed into Mansfield High School:

  • Cross Timbers (partial)
  • Icenhower (partial)
  • Shepard (partial)
  • Orr (partial)

The following middle schools feed [4] into Mansfield High School:

  • Coble (partial)
  • Howard (partial)
  • Wester (partial)
  • Worley (partial)


External links

Coordinates: 32°34′21″N 97°05′28″W / 32.572473°N 97.091096°W / 32.572473; -97.091096

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