Coppell High School

Coppell High School
Coppell High School
Coppell Cowboys athletic logo
185 West Parkway Boulevard
Coppell, Texas, Dallas County, 75019
United States of America United States
School type Secondary
Established 1965
School district Coppell Independent School District
Superintendent Dr. Jeff Turner
Principal Mike Jasso
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,698[1]  (2011)
Color(s)           Red & Black
Mascot Cowboys/Cowgirls

Coppell High School is a 5A high school located in Coppell, Texas (USA). It is part of the Coppell Independent School District located in extreme northwest Dallas County. In 2011, the school was rated "Recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]



The school graduated its first class of twenty-three students in 1965.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag; see the help page Coppell High School has been ranked consistently as one of the "Top 1200 U.S. High Schools."


As of the 2009-2010 school year, the student population is made up of the following ethnicities out of 2,679 students[3]

White 64.1%
Hispanic 9.8%
African American 6.1%
Pacific Islander/Asian 19.7%
Native American 0.8%

As of the 2008-2009 school year, its student population is made up of the following grade levels:[4]

Freshman 683
Sophomore 604
Junior 758
Senior 690

Recent News

The CISD Board of Trustees recently decided to not allow students outside of the top ten percent to have class ranks. Though this may help students in the bottom 50%, it can hurt students who are near the top 10%, as some colleges give automatic admission to students in the top 25%. Also, many public universities guarentee to give at least $1,000 per year for education to any student who ranks in the top 25% of their high school class, but students without class ranks can't qulify for that.

The school's population has grown steadily in the past decade, prompting the Texas University Interscholastic League to upgrade Coppell High School from the AAAA classification to AAAAA status for academic and athletic competition; they are currently placed in District 7-5A. Coppell High School has also changed their school system from a trimester system with 5 periods per day, to a semester system with 7 periods a day.

Academic Achievements

In 2008 and 2009, Coppell High School's Business Professionals of America chapters won the Best Chapter award at the State Leadership Conference. In the 2004-2005, 2005–2006, and 2006-2007 school years, the Coppell Academic Decathlon Team all went to State Competition, scoring high enough at regionals to earn a berth at the state competition. The 2005-2006 team earned 3 at region X, and 6 overall at state, and the 2006-2007 team won fourth at regionals and 19th overall at state.

Marching Band Achievements

The Coppell High School Band is considered one of the best bands in the state and was named the #1 Music Program in the United States in 2000. The band has won several awards in the past years. In 2000, after the school was re-classified as 5A, the band placed 12th in the 5A State Marching Contest. In 2001, the band participated in the 2001 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California representing the Southwest United States. In 2004, the band placed 11th in the 5A State Marching Contest.

Later that same year, the Lord Mayor of Dublin invited the marching band to participate in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. Two years later the band placed 7th in the 2006 State Marching Contest. The marching band's most recent 5A State Marching Contest was in 2008, where the band placed 3rd. The latest national recognition earned by the program is "The Sudler Shield", awarded by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. This award recognizes marching band programs throughout the world that reach a world class level of excellence in musical performance, marching execution, choreography and show design for high school, youth, or international marching bands.

Outside of its achievement on the marching field, the CHS Honor Band is a highly decorated program as well. The ensemble won the 1998 4A State Honor Band contest and was the first place runner-up in the 2002 5A State Honor Band contest. The CHS band has more All-State musicians than any program in Texas. The program has earned 1st Division ratings in UIL Concert and Sight Reading contests every year since 1993.

The Coppell High School Lariette Drill Team placed first at the Contest of Champions National Dance Competition in Orlando, FL in 2007.


The Coppell Cowboys compete in the following sports:

Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Wrestling, Basketball, Swimming, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Track, Softball & Baseball

The Coppell High School Baseball team has won 12 District Championships since 1984.[5] The 2006 Coppell High School Football Team qualified for its first play-off appearance in over three years. In 2010, the Coppell Cowboys football program had an undefeated 13-0 season up until their loss in the quarterfinals to #1 team in the nation Euless Trinity. This is the farthest that Coppell football team has ever made it in the playoffs, and they had many players named to the AP top players in the state.

In 2003 the Coppell High School Hockey Team won the State Championship and in 2008 won the Summer League Championship.

State Titles

  • Baseball - [6]
    • 1995(4A)
  • Boys Soccer - [7]
    • 2004(5A)
  • Girls Soccer - [8]
    • 2009(5A)
  • Softball - [9]
    • 2001(5A)
  • Volleyball - [10]
    • 2011(5A)
  • One Act Play - [11]
    • 1976(1A), 1977(1A)
  • Marching Band Champions - [12]
    • 1999(4A)
  • Band Sweepstakes Winners - [13]
    • 1993(4A), 1994(4A), 1995(4A), 1996(4A), 1997(4A), 1998(4A), 1999(4A)

State Runner Ups: Baseball - 1985(2A), Boys Basketball - 1978(1A), Boys Soccer - 2006(5A), Girls Volleyball - 1989(3A)

Titles won are officially sanctioned by the UIL


External links

Coordinates: 32°58′32″N 96°59′58″W / 32.975578°N 96.99939°W / 32.975578; -96.99939

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