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Lubbock High School / Lubbock ISD

School nickname: Westerners
Address:
2004 19th St.
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: (806) 766-1444
School website.
Principal: Doyle Vogler
Grades: 10-12
Students: 1,808
Teachers: 108
Academic Excellence Indicator System report.

Perhaps the most architecturally beautiful school in the Lubbock Independent School District. Lubbock High School was built in 1930 using designs that reflect Northern Italian Baroque styling. Imported Italian tile was used in much of the main building.

The facility is an historical landmark, registered in the National Registry of Historical Places.

The three-story building includes a gymnastics gymnasium and dance studio, and the school facilities include baseball fields, softball fields and competition running tracks.

The woodshop is undergoing conversion to a band hall, a project ongoing in 2001.

The old band and orchestra hall will become a new orchestra hall and two science labs.

The project will give the band, orchestra and choir rehearsal rooms.

Lubbock High School's main campus is located at the intersection of Main Street and 19th streets. Other campus locations are Chapman Field, the band practice field -- at 23rd Street and Avenue X -- the Tennis/Aquatic Center -- at 14th Street and Avenue T -- and Westerner Field, at University Avenue and Erskine Street. Baseball and softball are played at Westerner Field.

The school has seven computer labs. One lab is a Macintosh lab used by the English department for writing. One lab is a math lab. Of the seven computer labs, six are Internet-ready, and the school has additional Internet-hookups in the library and counseling center computer lab.

The school has 210 lab computers. Also, each classroom has at least one Internet-ready computer. LHS uses, predominantly, Dell computers.

The baseball team garnered both the District and bi-District Championship 2000. The girls' soccer team was District-Tri-Champions for 2001, and the members of the gymnastic team were district champions as well. The boys and girls 2000 wrestling teams were both District Champions 2000-2001.

The school provides access to the National Honor Society, and a student council, which was the first one in the school district to win a Sweepstakes Award. The 4H, band, orchestra, choir, math and science teams all participate in the state Academic Decathlon, and have been district Academics Champions for 14 consecutive years in 2001.

Lubbock High School is a professional development school, collaborating with Texas Tech University.

Students can take college-level courses at South Plains College and Texas Tech, and 70 percent of Lubbock High School students go on to higher education courses.

Each year, the school hosts WAZE DAZE, a program designed to welcome students back from summer vacation.

Lubbock High School celebrates Homecoming, to welcome back alumni, a prom for junior and seniors, and a Senior Banquet, Senior Splash Day, and a Twerp Week, which takes place each February.

The school leads all district schools in total contributions from 1989 through 2001 for its food drive, with 115,049 pounds of canned goods collected for donation.

Lubbock High School students raise more than $20,000 each year in donations to the food bank.

The school's Leadership Class hosts an annual community effort to raise money for Meals on Wheels. In four years, the students raised more than $20,000.

The school also hosts elementary Christmas parties at four elementary feeder schools and organized more than 60 parties in 2000.

The school has an annual recognition program each April or early May to celebrate student achievement.

Lubbock High School is magnet school for students interested in math, science, social sciences, fine arts and languages.

Typically, each year the school has three to 23 National Merit Finalists as well as students who turn in perfect scores on the SAT and ACT tests.

For a complete look at the state's report card for Lubbock High School click here.




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