School nickname: Cougars
5214 79th St.
Lubbock, TX 79424
Phone: (806) 766-2044
Principal: Lynn Akin
Feeds: Coronado High School
Excellence Indicator System report.
Junior High School is one of the largest in the Lubbock Independent School District,
with more than 140,000 square feet of space and a school seating capacity of 900.
The school opened in 1989.
The building includes nine classrooms and a
multi-purpose athletic facility.
Along with conventional classrooms, there
are eight science labs, five computer labs, and facilities for the band, choir
and orchestra programs. The school's auditorium seats 591. The modern library
has Internet-ready computers for students.
In addition to the multi-purpose
workout facility, there are two gymnasiums, two football fields and six tennis
Each classroom is equipped with at least one Internet-ready computer,
and the school provides five computer labs. Irons has 130 computers for student
use. Dell makes the majority of the computers on campus.
Irons offers a variety
of sports programs, including basketball, football, tennis, track and field, wrestling,
cross-country skiing and volleyball.
The band, choir and orchestra programs
have all won numerous awards at University Interscholastic League competitions.
Nearly half of the students at Irons participate in one or more of the music
programs, according to school officials. In addition, during the spring semester
each year, the Fine Arts Department presents a musical that, typically, sells
out each performance.
With the help of the parent teacher association, the
school hosts three annual celebratory events. In December, the Ed Irons Day celebration
occurs, which includes a luncheon to honor the school's namesake.
In the spring,
the school has a Shakespeare Festival presented by the Language Arts Department.
Then there is the Texas Independence Day celebration, sponsored by the Social
a complete look at the state's report card for Irons Junior
High School click here.