Lufkin High School

309 Medford Dr,

Lufkin, TX, 75901-5217

Tel: (936)632-7721
Grades: 9-12

2,196 students

Lufkin High School serves 2,196 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 69%.
Lufkin High School operates within the Lufkin Independent School District.
The school district's 78% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 2196 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 174 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,196 students
Lufkin High School Total Students (1999-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 174 teachers
Lufkin High School Total Classroom Teachers (1999-2012)
Students by Grade Lufkin High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Lufkin High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1999-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
Lufkin High School Asian (1999-2012)
Hispanic
32%
50%
Lufkin High School Hispanic (1999-2012)
Black
28%
13%
Lufkin High School Black (1999-2012)
White
34%
31%
Lufkin High School White (1999-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Lufkin High School Sch Ethnicity Lufkin High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.71 0.64
Lufkin High School Diversity Score (1999-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
54%
44%
Lufkin High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
7%
Lufkin High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,573 students has grown by 2529% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Lufkin Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
3
Number of Students Managed 8,573 799
Lufkin Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 78% 80%
Lufkin Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2009)
District Total Revenue $74 MM $9 MM
Lufkin Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $97 MM $9 MM
Lufkin Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $225,761 $11,947
Lufkin Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $298,727 $12,666
Lufkin Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Lufkin High School is a public secondary school located in Angelina County, Texas. It serves the Lufkin, TX area as part of the Lufkin Independent School District.
  • The current Lufkin High School was formed in the 1960s by consolidation of Lufkin High School and Lufkin Dunbar High School, the formerly African-American HIgh School in Lufkin.
  • Sports Teams: Lufkin High School participates in football, basketball, baseball, and track and field. The football team plays at Abe Martin stadium, named for legendary TCU, and former Lufkin High, coach Abe Martin.
  • The mascot of the Lufkin High School sports teams is the black-furred puma, known locally as the black panther. Farther west the panther is known as the mountain lion. The panther mascot harkens back to an earlier day when predatory animals such as black bears and panthers still roamed the forests of East Texas. Early residents of Angelina County reported hearing the terrifying screams of panthers from deep in the night darkened woods. The black panther is a rare melanistic variant (opposite of albino) of the puma, which normally has a reddish fur. Some experts assert that the black-furred panther exists only in legend, but those who play against the Lufkin Panthers know that its fierce spirit is alive and well.
  • The school fight song is "On, You Panthers" sung to the tune of "On, Wisconsin," the fight song of the University of Wisconsin.
  • Notable alumni: Thad Sitton - historian and writer.
  • Betty Conner - actress in Gidget (TV series).
  • R. B ("Robert B.") McIntire - long time news announcer on KILT radio in Houston.
  • Ken "Hubcap" Carter - Radio DJ and newsman and member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.
  • Ken Houston - Lufkin Dunbar graduate who played for the Houston Oilers and Washington Redskins before being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Reggie McNeal - former Aggie QB and current Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver.
  • Don Muhlbach - former Aggie and current Detroit Lions deep snapper.
  • Terrence Kiel - former Aggie and current San Diego Chargers safety.
  • Brian Bradford - former Longhorn punter.
  • Amy Bradford - former Longhorn softball pitcher.
  • Chris Seelbach - former MLB pitcher.
  • Tom Murphy - former MLB pitcher.
  • Murphy Martin - Lufkin and Dallas area newman and ABC News anchorman.
  • Pete Runnels - former Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox. and Houston Colt .45s infielder.
  • Joe Robb - former lineman for the St. Louis Cardinals, prececessor to the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Rex Hadnot; former Houston Cougar OL, current Miami Dolphin center.
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Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pineywoods Community Academy High School (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Pineywoods Community Academy High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Herty Primary (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lufkin Pineywoods Community Academy High School
    Charter School
    2515 East Lufkin Ave
    Lufkin , TX , 75901
    (936)634-5515
    Charter School
    0.2  mi  |  160  students  |  Gr.  7-11
  • Lufkin Herty Primary
    2804 Paul Ave
    Lufkin , TX , 75901
    (936)639-2241
    0.9  mi  |  418  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Lufkin Hackney Primary
    708 Lubbock St
    Lufkin , TX , 75901
    (936)634-3324
    1  mi  |  267  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Lufkin Coston Elementary School
    707 Trenton
    Lufkin , TX , 75901
    (936)639-3118
    1.7  mi  |  279  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Lufkin Lufkin Middle School
    900 East Denman
    Lufkin , TX , 75901
    (936)630-4444
    1.7  mi  |  1769  students  |  Gr.  6-9

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