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|Flower Mound High School|
3411 Peters Colony
|Type||Public High School|
|Motto||A World Class School Educating Tomorrow's Leaders|
|School district||Lewisville ISD|
|Color(s)||Blue, silver, and white|
|Athletics conference||UIL 6A|
Flower Mound High School (FMHS) is part of Lewisville Independent School District and is located in Flower Mound, Texas, United States. The school rests on 52 acres (21 ha) of land that were purchased in 1993. FMHS was the second high school built in Flower Mound, after Edward S. Marcus High School. With the expansion of the town in the 1980s and 1990s (from 1980 to 2000, it grew from 4,402 to 50,702 residents), a second high school was built to accommodate the growth. Flower Mound High School has been called one of the top ten best public high schools in the Dallas area and consistently[weasel words] receives an "Exemplary" (highest) rating from the Texas Education Agency.. The schools fight song is Michigan‘s fight song The Victors.
- 1 History
- 2 Athletics
- 3 Art
- 4 Academics
- 5 School Songs
- 6 Co-curricular and extracurricular activities
- 7 Feeder schools
- 8 Notable alumni
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
On March 6, 1995, Lewisville ISD broke ground on the first of two $32 million high schools. Intended to relieve pressure from Marcus and Lewisville High Schools, plans were set for a 280,000-square-foot (26,000 m2) campus, including two gymnasiums, a cafetorium, an auditorium, a band hall, a football field, tennis courts, and three parking lots. To accommodate additional students, a previously unplanned wing containing 45 additional classrooms was completed in time for the 2000–2001 school year.
108 staff members, led by principal Norman Reuther, taught the first student body of 986 freshman and sophomores. The school was recognized as exemplary in the charter year. In the school's second year, varsity sports were introduced and the student body grew to include grades nine through eleven.
In 2000, Kansas State University threatened legal action against FMHS for an alleged copyright violation on the Jaguar logo. Rather than pay a licensing fee to KSU, as some schools in Texas were currently doing, principal Norman Reuther ordered a re-design of the logo, to avoid the 8% merchandise commission.
In August 2001, Reuther welcomed the school's first senior class; the student body grew to over 2,400 students. In 2013, the school began a project to build a new campus that would be for 9th graders only. The class of 2018 is the first class to use the new freshman center.
Principal Norman Reuther left FMHS at the end of the 2003 school year; assistant principal Jack Clark subsequently took over the position of principal. Under his leadership the school's enrollment continued to grow (see graph, right). In the spring of 2007, Clark announced his retirement. Paul Moon was selected to head the school.
In January 2008, Moon announced that FMHS would undergo an expansion adding a third gymnasium and a second band room, to be completed in May 2009.
In the spring of 2008, LISD began random drug testing of all high school students in extracurricular and co-curricular groups; 75 weekly random students from FMHS were tested that spring, and 48 students per week were tested for the 2008–09 school year.
In May 2011, it was announced that Paul Moon would retire and pass the leadership to Sonya Lail.
In 2007 FMHS graduates earned over ten million dollars in scholarships, exceeding $14,000 per person. The 2008 graduating class accumulated approximately $15,500,000 in scholarship money, exceeding an average of $22,000 per graduate.
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Flower Mound High School is a 6A school, competing as part of the UIL in District 6-6A, the classification for schools with the largest enrollment. Its main rival is Marcus High School, the school FMHS plays against annually in the Mound Showdown. Other rivals include Lewisville high school, in which the game is called the cross- timbers scuffle, and Hebron High School. The main sports the Jaguars compete in are football, boys' and girls' soccer, boys' and girls' basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, hockey (although not school-sponsored), softball, tennis, swimming, track, volleyball, bowling, and wrestling. In the 2006–2007 school year, every athletic team at the school advanced to playoffs, with several winning the district title.
In 2016 the girls' soccer team won the state 6a title, winning the first state title for any girls' team.
In 2019 the boys’ soccer team won the state 6A title, winning the team’s first state title. The score was 1-0 (4-1 PK) against Legacy of Educational Excellence High School. Sophomore Goalkeeper Landon Leach received the Competition’s MVP award. 
In 2008, the school's male swim team placed second at the UIL Class 5A State Swimming and Diving Championships held in Austin, the highest finish ever for any LISD school.
In 2011, the girls cross country team placed third at state, and in 2015, the boys placed third. The boys placed second in the state in 2005.
The Flower Mound wrestling team was the UIL state runner-up for two years in a row in 2010 and 2011.
In February 2015, at a boys' basketball game against Plano East Senior High School, two students (one, a current Flower Mound High School student, the other a former student from an un-specified Lewisville Independent School District school) in the Flower Mound High School student section held up signs reading "White Power". The signs, provided to the students by cheerleaders, were meant to read "Navy, Silver, White" (the school's colors) and "Jaguar Power" (in reference to their mascot). The incident sparked controversy on social networks, and was covered by both local and national media outlets. An investigation into the issue was conducted by the Lewisville Independent School District. On February 20, 2015, the Lewisville Independent School District released a statement that confirmed the display of the signs had been intentional, and stated that, in conjunction with the local police department, disciplinary action had been taken.
The school's Art Department and its students entered the Visual Arts Scholastic Event,[when?] a statewide competition, receiving 62 "Superior" ratings at Regionals, 14 gold medals at State, and seven gold seals, which allows those seven pieces to tour Texas on an art exhibition.
The school’s Theatre Department has won many accolades in the past years, including but not limited to: DSM Best Musical Award for Oklahoma! in 2017, UIL One-Act Play 2018 District Winners for The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and UIL One-Act Play 2019 Area Winners for An Experiment With An Air Pump.
Flower Mound High School has been called one of the top ten "best public high schools" in the Dallas area  and consistently receives an "Exemplary" (highest) rating from the Texas Education Agency.
In the past four available years, Flower Mound High School has received Gold Performance Acknowledgments from the TEA for its attendance (2002–06), AP/IB results (2002–06), college admissions (2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006), and the Recommended High School Program (2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006). In 2005, The Texas Educational Excellence Project ranked FMHS 23rd in the state for Latino Achievement, despite the fact that only 8.2% of the town is Latino or Hispanic (compared to a statewide average of 35.7%).
The FMHS 11th grade team placed first in the nation in WordMasters, an annual critical reading and analysis competition; six FMHS students received accolades for their perfect scores.
Currently, the only advanced academic classes offered by Flower Mound High School are Advanced Placement and pre-Advanced Placement courses, though various auxiliary courses are offered to give students further research into disciplines of their choice as "elective" courses. Starting in the fall of 2015, Flower Mound offers Gifted and Talented (GT) courses to those who were previously in either GT or LEAP classes.
2,779 students attended FMHS in the 2006–2007 school year, with core subject classes averaging a student to teacher ratio of 25:1. Over half the students of FMHS are in Pre-AP or AP classes; 72% of 2007 graduates went on to a four-year college, and 19% to a two-year college.
In 2007, 36.4% of FMHS students took at least one AP or dual-enrollment course in the 2005–2006 school year; 32.2% of the school population took at least one AP or IB test; that number rose in 2007 to 39.2%. 75% of the 1,162 AP tests taken scored a "passing" 3, 4, or 5, beating the national average of 57.0%. The school currently recognizes 77 AP Scholars, 41 AP Scholars with Honor, 39 AP Scholars with Distinction, and 6 National Scholars.
Flower Mound High School provides students with several off-campus instruction options. Among the most recent is the LISD eSchool, which provides online courses for high school students needing a more flexible, alternative education. Dale Jackson Career Center (DJCC) offers all high school students in the district a variety of technical and career-oriented courses such as Ad Design and Welding. The Lewisville Learning Center provides accelerated education for grade advancement, alternative education for disciplinary[clarification needed] students, and parenting education courses. Lewisville ISD announced plans for the opening of a night school in January 2009 meant to supplement and accelerate existing high school education and provide an alternative path to a high school diploma. Flower Mound students also may enroll in courses at the fairly new Career Center East (CCE).
Flower Mound has consistently performed well on the College Board's PSAT/NMSQT testing. For the 2016-2017 school year, FMHS had 26 National Merit Finalists in the first administration of the redesigned PSAT test, 64 National Merit Commended Scholars, and 12 National Hispanic Scholars. In the past, the class of 2007 contained 13 National Merit Semi-Finalists, 12 of whom attained Finalist status; the class of 2008 featured 19 Semi-finalists, 17 of whom attained Finalist status, 35 Commended Scholars, and 9 Hispanic Scholars; and the class of 2011 contained 34 National Merit Semi-Finalists.
Based upon 2006–07 scores, the average Flower Mound student scores a 1644 on the SAT with writing, compared to a national average of 1511. On the ACT, the average Flower Mound composite score is 22.7, compared to the national average of 21.2.
Co-curricular and extracurricular activities
The school's co-curricular and extracurricular offerings include:
|Academic Decathlon||AFJROTC||Ambassadors||Art Club|
|BPA||Cheerleading||Choir||Circle of Friends|
|Color guard||Computer Science Club||Cross country||Debate|
|DECA||Drill Team (Rosettes)||Drumline||English Honor Society|
|French Club||German Club[permanent dead link]||Golf||Habitat for Humanity|
|Hockey||Interact||International Thespian Society||Irish Club|
|JCL (Latin Chapter)||Math Club||Mu Alpha Theta||National Honor Society|
|National Technical Honor Society||Newspaper||Orchestra||Photography Club|
|Acts of Random Kindness Club||Robotics Club||Rosettes||Russian Club|
|Soccer||Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica||Spanish Club||Spirit Club (Jag Crew)|
|Student Council||Swimming||Tennis||Theatre ("Paws" and "Prents")|
|Track and field||UIL (all events)||Volleyball||Winter guard|
|Wrestling||Yearbook||Young Democrats||Young Republicans|
Academic Decathlon is offered as a course at FMHS, though enrollment in the course is not a prerequisite for team selection. For the first time, the FMHS Academic Decathlon team advanced to the state competition in 2007. Ranked 26th based upon regional scores, the team improved to 10th at the state competition held in Katy, Texas. In January 2008 the team placed third at the Region IX competition and became ranked 12th statewide going into the Texas State finals, where they placed 11. Academic Decathlon also made state in the 2009–2010 competition, finishing 24th. In the 2011-2012 competition, they went to state and were ranked 13th in Texas.
The FMHS Debate Team competes at twenty tournaments annually and includes between 30 and 45 students per year.
The Flower Mound High School Math Club participates in several state and national competitions, including the AMC and AIME tests, the Trig-Star competition, UIL Mathematics, UIL Number Sense, UIL Calculator, the Best of Texas competition, TMSCA tests, and the UT Arlington Calculus Bowl.
The Math Club annually sponsors the AMC and AIME tests and invites many of the school's students to participate. In 2006 and 2007, the school achieved the AMC 12 Merit Roll. The Trig-Star competition, a nationally held trigonometry competition sponsored by the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors and the National Society of Professional Surveyors, is also open to the student body and by invitation. In 2007, one student won the state competition and placed fifth nationally, the highest Texas finish in years. Attending the UT Arlington Calculus Bowl for the first time, a five-person team from FMHS captured first place from three-time champion the Oakridge School.
Flower Mound holds claim to two UIL Academic State Championship titles. The first was won in 2001–2002 by Austin Little in 5A Computer Science, and the second was won in 2006–2007 by Christine Barcellona in 5A Literary Criticism. The 2008–2009 and 2009–2010 FMHS Literary Criticism Teams won first place.
With the new district realignment for the 2006–07 and 2007–08 school years, Flower Mound won team events at the district level for Calculator, Current Issues, Computer Science, Literary Criticism, Mathematics, Number Sense, Science, and Spelling, as well as qualifying in One-Act Play for the Area competition.
Elementary schools that feed into Flower Mound include: (Great! Schools rating in parenthesis) Bluebonnet (10/10), Donald (9/10), Forest Vista (10/10), Garden Ridge (9/10), Liberty (10/10), Old Settlers (10/10), and Wellington (10/10).
Middle schools that feed into Flower Mound include: Forestwood Middle School (10/10), McKamy Middle School (10/10), and Shadow Ridge Middle School (10/10).
Flower Mound High School earns a Great! Schools rating of 9/10.
- Chris Brown, center for the Phoenix Coyotes (did not graduate)
- James Hanna, tight end for the Dallas Cowboys
- Nick Stephens, free agent quarterback with the NFL
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