|Melissa High School|
3150 Cardinal Drive
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||Melissa Independent School District|
Red, Black & White
|Athletics conference||UIL Class AAAA|
|Website||Melissa High School website|
Melissa High School is a public high school in Melissa, Texas (United States). It is part of the Melissa Independent School District in north-central Collin County and classified as a 4A school by the UIL. The school is located on the northwest edge of the city of Melissa. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.
- 1 Athletics
- 2 Marching Band
- 3 UIL Academic Achievements
- 4 References
- 5 External links
The Melissa Cardinals compete in the following sports:
- Football - 
Notable Athletic Success
In the 2010-2011 season, under head coach Clint Sadler, the Melissa Cardinals Men's Basketball team made it to the State Quarterfinals for Class 2A in Austin, Texas before being beat by the Tatum Eagles. During most of the season Melissa was ranked #1 in the state for Class 2A.
During the summer of 2011, the Melissa Cardinals 7-on-7 football team won the Division II State Championship.
In 2011, the Girls Cross Country team finished 2nd at the State Meet in Round Rock, Texas.
The Mighty Cardinal Band finished 6th in the 4A State Marching Contest
Receiving 1st Division rankings at UIL Region 25 competition, the Cardinal Marching band capped a successful fall campaign by advancing to the finals of the UIL Area Marching Band contest. Along the way the band won numerous awards in multiple contests for excellence in: musicianship, auxiliaries, drum majors, and percussion. (directors: Jerry Wharton, Dallas Bayless, Elizabeth Becker, Connor Pickle, Aaron Dugger) 
In their next opportunity to compete at state, the Mighty Cardinal Band again advanced to the Texas UIL 4A State Marching Band Contest. The Band performed on November 3, 2014 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
During 2010–11 the Melissa High School Cardinal Band won numerous awards in multiple competitions. In 2011 the Mighty Cardinal Marching Band advanced to state finals, where they placed 7th in the state for class 2A.
UIL Academic Achievements
Theater & Drama
The Cardinal One Act Play (OAP) production of "Peter and the Starcatcher" advanced to the state competition and finished 2nd overall at the State competition. Cardinal Justin Gallimore was recognized with the Best Actor Award at State and received the Samuel French award as Best Actor in the 4A State competition- (Directors Megan Moore, Kyle Brenner)
Cardinal Sam Sudman won the gold medal in Poetry Interpretation for Conference 4A at the UIL State Meet in Austin, Texas.
The Cardinal One Act Play (OAP) production of "The 39 Steps" advanced to the regional competition. (Directors: Kyle Brenner, Meagan Moore)
Cardinal Kate Fisher won the silver medal in Literary Criticism for Conference 3A at the UIL State Meet in Austin, Texas.
One Cardinal qualified for the Academic State UIL Meet for Poetry.
In 2010 Melissa High School's One Act Play crew advanced to the Regional Competition where their run ended.
Kyle Brenner is the UIL Academic Lead
The Melissa Computer Science Team won District and qualified four students for the UIL Regional Competition. For the fourth year in a row, a student from the Melissa Cardinal UIL Computer Science team advanced to the UIL State Competition in Austin. (UIL Compter Science Coach, Glenn Whitten)
The Cardinal coders UIL Computer Science team won both District 12 and Region II again and advanced four students to the State competition in May 2014. For the second time in as many years the Cardinal coders notched a top three finish at the UIL State Academic Spring Meet at the University of Texas campus in Austin. In the team competition, the Cardinals finished with a total of 723 points - good for third place in Class 3A. (UIL Compter Science Coach, Glenn Whitten)
The Computer Science team won the District 12 competition and then swept the top three individual places of Region II. In addition, they took first place as a team, advancing all four members of the team to the UIL State Computer Science competition. At the UIL State Meet in Austin, the Cardinals won 3rd place team and an individual Silver medal.(UIL Compter Science Coach, Glenn Whitten)
The Cardinal team won first place in their District UIL competition. The team took second place at Region, scoring the 5th highest team total in Texas and thereby securing the wild-card berth to the state meet. Two students advanced to the state competition individually. At the UIL State Meet the Cardinals took home both third place Team and second place Individual trophies.
In their first year of UIL competition, the Cardinal Coders finished in second in district competition and advanced one student to the Regional meet.(UIL Compter Science Coach, Glenn Whitten)
- "MELISSA H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
- "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-10.
- The Athletics Department
- Lone Star Football Network
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-19. Retrieved 2014-05-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)