3211 47th St.
Lubbock, TX 79413
Principal: Mike Bennett
Excellence Indicator System report.
High School has 75 classrooms, seven computer labs, one distance-learning classroom,
one choir room, one band hall, three gymnasiums and an all-purpose room used for
Facilities include football and soccer fields with a track,
baseball diamonds and marching band areas.
The school tennis center has four
courts with full dressing rooms and a concession area. The auditorium is the largest
K-12 school auditorium in Lubbock.
Monterey High School varsity football is
played at Lowrey Field, while baseball games are played at Moegle Field and softball
games at Lady Plainsmen Field.
The school was built in 1955.
began in 1992 when a gymnasium was added and air-conditioning for the building
In 2000, the football locker room and all-purpose area were
Moegle Baseball Field was remodeled and a new softball field, Lady
Plainsmen Field, was constructed in 2001. Projects scheduled for the near future
include renovation of the band hall and auditorium, and installation of a new
Monterey has seven computer labs used for computer science, business
curriculum, drafting, journalism and writing.
The library provides access
to 20 computers.
The school offers sports programs for girls and boys, including
football, cross-country racing, basketball, track-and-field, soccer, tennis, golf,
swimming, diving, baseball, power-lifting and wrestling.
In 2001, Monterey
had more than 250 computers for student use. Approximately 95 percent of the computers
are Internet-ready. Most are Windows machines.
During the 2000 -2001 schools
year, the Monterey Plainsmen football team was district, bi-district, and area
champions. The boys' basketball team tied for first in district, and the girls'
soccer team was first in district.
In 2001, several students qualified for
the state power-lifting meet. The golf, tennis and swimming programs traditionally
do well, and the baseball team was state champion in 1996, and state runner-up
Monterey has a full band, choir and orchestra program.
students are active in theater and visual arts programs, and have won several
Also, the Monterey academic decathlon team was first in the region
in 2001, and qualified for the state meet each of the two prior years.
2000-2001 mock trial team won the regional competition, qualifying for a state
meet where they came in eighth.
Future Business Leaders and other academic
organizations at Monterey have been successful on a regional and state level,
and several students have qualified for national competitions.
Monterey Latin students competed in the area Junior Classical League competition,
and 30 students qualified for the state meet -- the largest such academic competition
in the world.
The Monterey FFA also scores consistently high marks competitively
in both stock shows and in competitions such as meat and poultry judging.
The student council and the National Honor Society are active in community efforts.
The council organizes fund-raising activities for United Way, the U-Can-Share
Food Drive and the March of Dimes, to name a few.
The Monterey National Honor
Society participates in the Lubbock Literacy Coalition, and collected more than
3,000 books to donate to Women's Protective Services during the Christmas season
in 2000. The Teen Leadership class sponsors annual clothing drives to benefit
Goodwill Industries, and some student organizations sponsor Christmas parties
for kindergarten, first, second- and third-grade classrooms in the Monterey attendance
Monterey students have a choice of 10 courses that are good for both
high school and college credits. The credits are transferable to any state university.
Courses include advanced English, dual-credit English-4, Latin-3, intermediate
algebra, pre-calculus, biology, U.S. history, government, theatre-4 and accounting.
Also, students may take an online electrical engineering class through Texas Tech
More than 65 percent of Monterey graduates enter college or technical
Staff, students, faculty and administrators observe an annual Veterans'
The school also hosts an annual Bachelor/Bachelorette Bid assembly
to raise money for United Way, and a Powder Puff Football Game to raise money
for the March of Dimes.
The Monterey Choral and Theatre Departments put on
a musical each fall that highlights talented students.
Monterey also hosts
academic contests, such as band and choir all-region theatre competitions, University
Interscholastic League practice meets, and competitions for organizations such
as the Academic Decathlon.
American Sign Language is one of the unique courses
offered at Monterey High School, and students from the program can develop interpreter
skills for the deaf.
The school also has a successful cosmetology program
that boasts a 100-percent passing rate on state board examinations.
is rich in traditions and school pride, officials said. Students have the opportunity
to excel in academics, athletics and extracurricular activities through the many
programs available. Monterey offers Vocational Adjustment programs for special
populations, as well as Supported Education and Life Transitions classes.
a complete look at the state's report card for Monterey High
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