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Mackenzie Junior High School / Lubbock ISD
School nickname: Raiders
5402 12th St.
Lubbock, TX 79416
Phone: (806) 766-0777
School website.
Principal: John Carter
Grades: 07-09
Students: 557
Teachers: 44
Feeds: Coronado High School
Academic Excellence Indicator System report.

Mackenzie Junior High School is a small, single-level school capable of housing up to 800 students.

The auditorium and cafeteria facilities are within the main building.

Other on-campus buildings house athletic facilities, including two gymnasiums and a field house with a weight room. The school also has two portable classrooms on the campus.

Grounds consist of a practice football field and practice area for track and field events. Four competition and practice tennis courts round out the Mackenzie facilities.

The school opened in 1963 and saw improvements in the late 1970s, with the addition of a west wing. Air conditioning was added in the early 1990s.

The roof is scheduled for resurfacing in 2001.

Mackenzie provides computer access throughout the main building, including two teaching labs -- one Macintosh and one Windows -- and one curriculum lab. Every classroom has at least one computer, and several locations have mini-labs for academic uses. The library has six personal computers with Internet access.

All of the close to 40 personal computers in classrooms are Internet-ready. Also, the school purchased a Macintosh and a late-model Windows lab that are fully Internet capable.

Mackenzie Raider athletes are involved in football, basketball, track, wrestling, cross-country running, swimming, diving, tennis and volleyball.

Eligible ninth-grade students have the option to compete at the high school level with the feeder high school, Coronado.

Raider musicians excel in band, choir and orchestra. Beginning, intermediate and advanced level music courses are offered. The musical groups regularly compete and perform in a variety of contests and programs. Excellence is the standard, as shown by the numerous first-rate rankings and awards brought home by Mackenzie students.

The Texas Music Educator's Association honored the Mackenzie Raider Girls Varsity Choir with an invitation to perform at the state convention in February 2001.

The school hosts several unique, annual events, including the United Way Fall Festival in October, which gives students a chance to donate money while having fun.

Mackenzie has been a leader in academic performance on state tests.

The annual Chuck Wagon Lunch celebrates the end of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills testing.

Extracurricular student clubs and organizations participate in a variety of community and school service projects throughout the year.

For a complete look at the state's report card for Mackenzie Junior High School click here.


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