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Midland High School (Midland, Texas)

Midland High School
The main entrance of Midland High School
906 W Illinois Ave
Midland, TX, 79701
United States
Type Public
Established 1926
School district Midland Independent School District
Principal Mr. Jeff Horner
Grades 10-12
Enrollment 2,871 (incl 9th grade)
Color(s)           Purple and Gold
Athletics Football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, track, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming, golf, tennis
Athletics conference District 3-5A
Mascot Bulldog

Midland High School (officially Midland Senior High School) is a public high school located in Midland, Texas and is part of Midland Independent School District. The original Midland High School was built in 1926 and was moved twenty-three years later to a new building in 1949 where it currently sits today. In recent years, Midland High School has received major renovations including complete asbestos removal and new science wing. Also, renovations to their large gym including new floors and new bleachers. The practice field of the Midland High football team Memorial Stadium has also received a new turf.

Midland High School hosts only high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors (10th-12th grades) as Midland Freshman High School serves as a feeder school hosting freshman high school students. Both Midland High School and Midland Freshman High School use the same school mascot, the Midland High Bulldog.

The current principal is Mr. Jeff Horner.



Midland High School’s history goes back to the establishment of Midland County back in 1885. It was the first school in Midland County. The one room school house was for all grades. Sixty-four students attended the first school in Midland County. In 1893, a two story brick schoolhouse was built and the top floor was for the secondary students. In 1907, Midland Independent School District was established. The first building to be officially named Midland High School was built in 1926 on the site of what is now Fasken Center, at 600 Texas Street. After 23 years in the Texas Street location, in 1949 Midland High School moved to its present location at 906 West Illinois. The land which Midland High was based on was donated by the Cowdens. The legendary bulldog mascot was chosen for Midland High in 1925 and in 1929 purple and gold were chosen for the school colors.

  Alma Mater

All Hail, All Hail, To Dear ol'e Midland, Alma Mater True. You've brought us all our happiness, In all our school days through. Our Love will be your Glory. Our Faith is True and Bold. Our Spirits hold your banners high, The Purple and the Gold!

  Fight Song

On ye Bulldogs, on ye bulldogs Fight right through that line Ever onward ever forward, We will win or die, Rah rah rah! On ye Bulldogs, on ye Bulldogs, Fight for victory Fight Bulldogs, fight, fight, fight, and win this game Yeah Purple, Yeah Gold, Yeah Bulldogs Go, Go, Go! Midland fight, Midland fight Yeah Midland fight! Midland fight, Midland fight, Yeah Midland fight! [1]


Over the course of 2003-2004, Midland High produced 5 National Merit Finalists (Jacque Butterfield and others), 11 National Merit Commended Scholars, 3 National Hispanic Scholars, and 2 National Hispanic Honorable Mention Scholars.


CATOICO, Midland High School's equivalent of prom, was first established in 1929 and stands for Midland’s three major commodities: CAttle, OIl, and COtton. CATOICO - pronounced commonly as cuh TOY cuh - is one the oldest traditions in the state of Texas. The first CATOICO Queen was Martha Louise Nobles Black. Originally, the title went to the girl who was the most successful yearbook fundraiser. Since 1939, the CATOICO court has been chosen by the student body. The first CATOICO coronation activities were in 1936.[2]

By the cafeteria, in what is known as the “Bulldog Room”, you will find gold railing that surrounds a old mosaic of a bulldog. Underneath the mosaic a bulldog lays to rest. According to many tales, the bulldog was killed by vicious Midland Lee Rebels who hung a bulldog from a tree. Seeing as the bulldog suffered a horrible death, he was honored by being placed in a spot where he will always be remembered by past and present Bulldogs.[2]


  • In 2010, Midland High Football team enters District with a 5-0 undefeated record.
  • In 2006, Midland High School's baseball team returned to the state baseball tournament only to lose in the state semi-finals to eventual state and national champion The Woodlands 5-3
  • In 2002, Midland High School's football team ended a state record playoff drought by advancing to the state championship game.But lost in the last 17 seconds on a hail mary losing 33-32.
  • In 2001, Midland High School's baseball team won the state championship beating Austin High in the finals 4-2.
  • In 1998, Midland High School's boys basketball team won the state championship 63-51 over San Antonio Taft.
  • In 1994, Midland High School's boys basketball team advanced to the state semi-finals losing 86-51 to eventual state champion Sugar Land Willowridge.
  • In 1994, Midland High School's boys soccer team advanced to the state semi-finals losing 1-0 to Tyler Lee.
  • In 1973, Midland High School's boys baseball team won the state championship.
  • In 1965 and 1966, Midland High School's woman's swim team won two consecutive state titles.

  Notable alumni


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