Bryan Adams High School

Infobox School
name = Bryan Adams High School
type = Public, Secondary
location = 2101 Millmar Drive
Dallas, Texas 75228 USA
district = Dallas Independent School District
grades = 9-12
principal = Cynthia Goodsell [http://www.dallasisd.com Dallas ISD] - [http://www.dallasisd.org/schools/realtor_new.cfm?id_con=124 Bryan Adams High School] . Retrieved on 25 April 2007.]
faculty = 151
students = 2,104 [http://www.tea.state.tx.us/ Texas Education Agency] - [http://askted.tea.state.tx.us/org-bin/school/SCHOOL_RPT?Y::School::Directory School Directory] - type in school number "057905001" and select "view report." Retrieved on 25 April 2007.]
colors = Kelly green and white color box|#00A550 color box|white
mascot = Cougar
motto = Prepare, Attend, Work, Succeed
free_label = Trustee dist.
free_label2 = Area
free_text = 3, Leigh Ann Ellis [http://www.dallasisd.com Dallas ISD] - [http://www.dallasisd.org/pdf/infosheets/schoolsbytrustee.pdf Schools by Trustee] . (PDF). Retrieved on 25 April 2007.]
free_text2 = 3, Emilio Castro [http://www.dallasisd.com Dallas ISD] - [http://www.dallasisd.org/pdf/infosheets/schoolsbyarea.pdf Schools by Area] . (PDF). Retrieved on 25 April 2007.]
information = +1 (972) 502-4900 [http://www.dallasisd.com Dallas ISD] - [http://www.dallasisd.org/pdf/infosheets/schooldirectory.pdf School telephone numbers] . (PDF). Retrieved on 25 April 2007.]
Fax: +1 (972) 502-4901 [http://www.dallasisd.com Dallas ISD] - [http://www.dallasisd.org/pdf/infosheets/schoolfax.pdf School fax numbers] . (PDF). Retrieved on 25 April 2007.]
website = http://www.dallasisd.org/schools/hs/badams/

Bryan Adams High School is a public secondary school located at 2101 Millmar Drive in the Casa View neighborhood of east Dallas, Texas (USA).

Bryan Adams High School enrolls students in grades 9-12 and is a part of the Dallas Independent School District. The school serves the area of Dallas east of White Rock Lake, south of Northwest Highway, north of Interstate 30, and inside the Dallas city limits. It comprises the entire 75218 and 75228 zip codes.

History

Bryan Adams High School opened in 1957 and was named after William Jennings Bryan Adams, a DISD Board of Education secretary from 1929 until his death in 1955.Kristopher Rupert. [http://www.bryanadams-hs.org/mod.php?mod=userpage&menu=13&page_id=5 The History of Bryan Adams and the Traditions of the School] (40th anniversary, 1997)] The building was constructed at a cost of US$2.4 million"New schools to open in September," "The Dallas Morning News", March 31 1957, part 3, page 1.] and was designed by the architectural firm of Goodwin & Cavitt using the same pattern as their building for Thomas Jefferson High School, which had opened in 1955."Plans for school authorized on Earhart building pattern," "The Dallas Morning News", October 12 1956, section 1, page 5.] Students and alumni almost always refer to the school as 'Bryan Adams,' or simply by the acronym 'B.A.'

While 'Adams High School' is the name of several high schools throughout the United States, there is only one 'Bryan Adams High School.' It has no connection to Canadian singer Bryan Adams.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s Bryan Adams was one of the largest high schools in Texas, graduating more than 1,000 students in each of the years from 1968 to 1972. Since the opening of Conrad High School in 2006, B.A. has seen a noticeable drop in enrollment, dropping to UIL Class 4A for the first time in the 2008 realignment.

Athletics

The school's lone team to win a Texas state championship was the 1967 golf team. ["Cougars, Wildcats Win Titles." "The Dallas Morning News," 7 May 1967. Retrieved 2008-07-07.] There have been many individual state champions and many notable state-level teams, including the Kenyon Martin-led basketball team of 1997.

The school competes in UIL district 11-5A with 5 other DISD schools. Bryan Adams is annually considered a district title contender in baseball (2007 district champion), women's basketball, men's golf, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's swimming, and softball. The most consistently successful team at BA has been the men's swimming team which won regional and district championships throughout the 1970's and into the 1980s, finishing in the top 10 in the state on several occasions. From 1999 to 2006 the men's swim team won eight consecutive district titles.

In 2006, the football team made a playoff appearance for the first time since 1985. [http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/img/06-07/0624dmnallsports.pdf] .]

School uniforms

Bryan Adams requires school uniforms for its students. [" [http://www.dallasisd.org/schools/hs/badams/School%20Uniform/Uniform.html BA Standard Dress] ." "Bryan Adams High School".] The Texas Education Agency specified that the parents and/or guardians of students zoned to a school with uniforms may apply for a waiver to opt out of the uniform policy so their children do not have to wear the uniform [" [http://www.tea.state.tx.us/field/uniforms.html Uniforms] ," "Texas Education Agency"] ; parents must specify "bona fide" reasons, such as religious reasons or philosophical objections.

Feeder Patterns

W. H. Gaston and Robert T. Hill Middle Schools feed into Bryan Adams. The school will also enroll students from Emmett Conrad High School for their senior year, but only those in the area zoned to Highland Meadows Elementary School. [http://www.dallasisd.org/ Dallas ISD] - [http://www.dallasisd.org/demo/indexfeeder.htm 2007 School Feeder Patterns] - [http://www.dallasisd.org/eval/schoolinfo/feeder2006/adams.htm Bryan Adams High School] . Retrieved on 25 April 2007.]

S.S. Conner, Bayles, Edwin J. Kiest, Reinhardt, Alex Sanger, and Larry Smith Elementary Schools will all feed into Gaston Middle School, and ultimately into Bryan Adams.

Casa View, Charles A. Gill, Victor H. Hexter, and Martha Turner Reilly Elementary Schools will all feed into Hill Middle School, and ultimately into Bryan Adams.

Statistics

62% of the students at Bryan Adams are economically disadvantaged, 14% enroll in special education, 11% enroll in gifted and talent programs, and 21% are considered "limited English proficient." [http://www.greatschools.net Great Schools] - [http://www.greatschools.net/modperl/browse_school/tx/1769 Bryan Adams High School - Dallas, Texas] . Information originally from the Texas Education Agency. Retrieved on 25 April 2007.]

The ethnic makeup of the school is 53% Hispanic American, 32% Black American, 13% White American, non-Hispanic, 3% Asian American/Pacific Islander American, and less than 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native.

The average class sizes at Bryan Adams are 22 students for English, 24 for foreign language, 23 for math, 22 for science, and 22 for social studies.

Teachers at the school carry, on average, 13 years of teaching experience and 7% of the teachers on staff are first-year teachers.

Bryan Adams High School was rated Academically Acceptable by the Texas Education Agency in 2007. " [http://deleon.tea.state.tx.us/SDL/Forms/txtSearch.aspx?entity=1$057905001] .]

Notable alumni

*Gary Blair, head women's basketball coach for Texas A&M University. Class of 1963.
*John Carona, Texas State Senator. Class of 1974.
*Neil Cohen, professional soccer player. Class of 1973.
*Lincoln Coleman, former Dallas Cowboys running back. Class of 1987.
*Jim Dauterive, executive producer and writer for "King of the Hill"; namesake of "KotH" character Bill Dauterive. Class of 1975.
*Jeff Davison, CFO, RightNow Technologies. Class of 1974.
*Doug English, All-Pro NFL football player. Class of 1971.
*Melendy Lovett, president of Texas Instruments Educational & Productivity Solutions and senior vice president of TITexas Instruments. [http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/press/company/2005/c05055.shtml Texas Instruments Senior Leader Melendy Lovett Inducted Into WITI (Women in Technology International) Hall of Fame: Lovett Joins Impressive List of More Than 50 Female Role Models in Science and Technology] , December 8, 2005] . Class of 1976.
*Kenyon Martin, power forward for the Denver Nuggets basketball team. [http://www.oakcliff.com/OC_Notables.htm Notable Natives: Famous (and infamous) People From Oak Cliff] ] Class of 1997.
*Ronald Neal, founder and director of Dallas Chamber Orchestra. Class of 1966.
*Bob Phillips, Host of long-running television series "Texas Country Reporter". Class of 1969.
*Mary Poss, Former mayor pro-tem of Dallas was also acting Mayor (2003). Class of 1969.
*Lt Col. James Rothenflue, Ph.D., USAF Ret., former director, USAF Ctr for Strategy and Technology. Class of 1983. [ [http://stevemorse.org/birthday/birthday2.html Obtaining Birthdays in One Step ] ] [ [http://www.baaa.org/db/index.php BAHS Alumni Home ] ] [https://research.au.af.mil/bulletin/2005-AU-Bulletin.pdf]
*Angela Wilson, Artistic Director Theatre Quorum, playwright, actor, Class of 1972.
*Henry Ramirez, M.D., Assistant Professor Of Ob-Gyn clinicals, Texas Tech University, Class of 1991

References

External links

* [http://www.dallasisd.org/schools/hs/badams/ Bryan Adams High School]
* [http://www.baaa.org Bryan Adams High School Alumni Association]
* [http://www.ba1979.com Bryan Adams Class of 1979]
* [http://www.dallasisd.org/schools/realtor_new.cfm?id_con=124 Dallas ISD listing for Bryan Adams High School]
* [http://www.dallasisd.org/demo/profiles/2005_06/english/high/001_ADAMS_B.pdf School profile] (PDF)
* [http://www.dallasisd.org/demo/schoolinfo/highzones2007/Adams2007.pdf Attendance zone map] (PDF)


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