Mansfield Summit High School
Mansfield Summit High School is a size 6A secondary school located in Arlington, Texas, and is part of the Mansfield Independent School District. The school serves portions of Mansfield and Arlington.
|Mansfield Summit High School|
1071 Turner Warnell Rd.
|Motto||A Tradition of Excellence|
|Teaching staff||140.00 FTE|
|Student to teacher ratio||15.59|
|Color(s)||Blue Black White|
|Rival||Mansfield High School|
The school first opened in Fall of 2002. As of 2016, the school interim principal is Todd Taylor. The school mascot is the Jaguar. Mansfield Summit High School enrolls approximately 2,500 students annually. The 2006–2007 year saw an increase in these numbers to about 2,850 students. As of 2007, Summit enrolls fewer students due to the opening of Mansfield Legacy High School. As of November 2015, Summit's Class of 2016 has an enrollment of 448 students.
The Mansfield school district was a one high school district for many years. In 1998, the current Summit High School building was opened on Turner-Warnell Road in Arlington. It was originally the north campus center housing mainly juniors and seniors in the entire district. Mansfield High School was composed of two campuses – North and South Campus; in 2002, students who would be seniors in the 2002–2003 school year had the option to choose which school they would graduate from. The Mansfield High School name moved to a new building, while the old North Campus building became the site for Summit High School. The South Campus became Brooks Wester Middle School.
In 2004, Mansfield Timberview High School opened on Texas Highway 360 as Summit approached capacity. Again in 2007 another school opened, named Mansfield Legacy High School. Once again, students had the choice to pick which school they wished to attend. MISD now has five high schools: Mansfield High, Summit High, Timberview High, Legacy High, and Lake Ridge High built in 2012. It also has a high school facility, Ben Barber Career and Technology Academy, in which students from the high schools are bused to and from their home campuses.
Summit High School has a football-based feud with Mansfield High School, which dates back many years. Mansfield High School won this rivalry for the first time in fall 2008. Summit High School took back their winning streak in 2009.
Mansfield Summit's varsity football held an 11–0 record in city play, never losing to another Mansfield School, until October 3, 2008 when Summit lost to Mansfield High School in a 14–21 upset to end their arsenal of victories. In 2007 they went undefeated and have advanced to the district playoffs in its first six years of existence. The varsity went 3–7 in 2008 for the school's first ever losing season, not reaching the playoffs. The varsity won 33–25 against Mansfield in 2009, regaining their legacy that they had lost in 2008.
In 2016, MISD hired its first African American head football coach with the hiring of Channon Hall, former Shoemaker head football coach.
Mansfield Summit's girls' basketball team won the 5A state championship in 2009. This is the first athletic state ranking for Summit. The girls' basketball team also won the 4A state championship in 2012.
The Mansfield Summit boys' basketball had one of the longest playoff runs in the DFW metroplex, standing at 13 consecutive years of making post season play. In the 2014-2015 season the program earned its 300th win. Summit has three district championships, from 2005–06, 2006–07, and 2008–09. The 2014-2015 also featured Summit's all-time leading scorer Lovell Cabbil who won Star-Telegram Player of the Year for that season. Terrance Hubby in the 2014-2015 season would also become the all-time leading shot blocker in Summit's history. The 2015-2016 season marked the first losing season in Summit's history, and also marked the first time the program did not make the playoffs.
In its 13-year existence 34 players have played in college, and 13 have played at the Division 1 level. In 2014-2015 Former Summit graduate and basketball player Moses Ehambe will become the first Summit athlete to be named into the Mansfield Independent School District Hall of Honor.
The band is under direction by Christopher Kanicki, Cris Garcia, and Shawn Hart. Mansfield Summit High School has consistent UIL I ratings in both concert and marching band.
In 2006 the Summit High School Marching Band placed sixth in UIL Area B marching finals earning them alternate to state. Other awards for the marching band include Grand Champion of the Aledo Marching festival, UTA Marching Contest, Midlothian Marching Contest, along with many others.
In 2008 the band performed "Insomnia" earning them 1st at Aledo Marching Festival, 2nd place 5A at HEB Marching Contest, and many other awards.
In 2009, they performed "Foolish Reflections" earning them 1st at Aledo Marching Festival for the third consecutive time. They placed 9th in the 2013 Area D marching prelims with their show, "Arabian Nights: The Music of Scheherazade."
Their 2016 production, entitled "Escape from Plato's Cave," won first place in the rain-shortened Mansfield Preview of Champions Contest.
In the 2015-16 school year, all bands from other MISD schools had at least one staff member who previously worked with the Summit Band.
- Holt (partial)
- Cross Timbers (partial)
- Icenhower (partial)
- Asa Low (partial)
- Coble (partial)
- Howard (partial)
- Wester (partial)