Countless OpportunitiesOne ConnallyIntegrity. Loyalty. Honor.These are the hallmarks of Connally High School, a campus whose educational environment empowers all students to achieve academic excellence and teaches students to value themselves and their peers.
The 5A high school is home to 1,933 students and 208 staff members who have worked to create an inclusive environment that welcomes a diverse group of students from a variety of backgrounds.
“The diversity of our campus provides students with the experience to learn in an environment reflective of our community, therefore providing them with real-world experiences,” former Connally High School Principal Daniel Garcia said.
The school has a strong academic program and graduating seniors are consistently awarded scholarships to continue post-secondary studies. The goal at CHS is to provide students with as many post-secondary or immediate career options as possible upon graduation. Most years, seniors are awarded approximately $7,000,000 in scholarships.
Various programs at the campus are consistently recognized annually at the state and national levels. Connally's Top Career and Technology Educations programs include Culinary Arts, Robotics, Video Game Design, Video Technology, and Health Science Technology. The Robotics program placed 28th in the World Competition last year and the Video Technology group participated in the world-renowned Cannes Film Festival.
CHS also has a variety of fine arts programs including the band, which earned 4th place in the State Competition in 2013, orchestra, choir, and theater. Additionally, students have the option of joining one or more of the school’s 31 athletic teams.
The campus is named for John Bowden Connally Jr. (February 27, 1917 – June 15, 1993) who was an American politician. He served as the 39th governor of Texas and as the 61st United States secretary of the Treasury. He began his career as a Democrat and later became a Republican in 1973.
After World War II, Connally became an aide to Senator Lyndon B. Johnson. When Johnson assumed the vice presidency in 1961, Connally was appointed to the position of United States Secretary of the Navy. Connally left the Kennedy Administration in December 1961 to run for Governor of Texas, and he held that position from 1963 to 1969. In 1963, Connally was riding in the presidential limousine when Kennedy was assassinated and he was seriously wounded.
Connally died from pulmonary fibrosis, on June 15, at the age of 76.
The mission of John B. Connally High School is to provide quality learning experiences and to ensure that students are college and career ready while developing personal responsibility and values that will empower them to achieve their fullest potential.
The vision of John B. Connally High School is realized through excellence in teaching and leadership by enabling:
- Students to participate in the 21st Century blended academic opportunities that allow all students to become contributing citizens in an ever-changing world.
- Students to be empowered with high expectations that allow all students to take personal responsibility for their actions and the resulting consequences.
- Students to graduate with postsecondary personal, academic, career, and financial skills to accomplish their goals.
In collaboration with our families and communities, we value Children, first, and foremost:
- Safety and Security
- Uniqueness and diversity
- High expectations
- College and career readiness
- Learning as a lifelong process
- Equal access to quality education