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Edward S. Marcus High School
Location
5707 Morriss Road
Flower Mound, TX, United States
Information
Type High School
Established 1981
School district Lewisville ISD
Principal Gary Shafferman
Grades 9–12
Color(s) Red and silver          
Mascot Marauder
Website

Edward S. Marcus High School is one of five main high schools in the Lewisville Independent School District, Texas. The school opened in 1981 and was the second high school in the district. The school is named after Edward S. Marcus, part of the Marcus family known for the Neiman-Marcus department stores, who donated the land to the school district. It services students who live in northern Flower Mound, Highland Village, Double Oak, Lewisville, and Copper Canyon.

Marcus' mascot is the Marauder whose imagery mimics the Texas Tech's Masked Rider. There have been four different costumes for the mascot, the most recent introduced in 2004.

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Academics

Marcus High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 1994–96.[1]

Athletics

The Marauders football team made it to the 5A-division II state championships in 1995 and 1997, winning in the latter year. Every Year, Marcus has two rivalries in football. "The Mound Showdown" is the game against Flower Mound High School. The 2005-2006 school year is the first time that the game has been played in Texas Stadium The second rivalry is "The Battle of the Ax", played against Lewisville High School. This rivalry is the more historic of the two, dating back to when Marcus and Lewisville were the only two Class 5A high schools in the Lewisville Independent School District (LISD). When Marcus opened The Colony also opened but was in Class 4A.

The girls soccer team won the Texas state championships in 2005.[2] The boys soccer team capped off a perfect 30–0 season by winning the 2007 5A state title defeating Plano West, 3–2. Marcus won its second straight Texas Class 5A State Championship defeating Klein 3-0 in 2008. [3]

Fine arts

In 2006 and 2008, the Marcus Marching Band placed 1st at the University Interscholastic League State Marching Contest, performing their show entitled "The 'Choral' Reef- Voices from Beneath the Sea" and the 2008 show "Gods and Goddesses". They have competed at state 3 times now; the first being in 2004 when they placed 12th. The Marcus Band is the only band in LISD to ever win a state title. In 2007, the Marcus Band received 1st place at the Bands of America Regional in Arlington, Texas, as well as the Bands of America Super Regional in San Antonio, with their show 'Botanika - A Garden Fantasy'. In the 2008 UIL 5A State Marching Contest, the Marcus Marching Band once again placed first, the band now winning the Texas UIL 5a State Marching contest two times in a row. The band did exceptionally well at their first BOA Grand Nationals performance, placing fourth overall, with a total score of 94.50, and winning the Music Caption. The Band hopes to do well and participate in a UIL State competition in 2010. The Marcus Drumline is a 10-time National Champion, winning the Percussive Arts Society drumline competition in 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2009. The Marcus Colorguard had an outstanding 2009 Winterguard season, winning all of their competitions.

Marcus's student newspaper, The Marquee, has a long history of awards both state and local, and is generally considered one of the best in the state. In 2007 it won the Lonestar Award for sustained excellence from UIL and has received Columbia Gold Stars for the last three years running.

Feeder schools

Public elementary schools serve an area that feed into Marcus include:[4]

  • Bridlewood
  • Flower Mound
  • Heritage
  • Highland Village
  • McAuliffe
  • Prairie Trail
  • Timber Creek

Public middle schools that feed into Marcus include:

  • Briarhill
  • Downing
  • Lamar

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