HISTORY1902 Grand Prairie Schools established1904 Ten formal grades established1905 Construction of a 2-story building at 214 W. College1911 First graduated class completed high school program1951 Grand Prairie High School moved to 101 High School Drive1956 Gopher Bowl dedicated1963 H. H. Chambers Auditorium dedicated1990 GPHS remodeled2002 GPHS Ninth Grade Campus built on the west end of GPHS campus2004 Gopher Bowl upgrades completed2008 The SAC-Student Activities Center completed2008 The addition of the new Science wing completed2011 The SAC rededicated as the Col. Almond, M.D.2011 Construction began on the H.H. Chambers Auditorium2012 Construction completed on H.H. Chambers Auditorium2013 Theatre rededication to H.H. Chambers/Keel Theatre2013 GP Fine Arts Academy moves into the GPHS Ninth Grade Campus and GPHS absorbs the ninth grade populationBACKGROUND
Grand Prairie High School (CEEB #442930) is a Title I campus that serves a middle to low income community. The campus has accreditation from the Texas Education Agency. The enrollment is approximately 2,500 students. The curriculum includes both college preparatory and career-readiness courses. GPHS offers seven Programs of Choice: Center for Law and Public Safety, which includes Firefighter, Law Enforcement and Legal Studies, the Center for Sports Medicine, Construction Technology, Education and Leadership Training and Government and Public Administration. (Please, visit the Programs of Choice tab on the Home Page for more detailed information.) The campus also offers evening programs. Our special education program includes functional and CTED classes.
GPHS operates on a seven-period day and a semester calendar.
The job of molding lives is a tremendous challenge. All students can learn when provided proper guidance and support from faculty and administration, effective and continuously evaluated curriculum, and a safe and orderly environment. Our entire staff stays focused and dedicated towards this end.
Grand Prairie is a suburb of the Dallas/FortWorth Metroplex, located in the northern part of Grand Prairie just south of I-30 between Beltline Road and 19th Street.
The district built the present site in 1951. The district made upgrades and expansions to the original site in 1990 to accommodate approximately 2,700 students. Located on our campus is the H.H. Chambers/Keel Theatre, which seats approximately 740, the Turner Competition Gym, which seats approximately 3,000 and the Gopher Bowl football stadium, which seats approximately 9,500. The Student Activities Center opened in 2008.
Colors: Blue and White
The Mighty Gophers
on 10/12/2012 Length: 1:09
All Hail to Grand Prairie High School
Raise High Your Colors
Blue and White-Fight-Fight
Let's go you rough and ready Gophers
We're going to win this game tonight
Fight Fight on
That good ole' Gopher spirit
And makes us yell and yell and yell
So fight hard you loyal sons of G.P. High
We're going to beat them
Rough Stuff, Tough Stuff
Grand Prairie High