Randle High School, which will be the sixth high school in Lamar Consolidated ISD once it opens in August, will have silver and black as its colors and its teams and organizations known as the Lions, pending board approval.
The LCISD board will vote to approve the decision at its monthly meeting on Thursday.
The decision on the school’s colors and mascot were made from a survey of future students and parents of the school during meetings (in-person and virtual) in October.
The survey had 386 participants, with a majority of them ninth-grade students at Terry and George Ranch high schools. Eight-grade students at Reading and George junior high schools also took part in the survey.
In the mascot poll, Lions won with 116 votes, or 30%, followed by Wildcats with 84 votes (21.7%).
Other mascots included Gators, Bears and Rhinos.
As for colors, 154 voted for silver, black and white, which is 40% of the vote. The next highest vote was for orange, black and white, which got 71 votes (18.3%).
At Tuesday’s board meeting, Supt. Dr. Thomas Randle, who the school is named after, was asked if he was fine with the choices and said, “Fine with me. It’s what the kids wanted.”
Randle will open in August and will have freshman and sophomores only for the 2021-22 school year. The school will offer several clubs, sports and fine arts programs. The Lions will have only a junior varsity football program in its first year and will play its first varsity season in 2022.
John Montelongo was named the first principal at Randle High School back in September.
Harry Wright Junior High School, which is adjacent to Randle, will also open this August.