Midway High School
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Midway High School
Midway High School
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8200 Mars Drive


Coordinates31°29?02?N 97°11?57?W / 31.484008°N 97.199053°W / 31.484008; -97.199053Coordinates: 31°29?02?N 97°11?57?W / 31.484008°N 97.199053°W / 31.484008; -97.199053
School typePublic high school
School districtMidway ISD
PrincipalMrs. Alison Smith
Enrollment2,418 (2016-17)[1]
Athletics conferenceUIL Class 6A

Midway High School is a public high school located in the city of Waco, Texas, USA and classified as a 6A school by the UIL. It is part of the Midway Independent School District, which serves the Waco, Texas area. Although the school is located in southwestern Waco, most students live in the suburbs of Woodway and Hewitt. The school was formerly located in Hewitt until the fall of 2003, when the current high school was built a half-mile away. The previous building is now Midway Middle School.

  • Named #1 Best Public High School in McLennan County in 2018 by [2]
  • Rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency in 2016 and 2015
  • Students rank in the top 25% for student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness


The ethnic breakdown of Midway ISD is approximately 57% White/ Anglo, 23.4% Hispanic, 11.9% African American, 4.6% Asian, 0.2% American Indian/ Alaska Native, 0.2% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and 2/6% two or more ethnicities.


In 2018, the high school was ranked #14 of 1,717 Best High School Sports in Texas by Niche.

The Midway Panthers and Pantherettes compete in these sports: [3]


  • Midway and its late superintendent, M.T. Rice, were known as pioneers in the development of Texas girls' basketball.
  • The M.T. Rice Holiday Tournament, featuring boys and girls teams from across the state, is one of the oldest and largest basketball tournaments in the state.

State Titles

  • Baseball - [4]
    • 2003(4A)
  • Girls Basketball - [5]
    • 1955(B), 1969(2A), 1973(2A), 1975(3A), 1976(3A), 1994(4A), 2009(4A)
  • Girls Cross Country - [6]
    • 1982 (4A)
  • Boys Soccer - [7]
    • 2002(4A)
  • Softball - [8]
    • 1998(4A), 2010(4A)
  • Tennis
    • Girls Singles - 2011 (4A)
    • Boys Doubles - 1982(4A), 1987(4A) [9]
    • Boys Singles - 1992(4A) [9]
    • Mixed Doubles - 2010(4A)
  • Girls Track - [10]
    • 1975(3A)
  • Volleyball - [11]
    • 2007(4A)

Notable Programs

Midway added a robotics program in 2010 and an astronomy club in 2011. The Midway ISD Education Foundation [12] provided a portable, inflatable planetarium for these clubs as well as FFA and agricultural studies.

The speech and debate teams were nationally competitive throughout the 1980s-90s, consistently qualifying for the National Forensic League tournament. The clubs have won the following state championships:

  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate (1995)
  • Policy debate (1993, 1995, 1996, 2000)
  • Informative speaking (1993)
  • Persuasive speaking (1964, 1965, 1993)

The orchestra program received international recognition in 2012 at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Ill. They were named a national finalist for the American Prize in Orchestra Performance, placing second.

The school has Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) established in the early 1980's.

Lone Star Cup

In 2012, Midway ranked in the top 10 of UIL's Lone Star Cup Class 4A rankings for the fifth year in a row, before moving to 5A in the 2012-13 school year.[13] The Texas Lone Star Cup is awarded based on a school district's combined academic and athletic achievements.

In addition to strong athletics and academics, Midway was named "One of the Best Communities for Music Education" by the NAMM Foundation four straight years.[14]

Midway High on television

Midway was the setting of the 2006 teen drama reality series Texas Cheer Moms on The Learning Channel.[15]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "MIDWAY H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Template:Https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-public-high-schools/c/mclennan-county-tx/
  3. ^ The Athletics Department
  4. ^ UIL Baseball Archives Archived 2013-12-10 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ UIL Girls Basketball Archives
  6. ^ UIL Girls Cross Country Archives Archived 2012-03-06 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ UIL Boys Soccer Archives Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ UIL Softball Archives Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ a b UIL Boys Tennis Archives
  10. ^ UIL Girls Track Archives Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ UIL Volleyball Archives Archived 2015-12-21 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Template:Https://www.midwayisd.org/foundation
  13. ^ 2010-11 Lone Star Cup Winners
  14. ^ NAMM Foundation Best Communities for Music Education Archived 2012-06-22 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/texas-cheer-moms-sneak-peek.html

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