If things aren’t delayed further in these uncertain times, we will have two new schools coming on board for the 2020-21 school year with the openings of Prosper Rock Hill High School and Katy Jordan High School.

Prosper Rock Hill, which broke ground in mid-2018, will be a 5A school with an enrollment of 1,798 students and play in districts 10-5A for volleyball and basketball and 7-5A Division II in football. The mascot is the Blue Hawks with the color being a Carolina/sky blue and black combination.

The primary logo features a symmetrical, front-facing hawk with piercing yellow eyes, blue feathers in front of a white shield. The secondary logo is the same but with RH on top of the shield.

Rock Hill is the second high school for the Prosper school district, but with the booming population in the area currently and the projections for the near future, it probably won’t be the last.

While there are 21 different schools with the Hawks moniker, Rock Hill is the only school with the name Blue Hawks.

Joining Rock Hill in the forthcoming school year is Katy Jordan. Back in late January, Katy ISD unveiled the mascot, logo and colors to the world, bringing with it the 28th different school with the name of Warriors.

While many schools in Texas have gone with the Native American motif for the Warriors name (spear, headdress, Indian iconography), Katy ISD went with the Centurion/Spartan/Knight helmet for the logo.

On the opinion side of things, the logo is sharp. However, it’s hard not to get some Army Black Knights or Las Vegas Golden Knights vibes here.

The Warriors are a 5A school and will begin competing at the varsity level beginning with the 2021-2022 school year for baseball, basketball, softball, soccer and volleyball. Katy Jordan will add varsity football in 2022-23.

In 2022-23, Canyon ISD will add its third high school when Canyon West Plains High School comes on board.

As seen above, the school will be called the West Plains Wolves – the 12th such school with the “wolves” name (this does not include timberwolves, lobos or the like).

Carolina blue and navy immediately brings to mind the University of North Carolina.

It seems as though the light/sky/Carolina blue are very much in vogue with high schools rebranding themselves as of late (CC Carroll, Arlington Seguin, the aforementioned Rock Hill, Clute Brazoswood, to name a few).

And lastly, Frisco ISD has a 12th – yes 12TH! – high school coming down the pike. Instead of moving up classifications, Frisco has gone with the approach of build, build, build to keep enrollment numbers down. I can think of a lot more positives – both athletically and administratively – as to why this is a good approach. An amazing and ironic note, though is this high school is just down the (unconnected) road of Rockhill Parkway from Prosper Rock Hill.

No mascot name or logo has been announced, but we’ll stay on top of those developments. Frisco will also have a 13th high school begin its construction in the coming years.

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