Award Year: 2022

Happy High School

400 NW 3rd Street
Happy, TX, 79042-0458

(806) 558-5311

Mrs. Jennifer Sperry, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Happy Independent School District

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In partnership with parents, teachers, and students, the mission of the Happy Independent School District is to ensure a positive, supportive, nurturing environment in which to educate all students through a commitment to quality and high standards.

Student Demographics
  • White: 84%
  • Hispanic: 10%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 5%
Happy High School celebrating student success.

Happy High School celebrating student success.

Happy High School is a small, rural community school that focuses on the development of the student as a whole person through academics, extra-curricular activities, and school culture. From career talks starting in the elementary to multiple CTE course offerings and career speakers at family-style breakfast, students recognize future job options and have the opportunity to explore their interests which prepares students to become productive, successful citizens. The school is the heartbeat of the small community that celebrates and provides encouragement for students year-round, creating an atmosphere that wraps its arms around each child and truly works as a village to raise individuals. This family-oriented, small-town feel attracts students from surrounding areas.

As a school, we reinforce this atmosphere with our motto: Where Excellence is Expected, Respected, and Rewarded. Students are involved in various school and community activities and earn awards for their efforts, but many accept the sense of pride as accomplishment enough and feel success through their own intrinsic value. The family atmosphere is evident through high school students working with elementary students, elementary students joining the high school at pep rallies, and the secondary campus coming together with faculty every morning for breakfast to share information, announcements, and recognition for achievement and growth. Likewise, the stability of returning teachers in the elementary and high school helps build strong student/teacher relationships and therefore strengthens the core of our school.