Spearman High School

principal

806-659-1805

James Layman

Welcome to Spearman High School. I am James Layman, the High School Principal. This is my second year at Spearman ISD and Spearman HS. Over the last year I have witnessed a community support its youth both academically and extracurricular. This community is committed to the education of its youth, and it is this desire to serve the students that drew me to Spearman. I, along with the staff of Spearman HS, are honored that we get to work with your children. We are committed to providing our students with a high-quality education that extends beyond the classroom. We have high expectations for all of our students, and we want to celebrate every milestone within their high school career. Our passionate and committed staff sets lofty academic standards that produce college, career, and military ready young men and women in Spearman High School. Our teachers and staff make Spearman High School a welcoming school to attend and grow in, and we welcome you to assist us in supporting these students throughout their high school career. Together, we will work to ensure that this year is only the beginning of a world of possibilities and opportunities for the students at Spearman High School.

It's a great day to be a Lynx

Graduation Guidelines

Requirements for Graduation:

Texas High School students must pass five end-of-course (EOC) exams to meet state graduation requirements - English I, English 2, Algebra 1, Biology, and US History.  Passage of HB5 eliminates the requirement that districts include the EOC results as 15 percent of course grades.


 HB5 also introduced a new graduation plan: The Foundation Plan

The Foundation Plan:

The Foundation Plan replaces the previous Minimum, Recommended and Distinguished plans offered to students as option for graduation, and is the plan under which students entering high school during the 2014-2015 academic year will graduate.

The Foundation Plan expands the availability of career and technology (CTE) courses, and encourages students to select a personal pathway of study, called an endorsement.  All students entering the 9th grade in 2014 will be required to select an endorsement pathway.

    - No changes should be made to the graduation plans of rising senior high school students without the counselor review and recommendation.  Counselor staff will help student identify their interests and match them to an endorsement plan.
    - Keep in mind that graduation requirements are those in effect the year a student enters high school as a ninth-grader.
    - See your school counselor for complete information