History of Waco High School
Waco High School was originally located in downtown Waco. And, later at another location on the corner of North 19th and College Drive. In 1986, Waco High School was consolidated with Jefferson Moore High School (which was located in the building that houses A.J. Moore Academy) and Richfield High School, which was located on the former Rich Field, a World War I air base. The newly constituted high school was renamed Waco High School.
About Waco High School JROTC
Our program was first activated at A. J. Moore Academy August 2000 (NDCC). JROTC certification was obtained in June of 2001. Army instructors included MAJ. Conner and 1SG Terrell. In 2012 during the state budget cuts the school board voted to merge A. J. Moore Academy with University HS. The A. J. Moore JROTC program moved to Waco High School where it proudly resides today. Our current instructors are CSM Jones and 1SG Hart.
About Army JROTC
Army JROTC was first started in 1916 with only 6 units. As of 2010 in the program has over 1645 JROTC units, employ approximately 4,000 instructors and enroll 286,000 cadets.