Van Horn High School Stadium Grand Opening

Posted October 4, 2021

Van Horn High School held a grand opening ceremony for its newly completed stadium on Friday, October 1st. The ceremony took place ahead of Van Horn’s first football game hosted in its own stadium in nearly a decade.

The Van Horn High School stadium was completed as part of the District’s $43 million bond issue passed in April with the support of 84.75% of voters in the Independence School District.

Superintendent Dr. Dale Herl is thankful for the community support, “I’m so appreciative to our voters. I can’t say enough about the trust they put into us. The bond passed at one of the highest rates in ISD history, and that says a lot about the strong relationship between the District and our community.”

After the annexation of Van Horn High School into the Independence School District, the school opened with 450 students in 2008. Today, Van Horn High School is home to nearly 1,000 students, and the graduation rate has more than doubled. 

Watch highlights and view photos taken at the celebration and during the home football game here: