Robert E. Lee High School'
(often referred to as Baytown Lee) is a secondary school
, that serves grades 9 through 12. Lee is one of three high schools
in the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District
, which serves all of Baytown and Highlands
, Texas. The other two are Ross S. Sterling High School and Goose Creek Memorial High School. As of 2008 the school's ethnic breakdown is 38 percent White, 42 percent Hispanic, 19 percent African-American, and 1 percent other.
School founding and traditions
Founded in 1928, Lee High School sits on the banks of Goose Creek in the southern part of Baytown. As such, the school adopted the Gander
as its mascot
, the only school in Texas to do so. In 2007, the Gander was voted as the best mascot in Texas. The school's colors are maroon
. Over the years, REL has garnered several fight songs
. The official fight song is "Southern Special", a swing
version of the traditional song "Dixie", played at a very fast tempo after the team scores. The final school song is commonly referred to as the 'medley
', is played by the Lee Band while marching parade
style. It consists of a compilation of three songs: "Are You From Dixie?", "Waitin' on the Robert E. Lee", and "Washington and Lee Swing". The school's unofficial fight song is "Dull Razor Blues", a foxtrot that is played up-tempo at... Read More