• Welcome to Paschal, the oldest and largest high school in Fort Worth ISD.  Paschal was founded in the 1880s as Fort Worth High School.  In 1891 the location of Fort Worth High was at 200 South Jennings.  In 1906 Robert L Paschal became our principal.  After a 1910 fire, the school was moved to the building on the Corner of Jennings and Rosedale.  In 1918 we moved again to the building on Canon and College street.  It was here that we changed our name to Central High School.  When Principal Paschal retired in 1935, the school was renamed in his honor as RL Paschal High School.    Fort Worth saw growth after World War II, so in 1955 we moved South to our current location on Forrest Park.  We took over the building that was McLean junior High.  Since 1955 Paschal has continued to build on the greatest traditions we began in those early years.  We are the purple and white, the royalty of our great city.  We are the panthers of panther city.  We are Purple Reign, We are Paschal.  For nearly 150 years Paschal graduates have gone on to lead remarkable lives, lives of service, creativity, and leadership.  Graduates like Morten Meyerson, the famous electronics businessman and namesake of the Morten Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas played football and graduated from Paschal in 1956. Graduates like Astronaut Alan Bean, a 1950 graduate of Paschal, the fourth man to walk on the moon.  Paschal is the only High School on Earth to have had a flag on the moon, thanks to Captain Bean.  Graduates like  Lila Banks Cockrell, class of 1936 who became mayor of San Antonio in 1976, the first female mayor of a major US city, Price Daniel, class of 1927, who became Governor of Texas in 1956, and  Bill Owens who graduated from Paschal in  1969, and served as a congressman and from 1999 to 2007 was Governor of Colorado.  Graduates like Charles Frank Pendleton, a graduate of Paschal High School, who later gave his last great measure while serving his country in the Korean War.  He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in July of 1953. Like Aneal Luebanos, who graduated from Paschal in 2004 and in 2017 was elected to the FWISD board of education.  Charles Tandy class of 1935, the founder of the Tandy Corporation and Radio Shack went to Paschal, and so did Dr. Rebekah Ann Naylor, Class of 1960, who founded a hospital in India.  Major league baseball player Jeff Newman and NFL quarterbacks Frank Ryan and Tommy Thompson, and even the great golfer Ben Hogan went to Paschal. Actors like Norman Alden, Ginger Rogers, and Dan Hewitt Owens called Paschal home, so did musicians Charlie Applewhite and T Bone Burnett.  Tens of thousands of Fort Worth residents have learned, grown, and graduated from Paschal over the decades.   Many of them have been named National merit commended scholars, Hispanic Scholars, and national merit semifinalists or finalists.  We have also seen hundreds of Advanced Placement Scholars, more than all other FWISD schools combined.  Today about 2500 students call Paschal home.  Some are athletes, some are musicians, some will go on to be doctors, politicians, or business owners, but all will be challenged during their years at Paschal to be prepared for college, career, and community leadership.  They will experience the value of diversity, a tremendous sampling of Fort Worth, and they will learn to support one another.  No matter whether your family has been in Fort Worth and at Paschal for generations, or you are first in your family at PHS, you are a valued member of our community.  There is only one Fort Worth and there is One Paschal.