Hobbs High School

public high school in Hobbs, New Mexico

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Hobbs High School
800 N. Jefferson
Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240
United States
TypePublic high school
PrincipalZeke Kaney
Enrollment1,976 (2016-17)[1]
CampusRural (suburban)
Black, gold, and white
Athletics conferenceNMAA, 6A Dist. 3
NewspaperThe Eagle's Cry

Hobbs High School (HHS) is located in Hobbs, New Mexico, United States. It had a student population of about 1900 students as of 2017.

Ralph Tasker coached basketball at HHS for 49 years, from 1949 to 1998.


The school has a fairly standard indoor campus with several classrooms that can be entered from the outside. It also has a new auditorium and athletic center.

Until May 2002, Hobbs freshmen went to one of three junior high schools: Highland, Houston, or Heizer. All three housed 7th through 9th grade. The decision was made to convert Heizer Junior High School into a freshman high school to help transition 9th grade students into high school curriculum and behavioral expectations. Heizer was chosen because of its ability to expand, being surrounded by an open field. Both Highland and Houston were surrounded by housing and other problems that would have prevented expansions.

Until the summer of 2011, the freshmen were either bussed or otherwise transported to the campus, which angered many parents because of its location in the extreme southern location of Hobbs. After a few years of discussion, the Hobbs Municipal Schools Board of Education decided that the best way to transition the freshmen to high school would be to build what would be known as the Hobbs Freshman High School (HFHS) next to the existing high school. The first freshman class at the new school entered in August 2011. Heizer, meanwhile, returned to being a junior high school.

Mascot and colors

Hobbs High School's mascot is the Eagle, and the colors are primarily black and gold, with white being a secondary color. One of the more prominent features of the campus is the eagle on a globe statue outside the front of the campus, facing Jefferson Street. Over the years, students from rival high schools have repeatedly painted this statue in their own colors as a prank.


HHS competes in the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA), as a class 6A school in District 3. In 2015, the NMAA realigned the state's schools in to six classifications and adjusted district boundaries for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years.[2] In addition to Hobbs High School, the schools in District 3-6A include Las Cruces High School, Mayfield High School, Oñate High School, Centennial High School, Gadsden High School, and Carlsbad High School.[3]

Hobbs High School has a total of 60 state titles and competes in sports as the Eagles and Lady Eagles, which include:

  • Eagle tennis
  • Lady Eagle volleyball
  • The football team has won two state titles. The Eagles play their home games at Watson Memorial Stadium. Players wear a variety of jerseys both at home and on the road, with black and gold being worn at home and white being used for road games. The Eagles have white helmets with an "H" logo and a stylized eagle on the inside.
  • The basketball team has won 17 state championships.
  • Eagle baseball and softball
  • Eagle cross country. The Eagles have won back-to-back state championships as a team and as an individual.
  • Swimming and diving team
  • Eagle wrestling

State Championships

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "HOBBS HIGH". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.nmact.org/file/Section_4.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/sports/high-school/2015/11/19/nmaa-approves-new-alignment-and-classification/76065262/
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2016-07-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Smith, Toby (December 11, 1990). "Elmore the Great Did Big Things Long Before Lue". Albuquerque Journal. p. 23. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  6. ^ http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=SMITHTIM02[permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 32°42′36″N 103°07′14″W / 32.71000°N 103.12056°W / 32.71000; -103.12056

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