McDade High graduates first class in decades Posted in: News The McDade Class of 2019 is the first senior class to graduate from McDade High School in 79 years. In the spring of 1940, McDade High School held their last graduation ceremony before a fire destroyed the school in March 1941. The building was insured for $5,000 worth of damage and the cost to rebuild it at the time would have been $8,000. Therefore, it was decided not to rebuild the high school. Up until 2016, when McDade ISD began offering high school courses again, students were transferred to other schools starting in the ninth grade. McDade started offering high school courses ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!