C.E. King High School

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Coordinates: 29°50′55″N 95°12′24″W / 29.8485°N 95.2068°W / 29.8485; -95.2068

C.E. King High School
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8540 C.E. King Parkway
Houston, Texas, Harris County, 77044
United States
Type Public
Established 1954
School district Sheldon Independent School District
Principal John Kirchner
Faculty 180
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,861 (2013)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Royal Blue, White
Mascot Panther
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Newspaper The Panther Prowl
Yearbook The Panther

C.E. King High School is a secondary school located in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States and serves grades 9 through 12. It is the only high school in the Sheldon Independent School District. The school serves unincorporated areas of northeast Harris County including the Sheldon CDP and several nearby communities (Beaumont Place, Houmont Park) and subdivisions.

As of 2013, C.E. King High School is rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]


Former C.E. King Junior-Senior High School, now C.E. King Middle School

In 1954, Houston real estate investor Cortes Ewing King donated a 54 acre tract to the Sheldon Independent School District. The district used the donated land to construct a Junior-Senior High School and named it after him. C.E. King Junior-Senior High School was located on the western half of the donated land where C.E. King Middle School currently stands.

The school was partially destroyed by fire in 1955, and in the same year, C.E. King Junior-Senior High School had its first graduating class of 11 students. In 1965, the Junior-Senior High School was renamed C.E. King Junior High School and the current C.E. King High School building opened on the land adjacent to it.

In 1972, the former Parkway Elementary opened next to the high school on 10 acres donated to the district by the Parkway Subdivision. That campus later closed and was annexed as part of the high school.[2]

A building addition to C.E. King High School was completed in 1970. The auditorium was added in 1973. Classroom additions were made to the main building and the annex in 1978. The gym, field house, and wellness center were added in the late 1980s early 1990s. An administrative addition was completed in 1999. A two-story building near the tennis courts was completed in 2002. In 2003 the plaza and new cafeteria were opened. Slight addition to the cafeteria was made in 2008. The stadium was refurbished in 2009.


Cyril E. King JROTC at the 2013 Martin Luther King Day Parade in Midtown Houston


The school is organized into five academies to allow for a more personalized attention to students by creating a smaller learning environment. This is based after the house system of smaller learning communities. In this system, each student is assigned to an academy in which they will work with an Assistant Principal-Counselor pair for all four years at the school. The district believes this model will make a large school feel smaller as well as help students choose a career in the fields they are interested in.[3]

  • Achieve Academy [4]
  • Excel Academy [5]
  • Triumph Academy [6]
  • Victory Academy [7]

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  2. ^ "School Information". Sheldon Independent School District. 
  3. ^ "CE. King HS Academies". Sheldon ISD. 
  4. ^ "Achieve Academy". Sheldon ISD. 
  5. ^ "Excel Academy". Sheldon ISD. 
  6. ^ "Triumph Academy". Sheldon ISD. 
  7. ^ "Victory Academy". Sheldon ISD. 

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