Clements High School

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Coordinates: 29°34′27″N 95°37′58″W / 29.5741°N 95.6327°W / 29.5741; -95.6327

William P. Clements High School
ClementsSugarLandTX..jpg
Location
4200 Elkins Dr.
First Colony
Sugar Land, Texas

United States
Information
Type Public
Established 1983
School district Fort Bend ISD
Principal David Yaffie[1]
Faculty 222
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,645 (Spring 2012)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Columbia blue, Navy blue, and White
Magnet Partial: Foreign languages
Nickname Rangers
Accreditation SACS, TEA
2011 TEA Rating Exemplary
Website

William P. Clements High School, more commonly known as Clements High School, is a public high school in First Colony and in Sugar Land within the U.S. state of Texas that is named after former Texas governor Bill Clements, and is a part of the Fort Bend Independent School District. The school serves most of First Colony,[2][3] and a portion of Telfair.[4]

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Map of Sugar Land, Texas

Clements High School has been recognized by Texas Monthly magazine in its list of the top of the southern high schools in the state of Texas. In Newsweek magazine's 2009 ranking of United States high schools, Clements is ranked 353rd [1]. Clements also has been named the 5th best school in Houston by the Houston Press for the 2005–2006 school year. The school has also been rated the 3rd highest high school in 2007 tied with High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in the Houston region by the nonprofit organization Children at Risk [2]. In 2010 and 2011, Clements High School was rated Exemplary.

History[edit]

Clements was occupied in 1983.[5] The school was named after William P. Clements. In 2009, Lee Crews, former head principal of both First Colony Middle School and Quail Valley Middle School, was named head principal of Clements. In 2011, Kenneth Gregorski, formerly of Crockett Middle School, was named head principal. In 2013, David Yaffie, formerly of Baines Middle School, was named head principal.

Academics[edit]

Over 98% of all the students at Clements passed the TAKS exam in 2003. Clements was also number 373 on the National Best High School List by Challenge Index. Recently, in 2014, Clements has been ranked number 10 on the Best Math and Science High Schools in the Houston-Area list, and was listed as number 3 on the Best High Schools in the Houston-Arealist. The class of 2000 and 2004 had the most National Merit Semi-Finalists in school history with 43. The class of 2003 had 42 national merit semi-finalists. [3] In 2007, there were 23 National Merit Semi-Finalists, 21 of which were National Merit Finalists, 30 National Merit Commended students, and 3 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars. In 2007 Clements High School had more PSAT National Merit Semi-Finalists than any other school within a hundred and fifty mile radius. The majority of the students ranked above average on the SAT administered by the College Board and attend community colleges in state [4]. The average 2011 SAT scores were [5] Critical Reading 559, Mathematics 608, and Writing 573. Clements is often recognized as one of the best high schools in the state of Texas, and has been ranked "Exemplary" by the Texas Education Agency for over 15 years.

Feeder patterns[edit]

The following elementary schools [6] feed into Clements [7]:

  • Colony Bend
  • Austin Parkway (partial)
  • Colony Meadows
  • Commonwealth (partial)
  • Settlers Way (partial)

The following middle schools [8] feed into Clements:

  • Fort Settlement (partial)
  • First Colony (partial)

Demographics[edit]

For the 2013-14 School Year, according to the official FBISD 2013-14 Fall Ethnicity Report

Asian: 1209; 49.28%
White: 796; 31.79%
Hispanic/Latino: 296, 11.82%
Black: 135; 5.39%
Nat Hawaii/Oth Pacific: 3; 0.12%
American Indian: 4; 0.16%
Multi-Racial: 61; 2.44%
Total: 2504

The school is particularly notable for its high concentration of Chinese American and Indian American students, the highest percentage of a student body found in the Houston area.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clements High School Faculty List". Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Interactive Mapping." First Colony Association. Retrieved on April 4, 2010.
  3. ^ "High School Attendance Zones." Fort Bend Independent School District. Retrieved on April 4, 2010.
  4. ^ "Community Map." (Flash file) Telfair. Retrieved on October 2, 2011.
  5. ^ "FBISD History." Fort Bend Independent School District. Retrieved on April 4, 2010.
  6. ^ http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=17855
  7. ^ http://www.tracings.net/ctaipei.html
  8. ^ "KJ Noons UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014. 
  9. ^ Clements grad Bryan Stoltenberg dead at 40.
  10. ^ http://houston.culturemap.com/newsdetail/04-26-12-23-34-houston-born-filmmaker-patrick-wang-maintains-his-independence/

http://www.click2houston.com/news/fort-bend-clements-high-school-teacher-resigns-after-meth-possession-charges/25881458

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