Conroe High School

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Conroe High School
Address
3200 West Davis Street
Conroe, Texas, 77304
Information
School type Public high school
Motto Pride and Unity
Founded 1964
School district Conroe Independent School District
Superintendent Dr. Don Stockton
Principal Mark Weatherly
Assistant principals Keith Dupre
John Williams
Emily Quezada-Francis
Miguel Vasquez

Terri Benson
David Napp
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 3109 (2012)
Color(s)           Gold and White
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAAA
Mascot Tiger
Team name Tigers
Newspaper The Triumph
Website

Conroe High School is a secondary school in Conroe, Texas and is the flagship campus of Conroe ISD. The school is a part of the Conroe Independent School District and serves the CISD portion of the city of Conroe, Cut and Shoot, and River Plantation.

The campus was initially built in 1964 to replace the older Davy Crockett High School as Conroe's primary High School. The new campus was then named for the community it serves.[citation needed]

The school absorbs a diverse student body with a slim majority of Hispanics in addition to a sizable portion of whites and African Americans, among other races.[1]

In 2006, a huge renovation and addition construction project was begun, adding a new wing to the main building, but also another building adjacent to the Rotunda on the western part of campus.

Also found at Conroe High School is the Academy for Science and Health Professions. In this magnet program, Academy students graduate from Conroe High School and Caney Creek High School.

Starting the 2013-14 School Year, Conroe High School's Freshmen Class will attend school at the new Conroe High School 9th Grade Campus (formerly John V. Peet Junior High School prior to occupying the new building on Longmire Rd.)

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011-2012 school year, CHS had 3,109 students enrolled.[1]

  • 50.8% were Hispanic
  • 36.1% were White
  • 9.6% were African American
  • 1.7% were Other
  • 1.9% were part of Two or More races

Feeder patterns[edit]

The following elementary schools feed into Conroe High School [1]:

  • Anderson
  • Armstrong
  • Giesinger
  • Houston
  • Patterson
  • Rice
  • Runyan
  • Reaves

Bozman, Cryar and Travis Intermediate Schools feed into Conroe High School, while Peet and Washington Junior High Schools also feed into Conroe High School as well.

Notable alumni[edit]

The Cheryl Dee Fergeson case[edit]

On August 23, 1980, sixteen-year-old Cheryl Dee Fergeson, a volleyball player from a visiting high school, was raped and strangled in a Conroe High School restroom. After being reported missing, her body was found by two janitors, Clarence Brandley and Henry "Icky" Peace, in the auditorium sound room loft.[4]

The victim was white, leading to a heated, racially-charged court case due to evidence that the accused, black janitor Clarence Brandley, was convicted and sentenced to death based exclusively on his race. After 9 years on Death Row, Brandley was exonerated and released. Even though there was evidence pointing to two white males, neither has ever been charged.[5]

In 1991 British investigative journalist Nick Davies published "White Lies" - Rape, Murder, and Justice Texas Style.[6] his investigation of the case. Clarence Brandley's story is also told in the movie Whitewash: The Clarence Bradley Story (2002)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011-12 Academic Excellence Indicator System Campus Reports". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jeromy Burnitz Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Andrew Cashner Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.thejusticeproject.org/reports/clarence-brandleys-story/
  5. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1356&dat=19871005&id=39UTAAAAIBAJ&sjid=hwYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4798,1689369
  6. ^ Nick Davies (1991). White Lies: Rape, Murder, and Justice Texas Style. Pantheon. ISBN 978-0-679-40167-4. 

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