Eisenhower High School (Houston, Texas)

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Coordinates: 29°52′54″N 95°28′20″W / 29.8818°N 95.4723°W / 29.8818; -95.4723

Dwight D. Eisenhower High School
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Address
7922 Antoine Drive Houston, TX 77088 (10-12)
Information
Established 1972
Principal Benjamin Ibarra
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 3,186
Color(s)      Black
     Gold
Mascot Eagles
Website
Eisenhower 9th Grade School

Dwight D. Eisenhower High School is a Title I public secondary school located in Near Northwest and in Houston, Texas, United States.[1][2]

Eisenhower is a part of the Aldine Independent School District. The main campus is located at 7922 Antoine Drive, while the Eisenhower 9th Grade School is located at 3550 West Gulfbank Road.

The Inwood Forest community and the western portion of the Acres Homes community are served by Eisenhower. In addition, the unincorporated Harris County communities of Bammel Trace,[3] Mount Royal Village, [4] Parkland Place,[5] Greensfield Village, and Willow Springs Villas[6] are zoned to Eisenhower.

Eisenhower offers Advanced Placement courses, including World History, Calculus (AB and BC), Macroeconomics, Statistics, U.S. Government and Politics, English, Spanish, French, US History, Visual Arts and Psychology. [1]. Eisenhower also offers the International Baccalaureate Programme with courses including Higher Level English, Higher Level Spanish, Standard Level Spanish, Standard Level French, Higher Level History of the Americas, Standard Level Chemistry, Standard Level Physics, Higher Level Biology, Standard Level Mathematical Studies, Standard Level Mathematics, Higher Level Visual Arts, Higher Level Music, [7] In the past, Eisenhower sent at least two projects each year to the National History Day competition in Washington D.C.,[8] while having a top-tiered Academic Decathlon team that has progressed to the state competition three years in a row.[9] In 1991, 1998 and 2009 the school hosted Texas French Symposium.[10]

In 2016 Eisenhower will house another program for advanced students named YES Prep Eisenhower.The purpose of the partnership is to increase student achievement. Working under a shared-campus model, Aldine and YES Prep are united behind the commitment to provide outstanding educational options for all students. Together Aldine and YES Prep will create a cooperative environment that is focused on developing a strong culture in the building and sharing best practices between teachers, building leaders, and the organizations. The partnership reflects a distinct move from the long-standing competitive relationship between traditional public schools and public charter schools to a powerful, collaborative association. [11]

The school is nicknamed "Big Ike" and "Ike," after Dwight D. Eisenhower's nickname.

The school was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1988-89.[12]

History[edit]

Eisenhower High School opened in 1972. Eisenhower was the first desegrated senior high school in the Aldine Independent School District.[13]

Eisenhower 9th Grade School opened in 1999, relieving Eisenhower High School.[14]

Feeder Pattern[edit]

Elementary schools that feed into Eisenhower High School include:

  • Anderson Academy(partial)
  • Bethune Academy(partial)
  • Carmichael Elementary
  • Carter Academy
  • Conley Elementary
  • Ermel Elementary
  • Harris Academy
  • Kujawa Elementary
  • Sammons Elementary
  • Smith Elementary
  • Stovall Academy

Intermediate schools that feed into Eisenhower High School include:

  • Caraway Intermediate
  • Hill Intermediate
  • Houston Academy(partial)
  • Wilson Intermediate

Middle schools that feed into Eisenhower High School include:

  • Drew Academy(partial)
  • Hoffman Middle School
  • Plummer Middle School(partial)
  • Shotwell Academy(partial)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boundaries." Near Northwest. Retrieved on February 8, 2011.
  2. ^ "Area Map." Near Northwest. Retrieved on February 8, 2011.
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ [4]
  6. ^ [5]
  7. ^ http://ibo.org/school/003043/
  8. ^ [6][dead link]
  9. ^ [7][dead link]
  10. ^ 51e Texas French Symposium guide.
  11. ^ http://www.yesprep.org/vision/district-partnerships
  12. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF)
  13. ^ [8]
  14. ^ [9]

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