Humble High School

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Coordinates: 29°58′54″N 95°14′52″W / 29.9817°N 95.2477°W / 29.9817; -95.2477

Humble High School
Humble high 2.jpg
Address
1700 Wilson Road
Humble, TX, 77338
United States
Information
Funding type Public
Opened 1965
School district Humble Independent School District
Principal Charles Ned
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,651
Mascot Wildcat
Newspaper The Pride
Yearbook The Wildcat
Website


Humble High School is a secondary school located in the Humble Independent School District in Humble, Texas, United States.

Humble High School (HHS), which serves grades 9 through 12, serves the city of Humble, the Moonshine Hill area of Houston, and unincorporated communities north of Beltway 8. The campus serves the entire Humble area, and the western part of Atascocita.

Prior to 1918, students attended a single building, the Humble School, which housed grades 1-11. The first high school graduates in Humble graduated from this school in 1911. The first actual high school building, Humble High School, opened in 1918 on Higgins Avenue.[1] In 1929, it was relocated to a new building, next door, as Charles Bender High School. It became Humble High School again, and moved to its present location at 1700 Wilson Road, in 1965.[2] The original Charles Bender High School building still stands on Higgins Avenue. The original 1918 Humble High School building was demolished in 1955.

Until 2007, ninth grade students attended the Humble Ninth Grade Campus, located adjacent to the Humble High campus at 1131 Wilson Road. That building was refurbished into Ross Sterling Middle School in 2007, and the ninth graders moved into the newly completed freshman annex at the high school.

Student enrollment[edit]

Before the opening of Atascocita High School in 2006, HHS had a population of over 5,000 students. Clearly overcrowded, AHS was opened to meet the large amount of growth in the Atascocita area. Continued growth in the southern portion of the district led to the opening of Summer Creek High School in 2009. This caused Humble to be reclassified as a 4A school by the UIL in 2010 with a fall 2010 enrollment of 1,651 students.[3][4]

Renovation[edit]

Humble High School before the renovation

After the opening of AHS, Humble High School underwent a major makeover in 2007. The school was reformatted with six houses (similar to format used by AHS) in order to give students more personalized attention. Renovations also allowed HHS to comply with the Texas Education Agency's current standards for class size. Bond funds provided a new two-story classroom wing to replace the 40-year old classroom wing. The school gained 15 science classrooms, three teaching theaters, seven business labs, practice areas for dance and drill team and a new black box theater. Throughout the school, there is new carpet and paint. Also, new electrical, plumbing and air-conditioning systems are installed. In total, 103,000 square feet (9,600 m2) was added and 355,000 square feet (33,000 m2) was renovated.

Special programs[edit]

Humble High School offers several foreign language courses including Spanish, French, and American Sign Language.
Although German was offered in the past, after a decrease in the course's interest, the course was removed from the curriculum.
Currently only Spanish and French are offered at the IB level, with AP courses being taught in Spanish and French as well.

International Baccalaureate[edit]

The International Baccalaureate program was introduced to Humble High in the beginning of the 2007-2008 year, after interviewing applicants a year earlier. The 2009 class was the first IB students to graduate from Humble High School with an IB diploma.

Other programs[edit]

Besides IB, the school also offers the AVID program,[5] a program designed to aid economically disadvantaged, and academically average first-generation students of both elementary and high schools into college.[6]

Humble High is the only high school within Humble ISD to offer the cosmetology course.[7][8]

Notable alumni[edit]

Feeder patterns[edit]

Elementary schools that feed into Humble High School include:[12]

  • Jack Fields
  • Humble
  • Lakeland
  • North Belt
  • River Pines
  • Park Lakes
  • Whispering Pines

Middle schools that feed into Humble High School include:

  • Humble Middle School
  • Sterling Middle School

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