Humble High School
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|Humble High School|
|1700 Wilson Road
Humble, TX, 77338
|School district||Humble Independent School District|
|Website||Humble High School|
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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Besides IB, the school also offers the AVID program, a program designed to aid economically disadvantaged, and academically average first-generation students of both elementary and high schools into college.
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- Jackie Battle, running back for the Dallas Cowboys and later the Kansas City Chiefs. Currently signed by the Tennessee Titans.
- Bertrand Berry - Defensive End for Arizona Cardinals
- David Boston - Ohio State Buckeye star and former Pro-Bowler and NFL wide-receiver.
- Markese Christian - Wayland Baptist University National qualifier, and Humble Highschool first regional and state qualifier for wrestling.
- Sammy Davis - Former Cornerback for Texas A&M, 49ers, Chargers, and Buccaneers.
- David Givens - 2x Super Bowl winner and former wide-receiver for Patriots and Tennessee Titans.
- Taylor Hannah - Model and Voice Actress
- Kimberly Holland - Playboy "Playmate"
- Jerrod Johnson - Former QB for Texas A&M, currently signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League
- David Kersh (Class of 1989) - Country music singer
- Don Jeanes - Actor, Producer 
- Joel Osteen - Author and pastor
- Franka Potente - Actress, starred in Run Lola Run and The Bourne Identity. She attended Humble High School as an exchange student but graduated in her home country of Germany.
Elementary schools that feed into Humble High School include:
- Jack Fields
- North Belt
- River Pines
- Park Lakes
- Whispering Pines
Middle schools that feed into Humble High School include:
- Humble Middle School
- Sterling Middle School
- Meaux, Robert (2011). History of the Schools in Humble ISD.
- Houston Cougars bio
- Kansas City Chiefs bio
- Jeanes, Don. "Don Jeanes". IMDb. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
- "ATTENDANCE AREAS IN HUMBLE ISD," Humble Independent School District