Humble Independent School District

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Humble Independent School District is a school district based in Humble, Texas (USA).

Humble ISD serves the city of Humble, small portions of the city of Houston (including the community of Kingwood), and portions of unincorporated Harris County (including the communities of Atascocita and Fall Creek[1]). As of April 2012, the district serves over 37,000 students[2] and is led by Superintendent Dr. Guy Sconzo.

Humble ISD currently has five high schools and one magnet high school. The district's flagship high school, Humble High School, opened in 1918. It later moved to a new building, Charles Bender High School in 1929, and eventually to its current location on Wilson Road, as Humble High School, in 1965. In 1979, Humble ISD opened Kingwood High School in the northern part of the district. Quest High School, the district's magnet high school of choice opened in 1995 in the Community Learning Center. In recent years, Humble ISD has become one of the fastest growing school districts in Texas. Humble High School's population grew to over 3 students[citation needed], which led to the opening of Atascocita High School in 2006. AHS was designed with smaller learning communities, in which students take their core classes in one of eight houses located at the school. After the opening of Atascocita, Humble and Kingwood High Schools were renovated and installed with smaller learning communities. In 2007, the district opened Kingwood Park High School at the former Kingwood Ninth Grade Campus. Continued growth in the southern part of the district has led to Humble ISD building Summer Creek High School, which opened in 2009.

Humble ISD also has seven middle schools and 25 elementary schools.

The district recently built an eco-friendly elementary school (Atascocita Springs ES) in Eagle Springs and another middle school near Summer Creek High School (Woodcreek MS). Both campuses opened in August 2010. Turner Stadium, the district's largest stadium shared by the all five high schools, was renovated for the 2012 AAU Junior Olympics.

In 2010, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[3]

Dan Huberty, a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Humble, is a former HISD trustee, having served in that position from 2006 to 2010. He was the board president from 2009 to 2010.[4]


History[edit]

Humble ISD began in 1884 as Harris County Common School District No. 28. The district boundaries were very similar to today's boundaries. Students attended Joe Dunman's School house. In 1888, District 28 was split into two districts. The northern part of the district remained as District No. 28, while the Southern portion became Harris County Common School District No. 35. Students were segregated in the early district, as was common in those days. However, Humble was one of the few districts in the area that actually offered education to colored students. White students in District No. 28 attended the West River School (located where the old Humble Cemetery on Isaacks Road is now located), while colored students attend the Narrow Gauge School. District No. 35 only served white students, at the Dunman School (which later was named Trahan, and then Singleton). Enrollment in both districts increased following the discovery of oil in Humble in 1904.

In 1909, District 28 began to grow. The Bender family donated land for a new white school in the center of town (Block 26 in Benders First Addition). Land was also donated by the Producers Oil Company for a new colored school across the tracks in Bordersville. In Humble, a new 2 story, 6-room brick school house was built for grades 1-9, called the Humble School. In 1910 it was designated as a County High School, increasing the curriculum to grades 10 and 11 (grade 11 was the highest grade in the State at that time). The first graduates received their diplomas in 1911. During this time, enrollment in District 35 had dropped significantly. In 1918, District 28 and 35 were combined into a new district, No. 50. Also in 1918, a new high school opened up on the land next door to the Humble School (on Block 27 in Benders First Addition...also donated by the Bender family). It was named Humble High School. At that time, the Humble School was renamed to the Humble Grammar School.

The schools in District 50 now consisted of: Humble High School, Humble Grammar School, the Woodward School on Moonshine Hill (grades 1-7), the Singleton School (grades 1-7), and the colored school in Bordersville.

In 1921, a Primary School was built across the street (Avenue F). In 1923, the street between the schools (Blocks 26 & 27) was closed in, and it became a single, two-block size plot of land. Later that year, through a Special Act of the Texas Legislature, District 50 was transformed into the Humble Independent School District. This gave the school board more authority, and removed many of the rules imposed by the Harris County School Board.

In 1929, the Humble Grammar School burned down and a new high school was built in its place, Charles Bender High School. At the same time, the old Humble High School was converted for use as a Grammar School. Over the next ten years, many of the schools were closed due to low enrollment, and the district was consolidated into just two schools: Charles Bender High School, and Humble Elementary (housed in the old Humble High School built in 1918).

In 1946, a new elementary school, Humble Elementary, was built a few blocks away on Charles Street. In 1955, the old elementary school, the 1918 Humble High School building, was torn down, and new additions were added to Bender High School (a gym, a new cafeteria, and band room). In 1960, Lakeland Junior High opened in a new subdivision off of Isaacks Road (years later, it was converted into an elementary school).

In 1965, a new high school plant was built on Wilson Road, and was named Humble High School.[5]

Schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

High schools in Humble ISD
School Atascocita Humble Kingwood Kingwood Park Summer Creek Quest[hs 1][hs 2][hs 3]
Location Atascocita[hs 4] Humble Houston Houston Harris County[hs 4] Harris County
Year opened 2006 1965[hs 5] 1979 2007[hs 6] 2009 1995
School colors Red, white, blue Purple, white Navy blue, light blue, white Forest green, silver, black Maroon, gold Forest green, gold
School mascot Eagle Wildcat Mustang Panther Bulldog Knight
Principal Bill Daniels Charles Ned Ted Landry Larry Cooper Trey Kraemer Kim Klepcyk
Athletic conference 5A 4A 5A 4A 4A N/A
Enrollment 3,097 1,698 2,725 1,643 2,019 200

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Located in the Community Learning Center from 1995 to 2009, when it moved to the Summer Creek campus
  2. ^ Starting with the class of 2014, Quest is switching from a magnet high school to a college preparatory high school as Quest Early College High School
  3. ^ In the fall of 2011, Quest EC HS is moving to a satellite campus of Lone Star College Kingwood
  4. ^ a b Unincorporated
  5. ^ Originally opened in 1918 as Humble High School;; moved to a new building in 1929 as Charles Bender High School; moved to its current location and gained current name in 1965.
  6. ^ The building had previously been a 9th grade campus for Kingwood High School.

Middle schools[edit]

Middle schools in Humble ISD
Information Atascocita Creekwood Humble[notes 1] Kingwood Riverwood Ross Sterling[notes 2] Timberwood Woodcreek[notes 3]
Location Atascocita[notes 4] Houston Atascocita[notes 4] Houston Houston Humble Atascocita[notes 4] Harris County[notes 4]
Year opened 1983 1981 1971[notes 5] 1977 1991 2007 1998 2010
School colors Blue, orange, white Green/white Purple/white Red/white Orange/white Navy blue, orange, white Maroon/white Red/black
School mascot Tiger Colt Wildcat Cougar Longhorn Bearcat Panther Lion
Principal Karl Koehler Walt Winicki Hennry Philps Bob Atteberry Greg Joseph Brandon Garza Kenneth Buck Thyrun Hurst
Feeds into... Atascocita HS, Summer Creek HS Kingwood HS Humble HS, Summer Creek HS Kingwood Park HS Kingwood HS Humble HS Atascocita HS Summer Creek HS

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In the 2008-2009 school year, Humble MS began using the smaller learning communities format like the Humble ISD high schools
  2. ^ Offers the IB Middle Years Programme to complement Humble High's International Baccalaureate program
  3. ^ The school was named by way of a public survey - it is a portmanteau of Summerwood and Fall Creek.
  4. ^ a b c d Unincorporated
  5. ^ Opened on the current Ross Sterling MS campus in 1971, relocated to current site in 1993

Elementary schools[edit]

Feeders of Atascocita MS[edit]

Feeders of Creekwood MS[edit]

Feeders of Humble MS[edit]

Feeders of Kingwood MS[edit]

Feeders of Riverwood MS[edit]

Feeders of Ross Sterling MS[edit]

Feeders of Timberwood MS[edit]

Feeders of Woodcreek MS[edit]

Notes[edit]
  1. ^ Constructed to LEED and Collaborative for High Performance Schools standards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schools." Fall Creek. Retrieved on January 23, 2010.
  2. ^ Humble Independent School District's profile page. Retrieved on March 6, 2013.
  3. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  4. ^ "Dan Huberty's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ Meaux, Robert and the Humble Museum (2013). Images of America: Humble. 

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