Klein High School

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Klein High School
Address
16715 Stuebner Airline
Klein, Texas, 77379
United States
Information
Type public high school
Motto Together, We are Bearkats
Established 1938
School district Klein Independent School District
Principal Larry Whitehead
Faculty 191.9 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment about 3,900 students
Student to teacher ratio 24:1[1]
Campus suburban area
Color(s)          Blue & Gold
Newspaper 'Klein Bearchat'
Yearbook '75th edition 1938-2013'
Website

Klein High School is a public high school located in Klein, Texas, approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. It serves grades 9-12 in the Klein Independent School District.

History[edit]

In July 1928, five common school districts in the area were consolidated into Rural High School District Number One. The new district's high school building was located at what is now 7200 Spring-Cypress Road, between Kuykendahl Road and Stuebner Airline Road. This building is now behind the district's central office building. In 1938, Rural High School District Number One became Klein Independent School District, and its high school became Klein High School. [2] The high school moved to its current location in 1963.

Construction[edit]

The old main building of Klein High School was demolished in 2010. Construction is underway for a completely new facility that will replace all existing buildings.[3] The first phase of construction has been completed as of January 2013, with all new construction complete by December 2014. The new 4 story Academic Building and the new 3 story Athletic building are a part of phase one. The second phase is beginning with the demolition of the Pavilion, Career Center, Boys Gym, and the Natatorium. Phase two will be completed with the construction of a new Music Fine Arts Building and Cafeteria that will connect the two new buildings (completed in phase one) into one larger building.[4]

Profile[edit]

Klein was the first high school established in the Klein Independent School District. It is accredited by the Texas Education Agency and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[citation needed] 93% of the 2006 graduating class planned on attending college, receiving over $7 million in college scholarships.[5]

Sports and other activities[edit]

Klein High School competes in district 13-5A. Along with rivals Klein Forest, Klein Oak and Klein Collins. Five other schools in the district are Spring, Dekaney, Westfield, Kingwood and Atascosita.

State championships[edit]

  1. Team Tennis: 1992-83, 1989-90 [10]
  2. Boys Singles: Barry Richards 1984-85,85-86.
  3. Boys Doubles: Tim Lootens/Brad Rice 1984-85; Cade Lutz & Tony Starkey 1994-95 [11]
  4. Girls Doubles: Sarah Chester/Laura Simmons 1988-89,89-90; Micah Hermsdorf/Ariel Morton 2008-09 [12]
  5. Mixed Doubles: Jonathan Alexander/Lauren Santacroce 2006-07,07-08[13]
  • Chess Team: 2002 state champions and 9th in the nation (Brad Munoz, Chris Hobart, Blaine Webb, Andre Suarez, Coach Jim Liptrap)

Cheerleading[edit]

The Klein High School cheerleaders Nationals Team earned a National Championship at the 2006 NCA Senior and Junior High School National Championships in the Medium Varsity division,[14] and also won a specialty award for Best Use of Jumps in the routine.[15] The 2007 NCA National Championship was preceded by a regional title at the Texas Lone Star Classic and a state championship at the Texas State Championships for Division 5A schools.[16] The cheerleading team has earned six National Titles at the NCA competition in the last 19 years [14] including Grand Champions in 2000.[15]

Activities[edit]

Music[edit]

The Klein High School full orchestra was named the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) honor orchestra for 2007-2008. It won similar honors in 1998, 2001, and 2003.[17]

The Klein High School Music program was honored with a Grammy Award for the 1999-2000 school year.[citation needed]

The Wind Symphony was the National Wind Band winner in 2008.[citation needed]

Debate[edit]

In 2010, a Klein junior varsity team finished first at the Harvard National Debate Tournament.[18]

Klein High School consistently has over twenty students with an NFL point "distinction" or higher distinction.[19]

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Class Year Notability Reference
Turner, SylvesterSylvester Turner 1973 (valedictorian) Accomplished member of the Texas House of Representatives [20]
George, ChrisChris George 1998 Earned Gold Medal as member of 2000 USA Olympic Baseball Team in Sydney, Australia [21]
Green, MikeMike Green 1996 American Football Player for Tennessee Titans [22]
Webb, DerekDerek Webb 1992 Famous Musician in Caedmon's Call (& solo artist) [23]
Lovett, LyleLyle Lovett 1975 Famous musician [24]
Thomas, SloanSloan Thomas 2000 American Football Player, Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks [25]
Wilkinson, LauraLaura Wilkinson 1996 2004 World Cup Platform Gold Medalist; 2000 Olympic Platform Gold Medalist [26]
Youboty, AshtonAshton Youboty 2003 American Football Player, 3rd round draft pick by the Buffalo Bills [27]
Bomer, MatthewMatthew Bomer 1996 Actor, White Collar [27]
Rappaport, BenBen Rappaport 2004 Actor, Outsourced [27]
Stringfield, SherrySherry Stringfield 1985 Actress, ER [28]
Murphy, DavidDavid Murphy 2000 Major League Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox, and the Texas Rangers [29]
Pace, LeeLee Pace 1997 Actor, Pushing Daisies, The Hobbit, Halt and Catch Fire [28]
Adams, KevinKevin Adams 1980 Theatre Designer, 3 time Tony Award winner [30]
Jacobs, KyleKyle Jacobs 1998 Founder of Rubicon Representation
Collins, LynnLynn Collins 1994 Actress, Theatre and Movies [31]
Bullock, RandyRandy Bullock 2008 American Football Player for the Houston Texans [32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Klein High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 29, 2007.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.kleinisd.net/docs/50-KHS%20Reconstruction.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.kleinisd.net/users/0063/docs/BondNews12SummerProof.pdf
  5. ^ Klein High School profile 2006-2007
  6. ^ UIL State Champion Archives Boys Soccer 1996-97
  7. ^ UIL State Championship Archives Boys Soccer 1998-99
  8. ^ UIL State Soccer Tournament
  9. ^ UIL State Champion Archives Baseball 1997-98
  10. ^ UIL Team Tennis State Archives
  11. ^ UIL Boys Doubles State Archives
  12. ^ UIL Girls Doubles State Archives
  13. ^ UIL State Champion Archives Mixed Doubles
  14. ^ a b Spring/Klein/Tomball News January 25, 2008
  15. ^ a b [Fox Sports Network April 4, 2008]
  16. ^ Spring/Klein/Tomball Sports January 8, 2008
  17. ^ Spring/Klein/Tomball News August 2, 2007
  18. ^ "Klein Independent School District". Kleinisd.net. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  19. ^ "HS Honor Society Records". Nflonline.org. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  20. ^ "Texas House of Representatives : Representative Turner, Sylvester". House.state.tx.us. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  21. ^ "Chris George: Biography and Career Highlights | orioles.com: Players". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  22. ^ "NFL Players". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  23. ^ "I Was Wrong, I'm Sorry & I Love You (Acoustic)". Derekwebb.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  24. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005164/
  25. ^ "The Official Website of The University of Texas Athletics". Mackbrown-texasfootball.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  26. ^ "The Official Website of Laura Wilkinson". Laurawilkinson.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  27. ^ a b c "Ashton Youboty | Jacksonville Jaguars | National Football League | Yahoo! Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  28. ^ a b [2][dead link]
  29. ^ [3][dead link]
  30. ^ David Barbour (1998-11-01). "The unexpected Kevin Adams". Livedesignonline.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  31. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1211488/bio
  32. ^ "Roster". HoustonTexans.com. 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 

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