Langham Creek High School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Langham Creek High School
Location
17610 FM 529
Houston, TX 77095

United States
Information
Type Public high school
Motto The Power of the Pack is the Lobo. The Power of the Lobo is the Pack.
Established 1984
School district Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
Principal Mr. David Hughes
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 3,227 (as of 2014)[1]
Color(s)           Red & Black
Athletics UIL 5A
Athletics conference University Interscholastic League
Team name Lobos
Information (281) 463-5400
Website

Langham Creek High School is a high school located near Cypress, which is an unincorporated community in Harris County, Texas, near Houston. Langham Creek, which was established in 1984, is part of the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District. Several communities, including Concord Bridge, Northglen, Copper Lakes, and parts of the Copperfield subdivision, are zoned to the school.[2] Langham Creek was the fourth senior high school in the growing school district. At the time it was the largest two story building in the state of Texas. In order to accommodate students by not transferring seniors and even juniors, the first year of Langham Creek was actually held in what is currently Labay middle school. It housed a freshman and sophomore class, as well as an eighth grade class and was considered Langham Creek Interim High School. Since the eighth grade class was not technically a high school class, all eighth grade class rooms and activities were separated from the other classes. This was during the 1984 - 1985 school year while the current building was being completed. The following year, the doors were opened to the brand new building with three classes, freshmen, sophomores and juniors. There was not a senior class in the first year of the building being opened, the first seniors to graduate from Langham Creek was the class of 1987.

The mascot is the "lobo", Spanish for "wolf", and the school's motto is "The Power of the Pack is the Lobo. The Power of the Lobo is the Pack." The "lobo" mascot may have been selected as an homage to the red wolves that were hunted for bounty in the area during the 1950s and 1960s. Carcasses of the wolves were strung along the fences at the nearby intersection of FM 529 and State Highway 6, which became known as Wolf Corner.[3]

Langham Creek was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1990-91.[4]

Administration[edit]

  • Principal: David Hughes
  • Associate Principal: Susan Nolen

Feeder patterns[edit]

Schools that feed into Langham Creek include:[5]

  • Elementary schools: Copeland, Holmsley, Lowery, Metcalf, Birkes (partial), Jowell (partial), Tipps (partial)
  • Middle schools: Anthony (partial), Aragon (partial), Kahla (partial)

Computer Science[edit]

- The Langham Creek HS Computer Science Team won the TCEA Large School State Championship seven times (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999).

- The Langham Creek HS Computer Science Team won the UIL 5A State Championship three times (1992, 1993, 1999).

Band[edit]

The Langham Creek High School Band has made UIL sweepstakes for the past 25 years. They have also advanced to every UIL 5A Texas State Marching Band contest for the past eighteen years, placing top 10 in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006. In 2002 and 2006 the Langham Creek High School Symphonic Band won the Texas UIL Honor Band Competition.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]