Madison High School (Houston, Texas)

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Madison High School

James Madison High School is a public High School located at 13719 White Heather Drive in the Hiram Clarke area of Houston, Texas, United States.[1] The school serves grades 9 through 12 and is part of the Houston Independent School District. The school is named after James Madison, a former President of the United States.

Madison contains HISD's magnet program for Space and Meteorological Sciences; the program is known as the High School for Meteorology & Space Science.

History[edit]

James Madison Junior-Senior High School was opened on September 8, 1965. In February 1968, Dick Dowling Junior High School (now Dowling Middle School) was opened and Madison became a high school for grades 10 through 12.[2] In the northern hemisphere fall of 1981, Madison again covered the ninth grade.[3]

In the 1980s the school was called the "James Madison Academy of International Education."[4]

The magnet program opened in 1995 with a partnership with KPRC-TV (Channel 2).[2]

In 2007, a study by the Associated Press and Johns Hopkins University referred to Madison as a "dropout factory" where at least 40% of the entering freshman class does not make it to their senior year.[5]

Location[edit]

Madison is nearby Hiram Clarke Road, a major thoroughfare.[2]

Neighborhoods served by Madison[edit]

Houston neighborhoods served by Madison[6] include portions of Almeda, Link Valley and the Hiram Clarke area, including Dumbarton Village, Almeda Plaza, Almeda Manor, Brentwood, Keswick Place, Westbrook, Krogerville, Briarwick, Townwood, Cambridge Village, Corinthian Pointe,[7] Glen Iris (including Angel Lane), Meredith Manor, Pamela Heights, Post Oak Village,[8] Summerlyn [1], San Pablo [2], Willow Glen, and Windsor Village. In addition portions of unincorporated Harris County are served by Madison.

In 1970 Westwood, along with some other White communities, was rezoned from Westbury High School to Madison because of a court ruling. By 1990, Madison was 1% White while Westbury was about 50% Black, 25% White, 15% Hispanic, and 10% Asian. In 1992 an attendance boundary shift occurred but Westwood was still in the Madison zone. The Westwood community advocated for a rezoning to Westbury,[9] and after the community gave a presentation to the HISD board, the board unanimously rezoned the community to Westbury.[10]

Student body[edit]

As of 2006 the school was mostly African-American.[1]

During the 2006-2007 school year, 2,492 students attended Madison.[11]

2009-2010 Profile

  • 51% were Hispanic American
  • 48% were African American
  • Less than 1% were Asian American
  • Less than 1% were Caucasian
  • Less than 1% were Native American

Approximately 66% of students qualified for free or reduced lunch.

Notable alumni[edit]

Feeder patterns[edit]

The following elementary schools feed into Madison High School:[6]

(partial)

All elementary and middle school students of Reagan K-8 are zoned to Madison.[27][28] Portions of the Dowling Middle School,[29] Pershing Middle School[30] and Welch Middle School boundaries feed into Madison.[31] Any students zoned to Pershing may apply to Pin Oak Middle School's regular program, so Pin Oak also feeds into Madison.[32]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brown, Chip. "Young is calling his own plays As UT icon's NFL star rises, can those close to him avoid a fumble?." The Dallas Morning News. February 19, 2006. Retrieved on November 14, 2011. "[...]of Mr. Young's high school in the Hiram Clarke neighborhood he grew up in." and "[..] after the parade and rally at the predominantly black Madison High School, Mr. [...]"
  2. ^ a b c "History." Madison High School. May 24, 2003. Retrieved on July 27, 2009.
  3. ^ "History." Madison High School. Retrieved on February 16, 2011.
  4. ^ Watts, Leslie. "SHEAR MADNESS/Heads-up trends, or hair-way to heaven." Houston Chronicle. Tuesday July 4, 1989. Houston Section, Page 1. Retrieved on October 26, 2011.
  5. ^ Scharrer, Gary. "Report points to 'dropout factories'." Houston Chronicle. November 7, 2007. Retrieved on July 16, 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Madison High School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  7. ^ "John Stamps Survey, Abstract No. 736." Solutions, Ltd. Retrieved on May 6, 2009.
  8. ^ "Post Oak Village Schools - Houston Subdivisions and Neighborhoods - HAR.com". Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  9. ^ McAdams, p. 55.
  10. ^ McAdams, p. 56.
  11. ^ "Madison High School" Profile, Houston Independent School District
  12. ^ a b c d e f "Distinguished HISD Alumni." Houston Independent School District.
  13. ^ "Moran Norris." NFL. Retrieved on May 7, 2009.
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  19. ^ "Fondren Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  20. ^ "Grissom Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  21. ^ "Hines-Caldwell Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  22. ^ "Hobby Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  23. ^ "Montgomery Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  24. ^ "Petersen Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  25. ^ "Windsor Village Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  26. ^ "Shearn Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  27. ^ "Agenda Board of Education Meeting March 08, 2012." Houston Independent School District. "CURRENT- GRISSOM, MONTGOMERY, PETERSEN, & HOBBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Attachment 1," "PROPOSED- GRISSOM, MONTGOMERY, PETERSEN, & HOBBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Attachment 2," "CURRENT- REAGAN AND DOWLING MIDDLE SCHOOLS Attachment 3," and "PROPOSED- REAGAN AND DOWLING MIDDLE SCHOOLS Attachment 4." Retrieved on June 14, 2012. (Archive)
  28. ^ "Reagan Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  29. ^ "Dowling Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  30. ^ "Pershing Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  31. ^ "Welch Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  32. ^ "Pin Oak Middle School." The Southwest District. Houston Independent School District.

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