Morton Ranch High School

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Morton Ranch High School
Location
near Katy, Texas, United States
Information
Type Free public
Motto "Safe, civil, and productive. THAT'S the Maverick way."
Established 2004
School district Katy Independent School District
Principal Lee Crews
Faculty 173
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 3,311 (2012-2013)
Campus size 112 acres (0.45 km2)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Purple, white
Mascot Maverick
Website

Morton Ranch High School is a secondary school in the Katy Independent School District. It opened in 2004, and is located in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States. It is part of a multi-school complex, including Morton Ranch Elementary that opened in 2008 and Morton Ranch Junior High School that opened in 2003. The school serves a lot of the northern sections of Katy I.S.D., and has grades 9 through 12. The mascot is a Maverick.

History[edit]

In 2012 the nonprofit Children at Risk categorized Morton Ranch as an "urban school" for the first time, since the school had a low income population exceeding 50%.

Campus[edit]

Morton Ranch High School is a modified repeat design based on the award-winning Cinco Ranch High School plan. The major differences between Morton Ranch High School and Cinco Ranch High School are in the size of the science labs, the weight room, and the addition of a third gym at the east end of the building.

Specific detail changes requested by the end users have been incorporated to make a great plan even better. Also, the exterior of the building was changed to give it a different character. Morton Ranch also has a large library, located off the rotunda in the west wing of the school. Morton Ranch High School includes a Performing Arts Center that was master-planned during the original construction. [1]

Additions[edit]

The band's drumline in November 2008

For the growth that outdid Katy Independent School District predictions, a new bond was passed. The bond included a new Ninth Grade Center for Morton Ranch High School, that was completed for the 2008–2009 school year.

Originally, the 9th Grade Center at Morton Ranch High School was scheduled to be complete in time for the 2007–2008 school year, but a failed bond pushed the project back one year.

Athletics[edit]

Since the 2006–2007 school year, Morton Ranch High School has been entered as a school. It now plays several 5A Varsity sports including:

  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Track and Field
  • Cross Country
  • Swimming
  • Bowling

Demographics[edit]

For the 2012-13 school year:

  • African American: 18.5%
  • Hispanic: 52.3%
  • White: 22.2%
  • American Indian: 0.3%
  • Asian: 4.5%
  • Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Two or More Races: 2.1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 56.7%

Feeder patterns[edit]

The following elementary schools feed into Morton Ranch High School:

  • Diane Winborn Elementary
  • Franz Elementary
  • Golbow Elementary
  • King Elementary (partial)
  • McRoberts Elementary (partial)
  • Stephens Elementary (partial)
  • Sundown Elementary
  • Morton Ranch Elementary (partial)

The following junior high schools feed into Morton Ranch High School:

  • Katy Junior High (partial)
  • McDonald Junior High
  • Morton Ranch Junior High

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin Foster biography". SantaClaraBroncos.com. Santa Clara University. 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Miraski, Benjamin (April 5, 2013). "2013 CBI Championship: Santa Clara Feeds Trasolini to Earn Title". SB Nation. Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°48′11″N 95°44′42″W / 29.80313°N 95.745019°W / 29.80313; -95.745019