New Caney High School

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New Caney High School
Address
21650 Loop 494
New Caney, Texas, 77357
United States
Information
School type Public high school
Motto Soaring Above and Beyond the Best!
Established 1938
School district New Caney Independent School District
Principal David Loyacano
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2202 (2009)
Color(s)           Blue & White
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAA
Mascot Eagles/Lady Eagles
Website

New Caney High School is a public secondary school in New Caney, an unincorporated section of Montgomery County, Texas and is part of the New Caney Independent School District. NCHS serves the cities of Roman Forest and Woodbranch, New Caney, and a portion of Porter, an unincorporated community.[1] Until 2010 it served a portion of Porter Heights, the rest of Porter, and the Montgomery County portion of Houston (near Kingwood), both of which are now served by Porter High School.[1][2]

NCHS is currently a 5A school with a student body of more than 2,000. It has two campuses: a main campus serving grades 10 through 12 and a 9th Grade Annex on the same property. The school has received recognition for its JROTC program, band, journalism program,DECA program and Academic Decathlon team.

History[edit]

The school was originally housed in what is now the New Caney 6th Grade Campus. A fire in 1987 destroyed much of the campus. A new campus was built at the current site. The old site on U.S. Highway 59 was rebuilt and became home to several schools in NCISD at different times.

Between 1983 and 1987 New Caney's varsity football team lost 43 consecutive games. The team's losing streak came to an end after a dramatic 13-6 win over St. Thomas High School [3] in a non-district game. New Caney High School continued to suffer from a dearth of varsity football victories throughout the late 1980s, posting a combined record of 1-69 from 1983-1989. During this period, the Eagles were outscored 2,637-435; moreover, the team scored a mere 6 points during the entire 1984 season.[4]

In the early 2000s, the New Caney High School Ninth Grade Annex was opened.

In 2008 the University Interscholastic League switched New Caney from District 21-4A to District 14-5A. NCHS also received a ranking of 121 out of 145 in an assessment released by the Houston Chronicle rating high schools in the Houston area.[5] In an article announcing the winner of the newspaper's inaugural Chronicle Cup, which ranked local high schools in terms of athletic achievement, New Caney High School was listed as "bringing up the rear".[6]

Feeder patterns[edit]

Elementary school attendance zones that feed into New Caney High include those of, Aikin, New Caney, and Valley Ranch, and a portion of Porter Elementary attendance zone.[1][7] Because all 6th grade residents of NCISD attend the New Caney 6th Grade Campus for 6th grade, that campus feeds into Porter High School.[8] All residents zoned to Keefer Crossing Middle School are also zoned to Porter High School.[1][9]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "High_School_2010." New Caney Independent School District. Retrieved on January 20, 2011.
  2. ^ Micek, Kassia. "NCISD proposes new elementary attendance zones." Courier of Montgomery County. Wednesday January 12, 2011.
  3. ^ "Lone Star Football Network"
  4. ^ "Lone Star Football Network"
  5. ^ "Best, worst area high schools," Houston Chronicle, March 30, 2008
  6. ^ "CHRONICLE CUP," Houston Chronicle, July 6, 2008
  7. ^ "Elementary School Zones." New Caney Independent School District. Retrieved on January 20, 2011.
  8. ^ "Secondary Schools." New Caney Independent School District. Retrieved on January 20, 2011. "All sixth grade students attend the New Caney Sixth Grade Campus."
  9. ^ "Middle School Zones." New Caney Independent School District. Retrieved on January 20, 2011.
  10. ^ "NASA Biographical Data". NASA.