Sterling High School (Baytown, Texas)
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|Ross S. Sterling High School|
|Baytown, Texas, USA
|School district||Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District|
|Campus size||400,000 square feet (37,000 m2)|
|Feeder schools||Gentry, Cedar Bayou, Baytown Junior, Horace Mann|
Sterling, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District. The school was built in 1966 to accommodate the growing population of Baytown. The campus has over 400,000 square feet (37,000 m2) and is built on 86.32 acres (349,300 m2).
Sections of the city of Baytown are zoned to Sterling High School. Previously, sections of Highlands were until the Goose Creek Memorial High School was built in 2008.
The Sterling High School campus has been rated, as of 2009, as "Academically Acceptable."
The 2006 School Membership Report shows that Sterling's ethnic breakdown includes 1,237 (42%) White students, 619 (21%) African-American students, 1,035 (35%) Hispanic students, and 49 (2%) Asian-American, Indian, and other students.
Elementary schools that feed into Sterling include
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The middle schools that feed into Sterling are
- Cedar Bayou
Ross S. Sterling High School Athletics
Ross S. Sterling High School has a wide variety of athletic departments, including:
- Track & Field
- Swimming & Diving
- Water Polo
- Drill Team
Ross S. Sterling High School Activities and Clubs
Other activities available at Ross S. Sterling High School includes:
Clubs available at Ross S. Sterling High School include:
- Academic Lemmings
- American Red Cross Club
- Anime Club
- Art Honour Society
- Bowling Club
- Chess Club
- Club Avid
- Christian Student Union
- Creative Writing Club
- Video Game Club
- Interact Club
- Diamond Dolls
- Future Farmers of America
- Future Teachers of America
- Key Club
- National Honor Society
- Drama Club
- French and Spanish Club
- Go Green Club
- Psychology Club
- Lettermen's Club
- Strategy Club
Sterling offers a wide range of courses. Along with the core courses, Sterling also offers many College Board AP courses, including:
- Calculus AB & BC
- Music Theory
- Environmental Science
- Physics B
- Government and Politics:United States
- Human Geography
- United States History
- World History
- French Language
- French Literature
- Spanish Language
- Spanish Literature
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- Studio Art:2-D Design
- Studio Art:3-D Design
- Studio Art:Drawing
"The Game" (Ross S. Sterling High School vs. Robert E. Lee High School)
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"The Game", as it is called, is an annual football game between the Ross S. Sterling Rangers and the Robert E. Lee Ganders varsity football teams. This game takes place every year at Stallworth Stadium. Although the first three were held at the former Memorial Stadium on the Robert E. Lee campus. Ever since 1967, these two schools have competed in this annual event.
Lee won all three meetings in the 60s going undefeateted in the 60s. Sterling's fortunes would changes in the 70s and they would hold a 7-3 advantage in the meetings. The team would split it in the 80s with a 4-4-2 record.
The Lee victory in 1986 would begin the years of Gander dominace in the series and would change things dramatically. Sterling would only win games against four games 1991, 1992, 1999, and, 2008. Lee would go 7-3 in the 90s.
In 2008, the Ross S. Sterling Rangers defeated the Robert E. Lee Ganders, 21-20. The only other time that "The Game" has been decided by a point was in 1971(Ross S. Sterling won, 20-19.). The very next year, the Robert E. Lee Ganders beat the Sterling Rangers, 35-27, to close out the decade with a win-loss record against the Rangers at 9-1.
The new decade would bring in a first and some major changes. In 2010, the Sterling Rangers won 28-20 against the Robert E. Lee Ganders, after going into overtime tied 20-20. The February prior, the UIL realignment had dropped Robert E. Lee to conference 4A while Sterling remained 5A. The game is played in "zero" week and no longer counts as a district game. It was Sterling's second win in as many years but did not help them in their district race.
In 2011, the Ganders would return the favor and defeat the Rangers by the same score. Lee would once again win in 2012 winning the first back-to-back non-district match up. The Ganders lead the 46 year old rivalry 28-16-2 and by a score margin of 1017-655. With three high schools in Baytown now, continuation of the meeting of these two teams is in question. In 2013 the Rangers would once again win with a final score of 38-28.
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