Alief Hastings High School

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Alief Hastings High School
Front Exterior
Main campus: 4410 Cook Road
Houston, TX 77072-1105
Ninth grade center: 6750 Cook Road
Houston, TX 77072.
School type Public high school
Established 1972
School district Alief Independent School District
Principal Patrick Cherry
Grades 9-12
Enrollment approximately 3,900
Number of students 3,900
Color(s)           Black & Gold
Nickname Fighting Bears
Team name Bears
Yearbook Bear Tracks
Rival schools Alief Taylor High School, Alief Elsik High School.
Ninth Grade Center

Alief Hastings High School is a public high school in the Alief area of Houston, Texas, United States. Originally Alief Junior-Senior High School, which became Alief Middle School, housed all of the secondary students in the district. The school's present location opened, while still under construction, for the fall semester of 1972. All high school students moved to that building, with the first graduating class in May 1973.

Alief Hastings is a part of the Alief Independent School District and it serves grades 9 through 12. Ninth-graders are in the Alief Hastings Ninth Grade Center (6750 Cook Road, City of Houston, 77072) while tenth through twelfth graders are on the main campus (4410 Cook Road, City of Houston, 77072). The campuses had a combined enrollment of 4207 students as of the 2002-2003 school year. The opening of Alief Taylor High School reduced the overall class size at Alief Hastings significantly. Alief Hastings is considered to be the brother school of Alief Elsik High School.

In 2012 Hastings was rated "Academically Acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency

Campus students[edit]

All Alief ISD elementary, intermediate, and middle schools feed into Hastings as high school placement in Alief ISD is determined by a computerized lottery: the lottery can result in either Elsik, Hastings, or Taylor.[1] If a student was selected by lottery to attend a high school different from the high school of a relative currently attending or graduated from, the student may opt to transfer to that respective school.[citation needed]

Students may also complete an application for the district's magnet high school, Kerr.

The campus demographic is 49% Hispanic, 35% Black, 12% Asian and 3% White in the 2010-2011 school year

Neighborhoods served by AISD include Alief, most of the New Chinatown, most of Westchase, Bellaire West, and most of Leawood.

Peggy Miller, a teacher, said that when she started being the school's yearbook advisor at Hastings, 18 years prior to 2008, the number of copies of yearbooks sold was 80% of the total number of students. Around 2008, the copies of yearbooks sold was 10-15% that of the total number of students. In 2008 Miller said "They all want them, but it's like, who's got $60? They would rather go buy their tennis shoes or buy a grill for their mouth or something. A book is not as significant today to a child."[2] In 2008 Miller introduced color pages in an effort to entice students to buy more yearbooks.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "2010-2011 Alief ISD Registration Times, Dates, & Requirements." Alief Independent School District. Retrieved on October 16, 2011. "Students receive their assignments to Elsik, Hastings, or Taylor High School by means of a computerized random-draw system. Following the draw assignment, those who are interested in attending Kerr High School may apply for admission"
  2. ^ a b Viren, Sarah. "Yearbooks vanish from Houston schools in Facebook era." Houston Chronicle. Tuesday May 13, 2008. Retrieved on October 25, 2011.

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Coordinates: 29°42′29″N 95°35′49″W / 29.708°N 95.597°W / 29.708; -95.597