Atascocita High School

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Atascocita High School
Address
13300 Will Clayton Parkway
Humble, Harris County, Texas 77346
United States
Coordinates 29°58′46″N 95°10′17″W / 29.979553°N 95.171278°W / 29.979553; -95.171278Coordinates: 29°58′46″N 95°10′17″W / 29.979553°N 95.171278°W / 29.979553; -95.171278
Information
School type Public School
Motto "Learning for life through rigor, relevance, and relationships."
Opened 2006
School district Humble Independent School District
Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen
Principal Bill Daniels
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 3,515 (2018-19)[1]
 • Grade 9 1120
 • Grade 10 1007
 • Grade 11 952
 • Grade 12 820
Student to teacher ratio 17.2:1
Campus Suburban
School color(s)                Red, white, and blue
Slogan "All in"
Mascot Eagle
Nickname The A
Rivals Kingwood High School
Average SAT scores 1459
Average ACT scores 21.4
Newspaper The Talon
Feeder schools Atascocita Middle School, Timberwood Middle School, West Lake School
Website

Atascocita High School is a secondary school located in Atascocita CDP, a community housed in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States. AHS is a part of Humble Independent School District and serves the eastern part of the district and small portions of the city of Houston.

AHS opened in August 2006, becoming the district's third traditional high school, and the first opened since 1979. Since its opening, it has been the district's largest high school in terms of enrollment.

History[edit]

After there was a substantial amount of growth in the Atascocita and Lake Houston portions of Humble ISD,[2] Humble High School became hugely overcrowded, reaching an enrollment of nearly 5,000 students. The district opened Atascocita High School in August 2006 to address the problem.

From its opening, AHS dealt with its own overcrowding problem. During its second year of operation, the campus installed temporary trailer classrooms in one of the parking lots. The following year, a new wing on the east side of the campus was built, the cafeteria was expanded, and the temporary buildings were removed. Finally, in 2009, the district opened Summer Creek High School to serve the large Fall Creek and Summerwood subdivisions. Recently, AHS has again begun to experience an overcrowding issue. During the 2015-2016 school year, it built temporary trailer classrooms again in the parking lot of one of the houses to make room for the influx of students.

House system[edit]

The campus was originally designed around three communities named after the school's colors: Red, White, and Blue. Each community was divided into two houses: Red 1 and 2, White 1 and 2, Blue 1 and 2. After the school's overcrowding issues, a fourth community, the Gold Community, was added onto the east side of campus. Currently, freshmen attend classes in the Gold Community, while the upperclassmen are equally dispersed across the other three communities.

The idea behind the house system is to have students attend their classes within their houses, providing a smaller environment for students in a large high school. Each house is served by a counselor and an assistant principal. Each house is centered on a "flex area" and shares an LGI (large group instruction), a collegiate-style lecture hall, with its adjacent house.

With the start of the 2018 school year, another part of gold was announced as Gold 3 due to overcrowding.

After AHS became the first high school in the district to use the house system on such a large scale, Humble ISD renovated its two other high schools (Humble and Kingwood) with the house system, and later opened Kingwood Park and Summer Creek high schools with the house system design.

School activities[edit]

Atascocita High School has the following activities: AutoTech, Band, Beta Club, Best Buddies, Black Student Union, Choir, Coding Club, Chess Club, Current Events Club, Key Club, Debate, EPT, FFA, Human Geography Club, MCJROTC, Flight Crew, Latin Club, Math & Science League, National Honor Society, Orchestra, Patriettes, Project Graduation, Athletic Training, Spanish Club, Student Council, and Theatre.

School sports[edit]

AHS sports include:

  • AHS All Sports Athletic Booster Club
  • Baseball
  • Basketball - boys'
  • Basketball - girls'
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country - boys'
  • Cross country - girls'
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf - boys'
  • Golf - girls'
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Marching Band
  • Soccer - boys'
  • Soccer - girls'
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & field - boys'
  • Track & field - girls'
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Feeder patterns[edit]

The following elementary schools[3] feed into Atascocita High School:

The following middle schools feed into Atascocita High School:

  • Atascocita[11]
  • Timberwood[12]
  • West Lake(starting in 2018)[13]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atascotia H S". Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.atascocita.com/community_guide.php
  3. ^ "Attendance Areas in Humble ISD," Humble Independent School District
  4. ^ Eagle Springs
  5. ^ Maplebrook
  6. ^ Oak Forest
  7. ^ Oaks
  8. ^ Pine Forest
  9. ^ Timbers
  10. ^ Whispering Pines
  11. ^ Atascocita
  12. ^ Timberwood
  13. ^ West Lake
  14. ^ Houston Dynamo Signs Alex Dixon in 2011
  15. ^ Jacksonville Armada FC Signs Alex Dixon in December 2015
  16. ^ "Seeing is believing: Atascocita's Dziedzic a true ace". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved January 8, 2017.

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