Clear Springs High School

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Clear Springs High School
Clear Springs High School (League City, Texas).jpg
Address
501 Palomino Lane
League City, Texas 77573
United States
Information
Type Public High School
Established 2007
School district Clear Creek Independent School District
Superintendent Greg Smith
CEEB code 444-082
Principal Gail Love
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,468[1] (2014-15)
Language English
School colour(s)                Blue, Black, Silver
Song Clear Springs Alma Mater
Title
Athletics UIL 6A
Athletics conference UIL Region III District 24-6A
Sports Football
Wrestling
Soccer
Baseball
Volleyball
Cross Country
Water Polo
Tennis
Golf
Mascot "Lightning"
Team name Chargers
Rival Clear Creek High School
Accreditations Exemplary
Newspaper Mane Street Standard
Yearbook The Frontline
Communities served League City
Friendswood
Music Region UIL/TMEA Region 17 6A
Website

Clear Springs High School (CSHS) is an American public high school located in League City, Texas. It is one of seven high schools in the Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD). The school opened in 2007 serving most of League City west of Interstate 45 and part of the Harris County portion of Friendswood.

History[edit]

The construction of Clear Springs High School was approved by voters in the Clear Creek Independent School District during a 2004 bond election at a cost of $65,257,412.[3]

Clear Springs High School opened for the 2007-2008 school year taking its zoning from areas previously served by Clear Creek High School and Clear Brook High School. In its initial year, Clear Springs was attended only by ninth and tenth graders, adding an additional grade level each year. The first graduating class was the Class of 2010. Clear Springs High School is ranked 154th within Texas.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2014-2015 school year, the demographic breakdown of the 2,468 students enrolled was as follows:[4]

  • African American - 10.3%
  • Hispanic - 25.3%
  • White - 53.2%
  • American Indian - 0.2%
  • Asian - 7.2%
  • Pacific Islander - 0%
  • Two or more races - 3.8%
  • Economically Disadvantaged - 14.7%
  • Limited English Proficiency - 1.7%

Academics[edit]

In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked the school 128th in Texas based on college readiness and state exam scores.[5]

Advanced Placement (AP)[edit]

More than a third of the school's students are enrolled in Advanced Placement courses.

Courses[6]

Clear Springs High School offers the following AP courses:

Athletics[edit]

Fine arts[edit]

Musical theatre[edit]

Clear Springs produces a full-length musical every year which is entered into the Tommy Tune Awards. The show is produced and operated across the Choir, Theatre, and Technical Theatre departments.

Directors[7]

  • Producer: Kym Reeves*
  • Director: Mark Stonebarger
  • Music Director and Conductor: Rob Phillips*
  • Technical Director: Alex Stone
  • Choreographer: Rozie Curtis

In years before 2014-2015, Reeves' and Phillips' roles were reversed, with Reeves serving as Music Director and Phillips serving as Producer.

Tommy Tune Awards

The Tommy Tune Awards,[8] named after 9-time Tony winner Tommy Tune, is an annual competition of 45 Houston-area high schools which recognizes and rewards excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. Clear Springs is a regular competitor in the awards with success varying by production.

Clear Springs set a record for most Tommy Tune Awards won in a single year for their 2013-2014 production of Urinetown,[9] beating the past record (6 awards) held by Episcopal High School's 2007-2008 production of Urinetown.

Best Actress Emily Lewis(Hope Cladwell) became the first Clear Springs Charger to compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA)[10] and Best Supporting Actor Stephen Louis(Officer Lockstock) became the first Clear Springs Charger to win two consecutive Tommy Tune Awards (2nd in TTA history).[7]

With the release of the 2014-2015 nominations, both Stephen Louis and Emily Lewis set Tommy Tunes Awards records. While this information has not been checked to the archives, as some years nomination lists are not available, it is believed that Emily Lewis became the first performer to win the Lead Actress category and then be nominated in the same category the next year, and that Stephen Louis became the first performer to win two awards and be nominated for a third.

School Year Show Title Number of Nominations Received Nominations Received Number of Awards Received Awards Received
2008-09 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 4 Best Ensemble/Chorus, Best Actor (Jason Broussard), Best Supporting Actor (Stephen Ratliff), Best Supporting Actress (Devin Whitten) 0 N/A
2009-10 The Wizard of Oz 6 Best Musical Direction, Best Orchestra, Best Lighting Design, Best Crew and Technical Execution, Best Ensemble/Chorus, Best Supporting Actor (Jason Broussard) 0 N/A
2010-11 Guys and Dolls 1 Best Supporting Actress (Macy McNamara) 0 N/A
2011-12 Drowsy Chaperone 14 Best Lighting Design, Best Musical Direction, Best Direction, Best Orchestra, Best Crew and Technical Execution, Best Costume Design, Best Scenic Design, Best Featured Performer (Max Torrez), Best Supporting Actor (Max Bailey), Best Supporting Actress (Laurel Smalley), Best Actress (Grace Hutchings), Best Actor (Mark Mendell), Best Ensemble/Chorus, Best Musical 1 Best Crew and Technical Execution
2012-13 Curtains 10 Best Lighting Design, Best Musical Direction, Best Direction, Best Crew and Technical Execution, Best Scenic Design, Best Featured Performer (Stephen Louis), Best Actress (Libby Hart), Best Actor (Mark Mendell), Best Ensemble/Chorus, Best Musical 1 Best Featured Performer (Stephen Louis)
2013-14 Urinetown 15 Best Lighting Design Best Musical Direction, Best Direction, Best Crew and Technical Execution, Best Costume Design, Best Scenic Design, Best Featured Performer (Sterling Bates), Best Supporting Actor (Brandon Mayville), Best Supporting Actor (Stephen Louis), Best Supporting Actress (Hana Khan), Best Supporting Actress (Libby Hart), Best Actress (Emily Lewis), Best Actor (Nick Carlin), Best Ensemble/Chorus, Best Musical 9 Best Lighting Design, Best Musical Direction, Best Direction, Best Crew and Technical Execution, Best Scenic Design, Best Supporting Actor (Stephen Louis), Best Actress (Emily Lewis), Best Ensemble/Chorus, Best Musical
2014-15 The Music Man 5 Best Scenic Design, Best Ensemble/Chorus, Best Director, Best Actor (Stephen Louis), Best Actress (Emily Lewis) 0 N/A
2015-16[11] Seussical 1 Best Scenic Design

Band[edit]

The Charger Band is headed by the Director of Bands, Lester Williams, and the Assistant Director of Bands, George Solis. Percussion Instructor is Jonathan Witmer, and Color Guard Instructor is Brewster Petron. There are three concert ensembles: the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band. The Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Band are the two competing ensembles with the former competing as the varsity band.

Results[12]

Marching[13]

School Year Judge 1 Judge 2 Judge 3 Overall Score Show Theme Director
2007-08 2 2 2 2 Timothy Grange
2008-09 2 2 2 2 Timothy Grange
2009-10 2 1 2 2 Timothy Grange
2010-11* 1 1 1 1 X! Lester Williams
2011-12 2 1 1 1 The Rise and Fall of Rome Lester Williams
2012-13 2 1 2 2 Up In The Air Lester Williams
2013-14 1 1 1 1 The Silk Road Lester Williams
2014-15* 1 1 1 1 Heartland Lester Williams
2015-16 2 1 2 2 Waterways Lester Williams
2016-17* 1 1 1 1 Exploration Lester Williams

*Marching band advanced to UIL Area competition, which is held in even numbered years for 6A high schools.

Concert-Wind Ensemble

School Year Concert Judge 1 Concert Judge 2 Concert Judge 3 Concert Overall Score Concert Program Sight-reading Judge 1 Sight-reading Judge 2 Sight-reading Judge 3 Sight-reading Overall Score Director
2007-08[14] 1 2 3 2 Pas Redouble (Saint-Saens)
Variations on Scarborough Fair (Custer)
A Longford Legend (Sheldon)
2 1 1 1 Timothy Grange
2008-09[15] 2 2 2 2 The High School Cadets (Sousa/Byrne)
Amazing Grace (Ticheli)
American Riversongs (La Plante)
1 1 1 1 Timothy Grange
2009-10[16] 2 2 1 2 Don Hanna (Gabriel Musella)
Polly Oliver (Root)
Chorale and Shaker Dance (Zdechlik)
1 1 1 1 Timothy Grange
2010-11[17] 2 1 2 2 Suite Divertimento (Gilbert)
Symphonic Dance No. 3 (Fiesta) (Williams)
The Thunderer (Sousa/Brion & Schissel)
1 3 1 1 Lester Williams
2011-12[18] 2 2 2 2 A Movement for Rosa (Camphouse)
Symphonic Movement (Nelhybel)
Who's Who in Navy Blue (Sousa/Byrne)
2 2 2 2 Lester Williams
2012-13[19] 1 1 1 1 Euphoria (Frantzen)
Five English Folk Songs (Vaughan Williams/Feldman)
Franklin D. Roosevelt March (Woodin)
1 1 1 1 Lester Williams
2013-14[20] 1 2 2 2 King Cotton (Sousa/Brion & Schissel)
Firefly (George)
Southern Harmony (Mvts. 1-3)(Grantham)
1 1 2 1 Lester Williams
2014-15[21] 2 2 2 2 Florentiner March (Fucik/Fennell)
First Suite in Eb for Military Band (Holst/Matthews/Fennell)
Armenian Dances, Set I (Reed)
2 1 1 1 Lester Williams
2015-16 1 1 1 1 Globe and Eagle March (Sousa)

Quartets (Cichy) Jocuri Poporale Romanesti (Roumanian Folk Dances) (Bartok/Yo Goto)

1 2 1 1 Lester Williams

Orchestra[edit]

The Charger Orchestra is headed by Diana Frazier, and has a full orchestra of violins, violas, cellos, basses, and harps as of the academic year of 2014-2015. There are two groups: Chamber, who play more classical pieces, and Philharmonic, who play more modern pieces. Both groups have joined for pieces during the Fall, Winter, and Spring concerts.

Results

School Year Concert Judge 1 Concert Judge 2 Concert Judge 3 Concert Overall Score Concert Program Sight-reading Judge 1 Sight-reading Judge 2 Sight-reading Judge 3 Sight-reading Overall Score Director
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13 2 1 1 1 Suite for Strings Op. 40 (Holberg Suite) (Grieg)
Baltic Dance (Mosier)
Irish Legend (Kerr/Newbold)
1 1 2 1 Diana Frazier
2013-14 1 2 2 2 Symphony No. 1 in D, Mvt. 2 (Mahler/Dackow)
Capriol Suite (Warlock)
St. Paul Suite (Holst)
2 2 1 2 Diana Frazier

Traditions[edit]

Title[edit]

Title is the name of a short piece of music written by the first Director of Bands, Timothy Grange. The piece is in the key of B-flat; it consists of two sets of two measures which are played simultaneously or separately and repeated continuously at various dynamics while the football team is on defense. Title is extremely popular among the student body and is often played over speakers in the school cafeteria on the day of a big varsity football game.

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Extracurricular activities[edit]

Honor societies[22][edit]

Clubs[22][edit]

Feeder patterns[edit]

Clear Springs High School's approved attendance boundaries have been in effect since fall 2007.[23]

Elementary schools[24][edit]

  • Bauerschlag
  • Gilmore
  • Hall
  • League City
  • Ross
  • Greene (partial)
  • Landolt (partial)

Intermediate schools[25][edit]

  • Creekside
  • Brookside (partial)
  • Victory Lakes (partial)
  • League City (WAVE program)
  • Seabrook (Science Magnet program)

In-District Transfers Students living within the Clear Creek Independent School District zoning boundaries, but not within the Clear Springs High School zoning boundaries, can apply for an In-District Transfer to be able to attend Clear Springs High School. Transfers must be approved by District Officials and may be granted for the following reasons:

  • Transportation Conflicts
  • Culinary Arts Program
  • Engineering Program
  • Sports
  • Dance/ Drill Team
  • Band and Other Fine Arts

Transfers will be granted based on the individual student and can be revoked if the student presents a problem to their new campus.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clear Creek ISD Campus Improvement Plan 2014-2015" (PDF). Clear Creek ISD. Retrieved 22 Aug 2015. 
  2. ^ "Clear Springs High School Administration". Clear Springs High School. Clear Creek ISD. Retrieved 22 Aug 2015. 
  3. ^ "Clear Creek ISD Historical Bond and Capital Purchases" (PDF). Clear Creek ISD. 16 Sep 2012. Retrieved 22 Aug 2015. 
  4. ^ "Clear Creek ISD Campus Improvement Plan 2014-2015" (PDF). Clear Creek ISD. Retrieved 22 Aug 2015. 
  5. ^ "Clear Springs High School". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "CCISD 2014-2015 High School Educational Planning Guide" (PDF). 
  7. ^ a b "Clear Springs a big winner at Tommy Tune Awards". Chron.com. The Houston Chronicle. April 22, 2014. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ http://www.tuts.com/Education/TommyTuneAwards/tabid/94/Default.aspx
  9. ^ http://www.tuts.com/Education/TommyTuneAwards/2014TommyTuneAwardWinners/tabid/711/Default.aspx
  10. ^ http://www.nhsmta.com/
  11. ^ "Theatre Under the Stars Announces Winners for the 14th Annual Tommy Tune Awards" (PDF). Theatre Under The Stars. 20 April 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  12. ^ http://www.uilforms.com/regions/17/
  13. ^ uilforms.com
  14. ^ "2008 UIL Region 17 HS Band Concert & Sightreading Contest Results". UIL/TMEA Region 17. 15 April 2008. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "2009 UIL Region 17 HS Band Concert & Sightreading Contest Results". UIL/TMEA Region 17. 15 April 2009. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "2010 UIL Region 17 HS Band Concert & Sightreading Contest Results". UIL/TMEA Region 17. 14 April 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  17. ^ "2011 UIL Region 17 HS Band Concert & Sightreading Contest Results". UIL/TMEA Region 17. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  18. ^ "2012 UIL Region 17 HS Band Concert & Sightreading Contest Results". UIL/TMEA Region 17. 10 April 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  19. ^ "2013 UIL Region 17 HS Band Concert & Sightreading Contest Results". UIL/TMEA Region 17. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  20. ^ "2014 UIL Region 17 HS Band Concert & Sightreading Contest Results". UIL/TMEA Region 17. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  21. ^ "2015 UIL Region 17 HS Band Concert & Sightreading Contest Results". UIL/TMEA Region 17. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  22. ^ a b http://ccisd.net/docs/default-source/clear-springs-high-school-documents-/cshs-2013-2014-clubs-and-organization-listings.pdf?sfvrsn=2
  23. ^ http://www.ccisd.net/community_05/district_committees/listing/sbac.html
  24. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  25. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 

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