Clear Springs High School

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Coordinates: 29°29′58″N 95°08′33″W / 29.4994°N 95.1425°W / 29.4994; -95.1425

Clear Springs High School
Clear Springs High School (League City, Texas).jpg
Address
501 Palomino Lane

,
77573

United States
Information
TypePublic High School
Established2007
School districtClear Creek Independent School District
SuperintendentGreg Smith
CEEB code444-082
PrincipalMichael Houston
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,616 (2016-17)[1]
LanguageEnglish
School colour(s)               Blue, Black, Silver
SongClear Springs Alma Mater
Title
AthleticsUIL 6A
Athletics conferenceUIL Region III District 24-6A
SportsFootball
Wrestling
Soccer
Baseball
Volleyball
Cross Country
Water Polo
Tennis
Golf
Mascot"Lightning"
Team nameChargers
RivalClear Creek High School
AccreditationsExemplary
NewspaperMane Street Standard
YearbookThe Frontline
Communities servedLeague City
Friendswood
Music RegionUIL/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.[2]

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 #1834 nationally.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2014-2015 school year, the demographic breakdown of the 2,468 students enrolled was as follows:[3]

  • 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 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked the school 165th in Texas based on college readiness and state exam scores.[4]

Advanced Placement (AP)[edit]

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

Courses[5]

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.

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 Kaile Guidry. 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.

Orchestra[edit]

The Charger Orchestra is headed by Diana Frazier, and has a full orchestra of violins, violas, cellos, and basses as of the academic year of 2017-2018. There are four groups: Chamber I and II, who play more classical pieces, and Philharmonic, who play more modern pieces, and Concert, the beginning group. Both Chamber I and II have joined for pieces during the Fall, Winter, and Spring concerts.

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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  <<
   \new Staff {\clef "treble" \key bes \major  g2~ g8 g16 a bes8 f ees2. f4 }
   \new Staff {\clef "treble" \key bes \major r8 d'16 d d c bes g bes4 d8 r8 r bes16 g bes8 f' ees2 }
  >>
}

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Honor societies[6][edit]

Clubs[6][edit]

Feeder patterns[edit]

Clear Springs High School's approved attendance boundaries have been in effect since fall 2007.[7]

Elementary schools[8][edit]

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

Intermediate schools[9][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.

Notable alumni[edit]

Sports[edit]

  • Marcus Johnson: wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, including when they won Super Bowl LII (2018). He played college football at the University of Texas.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CLEAR SPRINGS H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Clear Creek ISD Historical Bond and Capital Purchases" (PDF). Clear Creek ISD. 16 Sep 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 September 2013. Retrieved 22 Aug 2015.
  3. ^ "Clear Creek ISD Campus Improvement Plan 2014-2015" (PDF). Clear Creek ISD. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 22 Aug 2015.
  4. ^ "Clear Springs High School". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  5. ^ "CCISD 2014-2015 High School Educational Planning Guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-01.
  6. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-04. Retrieved 2014-09-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-02-11. Retrieved 2006-11-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2008-09-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2008-09-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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