Clements High School

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Coordinates: 29°34′27″N 95°37′58″W / 29.5741°N 95.6327°W / 29.5741; -95.6327

Clements High School
ClementsSugarLandTX..jpg
Location
4200 Elkins Dr.
First Colony
Sugar Land, Texas

United States
Information
Type Public
Established 1983
School district Fort Bend ISD
Principal David Yaffie[1]
Faculty 222
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,645 (Spring 2012)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Columbia blue, Navy blue, and White               
Magnet Partial: Foreign languages
Nickname Rangers
Accreditation SACS, TEA
2011 TEA Rating Exemplary
Website

William P. Clements High School, more commonly known as Clements High School, is a public high school in First Colony and in Sugar Land within the U.S. state of Texas that is named after former Texas governor Bill Clements, and is a part of the Fort Bend Independent School District. The school serves most of First Colony,[2][3] and a portion of Telfair.[4]

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Map of Sugar Land, Texas

Clements High School has been recognized by Texas Monthly magazine in its list of the top of the southern high schools in the state of Texas. In US News magazine's 2015 ranking of United States high schools, Clements was ranked 666th out of 27,000 high schools nationwide. [1]. Clements also has been named the 5th best school in Houston by the Houston Press for the 2005–2006 school year. The school has also been rated the 3rd highest high school in 2007 tied with High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in the Houston region by the nonprofit organization Children at Risk [2]. In 2010 and 2011, Clements High School was rated Exemplary.

History[edit]

Clements was occupied in 1983.[5] The school was named after William P. Clements. In 2009, Lee Crews, former head principal of both First Colony Middle School and Quail Valley Middle School, was named head principal of Clements. In 2011, Kenneth Gregorski, formerly of Crockett Middle School, was named head principal. In 2013, David Yaffie, formerly of Baines Middle School, was named head principal. He previously served as assistant principal in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Academics[edit]

Over 98% of all the students at Clements passed the TAKS exam in 2003. Clements was also number 373 on the National Best High School List by Challenge Index. Recently, in 2014, Clements has been ranked number 10 on the Best Math and Science High Schools in the Houston-Area list, and was listed as number 3 on the Best High Schools in the Houston-Arealist. The class of 2000 and 2004 had the most National Merit Semi-Finalists in school history with 43. The class of 2003 had 42 national merit semi-finalists. [3] In 2007, there were 23 National Merit Semi-Finalists, 21 of which were National Merit Finalists, 30 National Merit Commended students, and 3 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars. In 2007 Clements High School had more PSAT National Merit Semi-Finalists than any other school within a hundred and fifty mile radius. The majority of the students ranked above average on the SAT administered by the College Board and attend community colleges in state [4]. The average 2011 SAT scores were [5] Critical Reading 559, Mathematics 608, and Writing 573. Clements is often recognized as one of the best high schools in the state of Texas, and has been ranked "Exemplary" by the Texas Education Agency for over 15 years.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Clements High School hosted Texas French Symposium in 2011.[6] The Clements High School Band is very successful. The concert bands consistently win sweepstakes in UIL concert season. The marching band advances to the UIL State Marching Contest every year eligible and places very well in marching contests across the state.

Clements participated in the 2016 National Science Bowl, finishing in third place with an all freshman team.

Clements has the largest number of degrees in the National Speech and Debate Association East Texas District, making it a prominent speech and debate school. The school has gotten first at the Texas Forensic Association State Tournament in Congressional Debate in 2013 and in Public Forum Debate in 2015. In 2016, Clements was the runner up in Lincoln Douglas Debate at the Tournament of Champions.

Feeder patterns[edit]

The following elementary schools [6] feed into Clements [7]:

  • Colony Bend
  • Austin Parkway (partial)
  • Colony Meadows
  • Commonwealth (partial)
  • Settlers Way (partial)
  • Cornerstone

The following middle schools [8] feed into Clements:

  • Fort Settlement (partial)
  • First Colony (partial)
  • Sartartia (partial)

Demographics[edit]

As of Spring 2015:[7]

  • American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.43%
  • Asian 48.76%
  • Black/African American 6.68%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.12%
  • White 30.14%
  • Hispanic or Latino 11.28%
  • 2 or more races 2.59%

Notable alumni[edit]

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