Crosby High School (Texas)

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Crosby High School
14703 FM 2100
Crosby, Texas 77532

United States
Type Public high school
School district Crosby Independent School District
Principal Terry Perkins
Faculty 94.2 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 1,700[1] (2008-09)
Student to teacher ratio 10.9[1]
Color(s)           Red & White
Mascot Cougar
Newspaper The Cougarpolitan
Yearbook The Catamount

Crosby High School is a public high school in Crosby, Texas. Approximately 1,700 students are enrolled in grades 9 through 12.

Crosby High School is located off FM 2100, approximately 35 miles northeast of Downtown Houston. It serves the Crosby Independent School District. Crosby ISD built a new high school campus that opened fall of 2016. Current administration includes Principal Terry Perkins.

2011 School Accountability Rating: Met standard.[2]

Although Crosby High School met the existing 2016 standard, under the new Texas Education Agency letter grade rankings set to debut in 2018, Crosby High School received 3 - D's and 1 - F in the following areas, Student Achievement (D), Student Progress (D), Closing Performance Gaps (D) and Postsecondary Readiness (F).[3]

Crosby High School has been noticeably receiving state-wide attention due to the 5A football team making it to the state semi-finals during the 2014-15 school year. The Crosby High School military marching band also made it to state during the 2015-16 school year.

Football is high on the list of priorities at Crosby High School. This is evidenced by the fact that the Head Football Coach, Jeff Riordan is paid more than the Principal. Jeff Riordan's salary was $117,896, while the Principal, Terry Perkins' salary was only $113,000.[4]


In 2000 Rudolph Thomas, the principal, resigned from his position. Deborah Frank, an assistant principal, became the new principal.[5]


13 Pre-AP classes[edit]

Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English I, English II, World Geography, World History, Spanish I, Spanish II, and Spanish III

13 AP classes[edit]

Calculus AB, Statistics, English III Language and Composition, English IV Literature and Composition, European History, United States History, United States Government and Politics, Macroeconomics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics C: Mechanics, Environmental Science, Spanish IV: Spanish Language

Dual credit classes[edit]

Dual credit classes with San Jacinto College North and Lee College.

Dual credit programs: CTE (Career and Technology Education), MECA (Modified Early College Academy), professional certifications.

Recent achievements[when?][edit]

Recent[when?] academic achievements include 14 straight UIL Academic District Championships in Cross Examination Debate, an appearance with two teams in the quarterfinals UIL Cross Examination 4A State in 2005 and Finishing as UIL State CX Debate Champions in 2002 and 2007 (taking first and third in 2007). The debate team finished 10th at the National Forensic League National Tournament, a tournament with a qualification process involving more than 1,000 teams nationwide, as well as qualifying for the Tournament of Champions for the second time in its history. In 2008 the debate team placed second at UIL State and had another team ranked in the top 16.

The 2008 Catamount yearbook received a Gold Medal Rating from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, ranking among the top yearbooks in the nation. To receive a Gold rating, publications must score in the 92nd percentile among all yearbooks. The Catamount also received All-Columbian Honors in two categories, ranking in the top 95%. Along with the Gold Medal rating, the Catamount has been named as one of the top yearbooks published by Walsworth Publishing Company and featured in a book of top designs to be distributed around the nation. The Catamount staff was featured on nine pages.

The 2010 UIL Journalism team was named an All State Journalism Team, with one, Kenny Chilton, seizing the Silver Medal for UIL Editorial Writing in The State of Texas.

The 2011-2011 UIL Journalism team was named Conference AAAA State Champion team.

The Theatre Department at CHS has advanced to the Area round of UIL One Act Play for the past eight years, winning acting and tech awards along the way.


The Crosby High School "Big Red Machine" is under the Direction of Kevin Knight, assisted by Michael Lehew and Laura Seale.This band is composed of over 120 dedicated musicians that have a historical record of success at UIL music contests. Over 50 medals from the Region 19 UIL Solo & Ensemble Festival are brought home each year. Locally, several students make the annual Region Honor Bands and advance to Area tryouts. Several students also advance to the UIL State Solo & Ensemble Contest. In the 2011-2012 school year, the band brought home the 1st Place Gold Award as the top high school band in the Heritage Festivals Competition, held in Anaheim, California.

In both the 2012 and 2013 Region 19 UIL Marching Contests, the Crosby High School Band was one of the few that earned straight "Division 1" ratings from all adjudicators. This advanced them to the 2013 Area F Marching Contest.

For the 2013 Spring UIL Stage Contest, all four bands from Crosby Middle School & Crosby High School earned straight Division 1 Ratings.


  • District 19-4A
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Military Marching Band: "The Big Red Machine"
  • Powerlifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Clubs and activities[edit]

  • Anime Club
  • Band
  • Broadcast
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess Club
  • Choir
  • Coleen Walker Relays
  • Cougar Stars Dance Team
  • Cougar's Crest
  • CSU
  • Debate
  • DECA
  • Drama
  • FCA
  • FFA
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Hispanic Teen Leadership
  • Journalism
  • Army JROTC
  • LEO Club
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Math Mu Alpha Theta
  • English National Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
  • Prom Committee
  • Science National Honor Society
  • Science Olympiad
  • Student Council
  • Team Leadership
  • UIL Academics
  • Yearbook
  • Young Mentor's Association
  • Table Tennis

Notable alumni[edit]