George Bush High School
|George Bush High School|
|6707 FM 1464 Road
Richmond, TX, Fort Bend
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||Fort Bend Independent School District|
|2011 TEA Rating||Academically Acceptable|
George Bush High School is a fully accredited public high school located in unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas, serving students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Fort Bend Independent School District and serves several areas of unincorporated Fort Bend County, including Mission Bend. The high school is named after the forty-first president of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush, who attended the school's inauguration. The school colors are orange, white, and navy blue. The average annual enrollment is approximately 2,200 students.
George Bush High School was established in 2001 in order to help educate the increasing population of Richmond, Texas. George Bush is a member of the University Interscholastic League and offers a variety of sports programs. Athletic teams compete in the 5A division and are known as the "Bush Broncos". Extracurricular activities are also offered in the form of performing arts, school publications, and clubs. Notable alumni of the school include NFL lineman Russell Okung.
George Bush High School was established on August 16, 2001 in order to help educate the increasing population of Richmond, TX. There was no senior class in the inaugural year. The sophomore and junior class consisted of students from Kempner High School and Austin High School.
George Bush High School operates on a 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. schedule, which includes two lunch periods. Class scheduling is organized into seven classes which students attend every day.
The Broncos are members of the University Interscholastic League and are classified as a 5A school, the second largest classification in Texas. Throughout its history, George Bush has won one state championship, boys' basketball in 2010. Several graduates have gone on to have successful collegiate and professional athletic careers, most notably NFL lineman Russell Okung and MLB infielder Anthony Rendon, both of whom were drafted sixth overall in their respective leagues.
In 2010, the boys' basketball team advanced to state tournament for the first time in the school's history. The team went through the playoffs undefeated and eventually won the state championship with a 65-58 win over Lakeview Centennial High School, marking the first athletic state championship in the school's history. Victor Olaniyan led the team, with 42 points
The George Bush High School Jazz Band was created in the 2009-2010 school year, directed by Larry Allen. The jazz band is an after school only program, with no class, or funding. The jazz band recently went to the TMEA UIL Solo and Ensemble on February 19. 2010 and received a I rating on their song Groove Maker by Jeff Taylor.
- 9th Grade Academy
- Academic Decathlon
- Art Club
- Chess Club
- Color Guard
- Criminal Justice Club
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Future Farmers of America
- Filipino American Student Organization
- French Club
- History Club
- Illusions Dance Team
- Math Club
- Mu Alpha Theta
- National Art Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- National English Honor Society
- Pan American Students Forum
- Science Club
- Spanish Club
- Students Council
- Technology Student Association
- Theatrix Drama Club
- Tri-M Music Honor Society
- Youth Expanding Service
The following elementary schools feed into Bush:
- Mission Bend
- Arizona Fleming
- Jordan (partial)
- Mission Glen
- Mission West
The following middle schools feed into Bush:
- Hodges Bend (partial)
- Russell Okung, NFL player for the Seattle Seahawks, 6th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft
- Emmanuel Ogbah NFL player for the Cleveland Browns
- Kelly Oubre Jr., NBA player for the Washington Wizards, current Small Forward
- Anthony Rendon, MLB player for Washington Nationals
- Chamberlain Oguchi, Basketball olympic basketball team member for Nigeria
- Humair Khan, MD Ophthalmology, Cornea & Refractive Surgery United States
- "FBISD History". Fort Bend Independent School District. Retrieved 2008-09-09.