Humble High School

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Humble High School
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Humble High's campus, at 1700 Wilson Rd.
Address
1700 Wilson Road
Humble, TX 77338
United States
Information
Funding type Public
Opened 1965
School district Humble Independent School District
Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Celania-Fagen
Principal Donna Ulrich
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,615 (2014-15)[1]
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)           Purple & White
Mascot Wildcat
Rival Kingwood Park High School
Newspaper The Pride
Yearbook The Wildcat
Website

Humble High School is a secondary school in the Humble Independent School District in Humble, Texas, United States.

Humble High School (HHS), which teaches grades 9 through 12, serves the city of Humble, the Moonshine Hill area of Houston, and unincorporated communities north of Beltway 8. The campus serves the entire Humble area and the western part of Atascocita. In 2016, a portion of the upstairs main building was refurbushed for the rezoning of Quest Early College High School (QECHS) completely independent from HHS.

History[edit]

Before 1918, students attended a single building, the Humble School, which housed grades 1-11. The first high school graduates in Humble graduated from this school in 1911.

The first school building, Humble High School, opened in 1918 on Higgins Avenue.[2] In 1929, it was relocated to a new building, next door, as Charles Bender High School.

It became Humble High School again and moved to its present location at 1700 Wilson Road, in 1965.[3] The original Charles Bender High School building still stands on Higgins Avenue. The original 1918 Humble High School building was demolished in 1955.

Until 2007, ninth grade students attended the Humble Ninth Grade Campus, adjacent to the Humble High campus at 1131 Wilson Road. That building was refurbished into Ross Sterling Middle School in 2007, and the ninth graders moved into the newly completed freshman annex at the high school.

Student enrollment[edit]

Before the opening of Atascocita High School in 2006, HHS had a population of over 5,000 students. Clearly overcrowded, AHS was opened to meet the large population growth in the Atascocita area. Continued growth in the southern portion of the district led to the opening of Summer Creek High School in 2009. This caused Humble to be reclassified as a 4A school by the UIL in 2010 with a fall 2010 enrollment of 1,651 students.[4][5]

Renovation[edit]

Humble High School before the renovation

After the opening of AHS, Humble High School underwent a major makeover in 2007. The school was reformatted with six houses (similar to format used by AHS) to give students more personalized attention. Renovations also allowed HHS to comply with the Texas Education Agency's standards for class size. Bond funds paid for a new two-story classroom wing to replace the 40-year-old classroom wing. The school gained 15 science classrooms, three teaching theaters, seven business labs, practice areas for dance and drill team, and a new black box theater. Throughout the school, there is new carpet and paint. New electrical, plumbing and air-conditioning systems were installed. In total, 103,000 square feet (9,600 m2) was added and 355,000 square feet (33,000 m2) was renovated.

Music[edit]

Marching Band[edit]

Years Received Superior Ratings at UIL Region Marching Band Contest[edit]

  • 2004 (region 19)
  • 2005 (region 19)
  • 2006 (region 19)
  • 2017 (region 33)

Years Advanced to UIL Prelims Area Marching Band Contest[edit]

  • 2017 (region E)

Special programs[edit]

Languages[edit]

Humble High School offers language courses including Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Although German was offered in the past, after a decrease in interest, the course was removed from the curriculum.

Only Spanish and French are offered at the IB level, with AP courses being taught in Spanish and French as well.

International Baccalaureate[edit]

The International Baccalaureate program was introduced to Humble High in the beginning of the 2007-2008 year, after interviewing applicants a year earlier. The 2009 class was the first IB students to graduate from Humble High School with an IB diploma.[6]

Other programs[edit]

Besides IB, the school offers AVID,[7] a program designed to aid and prepare economically disadvantaged and academically top-generation honors students from middle to high school into college.

Humble High is the only high school in Humble ISD to offer a cosmetology course.[8][9]

Notable alumni[edit]

Feeder patterns[edit]

Elementary schools that feed into Humble High School include:[15]

Middle schools that feed into Humble High School include:

  • Humble Middle School[23]
  • Ross Sterling Middle School[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Humble H S". Retrieved September 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ Meaux, Robert (2011). History of the Schools in Humble ISD. 
  3. ^ http://www.humbleisd.net/22672034101654880/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=80706
  4. ^ http://www.uiltexas.org/files/alignments/fb-bb-4a-2010.pd
  5. ^ http://www.humbleisd.net/22672034101654880/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=80706
  6. ^ "International Baccalaureate / Welcome". www.humbleisd.net. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  7. ^ http://www.humbleisd.net/Domain/5645
  8. ^ http://www.humble.k12.tx.us/domain/6
  9. ^ http://www.ourtribune.com/article.php?id=8612
  10. ^ Houston Cougars bio
  11. ^ Kansas City Chiefs bio Archived January 9, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ http://staatalent.com/headlines/uh-sports-voice-branham-adding-sports-radio-610-resume/
  13. ^ "Official Website Don Jeanes". Official Website Don Jeanes. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  14. ^ Jeanes, Don. "Don Jeanes". IMDb. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "ATTENDANCE AREAS IN HUMBLE ISD Archived 2007-11-06 at the Wayback Machine.," Humble Independent School District
  16. ^ "Jack M. Fields Sr. Elementary / Overview". www.humbleisd.net. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  17. ^ "Humble Elementary / Overview". www.humbleisd.net. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  18. ^ "Lakeland Elementary / Overview". www.humbleisd.net. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  19. ^ "North Belt Elementary / Overview". www.humbleisd.net. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  20. ^ "River Pines Elementary / Overview". www.humbleisd.net. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  21. ^ "Park Lakes Elementary / Overview". www.humbleisd.net. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  22. ^ "Whispering Pines Elementary / Overview". www.humbleisd.net. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  23. ^ "Humble Middle School / Overview". www.humbleisd.net. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  24. ^ "Ross Sterling Middle School / Overview". www.humbleisd.net. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 

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