Northside High School (Houston)

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Northside High School

Northside High School, formerly Jefferson Davis High School, is a secondary school located at 1101 Quitman in the Near Northside neighborhood of Northside, Houston, Texas with a ZIP code of 77009. The school was previously named after Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederate States of America, [1]

The school, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Houston Independent School District. The mascot of Northside is the Panther.[2]

The school also has a Hotel and Restaurant Management magnet program.

The HISD board voted to give the school its current name in 2016.[3]

History[edit]

In 1993, project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams) was founded at Davis High. The program provides scholarships to students as incentive to complete high school and enroll in college.[4]

Neighborhoods served by Northside[edit]

Northside High School serves[5] Near Northside, Northside Village, Irvington, Lindale Park, a portion of the Fifth Ward,[6] and most of Downtown Houston. The school also serves Irvington Place, a public housing unit and Fulton Village, a mixed-income unit.

Student body[edit]

During the 2006-2007 school year, 1,577 students were enrolled at Davis.[7]

About 85% of the students were Hispanic American, and 12% of the students were African American. Also, 2% of the students were White American. Less than one percent of the students were Asian American. Less than one percent of the students was Native American. About 80% of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

In 2015 the Mariachi Pantera had 28 students. It travels out of state. The Pantera had issues with lack of interest in 2014 but had recovered the following year.[8]

Feeder patterns[edit]

Elementary schools feeding into Davis include:[9]

Partial:

All of Marshall Middle School's attendance zone is within the Davis High School attendance zone.[22]

Middle schools that have portions of their attendance boundaries zoned to Davis include:

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://abc13.com/education/hisd-approves-name-changes-for-seven-schools/1336016/
  2. ^ "Jefferson Davis High School". Houston Independent School District. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  3. ^ Clemons, Tracy. "HISD approves name changes for seven schools" (Archive). KTRK-TV. Thursday May 12, 2016. Retrieved on May 21, 2016.
  4. ^ Radcliffe, Jennifer (2006-07-01). "Project GRAD Facing More Challenges". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  5. ^ "Northside High School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  6. ^ Fifth Ward, Houston from the Handbook of Texas Online Retrieved on June 25, 2009.
  7. ^ "Jefferson Davis High School" (PDF). Houston Independent School District Profiles 2006-2007. Houston Independent School District. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  8. ^ Alvarez, Olivia Flores. "Meet the 2015 MasterMinds Winners: A Historian, an Artist and a Student Mariachi Orchestra." Houston Press. Tuesday January 20, 2015. Retrieved on January 25, 2015.
  9. ^ "Davis High School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  10. ^ "Looscan Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  11. ^ "C. Martinez Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  12. ^ "Ross Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  13. ^ "Blackshear Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  14. ^ "Crawford Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  15. ^ "Crockett Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  16. ^ "Gregory-Lincoln Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  17. ^ "Herrera Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  18. ^ "Jefferson Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  19. ^ "Ketelsen Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  20. ^ "Ross Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  21. ^ "Travis Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  22. ^ "Marshall Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  23. ^ "Burbank Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  24. ^ "Fleming Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  25. ^ "Gregory-Lincoln Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  26. ^ "Key Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  27. ^ Frank Carswell Statistics and History. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  28. ^ a b c d e f g "Distinguished HISD Alumni." Houston Independent School District

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Coordinates: 29°47′00″N 95°21′31″W / 29.78342°N 95.3585°W / 29.78342; -95.3585