Kingwood High School

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Kingwood High School
KingwoodHighSchoolHoustonTX.jpg
Address
2701 Kingwood Drive
Kingwood, Texas 77339
United States
Information
Funding type Public
Motto "Learning for all...whatever it takes."
Established 1979
School district Humble Independent School District
Principal Ted Landry
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,733
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)                Navy blue, Columbia blue, and white
Nickname Mustangs
Newspaper The Kingwood Courier
Yearbook Hoofprints
Website

Kingwood High School is a Humble Independent School District secondary school located in the Kingwood community of Houston, Texas, United States. Ted Landry has been principal since May 29, 2012.

Kingwood was designated a National Blue Ribbon School in 1984,[1] and it has received the Lone Star Cup five times (1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2005). Its feeder schools are Creekwood Middle School and Riverwood Middle School.

History[edit]

Kingwood High School opened in the fall of 1979 under Principal Andy Wells. Since then, the school has undergone numerous additions and renovations, including a three-year project completed December 2008. Prior to fall 2007, 9th graders attended an adjacent campus at 4015 Woodland Hills Drive. This campus which was renovated is now called Kingwood Park High School and is its own independent high school.

Student life[edit]

In 1999 Dewan wrote that the school was "the type of place where if you make the first cut for the softball team, the coach might give you a locker and instructions to change who your friends are and how you dress before the second cut."[2]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Good extracurricular activities, including a multitude of clubs, good athletics, and well rounded performing arts. Many extracurricular activities at Kingwood have been very successful in both state and nationwide competitions. The school's Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps unit was established in 2009.[3]

Performing arts[edit]

Performing arts at KHS include the Kingwood Mighty Mustang Military Marching Band, along with the programs of the KHS Theater Department, Orchestra, and Choir.

Athletics[edit]

The Mustangs have won 31 team state championships and 5 national championships (boys' swimming and diving: 1993, 1994, 2006 and Boys' Cross Country: 1994, 1996, 2001).

State championships for the Mustangs in sports include the following:

  • Boys' basketball: 2005
  • Boys' baseball: 2005
  • Boys' cross-country: 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002[4]
  • Boys' swimming and diving: 1993, 1994, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009
  • Boys' Track and Field: 2014
  • Girls' Soccer: 1995, 1999[5]
  • Girls' Swimming and Diving: 1994, 2004, 2010, 2011
  • Girls' Cross-Country: 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2010[6]
  • Girls' Lacrosse: 2006, 2013
  • Boys' Golf Individual - 1992

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982–1983 Through 1999–2002 (PDF)
  2. ^ Dewan, Shaila. "Nice Girls With Guns." Houston Press. Thursday December 16, 1999. Retrieved on February 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "Kingwood High establishes Navy JROTC." Houston Chronicle. Thursday January 15, 2009. Retrieved on February 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "UIL Cross-Country". UIL. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "UIL Girls Soccer". UIL. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "UIL Cross-Country". UIL. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  7. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mem/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/CoachPastnerBio.pdf
  8. ^ Scout.com: Travis Swanson Profile
  9. ^ "Nic Wise Biography". University of Arizona. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  10. ^ "The Baseball Cube". Players. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Ryan Jorgensen Statistics and History". Retrieved 2016-02-19. 
  12. ^ "About Mindy Finn". 
  13. ^ Morgon, Kim. "He's Making his mark in NYC". Houston Chronicle. 
  14. ^ "The Powell Brothers". The Powell Brothers. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 

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