Klein High School

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Klein High School
Klein ISD Klein High School.jpg
16715 Stuebner Airline
Klein, Texas 77379
United States
Coordinates 30°01′08″N 95°31′27″W / 30.018958°N 95.524129°W / 30.018958; -95.524129Coordinates: 30°01′08″N 95°31′27″W / 30.018958°N 95.524129°W / 30.018958; -95.524129
Type public high school
Motto Together, We Make the Difference.
Established 1938
School district Klein Independent School District
Principal Jessica Haddox
Faculty 228.7 FTEs[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 3,885 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 17.0:1[1]
Campus suburban area
Color(s)      Blue and
Athletics conference UIL Class 6A
Newspaper The Bearchat
Yearbook Reimagine (2017)

Klein High School is a public high school located in Klein, Texas, United States, located approximately 30 miles (48 km) from Downtown Houston. It serves grades 9-12 in the Klein Independent School District.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 3,885 students and 228.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 17.0:1. There were 847 students (21.8% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 240 (6.2% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]


In July 1928, five common school districts in the area were consolidated into Rural High School District Number One. The new district's high school building was located at what is now 7200 Spring-Cypress Road, between Kuykendahl Road and Stuebner Airline Road. This building is now behind the district's central office building. In 1938, Rural High School District Number One became Klein Independent School District, and its high school became Klein High School. [2] The high school moved to its current location in 1963.

The old main building of Klein High School was demolished in 2010 to make way for construction of a completely new facility that will replace all existing buildings. All construction was completed by December 2014. Plans for the new campus are online (see reference).[3]

In 2017 areas of the Klein Collins High School zone west of Kuykendahl Road will be rezoned to Klein High, and areas of the Klein Forest High School zone between Cypress Creek and Farm to Market Road 1960 will be rezoned to Klein High.[4]


Klein was the first high school established in the Klein Independent School District. It is accredited by the Texas Education Agency and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[citation needed] 93% of the 2006 graduating class planned on attending college, receiving over $7 million in college scholarships.[5]

Sports and other activities[edit]

Klein High School competes in district 15-6A along with Klein Oak, Klein Collins, and Klein Forest.

State championships[edit]

  • Boys Soccer: 1997,[6] 1999,[7] 2005[8]
  • Baseball: 1998[9]
  • Tennis: 1982-83, 1989-90 [10]
  • Chess Team: 2002[11]


The Klein High School cheerleaders Nationals Team earned a national championship at the 2006 NCA Senior and Junior High School National Championships in the Medium Varsity division,[12] and also won a specialty award for Best Use of Jumps in the routine.[13] The 2007 NCA National Championship was preceded by a regional title at the Texas Lone Star Classic and a state championship at the Texas State Championships for Division 5A schools.[14] The cheerleading team has earned six national titles at the NCA competition in the last 19 years [12] including Grand Champions in 2000.[13]


The Klein High School full orchestra was named the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) honor orchestra for 2007-2008, the fourth time that the full orchestra was honored.[15] It won similar honors in 1998, 2001, and 2003.[16] In 2016-17, the school was chosen as the string honor orchestra.[17][15]

The Wind Symphony was one of five National Wind Band winner in 2008 in Class AAAAA.[18]


In 2010, a Klein junior varsity team finished first at the Harvard National Debate Tournament.[19]

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Class Year Notability Reference
Sylvester Turner 1973 Member of Texas House of Representatives, Mayor of Houston [20]
Chris George 1998 Gold medalist with 2000 USA Olympic Baseball Team in Sydney, Australia [21]
Mike Green 1996 Football player for Tennessee Titans [22]
Kendra Scott 1992 Jewelry designer [23]
Derek Webb 1992 Musician in Caedmon's Call (and solo artist) [24]
Lyle Lovett 1975 Musician, 4-time Grammy Award winner [25]
Sloan Thomas 2000 Football player, Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks [26]
Laura Wilkinson 1996 Diver, 2004 World Cup and 2000 Olympic platform gold medalist [27]
Ashton Youboty 2003 Football player, 3rd round draft pick by NFL's Buffalo Bills [28]
Matthew Bomer 1996 Actor, White Collar [28]
Ben Rappaport 2004 Actor, Outsourced [28]
Sherry Stringfield 1985 Actress, ER [29]
David Murphy 2000 Major League Baseball player for Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers [30]
Lee Pace 1997 Actor, Pushing Daisies, The Hobbit, Halt and Catch Fire [29]
Kevin Adams 1980 Theatre designer, 3-time Tony Award winner [31]
Lynn Collins 1994 Actress, theatre and movies [32]
Kovid Gupta 2006 Screenwriter and author, Kingdom of The Soap Queen: The Story of Balaji Telefilms [33]
Trey Edward Shults 2007 Screenwriter and director, Krisha and It Comes at Night
Randy Bullock 2008 Football player for Texas A&M Aggies, Houston Texans, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cincinnati Bengals [34]
Joey Banes Football player for Indianapolis Colts [35]
Eric Rowe 2011 Football player for New England Patriots [36]
Farrah Moan 2011 Drag queen, contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race [37]


  1. ^ a b c d School data for Klein H S, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ [1] Archived May 5, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  4. ^ Blanchard, Sarah (2015-12-15). "Rezoning plans continue for Klein ISD". The Spring Observer at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-04-18.  - The fifth high school is Klein Cain
  5. ^ Klein High School profile 2006-2007 Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "UIL State Champion Archives". uiltexas.org. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "UIL State Champion Archives". uiltexas.org. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "UIL State Soccer Tournament". uiltexas.org. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "UIL State Champion Archives". uiltexas.org. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "UIL Team Tennis State Champions". uil100.org. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "Chess team hopes to make the right moves at nationals". chron.com. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "Klein High cheer squad nabs first place at competition". Houston Chronicle. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  13. ^ a b [Fox Sports Network April 4, 2008]
  14. ^ Spring/Klein/Tomball Sports January 8, 2008
  15. ^ a b Honor Orchestra History, Texas Music Educators Association. Accessed January 2, 2017.
  16. ^ "Klein High orchestra honored". Houston Chronicle. 3 August 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  17. ^ Mast, Monte. "Shout-out: Klein HS Orchestra Best in State", Klein School District, October 28, 2016. Accessed January 2, 2017. "Congratulations to the Klein High School Chamber Orchestra and directors Creston Herron and Tanatchaya Chanphanitpornkit for being named as the Texas Music Educators Association 2016-17 Honor String Orchestra. This honor is equivalent to being named state champion."
  18. ^ 2008 National Wind Band Honors Project Results National Winners, The Foundation for Music Education. Accessed January 2, 2017.
  19. ^ "Klein Independent School District". Kleinisd.net. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  20. ^ "Texas House of Representatives : Representative Turner, Sylvester". House.state.tx.us. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  21. ^ "Chris George: Biography and Career Highlights | orioles.com: Players". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  22. ^ "NFL Players". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  23. ^ Sewing, Joy. "Jewelry designer Kendra Scott opens two new stores", Houston Chronicle, November 16, 2012. Accessed March 20, 2017. "Scott has nostalgic feeling about Houston. A native of Kenosha, Wis., she moved with her family to Houston at age 16 and graduated from Klein High School, home of the Bearkats, she said, proudly."
  24. ^ "I Was Wrong, I'm Sorry & I Love You (Acoustic)". Derekwebb.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  25. ^ Saxton, Melanie. "A Conversation with Lyle Lovett", Houston Lifestyles & Homes. Accessed January 2, 2017. "'My mother and grandfather also attended the school,' says Lovett, who graduated from Klein High."
  26. ^ "The Official Website of The University of Texas Athletics". Mackbrown-texasfootball.com. Archived from the original on 2005-10-23. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  27. ^ "The Official Website of Laura Wilkinson". Laurawilkinson.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  28. ^ a b c "Ashton Youboty | Jacksonville Jaguars | National Football League | Yahoo! Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  29. ^ a b [2] Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  30. ^ [3] Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  31. ^ David Barbour (1998-11-01). "The unexpected Kevin Adams". Livedesignonline.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  32. ^ "Lynn Collins". imdb.com. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  33. ^ "'Never aimed to discuss Ekta Kapoor's private life". The Metrognome. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  34. ^ "Roster". HoustonTexans.com. 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  35. ^ "JOEY BANES". profootballarchives.com. Archived from the original on November 7, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  36. ^ Cox, Zack (24 January 2017). "Check Out What These Patriots Players Looked Like As Texas High Schoolers". NESN.com. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  37. ^ Guerra, Joey (April 17, 2017). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' star Farrah Moan comes home to Houston". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved June 3, 2017. 

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