Lutheran High School North (Texas)
|Lutheran High School|
|1130 West 34th Street
Houston, Texas 77018
Lutheran High School North is a Lutheran secondary school in Houston, Texas, United States. The school is within the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. It is in the Garden Oaks area.
Lutheran High School opened at 6901 Woodridge, Houston in 1949. In 1982 two new campuses split from the former campus; Lutheran High School North was one of the campuses, while the other, Lutheran High School South, later became Lutheran South Academy. In 1982, as the Houston area continued to grow, Lutheran High School was closed and split into two campuses administered by LEAH. One of the schools, Lutheran High School North, was opened on 1 October 1980 at 1130 W. 34th Street on the north side of the city. The other campus, Lutheran High School South, was opened at 7703 South Loop East, near the intersection of the 610 Loop and I-45 (now Harris County Dept. of Education).
They have recently redone the student learning center, and have upgraded to iPad 2's for every student.
In January 2015 the school, its principal, and directors garnered controversy after a 17-year-old homosexual student reported that Lutheran High North forced him to leave school. He refused to take down YouTube videos which discussed his sexual orientation. The school's executive director, Wayne Kramer, referred to the student handbook, which stated: "Lutheran High North reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant and/or to discontinue enrollment of a current student participating in, promoting, supporting or condoning: pornography, sexual immorality, homosexual activity or bisexual activity"
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- Hastings, Deborah. "Houston 17-year-old says Lutheran school booted him for coming out of the closet." New York Daily News. Saturday February 7, 2015. Retrieved on February 10, 2015.
- Wright, John. "Houston School Responds To Gay Student’s Viral Video." Texas Observer. Thursday February 5, 2015. Retrieved on February 10, 2015.