Madison High School (Houston)

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Madison High School

James Madison High School is a public High School located at 13719 White Heather Drive in the Hiram Clarke area of Houston, Texas, United States.[1] The school, located in the 5 Corners District,[2] serves grades 9 through 12 and is part of the Houston Independent School District. The school is named after James Madison, a former President of the United States.

Madison contains HISD's magnet program for Space and Meteorological Sciences; the program is known as the High School for Meteorology & Space Science.

History[edit]

James Madison Junior-Senior High School was opened on September 8, 1965. In February 1968, Dick Dowling Junior High School (now Audrey Lawson Middle School) was opened and James Madison became a high school that temporarily taught 9th graders for that first year. By the next year, it was for grades 10 through 12. [3]

In 1974 Carrie Rochon McAfee became the principal of Madison and worked there for 15 years. She was the first woman to become the principal of a traditional public high school in Texas. The Madison community knows her as "Marlin Mama."[4]

In the northern hemisphere fall of 1981, Madison again covered the ninth grade.[5]

In the 1980s the school was called the "James Madison Academy of International Education."[6]

The magnet program opened in 1995 with a partnership with KPRC-TV (Channel 2).[3]

In 2007, a study by the Associated Press and Johns Hopkins University referred to Madison as a "dropout factory" where at least 40% of the entering freshman class does not make it to their senior year.[7]

Location[edit]

Madison is in Houston's neighborhood "Hiram Clarke" nearby Hiram Clarke Road and West Orem Street, a major thoroughfare.[3]

Neighborhoods served by Madison[edit]

Houston neighborhoods served by Madison[8] include portions of Almeda, Link Valley and the Hiram Clarke area, including Dumbarton Village, Almeda Plaza, Almeda Manor, Brentwood, Keswick Place, Westbrook, Krogerville, Briarwick, Townwood, Cambridge Village, Corinthian Pointe,[9] Glen Iris (including Angel Lane), Meredith Manor, Pamela Heights, Post Oak Village,[10] Summerlyn [1], San Pablo [2][permanent dead link], Willow Glen, and Windsor Village. In addition portions of unincorporated Harris County are served by Madison. One Houston Housing Authority public housing complex, Peninsula Park, is zoned to Madison High.[11]

In 1970 Westwood, along with some other White communities, was rezoned from Westbury High School to Madison because of a court ruling. By 1990, Madison was 1% White while Westbury was about 50% Black, 25% White, 15% Hispanic, and 10% Asian. In 1992 an attendance boundary shift occurred but Westwood was still in the Madison zone. The Westwood community advocated for a rezoning to Westbury,[12] and after the community gave a presentation to the HISD board, the board unanimously rezoned the community to Westbury.[13]

Student body[edit]

As of 2006 the school was mostly African-American.[1]

During the 2006-2007 school year, 2,492 students attended Madison.[14]

2009-2010 Profile

  • 51% were Hispanic American
  • 48% were African American
  • Less than 1% were Asian American
  • Less than 1% were Caucasian
  • Less than 1% were Native American

Approximately 66% of students qualified for free or reduced lunch.

Notable alumni[edit]

Chuck LaMar First General Manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Baseball Club

Feeder patterns[edit]

The following elementary schools feed into Madison High School:[8]

(partial)

All elementary and middle school students of Reagan K-8 are zoned to Madison.[31][32] Portions of the Dowling Middle School,[33] Pershing Middle School[34] and Welch Middle School boundaries feed into Madison.[35] Any students zoned to Pershing may apply to Pin Oak Middle School's regular program, so Pin Oak also feeds into Madison.[36]

References[edit]

  • McAdams, Donald R. Fighting to Save Our Urban Schools-- and Winning!: Lessons from Houston. Teachers College Press, 2000. ISBN 0807770353, 9780807770351.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brown, Chip. "Young is calling his own plays As UT icon's NFL star rises, can those close to him avoid a fumble?." The Dallas Morning News. February 19, 2006. Retrieved on November 14, 2011. "[...]of Mr. Young's high school in the Hiram Clarke neighborhood he grew up in." and "[..] after the parade and rally at the predominantly black Madison High School, Mr. [...]"
  2. ^ District Map. 5 Corners District. Retrieved on January 7, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "History." Madison High School. May 24, 2003. Retrieved on July 27, 2009.
  4. ^ Garza, Cynthia Leonor. "Carrie McFafee, Madison's 'Marlin Mama'" (Archive). Houston Chronicle. Sunday October 1, 2006. Retrieved on September 27, 2015. Version at Legacy.com.
  5. ^ "History Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine." Madison High School. Retrieved on February 16, 2011.
  6. ^ Watts, Leslie. "SHEAR MADNESS/Heads-up trends, or hair-way to heaven." Houston Chronicle. Tuesday July 4, 1989. Houston Section, Page 1. Retrieved on October 26, 2011.
  7. ^ Scharrer, Gary. "Report points to 'dropout factories'." Houston Chronicle. November 7, 2007. Retrieved on July 16, 2010.
  8. ^ a b "Madison High School Attendance Zone Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine." Houston Independent School District.
  9. ^ "John Stamps Survey, Abstract No. 736 Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine." Solutions, Ltd. Retrieved on May 6, 2009.
  10. ^ "Post Oak Village Schools - Houston Subdivisions and Neighborhoods - HAR.com". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2009-08-06.
  11. ^ "Peninsula Park." Houston Housing Authority. Retrieved on January 2, 2019. "4855 West Fuqua Street Houston, TX 77045"
  12. ^ McAdams, p. 55.
  13. ^ McAdams, p. 56.
  14. ^ "Madison High School Archived 2007-03-02 at the Wayback Machine" Profile, Houston Independent School District
  15. ^ Gross, Terry (2018-07-23). "Growing Up Black, Gay And Catholic In Texas, Memoirist Put His Faith In Beyoncé". NPR. Retrieved 2018-08-06. ARCENEAUX: I love Howard University now. [...] And I remember one girl specifically saying, oh, my God, you went to Madison High School, and you're from Hiram Clarke, and you go here.
  16. ^ a b c d e f "Distinguished HISD Alumni Archived 2012-05-15 at the Wayback Machine." Houston Independent School District.
  17. ^ "Moran Norris." NFL. Retrieved on May 7, 2009.
  18. ^ Digital Sourcery <http://www.digitalsourcery.com>. "Welcome to Comic-Con International :: Up Next...WonderCon Anaheim - March 29-31, 2013". Comic-con.org. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
  19. ^ "MTV Geek – Baltimore Comic-Con 2012: Harvey Awards Wrap-Up". Geek-news.mtv.com. 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
  20. ^ "MTV Geek – Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera And Joe Rivera Talk Their Harvey Award Wins For 'Daredevil'". Geek-news.mtv.com. 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
  21. ^ "> Review Search: Joe Rivera". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
  22. ^ "Warren gains second straight Olympic berth - Olympics - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
  23. ^ "Fondren Elementary Attendance Zone Archived 2006-07-06 at the Wayback Machine." Houston Independent School District.
  24. ^ "Grissom Elementary Attendance Zone[permanent dead link]." Houston Independent School District.
  25. ^ "Hines-Caldwell Elementary Attendance Zone Archived 2012-02-14 at the Wayback Machine." Houston Independent School District.
  26. ^ "Hobby Elementary Attendance Zone Archived 2012-02-14 at the Wayback Machine." Houston Independent School District.
  27. ^ "Montgomery Elementary Attendance Zone Archived 2012-02-14 at the Wayback Machine." Houston Independent School District.
  28. ^ "Petersen Elementary Attendance Zone Archived 2012-02-14 at the Wayback Machine." Houston Independent School District.
  29. ^ "Windsor Village Elementary Attendance Zone Archived 2011-12-02 at WebCite." Houston Independent School District.
  30. ^ "Shearn Elementary Attendance Zone Archived 2008-02-16 at the Wayback Machine." Houston Independent School District.
  31. ^ "Agenda Board of Education Meeting March 08, 2012 Archived June 14, 2012, at WebCite." Houston Independent School District. "Current - Grissom, Montgomery, Peterson, & Hobby Elementary Schools Attachment 1," "Proposed - Grissom, Montgomery, Petersen, & Hobby Elementary Schools Attachment 2," "Current - Reagan and Dowling Middle Schools Attachment 3," and "Proposed - Reagan and Dowling Middle Schools Attachment 4." Retrieved on June 14, 2012. (Archive)
  32. ^ "Reagan Middle Attendance Zone Archived 2012-09-07 at the Wayback Machine." Houston Independent School District.
  33. ^ "Dowling Middle Attendance Zone Archived 2012-02-14 at the Wayback Machine." Houston Independent School District.
  34. ^ "Pershing Middle Attendance Zone Archived 2008-04-11 at the Wayback Machine." Houston Independent School District.
  35. ^ "Welch Middle Attendance Zone Archived 2012-06-17 at the Wayback Machine." Houston Independent School District.
  36. ^ "Pin Oak Middle School." The Southwest District. Houston Independent School District.

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Coordinates: 29°37′48″N 95°26′13″W / 29.6299°N 95.43687°W / 29.6299; -95.43687