Nimitz High School (Harris County, Texas)

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Nimitz High School
2005 W.W. Thorne Blvd Houston, TX 77073 USA
Type Public high school
Motto "Joining Together for Success"
Established Fall 1978
Principal Dr. Crystal Watson
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 3,585 Students (Includes Ninth Grade Center)
Color(s)           Navy Blue & Gold
Mascot Cougars
Yearbook The Logge
Information (281) 443-7480

Chester W. Nimitz Senior High School is a public secondary school made up of two campuses located in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States. The campuses have Houston addresses. The school is located directly across the street from Lone Star College–North Harris and west of Bush Intercontinental Airport The school serves portions of Houston, the Aldine Independent School District portion of Humble, and unincorporated areas of Harris County. Nimitz is one of five high schools in Aldine ISD. The main campus serves grades 10 through 12, while Nimitz Ninth Grade Center serves grade 9.


Nimitz first opened its doors in the fall of 1978, relieving both Aldine and MacArthur High School. Located near the border of Houston, Spring, and Humble, it was and still is the only high school located in the far northeast region of the Aldine School District. The campus was relieved of its ninth graders with the opening of its freshmen campus in the fall of 1999. Nimitz gained 215 refugees from Hurricane Katrina after the hurricane struck New Orleans, Louisiana, and nearby coastal areas in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama in 2005, and is notable for causing strife between the two differing groups of students, especially soon after the hurricane.[1]

In May 2014, a student was caught on video pushing a teacher to the ground.[2][3][4]


The ethnic distribution at Nimitz High School for the 2008-2009 school year (as of 10/22/08) is

  • Asian: 75 (2%)
  • African American: 1340 (46%)
  • Hispanic: 1308 (45%)
  • Caucasian: 179 (6%)
  • Native American: 2 (1%)

The ethnic distribution at Nimitz High School for the 2009-2010 school year (as of 3/26/10) is

  • Asian 76 (3%)
  • African American 1292 (46%)
  • Hispanic 1299 (46%)
  • Caucasian 131 (5%)
  • Native American 7 (1%)

Advanced Placement & Honor Courses Provided at NHS[edit]

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Economics: Micro
  • English Language & Composition
  • English Literature & Composition
  • Government & Politics: U.S.
  • Humanities
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
  • U.S. History

Neighborhoods Served[edit]

While the school has a Houston address, it serves students in portions of unincorporated Harris County, Bordersville, the AISD portion of Humble (including communities such as Inverness Forest, Woodcreek, Memorial Hills, Kenswick, Foxwood, and Deerbrook Estates), portions of the Greater Greenspoint area (including communities such as Green Briar, Lincoln Green East, McKamy Meadows, City View, and Green Oak Park), and a portion of the Acres Homes Community.

Opening of Davis High School[edit]

Due to the tremendous growth in the areas serving AISD, the district opened Davis High School in the Fall of 2012. Davis was built to help alleviate overcrowding at the district's four high schools. The school took in freshmen and sophomore students its first year, phasing in juniors and seniors in the following years. Communities in the Greenspoint area of the Nimitz attendance zone were directly affected by the school's opening.

Notable alumni[edit]

Feeder Pattern[edit]

Elementary schools that feed into Nimitz High School include:

Intermediate schools that feed into Nimitz High School include:

Middle schools that feed into Nimitz High School include:

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Academic & Interest Groups

  • Academic Decathlon
  • Anime Club
  • Black History Club
  • Book Club
  • Cougars Care
  • Determined Intelligent Vivacious Achievers (DIVAs)
  • Generation Y
  • History Fair
  • National Honor Society (NHS)
  • Speech and Debate
  • Technology Students Association (TSA)
  • Yearbook


  • Baseball
  • Boys' Basketball
  • Boys' Cross Country
  • Boys' Soccer
  • Boys' Track
  • Cheerleading
  • Dominoes
  • Football
  • Girls' Basketball
  • Girls' Cross Country
  • Girls' Soccer
  • Girls' Track
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball


  • Criminal Justice Club
  • Business Professionals of America (BPA)
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Future Farmers of America (FFA)
  • Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)
  • Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE)

Drill Team

  • Starboard Angels


  • Student Council


  • Nimitz Choir
  • Roaring Cougar Band (RCB) & Color Guard


  • Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC)

Step Teams

  • Gamma Psi Mu (RYM-Respectable Young Men)
  • Ladies of Elegance (LOE)

University Interscholastic League

  • UIL Art
  • UIL Band
  • UIL Choir
  • UIL Computer Applications
  • UIL Drama
  • UIL Marching Band
  • UIL Science
  • UIL Spelling

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "For some schools, evacuees changed everything - Houston Chronicle". Houston Chronicle. 2005-10-17. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  2. ^ "Nimitz High School student caught on video shoving teacher | News - Home". 2014-05-09. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  3. ^ Student knocks Nimitz High teacher to floor; police investigation underway | News - Home
  4. ^ "Student Attack on Teacher caught on Video - Houston weather, traffic, news FOX 26 MyFoxHouston". MyFoxHouston. 2014-05-16. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 

Coordinates: 30°00′20″N 95°23′19″W / 30.005452°N 95.388606°W / 30.005452; -95.388606