Sam Houston High School (Arlington, Texas)

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Sam Houston High School
Address
Sam Houston High School is located in Texas
Sam Houston High School
Sam Houston High School
Sam Houston High School is located in the United States
Sam Houston High School
Sam Houston High School
2000 Sam Houston Drive

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76014

United States
Coordinates32°42′12″N 97°04′34″W / 32.703341°N 97.076229°W / 32.703341; -97.076229Coordinates: 32°42′12″N 97°04′34″W / 32.703341°N 97.076229°W / 32.703341; -97.076229
Information
TypeCo-Educational, Public, Secondary
MottoIn the halls of Sam Houston, there are no strangers
Established1963
School districtArlington Independent School District
PrincipalJuan Villarreal
Teaching staff240.81 (FTE)[1]
Grades9-12
Number of students3,627 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio15.06[1]
Color(s)              
AthleticsUIL Class 5A
MascotThe Long Tall Texan
AccreditationTexas Education Agency
Newspaper"Texans Talk" Newspaper
Yearbook"Cherokee" Yearbook
Website

Sam Houston High School, located in east Arlington, Texas, is a public high school serving grades 9-12.

It is one of the six high schools comprising the Arlington Independent School District in Arlington, Texas. The current principal is Juan Villarreal.

The school is also known as Sam Houston HS, SHHS, and Big Sam. The mascot is the Long Tall Texan. The school colors are red, white, and blue.

History[edit]

  • Sam Houston HS became Arlington School District's second high school when it opened in 1963 for the fall semester.
  • The first graduating class was the Class of 1965.
  • The school moved from its original location on Browning Drive to its current location on Sam Houston Drive in 1970.
  • The first IB graduating class was the Class of 2011. Since then, the school has had the most students participating in the IB program of all the high schools in the district.
  • More than twenty students were awarded with the IB diploma with the Class of 2013.
  • The original Sam Houston campus was demolished in 2015.
  • As of 2017, Sam Houston is the largest high school in Arlington and Tarrant County with over 3,600 students.[2] It is also one of the largest predominately Hispanic high schools in Texas.

Feeder Patterns[edit]

Anderson, Berry, Blanton, Crouch, Crow, Knox, Patrick, Roark, and Thornton Elementaries feed into Carter Jr. High. Adams, Amos, Atherton, Goodman, Hale, Johns, Morton, Rankin, and Remeynse Elementaries feed into Workman Jr. High. Carter and Workman Jr. Highs feed into Sam Houston.

Academics[edit]

Sam Houston HS offers Dual Credit course opportunities at Tarrant County College, a local community college. This is in addition to the following Accelerated Academic programs:

AP (Advanced Placement) Program
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program
IB (International Baccalaureate) Program
TRIO Educational Talent Search Program
TRIO Upward Bound Program

Athletic Teams[edit]

In alphabetical order:

Boys:
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Wrestling


Girls:

Basketball
Cross-Country
Drill Team (known as "Tex-Annes")
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
Wrestling


Co-ed:

Cheerleading

Fine Arts Programs[edit]

In alpha order:

Cello Choir
Choir
Color Guard
Concert Band
Concert Orchestra
Dance
Jazz Band
Mariachi Band (known as "El Mariachi Tejano de Sam Houston")
Percussion/Drumline
Philharmonic Orchestra
Symphonic Band
Symphony Orchestra
Theater/Drama
Visual Arts
Wind Symphony Band
Winter Guard

Extracurricular Clubs & Organizations[edit]

In alpha order:

Academic Decathlon
Anime Club
Art Club
Bell Guards (known as "Texan Corps")
Business Professionals of America
Chess Club
Class Councils (known as "Freshman Class," "Sophomore Class," "Junior Class," and "Senior Class")
Debate Team
Earth and Science Club
Future Business Leaders of America
Guitar Club
Interact Club
Key Club
LULAC
Mock Trial
Muslim Students Association
NAACP Youth Council
National Honor Society
National Technical Honor Society
Photo Club
Robotics Club
Student Council
HOSA
UIL Academic Teams

Publishing-Centric Groups[edit]

In alpha order:

Cherokee Yearbook
Spotlight Literary Magazine
Texans Talk Newspaper

TexanTV

Notable Alumni[edit]

The Long Tall Texan Award The Long Tall Texan Award is presented each year at the Sam Houston High School graduation ceremony every spring to the alumni who has positively impacted the SHHS community. Award winners include:

  • 2018: Melynda Brooks Merrifield
  • 2017: Sheila Ivy Young
  • 2016: Claudia Perkins
  • 2015: Eric Salas
  • 2014: Bobby Callas
  • 2013: Billy & Cheryl Stewart
  • 2012: Derrick Kinney
  • 2011: Judy Thomas
  • 2010: Bobby Hunt
  • 2009: Justin Chapa

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c SAM HOUSTON H S
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-11-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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