Santa Fe High School (Texas)

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Santa Fe High School
Address
Santa Fe High School is located in Texas
Santa Fe High School
Santa Fe High School
Santa Fe High School is located in the US
Santa Fe High School
Santa Fe High School
16000 Highway 6


Coordinates29°23′31″N 95°08′28″W / 29.39194°N 95.14111°W / 29.39194; -95.14111Coordinates: 29°23′31″N 95°08′28″W / 29.39194°N 95.14111°W / 29.39194; -95.14111
Information
TypePublic High School
PrincipalRachel Blundell
Grades9-12
Color(s)Green & Gold
         
NicknameIndians
Website

Santa Fe High School is a high school in Santa Fe, Texas in the Houston metropolitan area. It is part of the Santa Fe Independent School District. In addition to Santa Fe, its district serves parts of League City, La Marque, Hitchcock, and Dickinson.[1]

History[edit]

Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe[edit]

The high school football team's practice of praying during school-sanctioned sporting events was involved in the court case Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe.[2]

Mass shooting and aftermath[edit]

A gunman opened fire on faculty and staff on May 18, 2018, killing eight students and two teachers[3] and injuring thirteen others.[4] The alleged gunman was a student at the school. Ten people were fatally shot and thirteen others were wounded.

As a result of the mass shooting, the district plans to renovate the northwest area of the campus, including sealing off the art rooms in which the shooting occurred as well as the adjacent hallway. A new hallway and counselor's office will be installed.[5] The art classrooms and art teacher offices were to be relocated.[6]

In July 2018 the district decided to install a bulletproof security area at the main entrance,[6] which included adding metal detectors,[7] as well as adding panic buttons, locks, and alarm systems in classrooms. The district chose not to install a security fence.[6]

From the 2017-2018 to the 2018-2019 school years, the enrollment of the high school declined by 100; it had been affected by both the shooting and Hurricane Harvey.[8]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2018, the school had about 1,500 students, with the majority being Hispanic and non-Hispanic white and with 24% being classified as low income.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Galveston County, TX." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Santa Fe Independent School Dist. v. Doe, 530 U.S. 290 (2000)
  3. ^ "Santa Fe, Texas, School Shooting Leaves Multiple People Dead; Suspect Is in Custody". The New York Times. 2018-05-18. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Texas shooting - LIVE: Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis held on capital murder charge as 10 are killed and explosive devices found at Santa Fe high school". The Independent. May 18, 2018. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  5. ^ Webb, Shelby (2018-07-10). "Santa Fe board OKs increased high school security while parents seek more information". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  6. ^ a b c Rascon, Jason (2018-07-10). "4 safety changes for Santa Fe High School approved at district meeting". KPRC-TV. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  7. ^ Yost, Melanie (2018-07-02). "Santa Fe High School to receive metal detectors following deadly shooting". KPRC-TV. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  8. ^ Welb, Shelby (2018-12-07). "Enrollment drops at Santa Fe schools after shooting". Houston Cronicle. Retrieved 2018-12-11. About 200 fewer students attend Santa Fe ISD schools this year compared to the 2017-2018 school year, with half of the loss coming at the lone high school.
  9. ^ Hlavaty, Craig (2018-05-18). "Things to know about Santa Fe High School, just south of Houston". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-05-19.

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