Sterling High School (Baytown, Texas)

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Ross S. Sterling High School
300 W. Baker Rd.
Baytown, Texas 77521-2301
United States
Coordinates 29°46′16″N 94°58′10″W / 29.77125°N 94.9695°W / 29.77125; -94.9695Coordinates: 29°46′16″N 94°58′10″W / 29.77125°N 94.9695°W / 29.77125; -94.9695
School type Public high school
Motto Success for all students
Established 1966
School district Goose Creek Independent School District
Principal Nathan Chaddick
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2425 [1] (2014)
Color(s)                Royal Blue, Silver & White
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAAA
Mascot Rangers/Lady Rangers
Yearbook The Governor

Ross S. Sterling High School is a public high school located in Baytown, Texas and classified as a 6A school by the UIL. Sterling is a part of the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District which covers southeastern Harris County. The school was built in 1966 to accommodate the growing population of Baytown. The campus has over 400,000 square feet (37,000 m2) and is built on 86.32 acres (349,300 m2). In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]

Sections of the city of Baytown are zoned to Sterling High School. Previously, sections of Highlands were until the Goose Creek Memorial High School was built in 2008.


The 2014 School Membership Report shows that Sterling's ethnic breakdown includes:

  • 1,237 (51%) Hispanic students
  • 679 (28%) White students
  • 412 (17%) African-American students
  • 97 (4%) Asian-American, Indian, and other students

Feeder patterns[edit]

Elementary schools that feed into Sterling include

  • Clark
  • Crockett
  • Harlem
  • Austin
  • Bowie

The middle schools that feed into Sterling are

  • Gentry
  • Cedar Bayou


Ross S. Sterling High School competes in these sports - [3]

Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Water Polo, Swimming, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Track, Baseball & Softball

Activities and clubs[edit]

Other activities available at Ross S. Sterling High School include:

  • Art
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Drama

Clubs available include:

  • Academic Lemmings
  • American Red Cross Club
  • Anime Club
  • Art Honour Society
  • Bowling Club
  • Chess Club
  • Club Avid
  • Christian Student Union
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Video Game Club
  • Interact Club
  • Diamond Dolls
  • Future Farmers of America
  • Future Teachers of America
  • Key Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Drama Club
  • French and Spanish Club
  • Go Green Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Lettermen's Club
  • Strategy Club


Sterling offers a wide range of courses. Along with the core courses, Sterling also offers many College Board AP courses, including:

  • Calculus AB & BC
  • Statistics
  • Music Theory
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics B
  • Government and Politics:United States
  • Human Geography
  • Macroeconomics
  • Psychology
  • United States History
  • World History
  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Studio Art:2-D Design
  • Studio Art:3-D Design
  • Studio Art:Drawing

Notable alumni[edit]


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