Westfield High School (Harris County, Texas)

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Westfield High School
Westfield High School.jpg
Location
Houston, Texas
United States
Coordinates 30°00′26″N 95°26′48″W / 30.00709°N 95.44666°W / 30.00709; -95.44666Coordinates: 30°00′26″N 95°26′48″W / 30.00709°N 95.44666°W / 30.00709; -95.44666
Information
Type Public school
Established 1981
School district Spring I.S.D
Superintendent Dr. Rodney E. Watson
Principal Alonso Reynolds
Enrollment 3,284
Color(s) Red, White, and Black
Mascot Mustangs
Website

Westfield High School is a high school located in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States.

The school, which serves grades 9-12, is a part of the Spring Independent School District. The school, in the Westfield community, has a Houston, Texas postal address. At one time it also served Remington Ranch.[1]

The school was built in 1976, and was originally called "Spring High South", serving the district's freshmen and sophomore students while the junior and senior students attended the main Spring High School campus. In the 1981-1982 school year it became a full four-year high school and its name was changed to "Westfield."

Westfield High School is accredited by the Texas Education Agency and the Southern Association for Secondary Schools and Colleges.

In the spring of 2002, the school received designation as a Recognized School by the Texas Education Agency. For the last two years, the Lone Star Cup has ranked Westfield in the top five schools for excellence in academics and athletics in Texas 5-A schools.

Approximately 3,200 students in grades 10-12 attend Westfield beginning in mid-August and ending in early June. Most classes are 50 minutes long for seven periods a day. The fifth period is 70-minutes long to enable students to earn up to 7 credits per school year. The school year is divided into two, eighteen-week semesters.

History[edit]

In 1976 Spring High School South opened in 1976, taking ninth graders from Spring High School. In 1981 and 1982 Spring High South renamed itself Westfield High School and became its own four-year institution. In 2003 the Westfield Performing Arts Center opened. It includes a performance hall with 1,199 permanent seats. In January 2004 the former Bammel Middle School moved to a new location; its previous location became the Westfield Ninth Grade Center. In 2005 the performing arts center was renamed the Philip K. Geiger Performing Arts Center, after a former band director.[2]

In 2009 the Westfield Ninth Grade Center moved out of its building, and 9th grade students went to the main Westfield facility. The previous Westfield 9th building became Dr. Edward Roberson Middle School, A Math, Science and Fine Arts Academy, which opened in August 2009.[2][3]

In February 2017 the district proposed redrawing the attendance boundaries of its high schools; this would take effect in the 2020-2021 school year. The district also plans to establish one ninth grade center for each comprehensive high school.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2008-2009 school year, the student ethnicity was composed of:

  • 47.0% African American
  • 36.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 8.8% White (Non-Hispanic)
  • 7.4% Asian
  • 0.1% Native American

Advanced Placement and Honors Courses[edit]

Westfield High School offers various honors courses in math, English, social studies, science, and as well for certain elective courses.

The school also offers the following Advanced Placement courses:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • French Language
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science AB
  • U.S. History
  • World History
  • European History
  • Art History
  • American Government and Politics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Biology
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology

AP Environmental Science

Extracurricular[edit]

Clubs

Athletics

  • Boys' Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Girls' Basketball
  • Swimming (Boys and Girls)
  • Westfield Trainers
  • Golf
  • Track
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Softball

Band

  • The Big Red Band

Cheerleading

  • Cheerleading

Choir

  • Choir

Honor Societies

  • National Honor Society
  • National Vocational Technical Honor Society
  • Spanish National Honor Society
  • National Art Society

JROTC

  • Army JROTC

Drill Team

  • Lariettes

Step Teams

  • Westfield Royal Duchesses
  • Westfield D.U.K.E.S.

Student Government

  • Student Council

Feeder schools[edit]

The Following Middle Schools feed into Westfield HS: [1]

  • Bammel Middle School
  • Stelle Claughton Middle School
  • Edwin M. Wells Middle School
  • Dr. Edward Roberson Middle School

The Following elementary schools feed into Westfield:

  • Bammel
  • Beneke
  • Clark Primary
  • Clark Intermediate
  • Cooper
  • Heritage
  • Lewis
  • Link
  • Meyer
  • Ponderosa
  • Reynolds (Oak Creek)
  • Thompson

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Student Attendance Zone Map 2004-2005." Spring Independent School District. August 21, 2004. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "75 Years of Education, 1935-2010." Spring Independent School District. Retrieved on February 5, 2011.
  3. ^ "Spring ISD Will Open Middle School of Choice in August 2009. Spring Independent School District. Retrieved on February 5, 2011.
  4. ^ Hill, Glynn A. (2017-02-22). "Spring ISD considers attendance zone changes". The Spring Observer at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-04-18. 
  5. ^ IMDB "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004751/bio"
  6. ^ "Chad Fox". cubs.com. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  7. ^ Campbell, Steve. "Daddy's girl helps raise A&M to new heights." Houston Chronicle. March 20, 2008.
  8. ^ Manfull, Megan. "Houston native Tony Ugoh praised by Dungy." Houston Chronicle. February 22, 2008.
  9. ^ http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/fbc/7025401.html
  10. ^ Swift, E. M. "All That Glitters." Sports Illustrated. December 14, 1992. 4. Retrieved on April 5, 2009.

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