Alief Hastings High School

Alief Hastings High School is a public high school in the Alief area of Houston, Texas, United States. Originally Alief Junior-Senior High School, which became Alief Middle School, housed all of the secondary students in the district. The school's present location opened, while still under construction, for the fall semester of 1972. All high school students moved to that building, with the first graduating class in May 1973.

Alief Hastings High School
Front Exterior
Main campus: 4410 Cook Road
Houston, TX 77072-1105
Ninth grade center: 6750 Cook Road
Houston, TX 77072.
School typePublic high school
School districtAlief Independent School District
PrincipalLynette Miller (2017- present)
Teaching staff286.17 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment3,998 (2018-2019)[2]
Student to teacher ratio14.34[1]
Team nameBears
YearbookBear Tracks
Rival schoolsAlief Taylor High School, Alief Elsik High School
Ninth Grade Center

Alief Hastings is a part of the Alief Independent School District and it serves grades 9 through 12. Ninth-graders are in the Alief Hastings Ninth Grade Center (6750 Cook Road, City of Houston, 77072) while tenth through twelfth graders are on the main campus (4410 Cook Road, City of Houston, 77072). The campuses had a combined enrollment of 4207 students as of the 2002-2003 school year. The opening of Alief Taylor High School reduced the overall class size at Alief Hastings significantly. Alief Hastings is considered to be the brother school of Alief Elsik High School.

The ninth grade campus is located in the International District although the main high school building is outside of it.[3]

In 2019 Hastings received a C grade from the Texas Education Agency.

Campus studentsEdit

Campuses in Houston

All Alief ISD elementary, intermediate, and middle schools feed into Hastings as high school placement in Alief ISD is determined by a computerized lottery: the lottery can result in either Elsik, Hastings, or Taylor.[4] If a student was selected by lottery to attend a high school different from the high school of a relative currently attending or graduated from, the student may opt to transfer to that respective school.[citation needed]

Students may also complete an application for the district's magnet high school, Kerr.

Neighborhoods served by AISD include Alief, most of the New Chinatown, most of Westchase, Bellaire West, and most of Leawood.

Peggy Miller, a teacher, said that when she started being the school's yearbook advisor at Hastings, 18 years prior to 2008, the number of copies of yearbooks sold was 80% of the total number of students. Around 2008, the copies of yearbooks sold was 10-15% that of the total number of students. In 2008 Miller said "They all want them, but it's like, who's got $60? They would rather go buy their tennis shoes or buy a grill for their mouth or something. A book is not as significant today to a child."[5] In 2008 Miller introduced color pages in an effort to entice students to buy more yearbooks.[5]


In the 2018-2019 school year, there were 3,998 students. 28.0% were African American, 11.0% were Asian, 57.2% were Hispanic, 0.3% were American Indian, 0.2% were Pacific Islander, 2.9% were White, and 0.5% were two or more races. 77.2% of students were Economically Disadvantaged, 23.8% were English Language Learners, and 6.1% received Special Education services.[2]


For the 2018-2019 school year, the school received a C grade from the Texas Education Agency, with an overall score of 77 out of 100. The school received a C grade in two domains, Student Achievement (score of 77) and Closing the Gaps (score of 72), and a B grade in School Progress (score of 80). The school did not receive any of the seven possible distinction designations.[6]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b HASTINGS H S
  2. ^ a b Profile: Hastings H S. Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  3. ^ "International District with Campus Network, 2010". International District. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  4. ^ "2010-2011 Alief ISD Registration Times, Dates, & Requirements Archived 2012-04-06 at the Wayback Machine." Alief Independent School District. Retrieved on October 16, 2011. "Students receive their assignments to Elsik, Hastings, or Taylor High School by means of a computerized random-draw system. Following the draw assignment, those who are interested in attending Kerr High School may apply for admission"
  5. ^ a b Viren, Sarah. "Yearbooks vanish from Houston schools in Facebook era." Houston Chronicle. Tuesday May 13, 2008. Retrieved on October 25, 2011.
  6. ^ Overview: Hastings H S. Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  7. ^ Troy Johnson stats

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