Atascocita High School

Atascocita High School is a secondary school located in Atascocita CDP, a community housed in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States. AHS is a part of Humble Independent School District and serves the eastern part of the district and small portions of the city of Houston.

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The Atascocita High School is located in Texas
The Atascocita High School
The Atascocita High School
The Atascocita High School is located in the United States
The Atascocita High School
The Atascocita High School
13300 Will Clayton Parkway

Humble
,
Harris County
,
Texas
77346

United States
Coordinates29°58′46″N 95°10′17″W / 29.979553°N 95.171278°W / 29.979553; -95.171278Coordinates: 29°58′46″N 95°10′17″W / 29.979553°N 95.171278°W / 29.979553; -95.171278
Information
School typePublic School
Motto"Learning for life through rigor, relevance, and relationships."
Opened2006
School districtHumble Independent School District
SuperintendentElizabeth Fagen
PrincipalBill Daniels
Faculty203.01 FTE (2017-18)[1]
Grades9–12
Enrollment3,625 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio17.86 (2017-18)[1]
CampusRural: Fringe[1]
School color(s)               Red, white, and blue
Slogan"All in"
MascotEagle
NicknameThe A
RivalsKingwood High School
NewspaperThe Talon
Feeder schoolsAtascocita Middle School, Timberwood Middle School, West Lake School
Website

AHS opened in August 2006, becoming the district's third traditional high school, and the first opened since 1979. Since its opening, it has been the district's largest high school in terms of enrollment.

HistoryEdit

After there was a substantial amount of growth in the Atascocita and Lake Houston portions of Humble ISD,[2] Humble High School became hugely overcrowded, reaching an enrollment of nearly 5,000 students. The district opened Atascocita High School in August 2006 to address the problem.

From its opening, AHS dealt with its own overcrowding problem. During its second year of operation, the campus installed temporary trailer classrooms in one of the parking lots. The following year, a new wing on the east side of the campus was built, the cafeteria was expanded, and the temporary buildings were removed. Finally, in 2009, the district opened Summer Creek High School to serve the large Fall Creek and Summerwood subdivisions. Recently, AHS has again begun to experience an overcrowding issue. During the 2015-2016 school year, it built temporary trailer classrooms again in the parking lot of one of the houses to make room for the influx of students.

House systemEdit

The campus was originally designed around three communities named after the school's colors: Red, White, and Blue. Each community was divided into two houses: Red 1 and 2, White 1 and 2, Blue 1 and 2. After the school's overcrowding issues, a fourth community, the Gold Community, was added onto the east side of campus. Currently, freshmen attend classes in the Gold Community, while the upperclassmen are equally dispersed across the other three communities.

The idea behind the house system is to have students attend their classes within their houses, providing a smaller environment for students in a large high school. Each house is served by a counselor and an assistant principal. Each house is centered on a "flex area" and shares an LGI (large group instruction), a collegiate-style lecture hall, with its adjacent house.

With the start of the 2018 school year, another part of gold was announced as Gold 3 due to overcrowding.

After AHS became the first high school in the district to use the house system on such a large scale, Humble ISD renovated its two other high schools (Humble and Kingwood) with the house system, and later opened Kingwood Park and Summer Creek high schools with the house system design.

AcademicsEdit

For the 2018-2019 school year, the school received a B grade from the Texas Education Agency, with an overall score of 85 out of 100. The school received a B grade in two domains, Student Achievement (score of 87) and Closing the Gaps (score of 81), and a C grade in School Progress (score of 78). The school did not receive any of the seven possible distinction designations.[3]

School activitiesEdit

Atascocita High School has the following activities:

  • A1 music
  • AutoTech
  • Band
  • Beta Club
  • Best Buddies
  • Black Student Union
  • Choir
  • Coding Club
  • Chess Club
  • Current Events Club
  • Key Club
  • Debate
  • EPT
  • FFA
  • Human Geography Club
  • Marine Corps JROTC – The program was founded in August 2011 with retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mike Lasyone as the senior instructor.[4][5]
  • Flight Crew
  • Latin Club
  • Math & Science League
  • National Honor Society
  • Orchestra
  • Patriettes
  • Project Graduation
  • Athletic Training
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Council
  • Theatre

School sportsEdit

AHS sports include:

  • AHS All Sports Athletic Booster Club
  • Baseball
  • Basketball - boys'
  • Basketball - girls'
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country - boys'
  • Cross country - girls'
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf - boys'
  • Golf - girls'
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Marching Band
  • Soccer - boys'
  • Soccer - girls'
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & field - boys'
  • Track & field - girls'
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Feeder patternsEdit

The following elementary schools[6] feed into Atascocita High School:

The following middle schools feed into Atascocita High School:

  • Atascocita[14]
  • Timberwood[15]
  • West Lake (starting in 2018)[16]

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - ATASCOCITA H S (482391010753)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved Dec 27, 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.atascocita.com/community_guide.php
  3. ^ Overview: ATASCOCITA H S. Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  4. ^ http://www.ourtribune.com/community-2/health/1449-atascocita-high-school-welcomes-junior-rotc-program.html
  5. ^ https://www.texanlive.com/2014/10/atascocitas-marine-corps-junior-rotc/
  6. ^ "Attendance Areas in Humble ISD," Humble Independent School District
  7. ^ Eagle Springs
  8. ^ Maplebrook
  9. ^ Oak Forest
  10. ^ Oaks
  11. ^ Pine Forest
  12. ^ Timbers
  13. ^ Whispering Pines
  14. ^ Atascocita
  15. ^ Timberwood
  16. ^ West Lake
  17. ^ Houston Dynamo Signs Alex Dixon in 2011
  18. ^ Jacksonville Armada FC Signs Alex Dixon in December 2015
  19. ^ "Seeing is believing: Atascocita's Dziedzic a true ace". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved January 8, 2017.

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