Clements High School

William P. Clements High School, more commonly known as Clements High School, is a public high school in First Colony and in Sugar Land within the U.S. state of Texas that is named after former Texas governor Bill Clements, and is a part of the Fort Bend Independent School District. The school serves most of First Colony,[3][4] and a portion of Telfair.[5] It previously served sections of Riverstone.[6]

Clements High School
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Clements High School is located in Texas
Clements High School
Clements High School
Clements High School is located in the United States
Clements High School
Clements High School
4200 Elkins Drive

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77479

United States
CoordinatesCoordinates: 29°34′27″N 95°37′58″W / 29.5741°N 95.6327°W / 29.5741; -95.6327
Information
TypePublic
Established1983
School districtFort Bend ISD
PrincipalDavid Yaffie[1]
Faculty222
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,552 (2017-18)[2]
Hours in school day7
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Columbia blue, Navy blue, and White               
AccreditationsSACS, TEA
NicknameRangers
2011 TEA RatingExemplary
Website

Clements High School has been recognized by Texas Monthly magazine in its list of the top high schools in the state of Texas. In US News magazine's 2018 ranking of United States high schools, Clements was ranked 446th out of 27,000 high schools nationwide.[7] In 2010 and 2011, Clements High School was rated Exemplary.

HistoryEdit

Clements was occupied in 1983,[8] making it FBISD's third comprehensive high school.[9]

The school was named after William P. Clements. In 2009, Lee Crews, former head principal of both First Colony Middle School and Quail Valley Middle School, was named head principal of Clements. In 2011, Kenneth Gregorski, formerly of Crockett Middle School, was named head principal. In 2013, David Yaffie, formerly of Baines Middle School, was named head principal. He previously served as assistant principal in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

AcademicsEdit

In 2014, Clements was ranked number 10 on the Best Math and Science High Schools in the Houston-Area list,[citation needed] and was listed as number 3 on the Best High Schools in the Houston-Area list.[citation needed] The average 2011 SAT scores were [10] Critical Reading 559, Mathematics 608, and Writing 573. The average 2016 ACT score was a 28.[11] The average passing rate on AP exams was 93% in 2016.[12] Clements is often recognized as one of the best high schools in the state of Texas, and has been ranked "Exemplary" by the Texas Education Agency for over 15 years.[citation needed]

Extracurricular activitiesEdit

Clements High School hosted Texas French Symposium in 2011.[13] The Clements High School Band is very successful. The concert bands win sweepstakes in the UIL concert season most of the time. The marching band advances to the UIL State Marching Contest every year eligible and places very well in marching contests across the state.

Clements participated in the 2016 National Science Bowl, finishing in third place with an all freshman team.

As of 2017, Clements DECA was the largest DECA Chapter in Texas by membership [14] and has been one of the top 10 largest in the world for five years.

Clements has the largest number of degrees in the National Speech and Debate Association East Texas District, making it a prominent speech and debate school. The school has gotten first at the Texas Forensic Association State Tournament in Public Forum Debate in 2009, in Congressional Debate in 2013, and in Public Forum Debate in 2015. In 2016, Clements was the runner up in Lincoln Douglas Debate at the Tournament of Champions.

Feeder patternsEdit

The following elementary schools [2] feed into Clements [3]:

  • Colony Bend
  • Austin Parkway (partial)
  • Colony Meadows
  • Commonwealth (partial)
  • Settlers Way (partial)
  • Cornerstone

The following middle schools [4] feed into Clements:

  • Fort Settlement Middle School (partial)(FSMS)
  • First Colony Middle School (partial)(FCMS)
  • Sartartia Middle School(partial)(SMS)

DemographicsEdit

As of Spring 2017:[15]

  • American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.39%
  • Asian 54.23%
  • Black/African American 5.96%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (unknown)
  • White 24.18%
  • Hispanic or Latino 11.95%
  • 2 or more races 3.25%

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Clements High School Faculty List". Archived from the original on September 3, 2013. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://www.fortbendisd.com/cms/lib/TX01917858/Centricity/Domain/63/Ethnicity%20Breakdown_District%202017%2018.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Interactive Mapping[permanent dead link]." First Colony Association. Retrieved April 4, 2010.
  4. ^ "High School Attendance Zones[permanent dead link]." Fort Bend Independent School District. Retrieved on April 4, 2010.
  5. ^ "Community Map Archived September 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine." (Flash file Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine) Telfair. Retrieved on October 2, 2011.
  6. ^ "Schools". Riverstone, Texas. 2008-05-15. Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  7. ^ Clements High School U.S. News & World Report Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  8. ^ "FBISD History Archived September 7, 2008, at the Wayback Machine." Fort Bend Independent School District. Retrieved on April 4, 2010.
  9. ^ Solomon, Jerome (1997-08-28). "FOOTBALL 1997/HIGH SCHOOLS/FORT BEND BONANZA/Phillips, Dulles in hunt to add to town's memories". Houston Chronicle. p. Special 33. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2011. It remained the lone high school in the area until Willowridge opened in 1979[...]Clements (1983),[...]CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
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  13. ^ 51e Texas French Symposium guide.
  14. ^ https://www.decadirect.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/largest-chapters.pdf
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