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Encyclopedia > Memorial High School (Hedwig Village, Texas)
Memorial High School
Address

935 Echo Lane, Hedwig Village (Houston address), Texas 77024 Satellite image Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links School. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ...

Established

1962

Community

Urban

Type

Public

Students

2,265 students
- co-ed

Ethnic Distribution Source

American Indian/Alaskan Native 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10.4%
Hispanic/Latino 13%
Black 1.2%
White 75.4%

Grades

9 to 12

Principal

Steve Shorter

Nickname

MHS, Memorial

Mascot

The Mustangs

Colors

Red and white

Publications

The Anvil (newspaper)

Yearbook

The Reata

Website

MHSweb

Memorial High School (MHS) is a secondary school located at 935 Echo Lane in Hedwig Village, Texas. Secondary school is a term used to describe an institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling, known as secondary education, takes place. ... Hedwig Village is a city located in Harris County, Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ...


Memorial serves students in portions of the Memorial and Spring Branch regions of Houston and several enclaves within the portions. Memorial is part of the Spring Branch Independent School District and serves grades 9 through 12. The Memorial area of Houston, Texas is a wealthy distict west of the Galleria. ... Spring Branch is a community in west-northwest Houston, Texas, roughly bordered by Clay Road and U.S. Highway 290 to the north, Beltway 8 to the west, Interstate 10 to the south, and Interstate 610 to the east. ... Spring Branch Independent School District is a school district based in Hedwig Village, Texas, including a portion Houston located in the western part of the city and several small municipalities known as the Memorial Villages, including Hedwig Village and Spring Valley. ...


Memorial was named a 1988-89 National Blue Ribbon School. [1] The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created to honor schools. ...


Memorial was ranked 258th,[2] 133rd,[3] 103rd,[4] and 126th[5] in Newsweek's 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007 lists, respectively, of top high schools in the United States. The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...


It was awarded five stars and ranked in the top ten high schools in Texas by Texas Monthly magazine in 2002.[6] Texas Monthly is a monthly American magazine published in Austin, Texas. ...

Contents

History

Memorial Senior High School opened in 1962 to relieve overcrowding at Spring Branch High School. Memorial was the second high school to open in the Spring Branch Independent School District. At the time, students living north of Old Katy Road would attend Spring Branch and students living south of Old Katy Road would attend Memorial. This arrangement lasted until Spring Woods High School opened in 1964. The design of the school was classic early 60s in the South, with a large, open campus. Each classroom building opened into an outside breezeway, to maximize air flow as the school did not have air conditioning. When Memorial first opened, the area surrounding the school was largely forest and rice fields, but it rapidly grew as new subdivisions were built, and by the mid-60s, Memorial's enrollment exceeded 3,000 students, a number much larger than the school was meant to hold. This problem was resolved with the opening of Westchester Senior High School in 1967, and later Stratford Senior High School in 1974. At the time, Memorial's main rivals were the Spring Branch Bears and Westchester Wildcats. However, by the mid-1980s, the enrollment of nearly every school across the district had dropped precariously, and it was decided that Westchester and Spring Branch High Schools would be closed. Memorial remained open, and took in students from both Westchester and Spring Branch High Schools. Spring Branch Independent School District is a school district based in Hedwig Village, Texas, including a portion Houston located in the western part of the city and several small municipalities known as the Memorial Villages, including Hedwig Village and Spring Valley. ... Through tall and stately arches / Comes a spirit we hold dear - Alma Mater The Westchester Academy for International Studies (WAIS) is a public charter school in the Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston, Texas. ... There are several Stratford High Schools: Stratford High School, Stratford, Connecticut Stratford High School, Houston, Texas Stratford High School, Goose Creek, South Carolina Stratford High School, Stratford, New Zealand This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


Today, Memorial is the oldest high school still operating in Spring Branch ISD. The school has received extensive renovations, which began during the 1996-1997 school year. Every building in the school was gutted and refurbished, outdated facilities were replaced and the campus was made more secure. Memorial's current rivals are the Stratford Spartans.


Neighborhoods served

Memorial serves students in all of the Memorial Villages (including Bunker Hill Village, Hedwig Village, Hilshire Village, Spring Valley Village, and most of Hunters Creek Village and Piney Point Village). While the school has a Houston address, it is located in the city of Hedwig Village and it draws from a small portion of Houston in the Memorial and Spring Branch regions (including Afton Village, Brykerwoods, Monarch Oaks, Sandalwood, and portions of Westview Terrace). Bunker Hill Village is a city located in Harris County, Texas. ... Hilshire Village is a city located in Harris County, Texas. ... Hunters Creek Village is a city located in Harris County, Texas. ... Piney Point Village is a city in Harris County, Texas. ... Houston redirects here. ... The Memorial area of Houston, Texas is a wealthy distict west of the Galleria. ... Spring Branch is a community in west-northwest Houston, Texas, roughly bordered by Clay Road and U.S. Highway 290 to the north, Beltway 8 to the west, Interstate 10 to the south, and Interstate 610 to the east. ...


Athletics

Memorial High School is a member of Region 19-5A of the University Interscholastic League. The University Interscholastic League or UIL is an organization which creates rules for and sometimes administers almost all athletic, music, and academic contests for public elementary and secondary schools in the American state of Texas. ...


Notable alumni

Michael Saul Dell (born February 23, 1965, in Houston, Texas) is the founder and CEO of Dell, Inc. ... Cory Morrow is a singer/songwriter who has gained popularity in Texas. ... Kevin Ahrens is a third baseman[1] who was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball 16th overall in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft[2]. Ahrens attended Memorial High School in Houston, Texas At the 2006 World Wood Bat Championships, he led the Houston Heat with... Koby Clemens is the eldest son of Roger Clemens. ...

Feeder patterns

Elementary schools that feed into Memorial High School include:[7]

  • Bunker Hill
  • Frostwood
  • Hunters Creek
  • Memorial Drive
  • Valley Oaks
  • Housman (partial)
  • Rummel Creek (partial)

Middle schools that feed into Memorial High School include:[7]

Some private schools, such as River Oaks Baptist School, matriculate students into Memorial.[8] Spring Branch Middle School (SBMS) is a school in Hedwig Village, Texas. ... River Oaks Baptist Church and School River Oaks Baptist School is a private primary and secondary school located in the affluent River Oaks neighborhood of Houston, Texas. ...


References

  1. ^ [http://www.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/list-1982.pdf}
  2. ^ America's Top Public High Schools 2003 at MSNBC.com
  3. ^ The Complete List of the 1,000 Top U.S. Schools (2005-2006)
  4. ^ America's Top Public High Schools 2006 at MSNBC.com
  5. ^ America's Top Public High Schools 2007 at MSNBC.com
  6. ^ Texas Monthly's Best High Schools
  7. ^ a b Spring Branch ISD feeder schools
  8. ^ "Where Do Our Students Go From Here?," River Oaks Baptist School

River Oaks Baptist Church and School River Oaks Baptist School is a private primary and secondary school located in the affluent River Oaks neighborhood of Houston, Texas. ...

External links

Preceded by
Governor's School
National Academic Championship champion
1996
Succeeded by
Edison High School
Maggie L. Walker Governors School for Government and International Studies The Maggie L. Walker Governors School for Government and International Studies (MLWGSGIS) is a public regional magnet high school in Richmond, Virginia, directed by Mr. ... The creator of or main contributor to this page may have a conflict of interest with the subject of this article. ... Edison High School is a secondary school located in Huntington Beach, California which first began operation in 1969. ...

 
 

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