Langham Creek High School

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Langham Creek High School
Location
17610 FM 529
Houston, Texas 77095

United States
Coordinates 29°52′53″N 95°40′38″W / 29.88134°N 95.67712°W / 29.88134; -95.67712Coordinates: 29°52′53″N 95°40′38″W / 29.88134°N 95.67712°W / 29.88134; -95.67712
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1984
School district Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
Principal David Hughes
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 3,127 (as of 2017)[1]
Color(s)           Red and black
Athletics UIL 6A
Athletics conference University Interscholastic League
Team name Lobos
Website

Langham Creek High School is a high school located near Cypress, which is an unincorporated community in Harris County, Texas, United States, near Houston. Langham Creek, which was established in 1984, is part of the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District. Several communities, including Concord Bridge, Westgate, Northglen, Copper Lakes, and parts of the Copperfield subdivision, are zoned to the school.[2]

Langham Creek was the fourth senior high school in the growing school district. At the time it was the largest two-story building in the state. In order to accommodate students by not transferring seniors and even juniors, the first year of Langham Creek was actually held in what is currently Labay Middle School. It housed a freshman and sophomore class, as well as an eighth grade class, and was considered Langham Creek Interim High School. Since the eighth grade class was not technically a high school class, all eighth grade classrooms and activities were separated from the other classes. This was during the 1984-1985 school year, while the current building was being completed. The following year, the doors were opened to the brand new building with three classes, freshmen, sophomores and juniors. There was not a senior class in the first year of the building being opened; the first seniors to graduate from Langham Creek were the class of 1987.

The mascot is the "lobo", Spanish for "wolf", and the school's motto is "The Power of the Pack is the Lobo. The Power of the Lobo is the Pack." The mascot may have been selected as an homage[citation needed] to the red wolves that were hunted for bounty in the area during the 1950s and 1960s. Carcasses of the wolves were strung along the fences at the nearby intersection of FM 529 and State Highway 6, which became known as Wolf Corner.[3]

Langham Creek was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1990-91.[4]

History[edit]

In 2016, as part of high school rezoning, a portion of Cypress Falls High School's attendance zone was reassigned to Langham Creek High School, while a portion of Langham Creek's zone was reassigned to Cypress Springs High School.[5][6]

Administration[edit]

  • Principal[when?]: David Hughes
  • Associate Principal: Susan Nolen
  • Director of Instruction: Tamara Meldahl
  • Assistant Principals: Marc Baker, Gwen Hartsfield, Greg Lozano, Tim Silvey, Kristi Stephenson, Ed.D., Scott Tucker
  • Academic Achievement Specialists: Cindy Petrash, Sarah Conn
  • Testing Coordinator: Angela Ball
  • Coordinating Counselor: Franklin Sampson
  • Counselors: Jamie Alam, Richard Armstrong, Cheryl Cook, Eva McGuire, Jackie Reeder, Tristen Schalyo, Tonya Stidhum, Joanne Wallace
  • College and Career Specialist: Sandra Poag
  • Special Education Administrator: Cari Cephus

Feeder patterns[edit]

[needs update] Schools that feed into Langham Creek include:[7]

  • Elementary schools: Copeland, Holmsley, Lowery, Metcalf, Birkes (partial), Jowell (partial), Tipps (partial)
  • Middle schools: Anthony (partial), Aragon (partial), Kahla (partial)

Computer science[edit]

  • The Langham Creek HS Computer Science Team has won the TCEA Large School State Championship seven times (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999).
  • The Langham Creek HS Computer Science Team has won the UIL 5A State Championship three times (1992, 1993, 1999).

Band[edit]

As of 2017, the Langham Creek High School Band had made UIL sweepstakes for the previous 28 years. They also advanced to every UIL 5A Texas State Marching Band contest from 1994 through 2012, and in 2016, placing top 10 in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006. In 2002 and 2006 the Langham Creek High School Symphonic Band won the Texas UIL Honor Band Competition.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cfisd.net/en/schools-facilities/our-schools/enrollment-mascots-colors/
  2. ^ "High School Attendance Zones 2011-2012 (PDF) Archived 2012-05-10 at the Wayback Machine." "Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District". Accessed April 13, 2012.
  3. ^ Sablatura, Bob (1998-12-29). "Big Bad Wolves No More/A Houston suburban corner was once a hunting ground". Houston Chronicle. p. A13 MetFront. Archived from the original on 2008-04-16. 
  4. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF) Archived 2009-03-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Baird, Annette (2016-02-22). "Rezoning paves way for new Cy-Fair high schools". Cypress Creek Mirror at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-12-26. 
  6. ^ "Final Recommendation 1-11-16." Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Retrieved on January 5, 2016. This document shows changes in attendance zones between 2015-2016 and 2017-2018.
  7. ^ "[1]." Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District.
  8. ^ "Lobo Band". Langham Creek Band. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 

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