The Humble ISD enjoys an excellent reputation among Texas public school systems. In 2002, more than half of the schools in the Humble district were rated Exemplary by the Texas Education Agency’s public school accountability system.
A number of factors contribute to the district’s prominence, including an overall student-teacher ratio of 15.2 to 1. Teachers in the Humble ISD have an average of 11.8 years of experience and nearly 25 percent of them hold advanced degrees. Statistics on students are equally impressive, with more than 28 percent of the students taking advanced courses and more than 80 percent of them taking SAT and ACT college placement tests, easily outscoring fellow students on regional, state and national levels.
Student enrollment is currently at 27,700 and is spread among 30 schools, including two innovative 9th-grade campuses. The district also has a self-paced high school for 17-to 21-year-olds who are seeking a diploma or GED. A Career and Technology Education Center (CATE) offers a variety of programs to prepare students for high-tech careers, including computer maintenance, information technology, network administration, engineering and health sciences. Kingwood College also holds classes at the center. A computer network links all campuses in the district.
Gifted/talented education is provided for all grades and advanced placement and honors classes are available. Extensive special education services are available for children with disabilities.
Humble Independent School District
Humble ISD transportation
Summerwood Elementary School
13830 West Lake Houston Parkway, Humble, TX 77346
Summerwood Elementary School opened in August 2004 and is the newest school in the Humble Independent School District.
Students enjoy the latest technological advances with two state-of-the-art computer labs. Each classroom and the school library also have networked computers. Supervised internet access for research purposes is available on a number of computers. And classroom computers are linked with televisions in each room, allowing teachers to implement innovative PowerPoint presentations.
Technology is only one facet of the program at Summerwood Elementary, where the academic and personal development of students is the highest priority. Summerwood is one of the few schools within the district to follow the acclaimed Tribes TLC® process in building a positive environment that promotes the emotional, physical and intellectual success of all students. Reports from schools using Tribes show teachers spend less time managing student behavior, thus giving them more opportunities for creative teaching. Students report getting along better with others, showing mutual respect and more often accepting responsibility for their behavior.
Summerwood also has a full-time music teacher and a full-time nurse, and speech therapy is offered on-site. A Parent-Teacher Organization is involved in planning fund-raising efforts.
Atascocita Middle School
18810 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Humble, TX 77346
An emphasis on individual participation at Atascocita Middle School stimulates student involvement in both academics and extracurricular activities. For example, an annual interdisciplinary program engages students in an extensive study of historical periods, with each grade putting on a multi-cultural festival to represent its focus of study. Plus, AMS has been recognized two of the last three years by The National Center for Educational Accountability, an organized research unit affiliated with The University of Texas at Austin, as a high-performing school in the area of mathematics.
In the same vein, the UIL-sponsored athletic program encourages students of various skill levels, with three teams of boys’ football for each grade, and two teams per grade of boys’ track and basketball. Girls enjoy two levels of volleyball, basketball and track for each grade.
Fine arts plays a leading role in the school’s curriculum, with art classes, theater, speech and debate, several levels of choir, concert band, orchestra and more.
Besides a strong special education program and a gifted and talented program that is superior for this grade level, Atascocita also excels with its parent volunteer program. Parents are encouraged to develop and active partnership with the school and log hundreds of volunteer hours each year.
Atascocita Middle School provides five computer labs, computers in the library and at least two computers in each classroom and supervised Internet access. Teachers are available by e-mail.
Open since 1983, Atascocita Middle School scored well above its peers on the new state TAKS test:
Reading - 93.0%; Math-81.3%; Writing - 89.7%; Social Studies -96.4%.
Humble High School
1700 Wilson Road, Humble, TX 77338
Opened in 1965 as the district’s first high school campus, Humble High School has approximately 2,500 students and offers level, honors, advanced placement and gifted and talented classes. A special education program is offered to students with disabilities. The school’s strong academic program is complemented by an extensive vocational/technical curriculum along with a wide array of classes in music, theater, speech and athletics.
Humble High students excelled this past year in a diverse list of activities, proof of the school’s stellar academic, fine arts and sports programs. A team of Humble High students placed first out of 27 high school teams at a “Canstruction” engineering design contest. A Humble High senior is this year’s state champion in UIL persuasive extemporaneous speaking. Also in UIL competition, the school’s symphonic band won sweepstakes and superior ratings and Humble’s philharmonic orchestra earned excellent ratings. Humble High’s acclaimed theater department has set an aggressive 12-production schedule, and has trips planned to New York City and London.
In sports, Humble High athletes saw play-off action in football and baseball, and several girls and boys advanced to state competitions in track and field events, including a senior who set a school record and won the Class 5A state championship in shot put.
Blending sports and academics, the 2002-2003 Humble High School girls' varsity soccer team won a rare seventh consecutive academic award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Adidas. The award is given to teams earning a combined grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The 2002-2003 HHS girls' varsity soccer team achieved a grade point average of 4.31. According to NSCAA officials, Humble is one of only four programs in the nation to win the award every year of their existence.
Humble High provides 10 computer labs and at least two computers in each classroom campus-wide, with supervised internet access. Teachers are available by e-mail.
Next to the main campus, the Humble High ninth-grade campus offers a curriculum designed to meet the unique needs of 9th-graders. The school’s program helps students transition from middle school to high school and establishes a solid foundation for the high school years.
In academic testing, Humble High students scored competitively against other high school students across the state on the TAKS test: Reading 88.0%; Math 71.6%; Language Arts 74.2%; Science 74.0%; Social Studies 92.2%.
UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339
Kingwood College – Humble
2398 US 59 North, Kingwood, TX 77339
North Harris College
2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston, TX 77073
AREA PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Holy Trinity Episcopal School – K thru 7th Grade
19330 Pinehurst Trail Drive
Atascocita, TX 77346
Kingwood Christian Academy – K thru 11th Grade
Kingwood, TX 77339
St. Mary Magdelene Catholic School – Pre-K thru 5th Grade
Humble, TX 77338
The Christian School of Kingwood – K thru 5th Grade
2901 Woodland Hills Dr.
Kingwood, TX 77339
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