Seven Lakes High School


Seven Lakes High School

Infobox_School
name =Seven Lakes High School
imagesize =101px
motto =Spartan Up!
established =2005
type =Public school
affiliation =
district =Katy Independent School District
grades =9-12
president =
principal =Christie Whitbeck
head of school =
dean =
faculty =155
staff =
students =
enrollment =2,787
athletics =
conference =
colors =Blue and Orange
mascot =Spartans, Spartacus
campus type =Suburban
campus size =convert|125|acre|km2|1
schedtyp = Traditional
free_text =
free_label2 =Accreditation
free_text2 =SACS, TEA, CEEB, TACAC, TASSP
location =9251 South Fry Road
Fort Bend County, Texas
country =USA
information =
website = [http://kisdwebs.katyisd.org/campuses/slhs/Pages/Default.aspx/ Seven Lakes High School]

Seven Lakes High School is a public senior high school located in unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas, United States in the vicinity of Katy-Gaston Road and Fry Road intersection in Land Use Zone 74. The school has a Katy address and is within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston, and is a high school of the Katy Independent School District. The school was rated "Recognized" by the Texas Education Agency for the 2007-2008 school year. The school principal is currently Christie Whitbeck.

History

The school was originally planned by Katy ISD to relieve overcrowding at Cinco Ranch High School and Katy High School and there was new development being planned in the general Katy area. The school was planned out to use the same general design of two previous KISD schools, Morton Ranch High School and Cinco Ranch High school and was designed by PBK Architects. The school opened for its first school year in the 2005-2006 school year. [Bretting, Sandra. " [http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2004_3846817 Zoning plan wins trustee approval for Seven Lakes / Katy district authorizes work on elementary] ." "Houston Chronicle". Thursday December 16, 2004.] The school had its first graduating class of 408 students in the 2007-2008 school year. " [http://kisdwebs.katyisd.org/campuses/SLHS/Registration/SLHS%20Profile%2007-08.pdf 2007-2008 Seven Lakes High School Profile] ." "Katy Independent School District". Accessed September 28, 2008.]

Background

The school is located in the Katy Independent School District, and has the distinction of being the largest high school construction project at one time in the state of Texas. [ [http://kisdwebs.katyisd.org/Communications/fact/Pages/default.aspx KatyISD - Communications ] ] Seven Lakes was designed by PBK Architects, as were many other area schools. [http://www.educationdesignshowcase.com/view.esiml?pid=64 Education Design Showcase Project ] ] It is also the second largest, as well as the most expensive, in the United States to be built at one time. The total cost of the school came around to $77,424,704 after construction was complete. The name of the school is derived from two major communities that are zoned to it, Seven Meadows and Grand Lakes, taking "Seven" from the name of the Seven Meadows community and "Lakes" from the name of the Grand Lakes community. [ [http://www.houstonarchitecture.info/haif/index.php?s=a362c6644936f04d06f2cb94bb330f48&showtopic=10567&mode=linear Cinco Ranch Southwest - Houston Architecture Info Forum - Houston's largest online community ] ] The school is meant for a maximum of 3,000 students, but schools in Katy ISD often become overcrowded due to the rapid development in the area.

Academics

The school performed well above average Texas high schools' TAKS scores and also got the highest TAKS scores of all the high schools in Katy ISD.

TAKS 2007-2008 [ [http://kisdwebs.katyisd.org/campuses/SLHS/Pages/AboutUs.aspx Katy ISD - SLHS ] ] :

Math
9th 93
10th 90
11th 95

ELA
9th 99
10th 99
11th 98

Science
10th 93
11th 97

Social Studies
10th 99
11th 100

Athletics

The school won the Chronicle Cup in 2008 for having a superb athletic program. [http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nb/katy/sports/5873760.html]

The Varsity Boys Cross Country Team won 4A State in 2007

tudent Body

In the 2006-2007 school year, Seven Lakes had a 65% white population, 16% Hispanic population, 13% Asian population and 6% African-American population. Only 3% of the school population was eligible for the free or reduced-price lunch program, 6% were in the special education program, 3% were limited English proficient and 11% were part of the gifted/talented program. [ [http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/tx/other/10324#students Student Teacher Ratio Seven Lakes High School - Katy, Texas - TX ] ]

Campus

The school contains the following [http://kisdwebs2.katyisd.org/katywebs/Default.aspx?tabid=41701] :
*convert|615000|sqft|m2|-2
*Natatorium with diving equipment.
*Football/Soccer fields
*Baseball fields
*9 Tennis courts
*Weight lifting room
*Aux. Weight Room
*1 wrestling room
*16 computer labs
*3 computers per classroom
*Wireless technology
*Performing Arts Center
*Black Box Theatre
*2 dark rooms
*21 science labs
*5 science prep areas
*4 art labs with courtyard

Awards and Honors

Seven Lakes High School Awards and Honors for 2005-2008:

• American Computer Science League Intermediate 5 Division Champions; second place at All-Star Competition, 2006

• United States of America Mathematics Olympiad Exam qualifier, 2006

• Chorale Women selected as TMEA honor choir, 2008

• All-State positions in band, choir and orchestra

• Spartan Band advances to UIL State Marching Contest, 2007

• Teacher recipient of British Petroleum's 2006 A+ for Energy grant

• Two teams, computer science and social studies, qualified for the 2006 Academic University Interscholastic League State Competition

• Gold Key Award, Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, 2006

• Regional Semi-Finalists in Men's Soccer, 2007

• Men's Soccer defeats #1 Friendswood 1-0, 2007

• Regional Finalists in Women's Soccer, 2007

• Girl's and Boy's Cross Country teams advanced to state 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08

• Boy's Cross Country team wins State 4A Title, 2007

• Academic Decathlon Regional Runners Up, 2006, 2007

• Academic Decathlon State 6th Place, 2007

• UIL Academic District Champions 2007

• UIL Academic Region Runner Ups 2007

• UIL Academic (Social Studies) State Champions, 2007

• UIL Academic (Mathematics)State Runners Up, 2007

• UIL Academic (Number Sense) State 4th Place, 2007

• TMEA Honor Orchestra Competition 6th Place, 2007

• 7 on 7 Football qualified for the state tournament. And also finished 2nd in the Katy Taylor Tournament.

• Chorale Women selected as a 2009 TMEA Performance Choir, 2008

• Academic Decathlon Regional Champions, 2008

• Academic Decathlon State Champions, 2008

• Wrestling advances two wrestlers to state, 2008

• UIL Academic (Social Studies) State Champions, 2008

• UIL Academic (Mathematics) State Champions, 2008

• UIL Academic (Number Sense) State Champions, 2008

• UIL Academic (Computer Science) State Champions, 2008

Enrollment Trends

• 2005-2006 School Year = 850 Students

• 2006-2007 School Year = 1,562 Students

• 2007-2008 School Year = 2,339 Students

• 2008-2009 School Year = 2,787 Students

Feeder Patterns

The following elementary schools feed into Seven Lakes: [http://www.katyisd.org/AZ/index.asp Katy ISD Attendance Zone Locator ] ]
* Alexander Elementary School
* Bonnie Holland Elementary
* Creech Elementary School (partial)
* Griffin Elementary School (partial)
* Kilpatrick Elementary School (partial)
* Williams Elementary School (partial)
* WoodCreek Elementary School (partial)

The following middle schools feed into Seven Lakes:
* Beck Junior High School (partial)
* Beckendorff Junior High School (partial)
* WoodCreek Junior High (partial)

The school serves many subdivisions of Cinco Ranch, all of the Seven Meadows community and all of the Grand Lakes community. Many new communities located around the Westpark Tollway area are also zoned to Seven Lakes High School.

Here is a complete list of all communities, subdivisions, areas, and neighborhoods served by Seven Lakes High School :

• Arbor at Willow Fork-Cinco Ranch

• Avalon at Seven Meadows

• Bayou Crossing-Cinco Ranch

• Bayou Pines-Cinco Ranch

• Bayou Woods-Cinco Ranch

• Belmont Pass

• Briar Terrace-Cinco Ranch

• Canterbury Village-Cinco Ranch

• Canyon Gate

• Cardiff Ranch

• Cinco Ranch Southwest - by LUZ

• Crested Pointe

• Cross Creek Ranch

• Fairways at Kelliwood

• Fieldstone - Cinco Ranch

• Glendale Place - Cinco Ranch

• Grand Lakes

• Grand Lakes West

• Grayson Lakes

• Greens at Willowfork

• Greenwood Grove - Cinco Ranch

• Heritage Grand-Cinco Ranch

• Indian Ridge-Cinco Ranch

• Indian Springs-Cinco Ranch

• Kelliwood Greens

• Kelliwood Park

• King Lakes

• Lake Pointe-Cinco Ranch

• Land Use Zone 60B - new subdivision

• Land Use Zone 67A - new

• Land Use Zone 73-no houses yet

• Land Use Zone 74B-no houses yet

• Land Use Zone 78B-NE corner KatyGaston/FM1093

• Laurel Springs-Cinco Ranch

• Logan Hollow-Cinco Ranch

• Meadow Glen-Cinco Ranch

• Park Trace-Cinco Ranch

• Pine Mill Ranch

• Saddlebrook Crossing-Cinco Ranch

• Sage Meadow-Cinco Ranch

• Section 17 - Cinco Ranch Southwest

• Section 19 - Cinco Ranch West

• Section 20 - Cinco Ranch Southwest

• Section 21 - Cinco Ranch Southwest

• Section 21 - Cinco Ranch West

• Section 22 - Cinco Ranch Southwest

• Section 32 - Cinco Ranch West

• Section 7 - Cinco Ranch Southwest

• Sedona Pass

• Sedona Place

• Sedona Pointe

• Sendera Point

• Seven Meadows

• Seven Meadows-Hickory Creek

• Shadow Pointe-Cinco Ranch

• Sierra Meadow-Cinco Ranch

• Silver Ranch

• Somer Glen-Cinco Ranch

• Somerset-Cinco Ranch

• South Park-Cinco Ranch

• Spring Chase-Cinco Ranch

• Stanford Park-Cinco Ranch

• Sterling Ridge

• Summer Point-Cinco Ranch

• Summer Sage-Cinco Ranch

• Sutters Way-Cinco Ranch

• Tamarron Lakes-no houses yet

• The Reserve at Bayou Woods-Cinco Ranch

• Wellington Place-Cinco Ranch

• Westheimer Lakes North

• Willow Lakes Apartments

• Willowfork Place

• Woodlake Estates

• Wren Creek-Cinco Ranch

References

External links

* [http://kisdwebs.katyisd.org/campuses/slhs/Pages/Default.aspx Seven Lakes High School]
* [http://www.sevenlakesorchestras.org SLHS Orchestra]
* [http://www.slhsband.org SLHS Band]
* [http://www.slhschoir.org SLHS Choir]
* [http://www.studiovii.org SLHS Studio VII Theatre Co]
* [http://www.slhssapphires.org/ SLHS Sapphires Dance Team]
* [http://www.slhsprojectprom.org/ SLHS Project Prom]
* [http://www.orgsites.com/tx/spartandecathlon/ SLHS Academic Decathlon]
* [http://www.slhsfbla.info SLHS Future Business Leaders of America FBLA]
* [http://kisdwebs.katyisd.org/campuses/SLHS/StudentZone/Pages/SpartansOutServing.aspx SLHS Spartans Out Serving SOS]
* [http://www.thespartanclub.org/ SLHS Athletic Booster Club]
* [http://www.spartansoccer.org SLHS Mens Soccer]
* [http://www.ballcharts.com/teams/index.php?team=sevenlakessoccer SLHS Womens Soccer]


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