Jersey Village High School


Jersey Village High School
Jersey Village High School
Jersey Village High School
Location
7600 Solomon St
Houston, TX 77040

United States
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1972
School district Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
Principal Ralph Funk
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 3277 (as of 2011)
Color(s)           Purple & Gold
Athletics UIL 5A
Athletics conference University Interscholastic League
Mascot Falcon
Newspaper Peregrine
Information (713) 896-3400
Website

Jersey Village High School is located in Jersey Village, Texas, United States. The school, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Ralph Funk serves as its principal.

Jersey Village High School serves the city of Jersey Village, small sections of Houston, and unincorporated sections of Harris County.[citation needed] A portion of the Near Northwest district is served by the school.[1]

The school mascot is the Falcon, which is similar to the original Atlanta Falcons logo, and the colors are purple and gold. Students from Jersey Village High School show their school pride and identify themselves to each other by flashing their left hand, palm outward, with the thumb, index finger, and middle finger erect so that the three fingers approximate the shape of "JV".

Jersey Village was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1999-2000.[2]

Contents

History

On May 21, 1998, a student brought a .38 caliber handgun in his backpack. The gun discharged when the student dropped the backpack, and the bullet hit a 15-year old female student in the leg.[3]

In 1998 the Jersey Village Football team was defeated by Duncanville High School (Dallas) and the Division 5A State Playoffs Semi-Finals. Jersey Village had previously beaten Plano High School, Bryan High School, and Klein High School in earlier rounds. In 1995 the team defeated Tyler John Tyler (the number one team in the state) before losing to Lake Highlands in later rounds.

Notable alumni

  • Chamillionaire, Rapper, class of 1998[4]
  • Joseph Cao, first Vietnamese-American to be elected to Congress[5]
  • Rik Deskin, Actor, class of 1984[6]
  • Paul Wall, Rapper
  • Joseph Kahn, Director
  • Donald Clarence O'Neil, III, painter and Walt Disney biographer
  • Mike Jones, Rapper, class of 2001 [7]
  • Adger Armstrong, Professional football player, Houston Oilers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, class of 1976.[8]
  • Adrees Latif, photographer. Awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.[9]
  • Darwin Keys, drummer for Pushmonkey. Class of 1989.[10]
  • Howie Behrens, guitarist for Pushmonkey. Class of 1988.[11]
  • Jeff Burghart, comedian, class of 1988. Won the Houston's Funniest Person Contest in 1993.[12]
  • Jon Eric Price, Actor/Director. Ned's father on Pushing Daises, Grey's Anatomy Season 3 Finale as the Mountain climber.[13]
  • Krista Davey, Soccer Player. Class of 1996. Played for the New York Power (WUSA), Washington Freedom (WUSA), and the Chicago Cobras (WUSA).[14]
  • Nick Stavinoha, Professional baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals.[15]
  • Paul J. Sarvadi, CEO of Administaff, class of 1975.[16]
  • Paul Jetton, Professional football player, New Orleans Saints. Class of 1983.[17]
  • Ryan Delahoussaye, musician. Member of the band, Blue October.[18]
  • Sandy Gbandi, MLS. Class of 2002.[19]
  • Selvin Young, NFL, Denver Broncos, class of 2002.[20]
  • Tina Crowder, Model, Playboy's College Girls Cover (2000), class of 1996.[21]
  • Keith Powe, NFL, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, B.C. Lions, Toronto Argonauts, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, class of 1987.[22]
  • Liz Arreola, Radio personality, The Mexicans & Liz Mega 101 FM (Houston), Class of 1995.[23]

Feeder patterns

Schools that feed into Jersey Village include:[24]

  • Elementary schools: Bane, Reed, Frazier (partial), Gleason (partial), Holbrook (partial), Post (partial), Willbern (partial)[25]
  • Middle schools: Cook, Dean (partial)[26]

References

  1. ^ "Demographics." Near Northwest. Retrieved on February 8, 2011.
  2. ^ Archived: Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF)
  3. ^ Tartaro, Joseph P. "Are We Asking the Right Questions?" The New Gun Week. June 1, 1998.
  4. ^ "Ain't Nobody Real but Me." The Austin Chronicle.
  5. ^ "The Candidate" by Michelle Krupa, Times-Picayune, 2008 December 8, p. A2.
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  24. ^ "High School Attendance Zones (9-10) 2008-2009." Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Accessed September 12, 2008.
  25. ^ "Elementary School Attendance Zones 2008-2009." Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Accessed September 12, 2008.
  26. ^ "Middle School Attendance Zones 2008-2009." Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Accessed September 12, 2008.

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