Klein Oak High School

Klein Oak High School

Infobox_School
name = Klein Oak High School


imagesize = thumb
established = 1982
type = Public high school
principal = Kelly Schumacher
enrollment = 3,170 (as of 2008-09)
faculty = 134.2 (on FTE basis)
ratio = 17.8
grades = 9-12
teamname = Panthers
colors = Black and Gold
address = 22603 Northcrest Drive
Spring, Texas 77389
information = 832-484-5000
website = [http://kleinoak.kleinisd.net/ School website]

Klein Oak High School is a Blue Ribbon public high school in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States. It was established in August 1982. Its current roll is around 3,170 students. The school's principal is Kelly Schumacher.

Klein Oak was the third high school in Klein ISD. The school, which serves grades 9 through 12, is administered by the Klein Independent School District. Several areas of unincorporated Harris County, including Kohrville, and Gleannloch Farms, are zoned to Klein Oak.

As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,385 students and 134.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 17.8. [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=4825740&SchoolPageNum=2&ID=482574005522 Klein Oak High School] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 10, 2007.]

Demographics

Klein Oak has the smallest high school enrollment in Klein ISD, but the Klein Oak Zone has the largest growth rate in the district, gaining nearly 300 students in just one year. Enrollment dropped drastically in 2003 when Klein Collins High School took nearly half of Klein Oak's enrollment. The school recently moved back up to 5A in the 2006-2007 school year.

As of the 2006-2007 school year, the student population was:Fact|date=January 2008
*56% White
*30% Hispanic
*11% African American
*2.5% Asian/Pacific Islander
*0.5% Native American

Notable Alumni

Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) Class of 1991: Actor

Eddie Steeples (my Name is Earl) Class of 1992: Actor.Fact|date=May 2008

Academics

During the 1994-96 school years, Klein Oak High School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, [ [http://www.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/list-1982.pdf Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF)] , United States Department of Education. Accessed May 11, 2006.] the highest award an American school can receive. [ [http://www.journalinquirer.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17475750&BRD=985&PAG=461&dept_id=161556&rfi=6 CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department] , "Journal Inquirer", November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."] [Viers Mill School Wins Blue Ribbon; School Scored High on Statewide Test; "The Washington Post". September 29, 2005 "For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school."]

The IB Diploma Programme has been offered at this school since February 2004. It is the only school in Klein ISD which offers the program. [ [http://www.ibo.org/school/001510/ Klein Oak High School] , International Baccalaureate Organization. Accessed August 5, 2007.]

Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, and International Baccalaureate Program

Klein Oak offers the Dual Credit and Advanced Placement Program for those students wishing to go to the advanced level. Klein Oak High School offers the International Baccalaureate Program, which is an advanced honors internationally-known curriculum.

Advanced Placement Courses
*PreAP English I
*PreAP English II
*PreAP English III
*PreAP English IV
*AP English III: English Language
*AP English IV: English Literature
*PreAP World Geography
*PreAP World History
*AP World History
*AP United States History
*AP U.S. Government
*AP Economics (Macro)
*AP Economics (Micro)
*PreAP Integrated Physics and Chemistry
*PreAP Biology I
*PreAP Chemistry I
*PreAP Physics I
*AP Biology II
*AP Chemistry II
*AP Physics B
*PreAP Algebra I
*PreAP Geometry
*PreAP Algebra II
*PreAP Pre-Calculus
*AP Calculus AB
*AP Calculus BC
*AP Statistics
*PreAP Spanish I
*PreAP Spanish II
*PreAP Spanish III
*PreAP Spanish IV
*PreAP Spanish V
*AP Spanish Language
*PreAP French I
*PreAP French II
*PreAP French III
*PreAP French IV
*PreAP French V
*AP French Language
*German III Honors
*German IV Honors
*Latin III Honors
*Latin IV Honors
*AP Music Theory
*AP Art 4: Drawing Portfolio
*AP Art 4: 2-Dimensional
*AP Art 4: 3-Dimensional
*AP Computer Science A
*AP Computer Science AB

International Baccalaureate Courses
*IB Art/Design
*IB English III
*IB English IV
*IB French
*IB History of Americas
*IB History Other English 4
*IB Math Methods
*IB Math Studies
*IB Music
*IB Biology I-II
*IB Physics I-II
*IB Spanish IV
*IB Spanish V
*IB Theatre Arts
*IB Theory of Knowledge

Dual Credit Courses
*Business Computer Information Systems
*Commumication Applications
*Economics
*English III
*English IV
*Government
*Internetworking Technologies 1
*Internetworking Technologies 2
*Pre-Calculus
*Psychology
*Sociology
*U.S. History A
*U.S. History B

Extracurricular activities

Klein Oak High School has been named a GRAMMY Signature school twice; once in the 2001-2002 school year, and most recently for the 2006-2007 school year. [ [http://www.grammyintheschools.com/gits_loader.html Grammy Signature Schools 2007] . Accessed August 5, 2007.] Its music department has been recognized over the past decades for outstanding performances in numerous competitions.

Klein Oak is home to the Strutters, a nationally-recognized dance drill team composed of talented female dancers.

Klein Oak won 2nd Place overall in the Texas French Symposium Competition 2008

Feeder schools

* Kohrville
* Frank
* Metzler
* Northampton
* Schultz
* Benignus
* Hassler
* Krahn (Partial)
* Roth (Partial)
* Krimmel
* Hildebrandt
* Doerre

References

External links

* [http://kleinoak.kleinisd.net/ Official site]


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