Scarborough High School (Texas)

George Cameron Scarborough High School is a secondary school located at 4141 Costa Rica in Houston, Texas, United States with a ZIP code of 77092. Part of the Houston Independent School District, Scarborough serves grades nine through twelve and has Houston ISD's Architecture and Landscaping Design magnet Program.

History

Named after School Board member George Cameron Scarborough, the first principal was W. L. Fromein. Scarborough was founded on a 21-acre plot on May 27, 1968. The school relieved Waltrip High School of many students. Originally, the school was for both Junior and Senior High, but it became a high school in 1979 when Clifton Middle School opened.

Scarborough was named a 1986-87 National Blue Ribbon School. [ [http://www.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/list-1982.pdf Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF) ] ]

In 2007 Johns Hopkins University referred to Scarborough as a "dropout factory" [" [http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5259695.html Report points to 'dropout factories'] ," "Houston Chronicle", October 31, 2007] .

Neighborhoods served

The neighborhoods served by Scarborough" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/SchoolBoundaryMaps/ScarboroughHS.pdf Scarborough High School Attendance Zone] ." "Houston Independent School District".] include Langwood III, Candlelight Oaks, Candlelight Oaks Village, Forest Pines, Forest West, and part of Oak Forest.

tudent body

The enrolled student body, which totaled 869 during the 2006-2007 school year, is predominantly Hispanic. [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/profiles/Scarborough_HS.pdf Scarborough High School] " Profile. "Houston Independent School District".]
* 58% Hispanic
* 29% African-American
* 12% White
* 1% Asian
* <1% Native American

trict dress code and school uniforms

In the 2007-2008 school year, Scarborough has school uniforms. [" [http://www.houstonisd.org/HISDConnectEnglish/Images/PDF/Uniforms_2007.pdf SCHOOL UNIFORMS 2007-2008 SCHOOL YEAR] ." "Houston Independent School District".]

The Texas Education Agency specified that the parents and/or guardians of students zoned to a school with uniforms may apply for a waiver to opt out of the uniform policy so their children do not have to wear the uniform [" [http://www.tea.state.tx.us/field/uniforms.html Uniforms] ." "Texas Education Agency".] ; parents must specify "bona fide" reasons, such as religious reasons or philosophical objections.

Feeder pattern

Feeder elementary schools to Scarborough High School include:
*Kate Smith [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/SchoolBoundaryMaps/ksmithES.pdf Kate Smith Elementary Attendance Zone] ." "Houston Independent School District".]
*Benbrook [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/SchoolBoundaryMaps/BenbrookES.pdf Benbrook Elementary Attendance Zone] ." "Houston Independent School District".] (portion)
*Wainwright [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/SchoolBoundaryMaps/WainwrightES.pdf Wainwright Elementary Attendance Zone] ." "Houston Independent School District".] (portion)

Feeder middle schools include:
*Clifton [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/SchoolBoundaryMaps/CliftonMS.pdf Clifton Middle Attendance Zone] ." "Houston Independent School District".]
*Black [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/SchoolBoundaryMaps/BlackMS.pdf Black Middle Attendance Zone] ." "Houston Independent School District".] (portion)

Notable alumni

* Dwayne Bohac - Elected to Texas House of Representatives in 2002" [http://www.houstonisd.org/HISDConnectDS/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=c3783acb02efc010VgnVCM10000052147fa6RCRD Distinguished HISD Alumni] ." "Houston Independent School District".]
* Phil Boriskie - Elected as the fire chief of Houston in 2004
* Karen Dufilho-Rosen - Pixar producer

References

* [http://dept.houstonisd.org/profiles/Scarborough_HS.pdf HISD's Scarborough profile]
* [http://hs.houstonisd.org/scarboroughhs/Powerpoint/SHS2002.ppt School History]
* [http://hs.houstonisd.org/scarboroughhs/pages/Feeder%20Pattern.htm Feeder Pattern]
* [http://hs.houstonisd.org/scarboroughhs/pages/magnet.htm Magnet]

External links

* [http://hs.houstonisd.org/scarboroughhs Scarborough High School]


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