Waltrip High School

Infobox Secondary school
name = S.P. Waltrip High School

motto =
established = 1959
type = Public Secondary
principal = Steve Siebenaler
students =
grades = 9–12
city = Houston
state = Texas,
country = USA
district = Houston Independent School District
colors = Red and Gray
mascot = Ram
newspaper = The Waltrip Tribune
yearbook = Aries
website = http://hs.houstonisd.org/waltriphs

Stephen Pool Waltrip High School is a secondary school located at 1900 West 34th Street in Houston, Texas, United States, 77018.

Waltrip, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Houston Independent School District.

Waltrip has Houston ISD's Research and Technology magnet program.

History

Waltrip High School opened in 1959 to serve many newly-developed post-World War II subdivisions. Waltrip relieved Reagan High School of many students when it opened. Waltrip was relieved by Scarborough Junior-Senior High School when that school opened in 1969. Waltrip was established as an all-White high school and remained all-White until 1970, when Houston ISD was forced to desegregate. Waltrip remained majority White until the mid-1980s. In the early 1990s the school was equally White, Black, and Hispanic. By the 2000s the school was majority Hispanic. [" [http://hs.houstonisd.org/waltriphs/history.htm A Brief History of: S. P. Waltrip High School] ," "Waltrip High School"]

On October 2, 2006, a student and her mother assaulted a Harris County Sheriff's Office Precinct 6 Deputy Constable over a truancy ticket. The student and her mother were arrested [" [http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=local&id=4623585 Deputy assaulted in bizarre disturbance at high school] ," "KTRK-TV"] .

Waltrip formerly had the IB Diploma Programme; Waltrip discontinued it in 2005.

In 2007 Johns Hopkins University referred to Waltrip as a "dropout factory" where at least 40 percent of the entering freshman class does not make it to their senior year [" [http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5259695.html Report points to 'dropout factories'] ," "Houston Chronicle", October 31, 2007] .

chool Song

The Waltrip school song, "Our Waltrip High", was written by alumni Jon Enloe with music by Joe Stuessy, both Class of 1961. [" [http://hs.houstonisd.org/WaltripHS/song.htm School Song] ," "Waltrip High School"]

Waltrip High, we sing to thee,
Our loyalty we raise.
Strong and noble always,
These tributes we now praise.
Honor, faith and courage,
These we testify.
Thee we'll always honor,
Our Waltrip High

Neighborhoods served by Waltrip

Neighborhoods served by Waltrip include Garden Oaks, Timbergrove Manor, Shepherd Forest, Shepherd Park Plaza, Lazybrook, Shady Acres, most of Oak Forest, and a small portion of the Houston Heights.

A townhome complex called Cottage Grove is zoned to Waltrip.

At one point, all of the Houston Heights was zoned to Reagan. In 1997, a small portion was rezoned to Waltrip [" [http://web.archive.org/web/19970630192140/http://www.houston.isd.tenet.edu/MAX.HTM 1996-1997 HISD ATTENDANCE BOUNDARIES] ," "Houston Independent School District"] .

tudent body

As of 2006, the student body [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/profiles/Waltrip_HS.pdf Waltrip High School] " Profile, "Houston Independent School District"] is predominantly Hispanic.

The makeup of the 1,849 students enrolled during the 2006-2007 school year was:
* 64% Hispanic
* 19% White American
* 15% African-American
* <1% Asian American
* <1% Native American

65% of the students qualified for free or reduced lunch programs.

Athletics

The Athletics Department at Waltrip consists of the following teams:
*Football
*Basketball (Boys and Girls)
*Baseball
*Softball
*Golf (Boys and Girls)
*Track & Field (Boys and Girls)
*Volleyball
*Soccer (Boys and Girls)
*Swimming (Boys and Girls)

Dress code

Waltrip students are required to wear red, gray, or navy polo shirts and khaki or navy bottoms. [" [http://hs.houstonisd.org/waltriphs/dresscd.htm The Waltrip High School Official Dress Code] ," "Waltrip High School"]

The Texas Education Agency specified that the parents and/or guardians of students zoned to a school with school uniforms (the definition includes dress codes which limit colors) 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 School Uniforms] ," "Texas Education Agency"] ; parents must specify "bona fide" reasons, such as religious reasons or philosophical objections.

Feeder patterns

Elementary schools that feed into Waltrip [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/WaltripHS.pdf Waltrip High School Attendance Zone] ," "Houston Independent School District"] include:
*Durham [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/DurhamES.pdf Durham Elementary School Attendance Zone] ," "Houston Independent School District"]
*Oak Forest [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/OakForestES.pdf Oak Forest Elementary School Attendance Zone] ," "Houston Independent School District"]
*Sinclair [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/SinclairES.pdf Sinclair Elementary School Attendance Zone] ," "Houston Independent School District"]
*Stevens [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/StevensES.pdf Stevens Elementary School Attendance Zone] ," "Houston Independent School District"]
*Garden Oaks [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/GardenOaksES.pdf Garden Oaks Elementary School Attendance Zone] ," "Houston Independent School District"] (partial)
*Helms [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/HelmsES.pdf Helms Elementary School Attendance Zone] ," "Houston Independent School District"] (partial)
*Highland Heights [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/HighlandHeightsES.pdf Highland Heights Elementary School Attendance Zone] ," "Houston Independent School District"] (partial)
*Love [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/LoveES.pdf Love Elementary School Attendance Zone] ," "Houston Independent School District"] (partial)
*Memorial [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/MemorialES.pdf Memorial Elementary School Attendance Zone] ," "Houston Independent School District"] (partial)
*Stevenson [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/StevensonES.pdf Stevenson Elementary School Attendance Zone] ," "Houston Independent School District"] (partial)

Middle schools that feed into Waltrip include:
*Black [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/BlackMS.pdf Black Middle School Attendance Zone] ," "Houston Independent School District"] (partial)
*Clifton (partial)
*Hamilton [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/HamiltonMS.pdf Hamilton Middle School Attendance Zone] ," "Houston Independent School District"] (partial)
*Hogg [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/HoggMS.pdf Hogg Middle School Attendance Zone] ," "Houston Independent School District"] (partial)
*Williams [" [http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/WilliamsMS.pdf Williams Middle School Attendance Zone] ," "Houston Independent School District"] (partial)

Notable alumni

* Mark Calaway - Professional Wrestler better known as The Undertaker.
* Shelley Duvall - Actress and producer" [http://www.houstonisd.org/HISDConnectDS/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=c3783acb02efc010VgnVCM10000052147fa6RCRD Distinguished HISD Alumni] ." "Houston Independent School District".]
* Van Malone - Professional American football player for the Detroit Lions
* Keenan McCardell - Professional American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
* Barbara Olson - Conservative commentator and September 11, 2001 attacks victim [" [http://hs.houstonisd.org/WaltripHS/TriviaFolder/trivia.htm Waltrip Trivia Page] ," "Waltrip High School"]
* Patrick Swayze - Actor and dancer.
* John H. Whitmire - A Texas senator
* Toni Lawrence - Houston City Councilwoman [" [http://www.houstontx.gov/council/a/index.html Houston City Council Bio] " ]
* Debra Maffett - Miss America 1983; gradated from Waltrip in 1975, although she apparently prefers to list Cut and Shoot, Texas (just east of Conroe) as her home town.
* James Dixon - Bishop of The Community of Faith Church and community leader in Northwest Houston. [" [http://www.jamesdixonministries.org/aboutus/ourhistory.asp About the Community of Faith] " ]
* Elizabeth Peña and Jenny Ertman - murder victims (in 1993)
** The murder of the two girls made headlines in Texas newspapers due to the nature of the crime and the new law resulting from the murder that allows families of the victims to view the execution of the murderers [http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/victim/victim-viewexec.htm] [http://www.mysanantonio.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D8IP87704.html]
** Waltrip High School contains a memorial to the girls [" [http://hs.houstonisd.org/waltriphs/TriviaFolder/Ertman_Pena/eartman-pena1.htm In Memory of Elizabeth Pena and Jennifer Ertman - 1993] ," "Waltrip High School"]

References

External links

* [http://hs.houstonisd.org/waltriphs/ Waltrip High School]


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