Tomball Memorial High School

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Tomball Memorial High School
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Tomball Memorial High School
19100 Northpointe Ridge Ln

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77377-6028

United States
Coordinates 30°02′07″N95°37′55″W / 30.035232°N 95.631895°W / 30.035232; -95.631895 Coordinates: 30°02′07″N95°37′55″W / 30.035232°N 95.631895°W / 30.035232; -95.631895
Information
School type Public high school
Established2011
School district Tomball Independent School District
PrincipalMike Metz
Staff153.3 (FTE) [1]
Faculty120.6 (FTE) [1]
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,310 [1]  (2018-2019)
Campus Suburban
Color(s)   Navy & Silver
Athletics conference UIL Class 6A
Website Tomball Memorial High School
Tomball Memorial High School

Tomball Memorial High School (TMHS) is a senior high school in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States, south of the city of Tomball and in the Houston metropolitan area. It is a part of the Tomball Independent School District (TISD), and is the district's second high school. It is by Northpointe Lane and Northpointe Boulevard. [2]

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History

The school was built as part of a 2007 bond, worth $198 million in total, and had a cost of $59.2 million. It opened on August 12, 2011. It initially held grades 9 and 10 and had about 840 students. [3]

The first principal, Carol Houston, was previously associate principal at Tomball High School. [4]

The first 12th grade class was scheduled to graduate in 2014. [5]

Campus

The campus has 350,000 square feet (33,000 m2) of space. [6]

It has two stories and a capacity of 2,200 students. [7]

School colors and mascot

The school colors are navy and silver and the mascot is the wildcat. [8]

Demographics

In the 2018-2019 school year, there were 2,310 students. 6.1% were African American, 9.2% were Asian, 26.8% were Hispanic, 0.2% were American Indian, 0.1% were Pacific Islander, 53.1% were White, and 4.3% were two or more races. 17.2% of students were Economically Disadvantaged, 2.5% were English Language Learners, and 6.8% received Special Education services. [1]

Academics

For the 2018-2019 school year, the school received an A grade from the Texas Education Agency, with an overall score of 93 out of 100. The school received an A grade in two domains, Student Achievement (score of 95) and School Progress (score of 92), and a B grade in Closing the Gaps (score of 89). The school received five of the seven possible distinction designations for: Academic Achievement in Mathematics, Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading, Academic Achievement in Social Studies, Top 25%:Comparative Academic Growth, and Top 25%:Comparative Closing the Gaps. The two distinction designations the school did not receive were Academic Achievement in Science and Post-Secondary Readiness. [9]

Athletics

Tomball Memorial's primary athletic rival is Tomball High School. [5] As of 2018, the school is in Conference 6a, Region II, District 14.

The school held its first homecoming game, against Waller High School, in 2014. Tomball Memorial lost 41-31. [10]

Basketball

In a three-year span until 2016, Tomball Memorial High had three head coaches. [11] The basketball team entered its first playoff in 2014 against Wheatley High School, which ended in Wheatley's loss. [12] In the 2014-2015 school year, Tomball Memorial won the district title by 13-1 and two playoff games; [11] the team won its first ever playoff against Sharpstown High School. [12] The school's overall record that year was 24-10. [11]

Soccer

The soccer team took only 3 years after opening to make the playoffs. In their first playoff run in 2014, they lost in the 4th round to Waco University by a score of 3-0. The following year, in the 4th season of being open, the wildcats soccer team made a run in the playoffs and found themselves in the UIL Texas State Tournament. They finished 3rd in the state after losing to Lufkin in the state semifinal by a score of 1-0.

Other programs

The band uniforms were designed to fit each gender and to remain fashionable for their seven-year lifespans. In January 2011 the TISD board approved spending $75,000 for the creation of these uniforms, about $298 per uniform. [13]

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