Houston Christian High School
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|Houston Christian High School|
2700 West Sam Houston Parkway North
|Former name||Northwest Academy|
|NCES School ID||A0109406|
|Head of school||Stephen M. Livingston|
|Last updated: 2018-01-09|
Houston Christian High School (HC) is a private, non-profit, coeducational, Christian day school which educates students in grades 9-12. HC is accredited by/a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, and the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest. It is a 46 acres (19 ha) campus. It is a located in Spring Branch in western Houston, Texas, at the intersection of Beltway 8 and Kempwood Drive, inside Beltway 8 and outside Interstate 610.
Houston Christian High School was founded in 1970 under the name Northwest Academy. The city of Houston's extension of a street to the new school was cited as an example of government aid to a segregation academy.
In 1997, Northwest Academy (K-12) split into First Baptist Academy and Houston Christian High School. First Baptist Academy moved to a location next to Houston First Baptist Church, and Houston Christian remained at the Northwest Academy site until a new school was built off of Beltway 8 (stretches of Beltway 8 are designated as the Sam Houston Tollway). HC originally occupied a 14.5 acres (5.9 ha) site at 4211 Watonga Boulevard. The British School of Houston opened on the former HC campus in September 2000.
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (March 2019)
- Forrest Frank, Musical Artist for the band "Surfaces" (2017-) and has multiple tracks under the name Forrest.
- Robert Eckels, state representative (1983-1995) and county judge of Harris County (1995-2007)
- Mars Rucker, Broadway performer. Played the role of Alline Bullock in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway
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- ERIC (May 1972). ERIC ED065646: It's Not Over in the South: School Desegregation in Forty-Three Southern Cities Eighteen Years After Brown. p. 126.
- Joe, Shelby; Hayes, Stephen (2013). Houston Private and Select Public Schools. Lulu.com. p. 153. ISBN 9781304302076.
- Baird, Annette. "British school to expand to accommodate demand." Houston Chronicle. Wednesday December 20, 2000. ThisWeek 2. Retrieved on December 9, 2010.