Houston Christian High School

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Houston Christian High School
Houston Christian High School logo.jpg
2700 West Sam Houston Parkway North


Coordinates29°49′15″N 95°33′40″W / 29.8207°N 95.5612°W / 29.8207; -95.5612Coordinates: 29°49′15″N 95°33′40″W / 29.8207°N 95.5612°W / 29.8207; -95.5612
Former nameNorthwest Academy
NCES School IDA0109406
Head of schoolStephen M. Livingston
Enrollment489 (2016[1])
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,[2] 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.[3]

In 1997, Northwest Academy (K-12) split into First Baptist Academy and Houston Christian High School.[4] 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).[citation needed] 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.[5]

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  1. ^ http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/privateschoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&SchoolID=A0109406&ID=A0109406
  2. ^ "Schools" (Map) (Archive). Spring Branch Management District. Retrieved on June 19, 2015.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Joe, Shelby; Hayes, Stephen (2013). Houston Private and Select Public Schools. Lulu.com. p. 153. ISBN 9781304302076.
  5. ^ Baird, Annette. "British school to expand to accommodate demand." Houston Chronicle. Wednesday December 20, 2000. ThisWeek 2. Retrieved on December 9, 2010.
  6. ^ https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/forrest-frank/JZwZCvTuEeKZ5AAmVebBJg/football/stats.htm

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