Langham Creek High School

17610 FM 529, Houston, TX  77095
(281) 463-5400
(281) 345 - 3509 FAX
Principal:  David Hughes
School Hours:  7:25 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

School Opened: 1985

last updated: 01/06/2014

Mission Statement

Langham Creek High School...Inspiring ALL who enter to reach their maximum potential!

 

Administrative Team

Principal

David Hughes

Associate Principal

Kristi Giron

Director of Instruction

Tamara Meldahl

Assistant Principal

Marc Baker

Assistant Principal

Susan Nolen

Assistant Principal

Tony Runnels

Assistant Principal

Tim Silvey

Assistant Principal

Scott Tucker

Counselor - Lead

Franklin Sampson  

Counselor

Richard Armstrong

Counselor

Cheryl Cook

Counselor

Dalia Gonzales

Counselor

Eva Huerta McGuire

Counselor

Jackie Reeder

Counselor

Tristen Schalyo

Counselor

Joanne Wallace

Librarian

Sandra  Jones

Nurse

Ramona Miller

Special Education Coordinator

Cari Cephus

Academic Achievement Specialist

Cindy Petrash

Academic Achievement Specialist

Sarah Conn

DI Helping Teacher

Bridget Evans

Testing Coordinator

Angela Ball

College and Career Specialist

Sandra Poag

 

From Left to Right 1st Row

Tristen Schalyo, Eva Huerta McGuire, David Hughes, Sarah Conn, Susan Nolen

From Left to Right 2nd Row

Tony Runnels, Bridget Evans, Kristi Giron, Tamara Meldahl, Cari Cephus, Franklin Sampson, Marc Baker

From Left to Right 3rd Row
 
 Sherree Thomas, Sandra Poag, Jackie Reeder, Cindy Petrash, Angela Ball, Joanne Wallace

From Left to Right 3rd Row

Cheryl Cook, Tim Silvey, Richard Armstrong, Dalia Gonzales, Gwen Perry, Scott Tucker

 

 

Campus Goals

 

VIPS

Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together.  For more information, please contact Robin Wiese at 281.345.3589.

 

Demographics

(as indicated in the 2012-13 AEIS Report)

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISPANIC WHITE NATIVE AMERICAN ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER TWO OR MORE RACES ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
15.8% 42.2% 32.7% 0.3% 6.6% 0.0% 2.4% 43.2%

 

Awards and Accomplishments

The Challenge Index is determined by dividing the number of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2010 divided by the number of graduating seniors. All of the schools on the list have an index of at least 1.000, meaning they are in the top 6 percent of public schools measured this way.
The Index includes a subsidized lunch percentage that determines the percentage of students receiving federally subsidized meals and an equity and excellence percentage that shows the portion of all graduating seniors that had at least one passing grade in one AP or IB test.
Langham Creek ranked at No. 1,797 with an index of 24.70, while receiving an equity and excellence percentage of 24.7 and a subsidized lunch percentage of 36.

Kramer, CFISD’s lone representative at state, shot a 76 on day one and a 77 on day two to finish with a two-round total of 153.
Kramer was also one of three female 5A golfers at the state level to be named to the Academic All-State Team.
“I have to say this was the most amazing time that Kirby and I shared together. She went through her challenges but never let her goal out of sight,” said Langham Creek girls’ golf coach Carey Todd. “She is disciplined in all aspects of her life and that was proven by being only one of three Texas 5A Academic All State members. Kirby will be missed.”

The events ranged from national qualifier events in computer-aided design, which includes engineering design and architectural design, 3D modeling, CAD rendering, NASA HUNCH school display electronics and digital photography, as well as traditional woodworking and precision metal working.
Langham Creek High School had eight Best in State, 23 first-place, 10 second-place and three third-place awards. Seniors Elizabeth Castillo and John Ching qualified for the national competition for their architectural model of an industrial arts museum.

The win puts the Lobos in the national competition, to be held in Galveston, April 28-May 1.
Coached by aquatic science teacher Timothy Kraemer, the team consists of Andrew Hu, junior captain; Nicolas Kasprzak, junior; Evan Assael, junior; Emily Martin-McKamie, senior; and Kevin Dolan, junior.
“The group has been meeting weekly since October. I’m very proud of the team for their continual effort and for winning the regional competition,” Kraemer said.
The NOSB is an academic competition that provides a forum for students to test their knowledge of the marine sciences including biology, chemistry, physics and geology. The NOSB was created in 1998 in honor of the International Year of the Ocean and since its inception, the competition has grown to include 25 regional competition locations with 300 schools and more than 2,000 students participating annually.

AP Scholar Award - Students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams, with grades of 3 or higher: Langham Creek High School

They are among a select group of 3,300 of the highest scoring students from a nationwide total of 124,000 high school juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT and designated themselves as Hispanic.  From Langham Creek High School, Alexandra Devine, Jaime Martinez, Dylan Muñoz, Evan Peraza, Jonathan Rivera, Robert Tellez and James Treviño were named Hispanic Scholars.

The National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding Black American high school students. Black students may enter both the National Achievement Program and the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and meeting other published requirements for participation. The two annual programs are conducted concurrently but operated and funded separately. Of the more than 130,000 students who currently enter the National Achievement Program each year, approximately 4,600 are honored. A group of about 3,000 are referred to colleges for their potential for academic success. A smaller group of about 1,600 are named semifinalists.

Competing against 33 other bands from across the state, Langham Creek placed 20th in the preliminaries with a composite score of 97, Cypress Falls placed 23rd in the prelims with a composite score of 106 and Cypress Woods placed 24th in the prelims with a composite score of 111.
Prior to the UIL State Marching Contest, CFISD marching bands performed on Saturday, Oct. 30 in competitions around the Houston area. The Cypress Woods, Langham Creek and Cypress Creek bands all performed and were selected to the finals at the Sam Houston State Invitation Marching Contest. Additionally, the Cypress Ranch band was given an award for a superior performance.

Newsweek picks the best high schools in the country based on how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced-placement college-level courses and tests. Just over 1,600 schools—only 6 percent of all the public schools in the U.S.—made the list.
Newsweek ranked the schools using an index determined by dividing the number of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2009 divided by the number of graduating seniors. All of the schools on the list have an index of at least 1.000.
The Index includes a subsidized lunch percentage that determines the percentage of students receiving federally subsidized meals and an equity and excellence percentage that shows the portion of all graduating seniors that had at least one passing grade in one AP or IB test.
Langham Creek High School appeared in the rankings for the sixth consecutive year, earning a ranking of 1,354 with an index of 1.317. Langham Creek had an equity and excellence percentage of 24.5 and a subsidized lunch percentage of 35. The school ranked No. 1,288 in 2009, No. 1215 in 2008, No. 919 in 2007, No. 1,121 in 2006 and No. 974 in 2005.

 

 

Enrollment

3151 students as of 9/16/13

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Class Ranking

Beginning with courses taken between the eighth and ninth grade, all high school courses, including correspondence, night school, college courses taken for dual credit, credit-by-exam, and summer school, are averaged in the class rank with the exception of student assistance, local credit, and courses taken under the pass/fail option. High school courses taken by seventh- or eighth-grade students and completed by the end of the eighth-grade year will not count in class rank with the exceptions of Geometry, Biology, and the third or higher levels of a foreign language. (*See additional exceptions for Class of 2013.) Rank will be determined by grade point averages (G.P.A.) of the students. Estimated class rankings are to be determined at the end of the junior year and the first semester of the senior year for the express purpose of college entrance requirements. Another ranking shall be performed at the end of the fifth six-weeks’ grading period to identify summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude graduates. No valedictorian or salutatorian will be officially recognized at graduation.

 

Honor Graduate Designation

At graduation ceremonies, graduates will be recognized in the following categories: summa cum laude (6.5 G.P.A.), magna cum laude (6.25 G.P.A.), and cum laude (6.0 G.P.A.) . A final calculation of G.P.A. and class rank is determined at the end of the senior year and will be reflected on the final transcript which is sent to colleges.

 

Grading Scale

CFISD uses a weighted 6.0 grading scale.  Grade points are allocated for a course of study based on the designation of the course as indicated in the chart below.

GRADE

LEVEL OR COURSE

 

K, AP, and HORIZONS Levels

L-Level
(on level)

Below Level
Adaptive Behavior, ICS-M, NAC, Resource

Life Skills

A (90-100)

7 grade points

6 grade points

5 grade points

4 grade points

B (80-89)

6 grade points

5 grade points

4 grade points

3 grade points

C (75-79)

5 grade points

4 grade points

3 grade points

2 grade points

D (70-74)

4 grade points

3 grade points

2 grade points

1 grade points

F (below 70)

0 grade points

0 grade points

0 grade points

0 grade points

The semester grades are computed by allocating a weight of 2/7 for each six weeks’ grade and 1/7 for a semester exam. A student will receive credit for each semester passed.  If the course is a two-semester sequence and the student passes the second semester after having failed the first, he/she may receive the credit for both semesters if the yearly average is passing (70+).

*For the Class of 2013, four mathematics and four science courses will be included in a student’s GPA calculation. If a student takes Algebra I in 8th-grade and takes four math courses in grades 9-12, the four math courses taken in high school will be included in the student’s GPA. But, if a student takes Algebra I in 8th-grade and only takes three math courses in grades 9-12, the Algebra I course will be included in the student’s GPA calculation. Algebra I taken at any time will carry L-level grade points.

 

Participation in Commencement

To be eligible to participate in commencement exercises a student must meet state graduation requirements by earning a minimum of 22 credits in designated courses.  Beginning with the class of 2015 (ninth graders entering high school in fall 2011), students must meet all credit and testing requirements to participate in commencement exercises.

 

Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2013

Students who enter the ninth grade in the fall of 2009 must enroll in courses necessary to complete the Recommended High School Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program unless the student, parent, and a school counselor agree that the student should be permitted to take courses under the Minimum High School Program. Students should study the table below which outlines requirements for the Recommended High School Program and the Minimum High School Program. Then, using the list of course descriptions, students should select and register for courses.  Note that students graduating under the Recommended High School Program will need to schedule additional courses not required for the Minimum High School Program. These courses include Algebra II, Chemistry, World Geography, foreign language (two credits), fine arts (one credit), and three state-approved electives. Additionally, beginning with the Class of 2011, students must earn 26 total credits including four math and four science credits. Counselors at each high school will furnish all other information necessary for students to complete registration.

 

Courses

Recommended
High School
Program

Minimum
High School
Program

 

Notes

English

4

4

 

Advanced Academic Strategies
or

 

½
or

 

½
or

  • One-half credit is required and may be taken in grade 8 or 9.

Skills for Academic Success

1

1

  • One credit is required for all 9th-grade students who did not pass all 8th-grade core academic classes (language arts, reading, math, science, and social studies) and who have not met the state standards on any 8th-grade reading, math, science, and social studies TAKS test.
  • Beginning ESL students, intermediate ESL students, and special education students in need of in-class support are also required to take this year-long class.

Mathematics

 

4
Algebra I,
Geometry,
Algebra II, and an additional math course

3
must include Algebra I, Geometry

  • Beginning with the Class of 2011, students are required to complete 4 math credits for the Recommended Program.
  • CFISD recommends that all students take 4 math courses in grades 9-12.
  • Math Models with Applications may satisfy the requirement for the additional math credit only if taken prior to Algebra II.
  • AP Computer Science may satisfy the requirement for the additional math credit only if taken after successful completion of Algebra II. The course will not count as both a 4th math credit and the Technology Application required credit.
  • Four mathematics courses will be included in a student’s GPA calculation. If a student took Algebra I in 8th grade and takes four math courses in grades 9-12, the 4 math courses taken in high school will be included in the student’s GPA. But, if a student took Algebra I in 8th grade and takes only three math courses in grades 9-12, the Algebra I course will be included in the student’s GPA calculation. Algebra I taken at any time will carry L-level grade points.

Science

4
Integrated Physics and Chemistry,
Biology,
Chemistry, and Physics or an additional science course
or
4
Biology,
Chemistry, Physics, and an additional science course

2
Integrated Physics and Chemistry,
Biology
or
3
Biology,
Chemistry, and
Physics

  • Beginning with the Class of 2011, students are required to complete 4 science credits for the Recommended Program.
  • CFISD recommends that all students take 4 science courses in grades 9-12.
  • Students without IP&C credit must take Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to meet the Recommended Program’s science requirements. The students may choose any additional science course to meet the 4th required credit.
  • Four science courses will be included in a student’s GPA calculation.

U.S. History

1

1

 

World History

1

1

 

World Geography

1

 

 

Government

½

½

 

Economics

½

½

 

Health
            or
Principles of
Health Science

½
or
1

½
or
1

  • Health may be taken in any grade or taken through correspondence, summer school, or through credit-by-exam.

 

Physical Education

  • Students may earn a maximum of two (2) credits in P.E. toward graduation—including athletics. Students enrolled in the regular physical education program must take Foundations of Personal Fitness.
  • Students may meet the PE requirement through after school participation in the fall semester of marching band and cheerleading, and both semesters of drill team and JROTC. Students may also meet the physical education requirement if they participate in a district-approved Olympic caliber, off-campus training program.
  • Physical education credit may be earned through approved correspondence courses.

Languages other than English (Foreign Language)

2

 

  • Students may take any two levels of the same foreign language to meet the requirements for the Recommended High School Program. Foreign language credits earned in middle school will count toward this requirement.

Speech

½

½

  • These courses meet the requirement:  Communication Applications (½), Professional Communications (½), Debate I (1), or Oral Interpretation I (1).
  • Beginning with the Class of 2011, Debate III and Independent Study in Speech (4th year of Debate) will earn K-level credit.

Fine Arts

1

 

  • Approved fine arts courses include art, music, dance, and theatre courses.

Technology Applications
(Computer course)

1

1

  • Courses which meet the one-credit technology application requirement include: Computer Programming K, Computer Science AP, Animation, Business Information Management I, Digital & Interactive Media, Art II Electronic Multimedia, Web Technologies I, Practicum in Business Management, Business Information Management II–MOS, Journalism/Desktop Publishing, Engineering Design & Presentations, and Audio/ Video Production.  Students must earn one full credit in the same course to meet this requirement.
  • Beginning with the Class of 2011, AP Computer Science may count as a 4th math credit after successful completion of Algebra II. The course will not count as both a 4th math credit and the Technology Application required credit.

Academic Elective:
World Geography or Science Elective

 

1

 

Electives

3

3 to 5

  • Must be state-approved courses.

Total State Credits Required

26

22

 

Distinguished Achievement Program

Students desiring to earn the Distinguished Achievement Program transcript must complete the requirements for the Recommended High School Program plus one additional credit in languages other than English (foreign language) and any combination of four advanced measures selected from the following options:

Note:   Math Models with Applications and AP Computer Science may not serve as math credits on the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP). Additionally, Integrated Physics and Chemistry may not serve as a science credit on the DAP. 

 

Graduation Requirements for the Classes of 2014 and Beyond

Students who enter the ninth grade in the fall 2010 and thereafter must enroll in courses necessary to complete the Recommended High School Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program unless the student, parent, and a school counselor agree that the student should be permitted to take courses under the Minimum High School Program. Students should study the table below which outlines requirements for the Recommended High School Program and the Minimum High School Program. Then, using the list of course descriptions that follow, students should select and register for courses.  Note that students graduating under the Recommended High School Program will need to schedule additional courses not required for the Minimum High School Program. Counselors at each high school will furnish all other information necessary for students to complete registration.

 

Courses

Recommended
High School
Program

Minimum
High School
Program

 

Notes

English

4

4

 

PACE
(Personal, Academic, & Career Exploration)
or

 

½

or

 

½

or

  • One-half credit is required in grade 9

 

PACE Plus

 

 

1

 

1

  • One credit is required for all 9th-grade students who did not pass all 8th-grade core academic classes (language arts, reading, math, science, and social studies) and who have not met the state standards on any 8th-grade reading, math, science, and social studies state assessments.
  • Beginning ESL students, intermediate ESL students, and special education students in need of support are also required to take this year-long class.

Mathematics

 

4
Algebra I,
Geometry,
Algebra II, and an additional math course

3
must include Algebra I, Geometry

  • Math Models with Applications may satisfy the requirement for the additional math credit only if taken prior to Algebra II.
  • AP Computer Science may satisfy the requirement for the additional math credit only if taken after successful completion of Algebra II.
  • Four mathematics courses will be included in a student’s GPA calculation. If a student took Algebra I in 8th grade and takes four math courses in grades 9-12, the 4 math courses taken in high school will be included in the student’s GPA. But, if a student took Algebra I in 8th grade and takes only three math courses in grades 9-12, the Algebra I course will be included in the student’s GPA calculation. Algebra I taken at any time will carry L-level grade points.

Science

4
Biology,

Chemistry, Physics, and an additional science course

2
Integrated Physics and Chemistry,
Biology
or
3
Biology,

Chemistry, and

Physics

  • Integrated Physics and Chemistry may satisfy the requirement for the additional science credit if taken prior to Chemistry and Physics.
  • All students entering high school in fall 2010 or beyond will take Biology in ninth grade.

U.S. History

1

1

 

World History

1

1

 

World Geography

1

 

 

Government

½

½

 

Economics

½

½

 

Health
            or
Principles of
Health Science

½
or
1

½
or
1

  • Health may be taken in any grade or taken through correspondence, summer school, or through credit-by-exam.

 

Physical Education

 

1

1

  • Students may earn a maximum of four (4) credits in P.E. toward graduation—including athletics. Students enrolled in the regular physical education program must take Foundations of Personal Fitness.
  • Students may meet the PE requirement through after school participation in the fall semester of marching band and cheerleading, and both semesters of drill team and JROTC. Students may also meet the physical education requirement if they participate in a district-approved Olympic caliber, off-campus training program. 
  • Physical education credit may be earned through approved correspondence courses.

Languages other than English (Foreign Language)

2

 

  • Students may take any two levels of the same foreign language to meet the requirements for the Recommended High School Program. Foreign language credits earned in middle school will count toward this requirement.

Speech

½

½

  • These courses meet the requirement:  Professional Communications (½), Communication Applications (½), Debate I (1), or Oral Interpretation I (1).

Fine Arts

1

1

  • Approved fine arts courses include art, music, dance, and theatre courses.

Academic Elective:
World Geography or Science Elective

 

1

 

Electives

3½  to 5½

  • Must be state-approved courses.

Total State Credits Required

26

22

 

 

Distinguished Achievement Program

Students desiring to earn the Distinguished Achievement Program transcript must complete the requirements for the Recommended High School Program plus one additional credit in languages other than English (foreign language) and any combination of four advanced measures selected from the following options:

Note:  Math Models with Applications and AP Computer Science may not serve as math credits on the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP). Additionally, Integrated Physics and Chemistry may not serve as a science credit on the DAP.