|Klein Forest High School|
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||Installing Leadership and Purpose in Every Voice|
|Established||September 4, 1979|
|School district||Klein ISD|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.51|
|Color(s)||Green & Gold|
|Athletics conference||UIL Class 6A|
|Team name||Golden Eagles|
It was the second high school built in Klein ISD. Opening in the Fall of 1979, Klein Forest welcomes students from the southern side of the district, including the Champions area of F.M. 1960. Klein Forest celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2009. There are two intermediate campuses and eight elementary schools within its feeder pattern. In the spring of 2011, Klein Forest opened an NCAA-modeled athletic facility. Klein Forest serves grades 9-12. A portion of the Near Northwest district is served by the school.
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During the 2001-02 school year, Klein Forest High School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.
For the 2018-2019 school year, the school received a C grade from the Texas Education Agency, with an overall score of 78 out of 100. The school received a C grade in two domains, Student Achievement (score of 78) and Closing the Gaps (score of 71), and a B grade in School Progress (score of 81). The school did not receive any of the seven possible distinction designations.
For the 2018-19 school year, students who attend these schools are within Klein Forest High School's attendance zone:
|Wunderlich Intermediate||Klein Intermediate|
|Greenwood Forest Elementary||Eiland Elementary|
|Kaiser Elementary||Epps Island Elementary|
|Klenk Elementary||Nitsch Elementary|
|McDougle Elementary (partial)||McDougle Elementary (partial)|
As of the 2017-18 school year, the school had an enrollment of 3,708 students and 265.36 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.97. There were 2,235 students eligible for free lunch and 307 eligible for reduced-price lunch.
In 2017-2018, the racial/ethnic distribution of students was:
- 61.2% Hispanic
- 23.7% Black
- 10.1% Asian
- 3.3% White
- 1.2% Two or More Races
- 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan
- 0.1% Pacific Islander
Klein Forest participates in football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, swimming/diving, golf, softball, track and field, cross-country, tennis, wrestling and soccer.
- Derrick Brew — Gold medalist in the Men's 4 × 400 m relay at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
- Ron Edwards — NFL defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs.
- Charles Gaines — professional basketball player
- Steve Jackson — NFL player; played safety for the Tennessee Titans from 1991–99
- Ben Pronsky, 1997 — stage and film actor
- Toure' Murry, 2008 — professional basketball player for the NBA's New York Knicks
- Mark Saccomanno — player for the minor league Round Rock Express baseball team; drafted by the Houston Astros in 2003
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In 2014, Michael Van Deelen, a teacher at the school, filed a lawsuit against KISD in federal court, accusing it of ignoring complaints about poor behavior from students and retaliating against teachers who complain. In the lawsuit he stated, "Klein Forest High School has pervasive discipline problems. Many of the students can be characterized as violent, out-of-control and/or disruptive. The inappropriate behavior includes verbal abuse of teachers and other students, constant profanity, sexual innuendo, improper dress (including the wearing of 'hoodies' and drooping pants and shorts), skipping class, constant tardies, leaving class without permission, assault and battery."
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- "City of Houston City limits" (PDF). City of Houston. Retrieved 2019-05-23. - The school is not in the city limits.
- Home. Klein Forest High School. Retrieved on May 24, 2019. "11400 Misty Valley Drive Klein, TX 77066" (sometimes the postal address has been stated as "Houston, TX": see December 16, 1999 homepage and February 22, 2013 homepage)
- "Demographics." Near Northwest. Retrieved on February 8, 2011.
- Blanchard, Sarah (2015-12-15). "Rezoning plans continue for Klein ISD". The Spring Observer at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-04-18. - The fifth high school is Klein Cain
- Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF) Archived 2009-03-26 at the Wayback Machine, United States Department of Education. Accessed May 11, 2006.
- CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department Archived 2007-08-19 at the Wayback Machine, Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."
- Viers Mill School Wins Blue Ribbon; School Scored High on Statewide Test; The Washington Post. September 29, 2005 "For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school."
- Overview: KLEIN FOREST H S. Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
- 2018-19 High School Feeder Schools: Klein Forest High School. Klein Independent School District. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2014-12-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-10-09. Retrieved 2014-04-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- 51e Texas French Symposium guide.
- Sudler Flag of Honor Recipients Archived 2001-07-21 at archive.today, John Philip Sousa Foundation. Accessed December 10, 2007.
- "Texans Watch", San Antonio Express-News, August 29, 2004. Accessed October 20, 2007. "Baylor University sprinter, formerly of Holmes High School, combines with two other former UIL state track meet champions - Jeremy Wariner (Arlington Lamar) and Derrick Brew (Houston Klein Forest) - winning gold medal for U.S. track team in 1,600-meter relay."
- Ron Edwards, NFL Players Association. Accessed December 10, 2007.
- "Steve Jackson". ESPN. Retrieved 2009-03-12.
- "Mark Saccomanno". Thebaseballcube.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2007-10-23.
- Dobbyn, Christine. "Teacher sues school district over student discipline Archived 2014-05-24 at the Wayback Machine" (Archive). KTRK-TV. Thursday May 22, 2014. Retrieved on May 24, 2014.