Flour Bluff High School

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Coordinates: 27°38′41″N 97°17′47″W / 27.6447°N 97.2965°W / 27.6447; -97.2965

Flour Bluff High School
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Location
2505 Waldron Road
Corpus Christi, Texas

United States
Information
TypePublic
Established1967
School districtFlour Bluff Independent School District
PrincipalJames Crenshaw
Faculty102.9 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades9–12
Enrollment1,950 (2015-16)[2]
Student to teacher ratio16:4[1]
Color(s)          Maroon & White
SloganClass, Pride, Heart (CPH)
Athletics conferenceUIL Class AAAAA
MascotHornet
NicknameFBHS
Team nameHornets/Lady Hornets
Website

Flour Bluff High School is a public high school in Corpus Christi, Texas (USA). It is part of the Flour Bluff Independent School District.

The Texas Education Agency's 2009 accountability rating was "Recognized" [3]

Student demographics[edit]

As of the 2009–2010 school year, Flour Bluff High had a total of 1,821 students (66.4% White, 23.3% Hispanic, 5.5% African American, 4.2% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 0.6% Native American). 30.4% of the students are considered economically disadvantaged.

Facility:

  • Opened in 1967
  • New additions and renovations completed in 1999
  • 91 Classrooms
  • Cafetorium (900 capacity)
  • Teaching Theater (150 capacity)
  • Auditorium (1325 capacity)
  • 2 Gymnasiums
  • Library
  • Football/athletic field
  • Multi-Purpose Facility
  • Indoor Football/Athletic field
  • Natatorium

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

The Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets have, as of 2019, won the high school military drill team national championships for 27 years,[4] and as of 2013, the Area 10 Navy championship 19 consecutive times[5]

The Academic Decathlon team has, as of 2006, gone on to the state competition twelve times.[6]


Flour Bluff High School came under fire in 2011 in a scandal that received national attention, due to the district's initial refusal to allow students to form a GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) on campus, despite allowing FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) factions in their high school and junior high. (FBISD initially denied the formation of the GSA due to the fact that it was a 'non-curricular' club. When it was pointed out that the FCA and other clubs were also non-curricular, and still allowed to meet on campus, all clubs were briefly suspended. Due to parent and student outrage, several clubs were reinstated.) This refusal was found to contradict the First Amendment, as well as the Equal Access Act.

In Spring 2011, a petition was circulated to allow the formation of the GSA. The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) sent a letter to Superintendent Carbajal on March 2, 2011, requesting the formation of the club be allowed.

It was eventually decided that the GSA be allowed to form, and meet on campus.

Athletics[edit]

The Flour Bluff Hornets compete in these sports –

Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Swimming/Diving, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Track, Softball & Baseball.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Flour Bluff HS. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved on 2008-05-27. "Students: 1809 (2009)
  2. ^ "FLOUR BLUFF H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "2007 Campus AEIS Report". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 2008-05-28.
  4. ^ Wilson, Beth (2006-01-29). "Flour Bluff cadets reign supreme". Caller-Times. Retrieved 2008-05-27.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-27. Retrieved 2012-10-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Garza, Adriana (2006-02-06). "Putting the work in teamwork". Caller-Times. Retrieved 2008-05-27.[dead link]
  7. ^ Mark Lowry (June 2, 2006). "Drama 'King'". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. pp. S30. (Newsbank)
  8. ^ Sheffield, Nicholas (2005-04-29). "Flour Bluff graduate returns". The Waldron Street Journal. Archived from the original on 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2008-05-27.

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