Klein Oak High School

Campus Snapshot

School Info

Website – http://kleinoak.kleinisd.net

Twitter – @KleinOak

Facebook – http://fb.me/KleinOakHighSchool

Phone – (832) 484-5000

Fax – (832) 484-7831

School Hours – 7:25 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Rating – Met Standard

Enrollment – 4,253

Mascot – Panthers

Principal – Thomas Hensley

Associate & Assistant Principal – Mandy Nesbit, Heather Cook, Lindsey Marino, Francis Ditta, Eric Lammers, Julie Medearis, Shelly Schwebach, Kimberly Walters, Lynda Wesley, Richard Ray, Robert Jordan and Jason Anderson.

School History

Klein Oak High School was established in 1982 as Klein Independent School District’s third high school with an opening enrollment of 1,150 students in grades 9 and 10. Klein Oak serves the northern communities of the district. From its humble beginnings, many architectural changes have been made to accommodate its growth. Additions of a music building, athletic facilities, a ninth grade wing, and enlargement of the Commons have all changed the footprint of the school. It now houses over 4,000 students. Klein Oak has a strong counseling and teaching staff, and academic, career and technology, and fine arts programs.

School Rating

Klein Oak High School is one of only four high schools with more than 3,000 students to be named a Model PLC (Professional Learning Community) School.

Counseling Program

Klein Oak has a diverse counseling program. KOHS counselors specialize in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), English as a Second Language (ESL), special education services, and serve as graduation advisors.

Parent Involvement

From athletics to fine arts, parents are invited to join their child’s booster club and support the organization’s goals and students. These booster organizations fund raise, attend and host competitive events, assist with travel, and support teachers and coaches. Parent volunteers can be found helping in various departments.

Core Curriculum

Klein Oak High School supports the expectation of offering state/federal mandated curriculum, standards, and assessments. The campus offers dual credit and Advanced Placement (AP) courses for students to prepare for higher education opportunities. Other curriculum supported programs include Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN), 504, International Baccalaureate (IB) and ESL. The basic curriculum structure in the KISD is as follows:

English Language Arts (ELA)

The ELA program at the high school level encourages students to become lifelong readers through efferent and aesthetic reading experiences, to think critically, and to communicate verbally and writing in all purposes and modes specified by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Methods of instruction are adapted to meet the needs of students, and technology is integrated to enhance communication skills. High school courses are designed to reinforce the skills of students and to prepare them for a transition to college or career.

Math

Students continue to build on the basic foundation developed in grades K-8 as they expand their understanding through other math experiences. These foundations include the understanding of number, operation, and quantitative reasoning, patterns, relationships and algebraic thinking, geometry, measurement, probability and statistics. All are essential throughout high school math courses.

Science

In high school, students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving.

Social Studies

At the high school level, social studies courses include world geography, U.S. history, world history, government, psychology, sociology, economics, and special topics in social studies.

Special Programs

Art, World Languages, Small Engine Repairs, Law & Public Safety, Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM), Computer Science, Agriculture, Welding Manufacturing, Automotive Technology, Video Technology, Marketing, Cosmetology, Business/Finance, Architectural/CAD programs, Child Guidance/Co-op Program, Journalism/Yearbook, Band, Color Guard, Choir, Orchestra, Theater, Drill Team, Speech/Debate, AFJROTC, Graduation Advisory, Community Youth Services, Pathway, Newspaper, Cheerleading, Dance Company, OBK, Partners Program, HST, KO2, Capstone and AVID

Athletic Programs

Klein Oak has a variety of highly competitive athletic programs, including: football, baseball, softball, volleyball, boys’/girls’ basketball, soccer, wrestling, track, swimming/diving, golf and tennis.

Football

2010-Bi District Champs, Area Champs, Regional Champs; 2011 Bi District Champs; 2014 Bi District Champs, Area Champs, Region Champs, Quarter Finalist; 2015 Bi District Finalist

Swimming

2011 2013 Boys District Champions / Coach Subda Boys District Coach of the Year; 2012 Boys District Runners up; 2013 Boys District Champions / Coach Subda Boys District Coach of the Year; 2013 Girls District Runners up Coach Subda District & Region Girls Diving Coach of the Year; 2014 Boys District Champions / Coach Subda Boys District Coach of the Year; 2014 Girls District Runners up / Coach Subda District & Region Girls Diving Coach of the Year; 2015 Girls District Champions / Coach Subda Girls District Coach of the Year; 2015 Boys District Runners up; 2016 Boys District Runners up; 2013 Boys were 2nd Place finishers at the Region Championship; 2014 Boys were 3rd Place finishers at the Region Championship; 2014 Boys were 5th overall in the State

Girl’s Soccer

2010: District Champions , Bi-District Champions; 2011: District Champions, Bi-District Champions; 2012: District Champions, Bi-District Champions, Area Champions, Regional Champions, State Semi-Finalist; 2013: District Runner Up; 2014: District Runner Up; 2015: District Runner-Up, Bi-District Champs; 2016: District Runner Up, Bi-District Champs

Track

Boys-District Champions- 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016; 400 Meter Relay State Champions- 2013 and 2014; Girls-2016 Triple Jump State Champion