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Houston is proud to offer courses and extra-curricular activities in robotics and coding
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Soccer Wins StateSoccer wins state!
Soccer wins state!
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Houston students open their classrooms to visitors on annual TourGMSD Day
Sean and Dinobi are ready to give prospective students a tour of the school
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183 fine arts students are selected to All-West performance groups in 2019
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Houston High School now offers Dual Enrollment Mechatronics
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fifth measure moves on to compete at the National A Cappella Competition in 2019
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Students rehearse for the marching band over the summer
Graduation 2017!
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Yearbooks for sale!

Yearbooks are now for sale! Order now for $80.50. The price included name engraving. the price will go up on 10/21.

Visit today and order your copy.

Poster citing homegames of HHS football

Friday Nights Lights are back and this season promises to be exciting

Germantown, Tennessee—September 15, 2019—Coach Thomas and Houston Football Team are back. The Mustangs are looking for another successful season after winning the region last year. They are wanting to accomplish what they did last season plus more. More +
A group of students in lab gear gather around a sink during a lab

Aspiring doctors in Germantown getting a dose of real-world experiences in Honors Organic Chemistry

Germantown, Tennessee—August 20, 2019— Houston High science teacher John Kennon has been given the opportunity to include Honors Organic Chemistry among the course offerings this year.  Germantown is fast becoming a center for the medical industry, and Houston High School wants to prepare its students for possible future careers. More +
Exterior shot of the Houston High School Greenhouse facility

Students will grow and sell herbs to local restaurants in new Harvest Houston program

Germantown, Tennessee—August 20, 2019—Harvest Houston will go beyond the classroom allowing students with disabilities to grow, package, and sell fresh herbs to local restaurants.  In the early stages, the Germantown-located franchise Tazikis has signed on to participate. More +

EOC Score Reports

EOC score reports from last year’s tests and information guides will be distributed to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade homeroom students during homeroom on Monday, August 26th.   


EOC score reports from last year’s tests and information guides will be distributed to 9th  grade homeroom students during homeroom on Tuesday, September 3rd. 


Driver's Education Classes offered by Pitner Driving School

Pitner Driving School, Inc. will hold a drivers education class Sept 23 thru Oct 4 at Houston from 3 pm to 6 pm. Please sign up on their website at

Houston High School named a Reward School by the TN Department of Education

Afternoon Dismissal Procedures

As stated above, the methods for dismissal are identical to previous years. For those that are NEW to Houston High School and are planning to pick your child up from the school, please see the following description:

*Please note that this is NOT a change from last year.
All roads to the school serve as both entrances and exits. Students/faculty/parents will be able to exit or enter from either side.
AREA “A” is one carline pickup option.
AREA “C” is another carline pickup option.
AREA “B” serves as the bus lane from 2pm-3pm and no cars are allowed to use this loop.
Parents picking up their child are advised to choose and discuss their preferred pickup location with students in advance.

For those needing an enlarged or printable version of the parent pick up/dismissal method, please click here.

Due to the number of after school activities, and the variation of student location at the conclusion of the school day, parents and students may choose the best options for their family.  The traffic getting into the high is far less complicated.

Morning Traffic Pattern

n cooperation and collaboration with the City of Germantown and Germantown Municipal School District administration, here are reminders for the traffic pattern in the MORNING at Houston High School. This is the same procedure as last year. 
The map shows this, but below is a table with categories of drivers and what lane you will need to be in once on campus:

Click here for a link to the map.

Parent Conferences- November 4, 2019

Parent Conferences are Monday, November 4, 2019 from 4-7 pm. This year, you will see the conference schedule in Skyward and sign up in Family Access. Conferences are in 15-minutes increments. Please be mindful of the time so teachers can stay on schedule with their other conferences. If you would like to schedule a longer conference another time, feel free to contact the grade level counselor. Here is a graphic with the steps. Please click on the graphic to download a document with the steps. 
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HHS theater teacher, Kell Christie, honored by the national Tony Awards as an Excellent Educator

Germantown, Tennessee--May 21, 2019--Houston High School theater teacher, Kell Christie, has been chosen as an Honorable Mention for the Excellence in Theater Education Award by the Tony Awards in New York.  Each year, the Tony Awards in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University invite member of the public to submit candidates. More +
Chad Becker being named 2019 Tennessee Athletic Director of the year

Chad Becker Named 2019 Tennessee Athletic Director of The Year

Germantown, Tennessee--April 18, 2019-- Chad Becker was named Tennessee Athletic Director of the Year for 2019 by the Tennessee Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (TIAAA) this week. The ceremony was part of the annual Athletic Director’s Conference hosted by the TSSAA in Murfreesboro, TN.

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Eagan Smith wins Memphis and May Poster Competition

Senior Eagan Smith won first place in the high school division AND the OVERALL GRAND PRIZE award for the Memphis in May student poster competition. She won $500 and her design will be the official student poster image to be printed and sold in conjunction with MIM events. Congratulations Eagan! More +
Emmaline Schild with the Girls Who Mean Business program

Emmaline Schild honored by the Memphis Business Journal in the Girls Who Mean Business Program

Germantown, Tennessee--March 28, 2019--Emmaline Schild was honored by the Memphis Business Journal through the Girls Who Mean Business Program. In its inaugural year, the program recognized female high school students who exemplified excellence in school involvment, both academically and in extra-curricular activities.  The program chose one student per school.  

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Ricky, Milo, and Manas receive certificates from Representative David Kustoff.

Congressman David Kustoff awards three Germantown students for winning the District Congressional App Challenge

Germantown, Tennessee--March 26, 2019--From a newly added series of coding courses to the district's one-to-one initiative, Germantown Municipal School District recognizes what an incredible asset technology can be in education.  Three Houston High students applied both of these facts and channeled their technological knowledge into the creation of an entertaining app, one now receiving congressional recognition.  Ricky Liu, Manas Malla, and Milo Sulipeck designed and coded a game dubbed “The Great Escape” and have won the Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for West Tennessee.  "It's a riff on Mario Brothers" explains Sulipeck in an interview, "and we composed our own original music for it". More +
Image of a tentative timeline outlining the strategic planning process for GMSD

Germantown Municipal School District is creating its new 5-Yr Strategic Plan and wants to hear from all of its stakeholders

Germantown, Tennessee--March 27, 2019--Germantown Municipal School District is beginning a 12-month journey to establish a new strategic plan for our  schools.  Your feedback is essential .  Please answer the following five questions.  The district is soliciting feedback from parents, students, community members, business partners and employees.  All answers are anonymous. More +

Course Selection Guidance for Current HHS Students

As your grade level counselor meets with you this week in your English classes, please reference the following resources:

Summary of the Course Selection Process and Important Guidelines
Course Catalog - Review course descriptions and prerequisites as you are completing your course selection sheet.
Recommended Math Pathways – We have added a few new math courses and guidance to map out a plan to select the most appropriate math courses until you graduate.

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A student plays a xylophone in Mr. Hopper's music classroom.

GMSD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation

Germantown, Tennessee, March 26, 2019 – Germantown Municipal School District (GMSD) has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.   More +
Houston High School is collecting old shoes.

Houston High, Farmington, and Riverdale are hosting a shoe drive!

Germantown, Tennessee--March 25, 2019--Houston High, Farmington, and Riverdale are having a shoe drive!

Here is how it works:

  1. We are accepting gently worn, used and new adult and/or children shoes through April 15th
  2. Acceptable shoes are flip flops, tennis shoes, heels, boots, sandals…
  3. Shoes will be picked up by Funds2Org, a for profit organization, who will redistribute to microenterprise partners and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start their own businesses.
  4. Funds2Org will pay per pound and send a check to Operation Red Shoes (on behalf of GMSD), a non-profit organization, who benefits St. Jude patients and families with essential assistance.
  5. Once Operation Red Shoes receives a check, they will host an event for those involved to be a part of the giveaway to the St. Jude patient and family.

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Daniel West takes the state championship with his breaststroke.

Get to know what it takes to become a state champion: A Profile of Daniel West

Germantown, Tennessee--February 23, 2019--Two mornings a week from 5am to 6am you’ll find Houston High School Junior Daniel West in the swimming pool.  After EVERY day of school, where he is both an Honors Academy student and a beta club member, he heads back to the pool to continue training for two more hours.  Add in a three-hour training session on Saturdays, and you’ll have an idea of what it takes to become a state champion. More +
HHS Cheerleaders pose for a group picture.

Congratulations to All GMSD Cheer teams on winning their National Competitions in Florida!

Germantown, Tennessee--February 10, 2019--Congratulations to All GMSD Cheer teams on winning their National Competitions in Florida!

Houston High Varsity Cheer won 2nd in the Super Varsity Division National Competition and were the World Champions for the 2nd consecutive year in the same division.


Houston High Junior Varsity Cheer was the national Champion in the Junior Varsity Non-Tumbling Large Division. They were 2nd in the Worlds in the same division.


Houston Middle School competed in the Large Junior High Division. They were named National Champions for the 4th year in a row. They were 2nd in the World School Competition.

 Riverdale brought home 4th place this year in the Junior High non-tumbling division. They competed for the first time in the Worlds Competition and placed third overall.


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(From left to right) Elaine Fu, Lauren Gunter, Cady Baltz, and Leslie Brommer standing together for a picture.

Meet some of the National Women & Information Technology Award Winners and learn how they are putting some girl power into STEM

Germantown, Tennessee--February 4, 2019--Leslie Brommer, a Computer Science teacher at Houston High School is being awarded NCWIT's 2019 Aspirations in Computing Educator Award for being the West-Tennessee Afilliate of the National Center for Women & Information Technology.
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Winner of Battle of the Brains being handed a trophy.

High School Students Invited to Participate in Battle of the Brains

Germantown, Tennessee--January 30, 2019--The Germantown Education Commission is proud to announce that the Battle of the Brains will again provide a competitive playing field for groups of students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The competition is scheduled for Saturday, March 30, giving students time to research and prepare their projects. The competition has been moved from its usual morning time, to the afternoon to avoid conflict with the foreign language competition taking place on the same date. During the competition, students present their methodology and findings to university professors, chosen for their expertise in the project field. Winners receive substantial cash prizes with members of the first place team receiving $300 each.

Registration forms and details are available online at Space is limited. Applications and abstracts may be submitted at any time, but must be received by the March 1 deadline.

The Battle of the Brains was developed in 2009 by the Germantown Education Commission as a way to revive and nurture interest and celebrate student achievement in STEM subjects. In addition to generous cash prizes, members of the winning team have their names added to the coveted Einstein Trophy, donated by the Dr. Dino Palazzolo family.

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Congratulations to Tripp Turner on being a TATS award recipient

Germantown, Tennessee--January 14, 2019--Congratulations to Tripp Turner on winning an award with the Tennessee Athletic Trainers' Society! The Tennessee Athletic Trainers' Society is the official state organization representing the athletic training profession in the state of Tennessee.  Tripp Turner was nominated for this award by his peers throughout the state to recognize his dedication to improving the lives of Tennesseans through the delivery of exceptional healthcare throughout his career.  
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Ten National Merit Finalists recognized!

Ten Houston High School seniors were recently named National Merit Finalists. About 1.6 million students in more than 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship Program every year by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), and these students represent those who scored in the top 1% nationally

Congratulations are in order to:
Andrew An
Cady Baltz
Steven Belles
Anne Craft
Elaine Fu
Andrew Hines
Jacob Manuel
Dylan Marler
Emily Ryu
Sean Yang


Purpose Statement:
Houston High School's mission is to provide all students with a data-driven, intellectual and creative learning environment appropriate for success and citizenship in an ever-evolving world. 

Mustang Apparel Store

Attention Mustang Fans! Looking for customized apparel for your family? The GMSD has partnered with Nike and Lids to provide on-demand apparel for all sports and activities at HHS delivered to your doorstep in seven days. 

Contact Information

9755 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38139
901-756-2370 (phone)
901-756-2377 (Fax) 

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