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Academy Applications Available

Houston High offers three academies which offer unique opportunities in advanced academics, leadership development, and fine arts. Through a selective admissions process, students from Germantown and around Shelby County have the opportunity to participate in these programs. Click on the logos below to learn more about each academy and the admissions process. 
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Battle of the Brains Information- Applications due March 1

The Germantown Education Commission will once again host the Battle of the Brains at Houston High School on March 30

High school sports are not the only competitions in town. Participating students will be intellectually stimulated to create and build a project in the field of science, mathematics and/or engineering. 

Applications are due March 1.

Choir Masterworks Concert February 12

Last Chance to purchase graduation merchandise!

Parents, your senior received a graduation merchandise catalog November 1.  Balfour met with the seniors to preview merchandise, including graduation announcements, available for purchase.  Extra catalogs are available in the counseling office. 
Balfour will return on Wednesday, January 16 in the lobby during all lunches to collect graduation merchandise orders and a minimum $60 deposit.  If you are not placing an order, you do not have to pay a deposit.  
The graduation fee of $110 will be collected on February 5 during all lunches in the main lobby.

Pitner Driving offers TWO Driver Education Classes this spring!

 Pitner Driving School will hold a Driver Education Class at Houston High School beginning Feb 19-March 4 from 3-6pm Daily.  See below for applications for both Standard and Deluxe classes.  Our website is
Option 1: 
Classroom Dates:  Tuesday, Feb. 19 through Monday, March 4 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm - every weekday
Driving Dates:  March 5 through March 16 - (Specific dates & times will vary with each student)
Option 2: 
Classroom Dates:  April 29 through May 10 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm - every weekday
Driving Dates:  May 13 through May 25 - (Specific dates & times will vary with each student) 
Cost: $520 for the standard package and $620 for the Deluxe package
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Junior ACT Practice Tests Available!

All 11th grade students who completed the ACT Practice Test October 16 had the opportunity to pick up their score report and test booklet from their homeroom teacher Thursday, Nov. 29, just prior to afternoon dismissal.  Any Junior who did not pick up their results at that time will receive them in their 1st period class Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Students can use these results to target specific areas for improvement.  The QR codes on the back of the printed student reports provide video clips that point out the most commonly missed problems and some tips/strategies that will help in the future.  If you prefer to use a direct link rather than the QR code, here are the links:

Juniors who did not complete the practice test October 16 are encouraged to go by the Guidance Office sometime today or tomorrow to get a test booklet and answers to take the test for practice.

All Juniors will take a free real ACT at Houston High School April 2nd!

HHS also provides the following opportunities to prepare for the ACT:

  • ACT Boot Camps (free ACT tutoring) prior to each ACT – current schedule to prepare for the Dec. 8 ACT is attached below
  • Naviance online ACT Test Prep – contains a diagnostic test and 6 full-length practice tests:
  • ACT Prep Class (semester class)

Thank you and Go Mustangs!

HHS Admin and School Counseling Team

Becker recognized by Southeastern Conference for going the extra yard!

Houston High School Athletic Director, Chad Becker, has been recognized by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation for their Extra Yard for Teachers program.

Mr. Becker, in his 25th year at Houston High, is 1 of only 14 educators nationally chosen for the award. The SEC worked with its 14 institutions to identify student-athletes who have had a teacher that greatly impacted his or her life. Each teacher’s school will receive a $10,000 grant from the CFP Foundation and SEC.Current Vanderbilt Women’s Soccer player and 2016 Houston High graduate, Paola Ellis, honored her former 10th grade English teacher with a testimonial which aired during SEC Nation last Saturday.

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Killebrew and Tingle recognized by City of Germantown

Last week the City of Germantown, Tennessee Government Board of Mayor and Alderman and the Education Commission recognized senior Sam Killebrew as the student of the month for October and Alternative School teacher Lorrie Tingle as educator of the month for November. Nominated by faculty and community members, these two individuals represent two facets of our excellence, students like Sam who strive to be their best in every situation every day, and teachers who bring their best to the classroom every day! Congratulations!

Fall Signing Day 2018

Fall Signing Day Recap: These seniors are responsible for over 450 wins, 29 District and Regional championships and 5 state championships during their careers at Houston High School, and they aren't finished yet! Read more at
A student in STEM III works on a new design with the Memphis Zoo to replace the Herpetarium.

Germantown Municipal Schools continue to expand CTE EPSOs and course opportunities

Germantown, Tennessee—November 1, 2018—The Tennessee Department of Education designated October 23-27 as Early Postsecondary Opportunity (EPSO) Week, and as part of our effort at Germantown Municipal School District, to increase awareness and enrollment in EPSOs, the district would like to highlight some of the extraordinary opportunities at Houston High School. More +

AP Exam Fee Payment

Our AP exam registration site is now open. Any student enrolled in an AP class is required to take their respective exam(s). If your student currently receives free or reduced lunch and are enrolled in an AP class, please send Mr. Ross an email to receive a code for a fee reduction. His email is 

If your student desires to register for an exam for a class that Houston does not offer or that your student is not currently enrolled in, please send Mr. Ross an email before officially registering to confirm request.

The deadline for fee payment is March 1, 2019. If you have any questions or issues with the registration process, please email Mr. Ross.

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Ten Houston High School students join the elite rank of National Merit Semi-Finalists

Germantown, Tennessee--September 12, 2018--Ten Houston High School students join the ranks of the nation's top students this year as the National Merit Scholarship Program names its semi-finalists. About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) last fall.  More +

HHS goes for the Gold!

Join the HHS team as we race to end childhood Cancer and raise money for St. Jude! We currently have 21 team members for HHS but would love to reach 100 by September 21!
Color guard dancers tango with members of The Houston Band during a live performance.

It takes two to tango—or 240 to tango in the case of The Houston Band—as they prepare for their fall competition season

Germantown, Tennessee--September 10, 2018--There are students all over the Houston High campus tucked away in corners learning how to tango.  This year’s band program, according to The Houston Band Director Matt Taylor, “centers around the work of Astor Piazzolla". More +
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BREAKING NEWS--The Germantown Board of Education votes to adopt new school attendance zones in 2019-2020

Germantown, Tennessee--August 21, 2018--On Monday evening at the August School Board Meeting, the school board unanimously voted to adopt "Proposal C" as the new attendance zones that will take effect in the Fall of 2019.   More +
Lydia Waldrop is crowned Miss Germantown.

Houston High student named Miss Outstanding Germantown Teen

Over the weekend, Lydia Waldrop sang her way into first place in the Miss Germantown Outstanding Teen Pageant, allowing her to go on to compete in the Miss Tennesse Outstanding Teen Pageant.  More +
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HHS Cheerleaders host a hometown cop stop

Germantown, Tennessee--August 8, 2018--Last Friday seniors and juniors of both Houston High cheer squads gave back to the community by hosting a cop stop to provide a free meal in a relaxed setting for the Germantown Police Department and their families. Cop stops originated in Germantown and have spread into a variety of communities (Memphis, Bartlett, Cordova, Collierville, Arlington, Lakeland, Oakland, etc.) as a way to thank police officers and their families for their service. More +
A member of the GPD SWAT team engages a small group of teachers at Houston Middle School.

Germantown Police Department prepares GMSD teachers and school staff for active shooter situations

Germantown, Tennessee—August 3, 2018—The tragedy in Parkland, Florida last year has increased focus in school security across the country. Germantown Municipal School District, in addition to adding some new physical security features (you can read more about those here), continues to be proud to partner with the Germantown Police Department.  Through a partnership with the City of Germantown, each school has been provided with a School Resource Officer (SRO) since the district’s doors opened in 2014.  But, now, the GPD SWAT team has become an active partner as well. More +

Parent/ Community Volunteer Opportunities Available!

We have two unique volunteering opportunities for the start of the school year. If you are interested, please visit the sign-ups below...

Volunteers are needed to help monitor at morning drop off. Two monitors would help with one by the Auditorium and one by A building in the morning from 6:30 - 7:45 to help keep things running smoothly and keep students moving towards class. Please sign up below:

Lunch monitors are also needed. Volunteers would monitor students from 10:15 - 12:15. Please sign up below:

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GMSD moves forward with security camera upgrades this summer

Germantown, Tennessee--July 2, 2018--Germantown Municipal School District is working on security upgrades over the summer.   District staff has engaged the architecture firm, Allen and Hoshall, to complete design work for the addition of security fencing and a secured entrance at Houston High School.  Principally though, the district is also using this summer as an opportunity to complete its long range goals of security camera upgrades across all five schools.  On security walks with the Germantown Police Department, district officials had previously identified where cameras needed to be placed or replaced. More +
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Houston High student Jenna Kemp named the Gatorade Tennessee Girls Soccer Player of the Year

Germantown, Tennessee—June 18, 2018—In its 33rd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, today announced Jenna Kemp of Houston High School as its 2017-18 Gatorade Tennessee Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Kemp is the third Gatorade Tennessee Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Houston High School. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Kemp as Tennessee’s best high school girls soccer player. More +

Course Catalog Now Available

Course Selection Information  
Course Selection for the 2018-2019 school year is happening now!

We believe all students should have access to rigorous and relevant Early Postsecondary Opportunities (EPSOs).  Since the formation of the GMSD in June 2014, our course offerings have expanded, particularly with EPSOs, now including 27 Advanced Placement, 17 Dual Enrollment, and 2 Industry Certification courses for next year.  In addition, we offer 48 Honors courses. 

In an effort to provide the most appropriately rigorous options leading to postsecondary readiness, the following changes apply to two courses:

  • English IV –Standard, Dual Enrollment, and AP English Literature & Composition (removal of Honors)
  • US History & Geography – Standard, Dual Enrollment, and AP US History (removal of Honors)
Please see the two documents linked below for more information. If you have questions about the process, please contact your guidance counselor. 
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GMSD is proud to claim all four STATE winning cheer teams

GMSD is proud to claim all four STATE winning cheer teams

Some of the most exceptional athletes at GMSD are a part of our nationally-recognized cheerleading squads. Programs from the elementary to high school level constantly push these girls to be their most strong, precise, and spirited in every routine, and this work ethic was especially evident this past weekend with all four of the GMSD cheer squads receiving first place recognition in their individual divisions at state. More +


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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