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Houston High School now offers Dual Enrollment Mechatronics
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Prom Postponed

Juniors and Seniors-

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2020 HHS Prom scheduled for April 4 has been canceled. HHS and GMSD will make every attempt to reschedule the prom when group gathering restrictions are lifted (even if this is in the summer). HHS and GMSD will continue to communicate any further information as soon as it is available.

Stay safe!

GMSD and HHS Administrative Team

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Freshman Course Selection Information

Two new documents specifically for incoming Freshmen have been added to our Course Selection Information page, the Transition to High School Powerpoint which was shared with middle school students and parents, and an FAQ. 

Exam Exemption Policy Updated 3/6/2020

The Germantown Board of Education met this morning and amended our Exam Exemption Policy 4.600.  The School Board removed the highlighted portion of Lines 29-32 in the policy (see below). 

A student having a 93 or higher average for two terms in a specific course will be exempted from the semester exam if the student desires.  When a student is exempted from the examination, the semester average will be the average of the two-term grades.  ANY UNEXCUSED ABSENCE OR MORE THAN FIVE EXCUSED ABSENCES PER SEMESTER IN THE COURSE WILL DISQUALIFY THE STUDENT FROM ALL EXEMPTIONS.  EXEMPTIONS APPLY ONLY TO TEACHER-MADE SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS. (religious holidays and excused post-secondary travel days will not count against the exemption status of the student).  Twelfth-grade students are eligible for exam exemption during both semesters.  All other students in high school courses who meet the above requirements may be exempted for only the second-semester exam.


You can view the meeting here.

Houston Silver Varsity Cheer wins National and World Championships!

Silver Cheer National Champions

Preview Night

All 8th grade parents and students – Come find your place at Houston High School Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


  • 6:00-6:20 Opening Session in the HHS Auditorium – sneak peek from our Spring Production: Into the Woods, hear an overview about HHS and the format of the Preview Night sessions.
  • From 6:30-7:45, parents and students can select four 10-minute sessions to attend out of 16 offered sessions.  These sessions will be listed in the printed program.
  • Students and teachers for clubs/organizations will be stationed throughout the school to provide information and answer questions as you tour the school and travel to the sessions you select.
Please click Read More for session handouts!
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Meet the Mustangs: Special Edition

Please join us in welcoming our new interim teachers this semester!  Houston is very fortunate to have secured such a qualified group of teachers this time of the year.
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Prom Guest Form

Hey Juniors and Seniors!!!  If your prom date does not attend HHS, you will need to complete a Prom Guest Form BEFORE you will be allowed to purchase a prom ticket.  The form requires a signature from your date's principal and school stamp/principal's business card.  Plan ahead so you aren't scrambling at the last minute.  Forms are available in Mrs. Purcell's room A201, Mrs. Jones' office in the main building, and on the HHS website. 
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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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Eight students with perfect ACT scores; Cooper Byers scores 36 in all sections

Germantown, Tennessee--January 24, 2020--Cooper Byers, a junior at Houston High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. Byers joins the ranks of seven other students who have recieved a perfect score. More +
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Houston High Theatre renovations underway and will debut during Into the Woods performance

Germantown, Tennessee--January 15, 2020--HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL THEATER PROGRESS is on track.  The Marley performance floor has been laid on the newly reinforced stage.  Conduit boxes have been added to the stage floor for audiovisual functionality.  The lighting package is being installed and programmed with the new computer software and state-of-the-art lighting board.  The house lights (the lights in the audience and not on the stage) have been updated to LEDs and will add a professional ambiance to space for meetings and non-theatrical performances. More +
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Houston High School students win the 2019 District Congressional App Challenge for third consecutive year

Germantown, Tennessee--January 24, 2020--HHS students Milo Sulipeck, Manas Malla, Ricky Liu, and DJ Paudler won this year’s Congressional App Challenge with their program Sigdex, an offline indexing system that can pinpoint your location by using surrounding wireless access points. More +
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GMSD teachers were rewarded over $60,000 in Germantown Education Grants

Germantown, Tennessee--January 13, 2020--The Germantown Education Foundation awarded several teacher grants at the January Germantown Board of Education meeting.  Eight grants totaling $61,614 were gifted at the meeting. More +
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Lincoln Pare Named Tennessee's Mr. Football

Germantown, Tennessee-December 5th, 2019--Lincoln Pare was named Mr. Football by The Tennessee Titans this past Monday. The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award is a top honor in the state for high school football. More +
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Houston is proud of its Seniors that have recently signed at various colleges

Germantown, Tennessee--December 4, 2019-- Houston is proud of its Seniors that have recently signed at various colleges to play sports including soccer, baseball, basketball, and volleyball. More +
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GMSD rolls out the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program with staff training this week

Germantown, Tennessee--November 4, 2019--Tomorrow staff across the district will spend the day in training for the rollout of The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP).  Olweus, pronounced ohl-vay-us, is the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today. More +
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Semi-Finalists & Commended Students for 2020 National Merit Announced

 Germantown, Tennessee — September 11, 2019 — National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program including nine of HHS’ Seniors: Mallory Bouldien, Colin Cantwell, Brighton Fan, Jenna Fei, Virginia Folse, Major Glenn, Roshan Parikh, Leah Sweeney, and Megan Wisniewski. More +
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Crescendo, a new mentorship collaboration between Houston High School and Iris Orchestra, has begun

Germantown, Tennessee--October 14, 2019--Iris Ochestra is piloting a new program this year in partnership with the Houston High School Fine Arts Academy. The Crescendo Project is a mentorship program between Iris Orchestra and music students in Houston’s Fine Arts Academy.  More +

Weekly Tutoring Schedule

Does your mustang need some extra help? Take advantage of our free weekly tutoring! See the schedule here.
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Houston High Literary Magazine, AVATAR, moves into the finals for national competition

Germantown, Tennesee--October 14, 2019--The AVATAR, Houston High School's literary magazine is a long-standing tradition that showcases poems, essays, and artwork of its students.  Helmed by English teacher Karen Garrison, the “lit mag” provides an inexpensive and creative way for students to publish their works into a printed magazine. These publications provide a great opportunity for students to write creatively and explore topics outside of the classroom. More +


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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. 

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