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Sterling High School (Baytown, Texas)

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School type  Public high school
Principal  Nathan Chaddick
Enrollment  2425  (2014)
Mascot  Rangers/Lady Rangers
Established  1966
Grades  9-12
Phone  +1 281-420-4500
Number of students  2,425 (2014)
Motto  Success for all students
Address  300 W Baker Rd, Baytown, TX 77521, USA
District  Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District

Ross S. Sterling High School is a public high school located in Baytown, Texas and classified as a 6A school by the UIL. Sterling is a part of the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District which covers southeastern Harris County. The school was built in 1966 to accommodate the growing population of Baytown. The campus has over 400,000 square feet (37,000 m2) and is built on 86.32 acres (349,300 m2). In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.


Sections of the city of Baytown are zoned to Sterling High School. Previously, sections of Highlands were until the Goose Creek Memorial High School was built in 2008.


The 2014 School Membership Report shows that Sterling's ethnic breakdown includes:

  • 1,237 (51%) Hispanic students
  • 679 (28%) White students
  • 412 (17%) African-American students
  • 97 (4%) Asian-American, Indian, and other students
  • Feeder patterns

    Elementary schools that feed into Sterling include

  • Clark
  • Crockett
  • Harlem
  • Austin
  • Bowie
  • The middle schools that feed into Sterling are

  • Gentry
  • Cedar Bayou
  • Athletics

    Ross S. Sterling High School competes in these sports -

    Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Water Polo, Swimming, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Track, Baseball & Softball

    Activities and clubs

    Other activities available at Ross S. Sterling High School include:

  • Art
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Drama
  • Clubs available include:

  • Academic Lemmings
  • American Red Cross Club
  • Anime Club
  • Art Honour Society
  • Bowling Club
  • Chess Club
  • Club Avid
  • Christian Student Union
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Video Game Club
  • Interact Club
  • Diamond Dolls
  • Future Farmers of America
  • Future Teachers of America
  • Key Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Drama Club
  • French and Spanish Club
  • Go Green Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Lettermen's Club
  • Strategy Club
  • Academics

    Sterling offers a wide range of courses. Along with the core courses, Sterling also offers many College Board AP courses, including:

  • Calculus AB & BC
  • Statistics
  • Music Theory
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics B
  • Government and Politics:United States
  • Human Geography
  • Macroeconomics
  • Psychology
  • United States History
  • World History
  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Studio Art:2-D Design
  • Studio Art:3-D Design
  • Studio Art:Drawing
  • Notable alumni

  • Rocky Bernard, defensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks who played in Super Bowl XL.
  • Chris Cagle, Country music singer and songwriter
  • Romany Malco, Actor Weeds, The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • Brett Marshall, Major League Baseball player
  • Barry Smitherman, member of the Texas Railroad Commission
  • Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation
  • References

    Sterling High School (Baytown, Texas) Wikipedia