Elkins High School (Texas)

Elkins High School (Texas)

Lawrence E. Elkins High School is a secondary school in Missouri City, Texas—serving communities in Sugar Land and Missouri City.

The school, which handles grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Fort Bend Independent School District. Elkins was established in 1992, with its first graduating class in 1995.

Elkins received a Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education in 2002 [http://www.tea.state.tx.us/press/02bluerib.html Blue Ribbon Award] ] .


Lawrence E. Elkins High School was established as a grade 9 and 10 school in fall 1992 [http://www.fortbend.k12.tx.us/about/history.cfm] to alleviate overcrowding from three other district high schools, Dulles, Clements, and Willowridge.

Extra-curricular activities

Academic Competition

*Academic Decathlon
**3rd Place Regional 2006
**21st Place State 2008
*Academic Octathlon
*Math and Science Club (UIL and TMSCA)
*Speech and Debate (TFA and NFL)
**5th Place State 2007
**1st Place Duet Interpretation State 2007
**6th Place Duet Interpretation State 2007
**3rd Place Duo Interpretation State 2007
**4th Place LD State 2008
*UIL Academics
**1st Place Conference 5A State Academic Champions, 1994-95
**1st Place Conference 5A State Academic Champions, 1995-96
*Constitutional Law
**1st Place State 2007


*Chess Club
* [http://freewebs.com/eekpow/ Elkins Environmental Klub (EEK)]
*Elkins Foreign Film Society
* [http://mathclub.ath.cx/ Elkins Math & Science Club]
* [http://elkinsfrenchclub.bravehost.com/ Elkins French Club]
*Fellowship of Christian Athletes
*Future Farmers of America
*Habitat for Humanity
*Model United Nations
*Key Club
*Junior ROTC
*Spanish Club
*Speech and Debate
*Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
*Student Council
*Teens Educating Against Racism (TEAR)
*Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Fine Arts

**In 2005, Lawrence E. Elkins HS had the most number of students in TMEA All-State of any school in Texas.
*State Marching Season
**Marching Season
**Indoor Drumline
***Won 1st place at the TCGC state indoor finals in 2001
***Won 2nd place at the TCGC state indoor finals in 2002
***Won 1st place at the TCGC state indoor finals in 2003
***Won 1st place at the TCGC state indoor finals in 2004
***Won 2nd place at the TCGC state indoor finals in 2005
***Won 1st place at the TCGC state indoor finals in 2006
***Won 1st place at the TCGC state indoor finals in 2007
***Won 1st place at the TCGC state indoor finals in 2008
**Schola Cantori
**Bel Canto
*Dance Team (Elite)

Honor Societies

*English Honor Society
*International Thespian Society
*Mu Alpha Theta
*National Art Honor Society
*National Forensic League
*National French Honor Society
*National Honor Society
*Science National Honor Society - This national organization was founded by an Elkins student.
*Spanish Honor Society



Baseball"The Rick Carpenter Legacy at Elkins High School" 1993-2007
*366-110-4: Overall varsity record
*704-258-13: Overall program record (Varsity, JV, Sophomore)
*9 District Championships: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, *2006, 2007
*173-36 Varsity District Record
*62-24 Varsity Playoff Record
*64 College players
*33 NCAA Division I players
*15 Professional players
*6 Regional Championships: 1995, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
*1 Regional Runner Up: 1994
*3 State Championships: 1995, 2002, 2003
*1 State Runner Up: 1998
*1 National Championship: 2002
*1 National Runner Up: 1995The current head coach is Richard Thistlethwaite. The school year of 2007-2008 was his first coaching year in which he led Elkins knights to a district championship and the third round of the play-offs



*Cross Country
**Region III Champions 2002, 2003, and 2004.
**State Champions 2004.
**National Champions 2004.
**76 game winning streak from 2004-2005
**Colleen Gordon finished the 2006 UIL Swim Meet as a 2 time State Champion – an Elkins first in swimming. Colleen won the 200 yard Individual Medley race with a time of 2:01.27. In the 500 yard Freestyle event, Colleen swam to a new state record with a 4:45.67 effort. With her two wins and state record performance Gordon also was named the State Female Swimmer of the Year.

Club sports

*Ping Pong

Notable Alumni

*Cornelius Anthony - Former Texas A&M and San Francisco 49ers football player. (Class of 1996)
*Keli Goff - Political commentator, media personality and author of "Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence."
*James Loney - Current first baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Class of 2002)
*Kip Wells - Current pitcher with Colorado Rockies
*Crystle Stewart - Miss USA 2008

Feeder patterns

The following elementary schools [http://www.fortbend.k12.tx.us/cmf/var/tidbits/Tidbits_parentlinks_20070810_1513.pdf] feed into Elkins [http://www.fortbend.k12.tx.us/cmf/var/tidbits/Tidbits_parentlinks_20070810_1517.pdf] :
* Austin Parkway (partial)
* Commonwealth (partial)
* Glover (partial)
* Lantern Lane (partial)
* Lexington Creek (partial)
* Palmer (partial)
* Quail Valley (partial)
* Scanlan Oaks (partial)
* Settlers Way (partial)
* Sienna Crossing (partial)

The following middle schools [http://www.fortbend.k12.tx.us/cmf/var/tidbits/Tidbits_parentlinks_20070810_1515.pdf] feed into Elkins:
* Baines (partial)
* Fort Settlement (partial)
* First Colony (partial)
* Lake Olympia (partial)
* McAuliffe (partial)
* Quail Valley (partial)


External links

* [http://www.fortbend.k12.tx.us/campuses/ehs/default.cfm Elkins Home Page]
* [http://www.elkinsbaseball.com Elkins Baseball]
* [http://www.elkinssoftball.com Elkins Softball]
* [http://www.elkinsathletics.com Elkins Athletics]
* [http://mathclub.ath.cx Elkins Math and Science Club]

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