Hightower High School
3333 Hurricane Lane | Missouri City | TX | 77459
Phone: 281-634-5240 | Fax: 281-634-5333
 
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About Hightower High School
Hightower High School

Hightower High School offers concentrated studies in the the areas of medical sciences and digital media in addition to providing a comprehensive, traditional high school experience.
Hightower offers a full complement of high school activities including U.I.L. athletics, drill team, cheerleading, fine arts, clubs, marching band, orchestra and theater.
All students living within the district as well as those zoned to Hightower are eligible to apply for admission to the Career Academies. Anyone wishing to enroll in the Career Academies (including those zoned to Hightower) must submit the application and teacher recommendation forms.
Acceptance to the Career Academies is broadly based on student grades, teacher recommendations, discipline history and standardized test scores.
All Career Academies courses after the introductory first year course are available at the Honors level. Interested parties must reside within the boundaries of the Fort Bend Independent School District to enroll and attend Hightower, however, any student can apply.
Hightower High School is in the southeast portion of the district, located at Highway 6 and Hurricane Lane in Missouri City, just east of Sienna Plantation. Transportation to the campus is provided for students zoned to the campus and for transfers to the Career Academies.

About L. V. Hightower

Fort Bend ISD's seventh high school is named after a man who dedicated his life to public education in Fort Bend County, former Fort Bend Principal Lockhart Valentine (L.V.) Hightower.
Hightower was an employee of the district for 30 years, beginning his career as a coach at the old Sugar Land High School. When the Sugar Land and Missouri City school districts consolidated, he was appointed Athletic Director and Assistant Principal of Dulles High School.
 
Hightower served as principal of Dulles Junior High School and also opened Sugar Land Junior High (also known as Sugar Land Middle School) where he served as Principal until he retired in 1980.
 
Education has been a big part of the Hightower family history. Hightower's wife, Dorothy, is a retired teacher and still tutors students. When the couple retired in 1980, together they had over 52 years of experience in the field. That family commitment to quality education continues today through his daughter, Scotty Bass, who served as principal at Meadows Elementary School.
 
According to the committee who chose L.V. Hightower as the name of Fort Bend ISD's seventh high school, Hightower was a fitting choice. " He provided leadership for our district and truly cared about our students. His life was dedicated to education, and he set standards worthy of our respect and emulation."
 
Hightower's daughter, Scotty Bass, knows her father would have been both proud and thrilled to have seen the school named after him. " He loved children and his life was devoted to helping others. He valued education, and that was evident throughout his life."
 
"He had a special gift of making everyone-no matter where they lived, no matter what color their skin was, no matter what church they attended - feel special. He could do this because he believed that every person was special. And even better, he made them believe in their own hearts that they were special."

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