When young Jordan Ranch scholars move into their new community, two new, state-of-the-art schools await them as Leaman Junior High and Fulshear High open their doors for the very first time.
Students toured their new schools during Charger Orientation in August, preparing to get their Purple Pride on as they viewed the eye-catching logo — a fierce horse, with a body that tails off into a lightning bolt depicted in glorious purple by Eyeful Art of Houston — in the hallways, auditoriums and competition gyms.
Fulshear High boasts some of the best athletic facilities in the state with two weight rooms, two gyms and a dance studio. Summer conditioning classes have prepared Charger athletic teams to take the field, with Fulshear’s girls’ volleyball teams already scoring their first wins.
In addition to volleyball, the school will field a full complement of sports but, as the school will only have freshman and sophomores this school year, will not have a varsity football team until 2018. Until then, the Charger junior varsity team and head football coach, Oschlor Flemming, are up to the challenge of building a football program.
Leaman Junior High offers a full range of athletic programs, including football, volleyball, basketball, track, and tennis, as well. The new trophy case already holds two district awards courtesy of the Leaman cheerleaders.
In addition to excellent athletic programs, the schools are prepared to sing, dance and act their way to UIL finals. Both schools were constructed with spacious band halls encompassing practice rooms and music libraries. The Fulshear choir and drama department will perform in an 850-seat theater with the latest sound and lighting equipment.
Academically, both schools will offer honors program, and Fulshear students have a slew of Advanced Placement classes to choose from. Classrooms are equipped with computers and Smartboards. Leaman students will benefit from five computer labs, five laptop carts and three iPad carts. Including both the library and classrooms, Fulshear High has six computer labs and three laptop carts. iPad carts also will be available.
Leaman will serve sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students under the direction of Principal Michael Semmler. Fulshear will serve freshman and sophomores when the school opens, adding a grade each year. Daniel Ward is the principal.
Jordan Ranch is located one mile south of Interstate 10 and a few miles west of the Grand Parkway, giving residents easy access to the Energy Corridor, shopping and dining in Katy and other employment and entertainment centers. Young students will have a new on-site elementary school, Lindsay Elementary in 2017, until then they attend highly regarded Huggins Elementary.