Germantown Parents And Students Attend Open House At Houston High

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(Germantown, TN) Walk in the door at Houston High, and it's hard not to be impressed by the welcome inside the high school.

Whether you're into painting or protons, they put it all on display in a special open house from students from Germantown High School.

Will those students stay put at SCS or make the move to the city's new school district?

"I would love to go to Germantown but I think Houston is a pretty good school."

"When I started seeing the arts and all the sports, it really made me want to come here."

MAny parents were still on the fence - should they buy into the city's promises of a better school district, or leave their kids in their neighborhoods, with their current friends?

"Honestly it's going to be a feeling for us."

That's what the Germantown municipal superintendent wants, for parents to finally have a choice.

"This isn't about we need to grab or recruit students. We're Germantown schools for Germantown families. We're going to honor them first and give them choices about where they go to school."

Superintendent Jason Manuel said all Germantown High students will be welcomed at Houston, and all current Houston High students can stay, whether they live in Collierville or Cordova.

"It looks like a great school."

The open door excited Susan Frey, whose daughter was already zoned for Houston. She came anyway to hear the new district's plans.

"The curriculum structure is going to look an awful lot like we do today we have our challenges."


  • Justin Taylor

    I watched your interview and I was really shocked that you failed to interview the principal of the school. The principal is doing an outstanding job and is responsible for what we saw tonight.

  • BASDawg

    So Gtown residents have the choice of attending Gtown School District or Shelby County School District? How’s that working out? I guessing the ratio is about 99 to 1.

  • Phil

    Must move east to stay away from the undesirables – next move will take us out of the county. This is like the dark evil of Mordor creeping into the peaceful shire, or the black plague of the Dark Ages ravaging through Europe.

    • Mark

      At best, Phil’s comment is an arrogant, I’m better than you comment, at worst, it’s extremely racist. No place for that here.

  • Dallen

    All 3 schools , Houston, Germantown and Collierville are amazing public schools academically and extracurricular activities wise. I think it’s just important to either grandfather the current kids in those high schools or give them a choice where they will finish their highschool years.
    We are friendly rivals so the majority of those teens will not want to switch high schools if they are currently attending one of those above mentioned schools!

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