The major goal of FHS is to assist in the development of well-rounded, productive citizens with a broad range of interests, abilities, and experiences. Student performance is an important measure of a student’s success. Friendswood High School continues to be in the Top 1 percent in high test scores in the State maintaining a TEA rating of Exemplary.
3-Time Lone Star Champions
Academic State Champions
• Principal: Mark Griffon
• Associate Principal (Gifted & Talented Coordinator): Nancy Lockhart
• Assistant Principal & Testing Coordinator: Delaney Lyon
• Assistant Principal (Ri-Z): Chad Jones
• Assistant Principal (L–Rh):
• Assistant Principal (A–Ek):
• Assistant Principal (El–K):
• Principal: Stephanie McFadden
• Associate Principal: Andrea Davis
• Assistant Principal Delaney Lyon:
• Assistant Principals Chad Jones, Ashley Birmingham, Glen Newsom, Paul Tucker: Gayle Campos
• Career and Technical Education:
• Librarian/Media Integration Specialist: Shawna Lewis
• Bookkeeping: Candace Ayers
• Attendance: Shannon Permenter
• Attendance Assistant: Leticia Cantu
• Visitor/Front Desk: Roxanne Franks
An Exemplary High School in an Exemplary-Rated District
Friendswood High School is located in Friendswood, Texas primarily a residential area located in the northwestern corner of Galveston County, approximately 25 miles from downtown Houston. We are the only high school in the Friendswood Independent School District. Friendswood High School is a 5A school with an approximate enrollment of 2022.
The major goal of FHS is to assist in the development of well-rounded, productive citizens with a broad range of interests, abilities, and experiences. The Friendswood High School learner is academically competitive, rigorously and authentically engaged, takes responsibility for learning choices and is a future leader in training. Student performance in academics as well as the competitive arena is how we measure student success. Based on National Merit status, SAT/ACT scores and College Readiness Standards, Friendswood High School continues to be ranked in the Top 1 percent of higher performing schools nationwide by Newsweek and US News.
Friendswood High School houses grades 9-12. It was built in four phases, the first phase in 1970 with additions in 1973, 1999 and 2011. It contains two major mall areas interconnected by two smaller hallways, with additional classrooms located in a fine arts annex building and science and math wing just off the main building.
The high school site includes Henry Winston stadium, baseball field, softball field, soccer practice field, two gyms, the Walter D. Wilson Field House, an auditorium, cafeteria and the natatorium.
The new Science Wing and Fine Arts Wing were completed during the 1999-2000 school year.
Additions to the athletic facilities were completed during the 2010-2011 school year including an addition of a state of the art Natatorium.
FHS offers five Endorsement options along with a Distinguished Level of Achievement and Performance Acknowledgements.
The Class of 2017 graduated on the 4×4 Distinguished or Recommended graduation plan or have the option to graduate under the HB5 requirements. The Class of 2018 and beyond will be required to graduate under the HB5 requirements.
FHS also offers numerous advanced placement and honors courses as well as distinguished programs in fine arts, humanities, sciences, mathematics, and career and technology education. All UIL sanctioned varsity sports are available at FHS, plus boys and girls Lacrosse and a competitive Fishing Team.
You never cease to amaze the FHS staff with your talent and your accomplishments as representatives of Friendswood High School. The major victory this year was how our staff and students overcame the COVID challenge - led by our teachers' hard work and "get it done" attitude and our seniors "never quit" mentality. The 2020-2021 school year is one that will long be remembered as a year that was a winner from start to finish. Based on National Merit status, SA Tl ACT scores, and State College Readiness testing results,
FHS was ranked in the Top 1 % of higher performing schools nationwide by Newsweek and US News.
Mark Griffon, Principal
Please make note of the following important dates:
Football Season Tickets: Open to the public on June 14, 2021. Please visit www.friendswoodfootball.org to purchase season tickets.
August 14 -Mandatory football parent meeting, time is TBD@ Henry Winston Stadium
August 14 -Season Ticket/Parking Pass pickup, time is TBD @ Henry Winston Stadium
August 3 -Course verification available in Skyward Portfolio
August 6 -Skyward online registration/verification process opens
August IO -last day to request schedule changes/level changes
August I 6 -Official schedules available in Skyward after 5 :00pm **Skyward online verification process must be completed BEFORE the first day of school.
WELCOME BACK! -Chromebook pick-up/Lifetouch pictures (9th-I Ith grade )/Balfour (11th - 12th grade )/miscellaneous programs & organizations in the FHS cafeteria as follows:
August IO -Seniors 9:00am-noon; I :00-4:00pm (no Lifetouch)
August 11 -Juniors 9:00am-noon; I :00-4:00pm
August 12 -Sophomores 9:00am-noon (no Balfour)
August 12 -Freshmen I :00-5:30pm; Mandatory parent meeting-Auditorium 6:00pm
* August 17 -First day of school will be a late arrival for incoming I0th, 11th, and 12th graders. All incoming 9th graders will report at the regularly scheduled time to participate in a program focusing on freshman transition to high school.
Students attending FHS during the 2021-2022 school year will be allowed to bring a telecommunication device to school and log in on the student server. Students will be able to access this device during school hours in the following technology zones: the cafeteria, student parking lots, the library, and the hallways. Telecommunication devices may be used in the classroom upon teacher approval.