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History of the School

Lutheran Schools are the oldest private educational institutions--as well some of the most successful--in the United States. It was in the late 1940s in Houston when visionary leaders purchased land at the end of an incomplete Gulf Freeway to build the first Lutheran High School in Houston. By the 1950s it was determined that another location would someday be needed as Houston grew. Land was purchased on the north side of town for when that day would arrive.

On December 2nd, 1979, Reverend Hobart Meyer conducted the ground-breaking ceremony for Lutheran High North. It was not long after this ceremony that school began on October 1, 1980 with freshmen and sophomore classes, and LHN began to develop Christian leaders for tomorrow' world. Staffed with eleven individuals dedicated to Lutheran education on the secondary level, the school grew. Many have served on the staff of LHN, and two of the original eleven remain and continue to guide LHN toward the future. In 1982 the first Homecoming football game was played and in the Spring of 1983 the first graduating class of Lutheran High North embarked on its future.

Many graduates have achieved high levels of success attending colleges like MIT, Columbia University, Texas A&M, The University of Texas, and the Air Force, Naval and West Point Academies. Some have become engineers, teachers, lawyers, doctors, pastors and business owners. Throughout its existence Lutheran High North has continued to stand firm in the school's commitment to God's Word.

What was once the high school experience of many students has changed with the growth of Houston's schools. Lutheran High North still offers what once was a great part of the ideals that made our country's educational system great. Many of our students are involved in sports, musicals, bands and choirs. Three and four letter athletes who sing in choir are not hard to find at LHN. Opportunities to lead can be found in many areas and are encouraged.

Preparing for the future while cherishing its past, applauding the achievements of today and embracing our commitment to developing future Christian leaders of tomorrow's world, Lutheran High North stands strong in its tradition of providing quality academics and meaningful ministry to students. It is our hope that you too can become a part of this great tradition.