In 1952, Sheldon became an independent school district. The only school at that time was the Alamo School with only eight grades. In 1954, a Houston investor named Cortes Ewing (CE) King donated a 54- acre tract that became the site of the original CE King Junior-Senior High School, now King Middle School.
In 1955, the school was partially destroyed by fire. But in that same year, the first graduating class walked across the stage with 11 graduates in a district of 609 students. In 1965 the Junior-Senior High School was renamed CE King Junior High School with 493 students in attendance and the new CE King High School opened its doors.
In 1970, a building addition was completed, the JH Crenshaw Memorial Stadium was constructed between CE King Jr. High and CE King High School in 1971, and an auditorium was added in 1973. In 1978, classroom additions were made to the main building and the annex. Other additions such as a gym, field house and wellness center were added in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In 1999, an administrative addition was completed, a two-story addition in 2002 and the plaza cafeteria in 2003. The original Parkway Elementary opened next door to the high school on 10 acres donated to the district by the Parkway Subdivision in 1972. That campus later closed, became the KHS Annex, and it is still utilized.
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