Austin High School (Fort Bend County, Texas)

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Coordinates: 29°38′27″N 95°40′38″W / 29.6409°N 95.677229°W / 29.6409; -95.677229

Stephen F. Austin High School
Location
Fort Bend County (Sugar Land address), Texas, 77498
United States
Information
School type Public high school
Established 1995
School district Fort Bend Independent School District
Principal Mary Ellen Edge
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2405 (Spring 2012)
Color(s)           Black & Red
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAA
Mascot Bulldogs/Lady Bulldogs
USNWR ranking 655/27,000 (top 2.5% in nation)
2011 TEA Rating Recognized
Website

Stephen F. Austin High School is a secondary school located in unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas[1] and is named after Stephen F. Austin, who helped lead the Anglo American colonization of Texas, and many regard as "The Father of Texas." The school happens to be only miles from Austin's original colony in present day Fort Bend County.[citation needed]

Some areas of Sugar Land, Windsor Estates, and the eastern portion of the community of New Territory are zoned to Austin.[2] On previous occasions units of the Jester State Prison Farm (including Jester I Unit, Carol Vance Unit, Jester III Unit) were zoned to Austin.[3]

History[edit]

When Travis High School opened, some of Austin's territory was given to Travis, and Austin took some territory from Kempner High School. In the territories, grades 9 and 10 were immediately zoned to the new high school,[4] and grades 11 to 12 continued to go to the previous high schools with a phaseout of one grade per year.[5]

In 2006 the Smithville area of the Central Unit was rezoned from Kempner to Austin,[6] with grades 9-10 immediately zoned to Austin,[7] and grades 11-12 zoned to Kempner, with a phasing in by grade.[5] Smithville had since been rezoned back to Kempner.[2] The main portion of the Central Unit remained zoned to Austin until the unit's 2011 closure.[2][8][9]

Feeder patterns[edit]

Feeder elementary schools to Austin [4] include [5]:

  • Oyster Creek
  • Pecan Grove (partial)
  • Cornerstone (partial)
  • Drabek (partial)
  • Arizona Fleming (partial)
  • Holley (partial)
  • Jordan (partial)
  • Lakeview (partial)
  • Walker Station (used to be partial, now completely)

Feeder middle schools [6] include:

  • Macario Garcia Middle School (partial)
  • Sartartia Middle School (partial)
  • James Bowie Middle School (partial)

Clubs and extracurricular activities[edit]


Achievements[edit]

Angels Dance Team:

  • 2003 MA Dance National Champion
  • 2007 MA Dance Klein Oak Regional Champion
  • 2008 MA Dance Klein Oak Regional Champion
  • 2010 MA Dance National Champion
  • 2012 MA Dance National Champion

Men's Track

  • Stephen F. Austin's 2001 - 2002 men's track team won second place at State. Jonathen Reeves (shot put) and the Four by Four Relay team were the star athletes. Dennis Brantley, with his "Pride and Never Quit" motto, coached everyone to success, and not just on the track, however.

Varsity football

  • Beat Hightower in 2012 competition
  • Currently in first place in District


Boys Basketball:

  • 1998 Bi-District Champions

University Interscholastic League (AAAAA):

  • The Importance of Being Earnest (2004) - One-Act Play, Advanced to Area Level
  • Mariner (2005) - One-Act Play, Advanced to State Level
  • Lapis Blue Blood Red (2006) - One-Act Play, Advanced to State Level
  • The Children's Hour (2007) - One-Act Play, Advanced to Region Level
  • Mary of Scotland (2008) - One-Act Play, Advanced to Area Level
  • Compleat Female Stage Beauty (2009) - One-Act Play, Advanced to State Level
  • Frie in the Hole" (2010)- One Act Play, Advanced to Region Level. (Third place)
  • The Imaginary Invalid (2012)-One Act Play, Advanced to Region Level. (Third place)
  • Symphony Orchestra UIL Sweepstakes (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) - Full Orchestra
  • Philharmonic Orchestra UIL Sweepstakes (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007) - Full Orchestra
  • Performed at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL in 1995 and 2008

Tommy Tune Awards:

Edinburgh Festival Fringe:

  • Texodus, American High School Theatre Festival (2007)

Band: 4 time grand nationals finalists,

winners of regional competition,
super regional finalists

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]