Stephen F. Austin High School (Sugar Land, Texas)
|Austin High School|
|Fort Bend County (Sugar Land address), Texas, 77498
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||Fort Bend Independent School District|
|Principal||Mary Ellen Edge|
|Enrollment||2405 (Spring 2012)|
|Color(s)||Black & Red|
|Athletics conference||UIL Class AAAAA|
|USNWR ranking||655/27,000 (top 2.5% in nation)|
|2011 TEA Rating||Recognized|
|Website||Stephen F. Austin High School website|
Stephen F. Austin High School is a secondary school located in unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas 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.
Some areas of Sugar Land, Windsor Estates, and the eastern portion of the community of New Territory are zoned to Austin. On previous occasions employee housing units of the Jester State Prison Farm (including Jester I Unit, Carol Vance Unit, Jester III Unit) were zoned to Austin.
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, and grades 11 to 12 continued to go to the previous high schools with a phaseout of one grade per year.
In 2006 the Smithville area of the Central Unit was rezoned from Kempner to Austin, with grades 9-10 immediately zoned to Austin, and grades 11-12 zoned to Kempner, with a phasing in by grade. Smithville had since been rezoned back to Kempner. The main portion of the Central Unit remained zoned to Austin until the unit's 2011 closure.
- 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  include:
- Macario Garcia Middle School (partial)
- Sartartia Middle School (partial)
- James Bowie Middle School (partial)
Clubs and extracurricular activities
- Academic Decathlon
- Academic Challenge
- Academic Octathlon
- Asian Culture Club
- Band 
- Book Club
- Model United Nations (Houston Area Model United Nations)
- National FFA Organization
- Science Club
- Dawg Pause 16
- Psychology Club
- English Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- National Art Honor Society
- Spanish National Honor Society
- French National Honor Society
- International Thespian Society (Troupe 5448)
- Mu Alpha Theta
- Muslim Students Association
- DECA 
- Angels Dance Team
- Orchestra 
- Student Council
- Spanish Club
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
- 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.
- Beat Hightower in 2012 competition
- Currently in first place in District
- 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:
- Best Scenic Design, Fiddler on the Roof (2004)
- Best Musical Direction, Fiddler on the Roof (2004)
- Best Musical (Nomination), Fiddler on the Roof (2004)
- Best Ensemble (Nomination), Once Upon a Mattress (2006)
- Best Orchestra (Nomination), Fiddler on the Roof (2004), Annie (2007)
- Texodus, American High School Theatre Festival (2007)
Band: 4 time grand nationals finalists,
winners of regional competition, super regional finalists
- Katie Armiger, country musician
- Daniel Martin Caballero, US Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class, died at the Pentagon during the September 11 attacks
- Devard Darling, football player for the Kansas City Chiefs.
- Devaughn Darling, twin brother of Devard Darling and former Florida State Seminoles.
- Andy Young, Derek Papa & James McEnelly - filmmakers behind "The Legend of Action Man", which was partially shot in Austin High School.
- Garrett Gamble, US Marine Corps Lance Corporal, died while on patrol in Afghanistan
- Jerry Hughes, football player for Texas Christian University and the Indianapolis Colts
- Jessica Zhu, classical concert pianist
- "Sugar Land Police Beat." City of Sugar Land. Retrieved on July 21, 2010.
- "High School Attendance Zones." Fort Bend Independent School District. Retrieved on July 21, 2010.
- "2003-2004 SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE." (Archive) Fort Bend Independent School District. . Retrieved on April 29, 2011. "Pecan Grove & Jester I, II & III"
- "High School Attendance Zones Effective Fall 2006 9th and 10th Grades." Fort Bend Independent School District. Retrieved on September 23, 2010.
- "High School Zone Effective Fall 2006 11th and 12th Grades." Fort Bend Independent School District. Retrieved on September 23, 2010.
- "2006-2007 SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE." Fort Bend Independent School District. Retrieved on September 23, 2010.
- "High School Attendance Zones Effective Fall 2006 9th and 10th Grades." Fort Bend Independent School District. Retrieved on September 23, 2006.
- "agdist.jpg." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on July 21, 2010.
- Goodwin, Liz. "Texas to close prison for first time in state history". Retrieved on Aug. 4, 2011.