John B. Alexander High School
|John B. Alexander High School|
A pure breed of knowledge.
|School district||United Independent School District|
|Principal||Dolores W. Barrera|
|Grades||9 through 12|
|Color(s)||Blue & Gold|
|Information||3600 E. Del Mar Blvd
Laredo, Texas 78041 USA
Telephone: (956) 473-5800
Fax (956) 473-5999
|Website||J. B. Alexander Home Page|
John B. Alexander High School is a secondary school in Laredo, Texas, United States and a part of the United Independent School District. The mascot for Alexander High School is a Bulldog. The high school was established in 1994 to alleviate overcrowding at United High School in northern sector of Laredo. The high school was named after John B. Alexander, a soldier who received the distinguished Purple Heart award because he changed his name from Juan B. Alexander to John B. Alexander in order to be eligible for combat duties—minorities were generally given kitchen duties.
There are currently 2,700 students enrolled at Alexander and there were 135 fulltime teachers making the student to teacher ratio 17.9 to 1. The racial diversity of the high school is as follows: Asian and Pacific Islander 38 (2%), Hispanic 2,253 (90%), African American: 12(0%), and Caucasian:190 (8%).
John B. Alexander High School also houses John B. Alexander High School Health Science Magnet School, a magnet school that focuses on health science education.
- Kaleb Canales, Class of 1996, assistant coach of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association