John F. Kennedy High School (San Antonio)

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John F. Kennedy High School
John F. Kennedy High School.jpg
Address
1922 South General McMullen Drive
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Coordinates 29°23′45″N 98°33′26″W / 29.395705°N 98.55715°W / 29.395705; -98.55715Coordinates: 29°23′45″N 98°33′26″W / 29.395705°N 98.55715°W / 29.395705; -98.55715
Information
Type Public secondary
Established August 1963
Oversight Edgewood Independent School District
Principal Cynthia Trevino[1]
Grades 9-12
Number of students approx. 1,400
Campus Urban
Color(s) White and Green
Mascot Mighty Rockets
Newspaper 'Statesman'
School Hours 8:45 AM to 4:15PM
Average Class Size 25
Website

John F. Kennedy High School is a comprehensive high school located in the Thompson Field area of San Antonio, Texas.

History[edit]

The school opened in 1963. Today the school is a Texas 4-A school with a population of approximately 1,400 students.

President Kennedy visited San Antonio on November 21, 1963 and promised to return and dedicate the new John F. Kennedy High School, which was the first high school named in his honor. He was assassinated in Dallas the following day.

Sports[edit]

The school's mascot is a rocket in honor of President Kennedy's support of the U.S. Space Program. The school's colors are green and white due to President Kennedy Irish heritage, green and white are 2 of 3 Ireland's colors

The Mighty Rocket Band[edit]

The Band program has been recognized as outstanding in the San Antonio area.[weasel words] The most recent trophies held by the Rocket Band are a 1st place finish overall 4-A band in the Fredericksburgh Marching Competition also receiving first place for marching (October 2009), 2nd place finish in the Northside Competition (September 2009), 1st Division UIL Concert/Sight Reading Contest (April 2007) (April 2010), 1st division UIL marching contest (November 2007)(November 2009), Region marching contest and a 3rd place trophy at Drums Along the Medina Marching Competition. (October 2006) The Mighty Rocket Band also participates in Fiesta Activities such as Battle of the Bands, The Battle of Flowers Parade, and Fiesta Flambeu Parade.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • John Garza (Class of 1973), Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 117 (2011 to 2013)

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