Lyndon B. Johnson High School (Austin, Texas)

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Lyndon B. Johnson Early College High School
Lyndon B. Johnson Early College High School

Lyndon Baines Johnson Early College High School in northeast Austin, Texas is a high school built in 1974 that later came to house one of Austin's two magnet high schools, the Science Academy. In early 2002, the Liberal Arts Academy, Austin's other magnet high school, was moved from Johnston High School to LBJ ECHS, forming what is now known as the (Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA). LASA is a separate school with its own student body and its own administration, but shares LBJ ECHS athletic teams and certain extracurricular activities and electives (band, theater, newspaper, yearbook, choir, orchestra, etc.)

As of the 2006-2007 school year, LBJ ECHS received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support implementation of an educational enrichment program called First Things First. Under the grant, no advanced program can be part of the same school, and a push to separate LASA began. The two schools, LBJ ECHS and LASA, continue to be housed on the same campus but keep separate faculty, staff, and records for standardized tests, grade point averages,and class ranking.

LBJ Early College High School's mascot is the Jaguar, and the school's colors are purple and white.

The current principal of LBJ Early College High School is Sheila Henry. Patrick Patterson, who had been at the school since the 2004-2005 school year as part of the high school campus redesign program initiated to help raise TAKS scores, retired after the 2009-2010 school year. As a result of the split, LASA and LBJ are required to have separate principals.

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Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School of Austin, Texas - LASA and LBJ students share the same campus, newspaper, yearbook, band, theatre, orchestra, choir, and many other curricular or extracurriclar programs

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Coordinates: 30°18′47″N 97°39′24″W / 30.31306°N 97.65667°W / 30.31306; -97.65667