Smithson Valley High School

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Smithson Valley High School
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14001 Hwy 46 W
Spring Branch, Texas, 78070-7299
United States
School type Public high school
Established 1976[1]
School district Comal Independent School District
Principal John Montelongo III
Assistant principals Dean Hofer
Carlos Garza
Joanne Frantzen
Dawn Sellers
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2071 (2013-2014) [2] (2012)
Color(s)           Red, White & Navy
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAA
Mascot Rangers/Lady Rangers

Smithson Valley High School is a public high school located near Spring Branch, Texas (USA) and classified as a 5A school by the UIL. It is part of the Comal Independent School District and is one of three high schools in the district. Smithson Valley High School is zoned for students who live primarily in the southwestern Comal County area, including the community of Bulverde. It was established in 1976 and was named after Benjamin Smithson, who was a member of the Texas Rangers.[3]

In 2007, some students were sent to the new Canyon Lake High School. Before the split, Smithson Valley's student enrollment reached as high as 2,500 students. The enrollment for the 2010 school year is 2,062.[4] 76% of students enrolled are caucasian, 20% Hispanic, and 3% African American. There is a student to teacher ratio of one to sixteen compared to the Texas average of one to twelve. 98% of enrolled students graduate.[5] In 2013, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[6]


The Smithson Valley Rangers compete in the following sports:

Cross Country, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Dance, Football, Basketball, Swimming, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Track, Softball & Baseball

The school is part of District 25-5A. In football, Smithson Valley has traveled to the University Interscholastic League State 5A Championship Game two times and the State 4A Championship Game once, resulting in three losses. The current football coach, Larry Hill, has been head of all athletics since 1993.[7] Smithson Valley also offers band, dance team, cheerleading, JROTC, FFA, National Forensic League, and language clubs along with several interest clubs.

State Titles[edit]

  • Softball [8]
    • 2001(4A), 2009(5A), 2012(4A)

State Finalist[edit]

  • Softball [9]
    • 2002(4A)
  • Football
  • 2001(4A) loss to Denton Ryan
  • 2002(5A)
  • 2004(5A)

Both losses to Carroll High School

Notable Alumni[edit]


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