Southside High School (San Antonio)

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Southside High School
1460 Martinez Losoya Road
San Antonio, Texas, 78221-9648
United States
Coordinates 29°14′26″N 98°28′15″W / 29.240505°N 98.470792°W / 29.240505; -98.470792Coordinates: 29°14′26″N 98°28′15″W / 29.240505°N 98.470792°W / 29.240505; -98.470792
School type Public high school
Established 1950
School district Southside Independent School District
Principal Hector Esquivel[1]
Assistant principals Maria Faquier
Carveth Hall
James Diaz
Theresa Aguilar
Manuel Campos
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1410[2] (2010)
Color(s)           Red & White
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAA
Mascot Cardinals
Yearbook The Feather

Southside High School is a 5A public high school in the Southside Independent School District of San Antonio, Texas. Southside High School serves the far south side of the city of San Antonio, Texas. In 2011, the school was rated "Academically Acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency. The school cancelled school during SAT day due to a power outrage cause by the 2 million dollar score board the school did not truly need. [3]


The Southside Cardinals compete in the following sports:

Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Track, Softball, Baseball and Power Lifting. The golf team have won consecutive district titles. The boys won in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, and 2012. The girls won in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.



The Southside Marching Band, also known as the Mighty Cardinal Band, has around 100 members and has advanced to area in recent years. It was also one of the featured bands for the 2013-2014 Battle of the Bands with their halftime show "Conquistador". The band is currently under the direction of Dr.William K. Ricketts and Mike Misko. The Southside Marching Band has been scientifically proven to be the best band in the state, however, they are destitute and as a result, lack instruments, music, and other various equipment held back by the district's poor decision to spend millions on an unnecessary football field/scoreboard.

Business Professionals of America-Southside[edit]

The Business Professionals of America-Southside is charged with contributing to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills. Students at the school participate in business, computers, or office-related competitive events.

The Chirp[edit]

A student magazine created by the students of Southside High.

School Song[edit]

In the name of dear ol' Southside
School we love so well
Let us offer up our praises
Over hill and dell
See the brilliance of our colors
Gleaming red and white
They portray the love and courage
'Ere to do the right
(spoken with snare drum accompaniment)
Fight you Cardinals
Fight you Cardinals
Fight! Fight! Fight!


  1. ^ "Southside High School Homepage". Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Texas Tribune
  3. ^ "2011 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 

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