William J. Brennan High School

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William J. Brennan High School
2400 Cottonwood Way
San Antonio, Texas 78253
Coordinates 29°27′29″N 98°43′30″W / 29.458°N 98.725°W / 29.458; -98.725Coordinates: 29°27′29″N 98°43′30″W / 29.458°N 98.725°W / 29.458; -98.725
School type Public, high school
Motto "Brennan Fight Never Dies"
Founded 2010
School district Northside Independent School District
Principal Gerardo Marquez
Grades 9–12
Enrollment est. 2500
Campus Suburban
Color(s)           Black & Gold
Athletics conference AAAAAA (6A)
Mascot Bears
Feeder schools
Dolph Briscoe Middle School

Gregory Luna Middle School


William J. Brennan High School is the 10th and the newest high school in the Northside Independent School District of San Antonio, Texas, United States. It opened in 2010. It is a 6A high school with freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The first senior class at William J. Brennan High School to attend all four years at the campus graduates in 2014.

Area Served By William J. Brennan H.S.[edit]

Brennan serves all areas west of Loop 1604 from just south of the Alamo Ranch neighborhoods west to the Medina County/Bexar County line near Texas State Highway 211 (Hill Country Parkway), extending south to near Marbach Road and its intersection at Grosenbacher Road. The far west areas of San Antonio, Texas are experiencing rapid growth and William J. Brennan H.S. helps to alleviate crowded conditions at neighboring William Howard Taft High School and John Paul Stevens High School.


As with all the high schools in the Northside Independent School District, it was named after a United States Supreme Court Justice, William J. Brennan. He was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Eisenhower in 1956 and eventually retired in 1990. He died in 1997 at the age of 91.



In the 2013-2014 school year, the Brennan Football team advanced to the Class 4A Division 1 State Chanpionship Football Game to play their opponent, Denton Guyer High School from Denton, Texas. The game was played in Arlington, Texas at the AT&T Stadium. Brennan fell short 31-14 and received the title of state runner-up after having an amazing 15-1 season record.

Feeder Schools[edit]

Feeder elementary schools include: Behlau, Galm, Hoffman, Langley, Lieck, and Ott.

Feeder middle schools include: Luna and Briscoe.


Band Website The Brennan Bear Band is currently directed by Roxanne Vickers(who is the only female Head Band Director in Northside Independent School District)with assistant directors Caleb Hoffmann and Laura Poling. The Bear Band has consistently received 1's at UIL marching contest since the opening of Brennan High School.

Band 2013-2014[edit]

In 2013 the Brennan Band became the first 4A marching band in the Northside Independent School District to advance to the UIL state competition level. In the state of Texas the band placed 19th for their show titled "Turning Points".

Band 2014-2015[edit]

For the 2014-2015 school year, the Brennan Bear Band will now be competing at the 6A level and will have the opportunity to advance to area and state competition. Their show is entitled "The Mood Ring".