Andress High School

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Andress High School
5400 Sun Valley Drive
El Paso, Texas 79924

United States
Coordinates 31°54′38″N 106°25′08″W / 31.91056°N 106.41889°W / 31.91056; -106.41889Coordinates: 31°54′38″N 106°25′08″W / 31.91056°N 106.41889°W / 31.91056; -106.41889
Type Public
Established 1961
School district El Paso Independent School District
Faculty 129.4 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1,992[1]
Student to teacher ratio 15.4[1]
Color(s) Maroon and Gold         
Athletics conference 1-5A
Mascot Golden Eagle

Andress High School is a public high school located on the northeast side of El Paso, Texas. The school serves about 2,000 students in the El Paso Independent School District. It is located in the Sun Valley neighborhood[1] at the intersection of Sun Valley Drive and Mackinaw Street. Andress High is currently the northernmost of EPISD's ten comprehensive high schools, serving the portion of Northeast El Paso between the Franklin Mountains and McCombs Street and north of Woodrow Bean Transmountain Road (Texas Loop 375) west of Girl Scout Way and Fairbanks Drive east of it, up to the New Mexico state line. Virtually all of the northern half of the Andress attendance zone, that is, north of Loma Real Avenue, is undeveloped land, most of it slated for future residential development. A new high school, as yet unnamed, which will serve what is now the portion of the Andress attendance zone north of the Patriot Freeway (US 54) to the New Mexico state line, is in the planning stages, and was originally slated to be built using funding from a 2007 bond issue; however, in 2014 it was decided by the EPISD board of managers that development of the area did not yet justify a new high school and the funds set aside for its construction were reallocated.[citation needed]

Andress High's feeder schools include Charles, Richardson and Terrace Hills Middle Schools; the elementary schools in the Andress feeder pattern include Barron, Bradley, Collins, Fannin, Tom Lea, Newman, and Nixon.[2] Terrace Hills, whose attendance zone extends south of Woodrow Bean Transmountain Road, also graduates into Irvin High.

Andress High was named for local attorney and school board member Theodore A. (Ted) Andress, who was murdered at the El Paso airport by a mentally unbalanced man he had been feuding with just before the school opened in 1961.[3]

Clubs and activities[4][edit]

  • Band
  • Student Council
  • Group Theatre
  • Debate
  • CosPlay
  • Unity Club
  • Booster Club
  • Choir and Piano
  • Law Enforcement
  • Black American History
  • Dance
  • Anime Club
  • Military Leadership Club

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Andress H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved on 2 December 2008. "Students: 1,992 (2005-2006)
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  3. ^ Great American Lawyers: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1 by John R. Vile (ABC-CLIO; 2001), p.274.
  4. ^ "Clubs & Activities - Andress High School". Retrieved 2016-09-29. 
  5. ^ Maiocco, Matt (November 1, 2000). "Best of Friends, Devoted Brothers". Santa Rosa Press Democrat. star at Andress High School...  (Newsbank)
  6. ^ Allushuski, Ty (July 27, 2006). "For some NFL players, charity begins at school". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
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