Stephen F. Austin High School (Fort Bend County, Texas)

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Coordinates: 29°38′27″N 95°40′38″W / 29.6409°N 95.677229°W / 29.6409; -95.677229

Austin High School
Location
Fort Bend County (Sugar Land address), Texas 77498
United States
Information
School type Public high school
Established 1995
School district Fort Bend Independent School District
Principal Mary Ellen Eidson
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2405 (Spring 2012)
Color(s)           Black & Red
Athletics conference UIL Class 6A
Mascot Bulldogs/Lady Bulldogs
USNWR ranking 655/27,000 (top 2.5% in nation)
2011 TEA Rating Recognized
Website

Stephen F. Austin High School is a secondary school located in unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas[1] and is named after Stephen F. Austin, who helped lead American settlement of Texas, and who is widely regarded as "The Father of Texas." The school happens to be only miles from Austin's original colony in present-day Fort Bend County.[citation needed]

Some areas of Sugar Land, Windsor Estates, and the eastern portion of the community of New Territory are zoned to Austin.[2] On previous occasions employee housing units of the Jester State Prison Farm (including Jester I Unit, Carol Vance Unit, Jester III Unit) were zoned to Austin.[3]

History[edit]

When Travis High School opened, some of Austin's territory was given to Travis, and Austin took some territory from Kempner High School. In the territories, grades 9 and 10 were immediately zoned to the new high school,[4] and grades 11 to 12 continued to go to the previous high schools with a phaseout of one grade per year.[5]

In 2006 the Smithville area of the Central Unit was rezoned from Kempner to Austin,[6] with grades 9-10 immediately zoned to Austin,[7] and grades 11-12 zoned to Kempner, with a phasing in by grade.[5] Smithville had since been rezoned back to Kempner.[2] The main portion of the Central Unit remained zoned to Austin until the unit's 2011 closure.[2][8][9]

Feeder patterns[edit]

Feeder elementary schools to Austin [2] include [3]:

  • Oyster Creek
  • Lakeview (partial)
  • Walker Station

Feeder middle schools [4] include:

  • Macario Garcia Middle School (partial)
  • Sartartia Middle School (partial)

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