Stephen F. Austin High School (Fort Bend County, Texas)
|Austin High School|
|Fort Bend County (Sugar Land address), Texas 77498
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||Fort Bend Independent School District|
|Principal||Mary Ellen Eidson|
|Enrollment||2405 (Spring 2012)|
|Color(s)||Black & Red|
|Athletics conference||UIL Class 6A|
|USNWR ranking||655/27,000 (top 2.5% in nation)|
|2011 TEA Rating||Recognized|
Stephen F. Austin High School is a secondary school located in unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas 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.
Some areas of Sugar Land, Windsor Estates, and the eastern portion of the community of New Territory are zoned to Austin. 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.
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, and grades 11 to 12 continued to go to the previous high schools with a phaseout of one grade per year.
In 2006 the Smithville area of the Central Unit was rezoned from Kempner to Austin, with grades 9-10 immediately zoned to Austin, and grades 11-12 zoned to Kempner, with a phasing in by grade. Smithville had since been rezoned back to Kempner. The main portion of the Central Unit remained zoned to Austin until the unit's 2011 closure.
- Oyster Creek
- Lakeview (partial)
- Walker Station
Feeder middle schools  include:
- Macario Garcia Middle School (partial)
- Sartartia Middle School (partial)
Clubs and extracurricular activities
- Academic Decathlon
- Academic Challenge
- Academic Octathlon
- Asian Culture Club
- Band 
- Book Club
- Model United Nations (Houston Area Model United Nations)
- National FFA Organization
- Science Club
- Dawg Pause 16
- Psychology Club
- English Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- National Art Honor Society
- Spanish National Honor Society
- French National Honor Society
- International Thespian Society (Troupe 5448)
- Mu Alpha Theta
- Muslim Students Association
- DECA 
- Angels Dance Team
- Orchestra 
- Student Council
- Spanish Club
- Science Olympiad 
- Katie Armiger, country musician
- Devard Darling, football player for the Kansas City Chiefs.
- Devaughn Darling, twin brother of Devard Darling and former Florida State Seminoles.
- Abigail Fisher, Plaintiff for Fisher v. University of Texas
- Jerry Hughes, football player for Texas Christian University and the Indianapolis Colts
- Simone Manuel, swimmer for Stanford University and American record holder in the 100-yard freestyle, 2016 Olympics gold medal recipient
- Adam Senn, model, actor
- Jessica Zhu, classical concert pianist
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- Ryall, Jenni. "Simone Manuel overcome with emotion after historic swim for America".