Lanier High School (Austin, Texas)

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Sidney Lanier High School
1201 Payton Gin Road
Austin, Texas
United States
Coordinates 30°21′37″N 97°42′28″W / 30.36033°N 97.7079°W / 30.36033; -97.7079Coordinates: 30°21′37″N 97°42′28″W / 30.36033°N 97.7079°W / 30.36033; -97.7079
Motto "What Starts Here Changes Education"
Opened 1961
School district Austin Independent School District
School number 512-414-2514
Principal Ryan Hopkins
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,584 (2017-18)[1]
Color(s) Black, White and Old Gold
Mascot Viking
Nickname LHS
Team name The Vikings, Lady Vikings
Rival Reagan High School

Sidney Lanier High School was established in 1961 as the sixth high school in the Austin Independent School District and was originally located in the building which is now Burnet Middle School. Lanier is named in honor of the famous southern poet Sidney Lanier. The current campus, opened in 1966, is located on Payton Gin Road. In 1997, Lanier was nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor a school could receive at the time. When it first opened, Lanier had virtually an all Caucasian student base with a highly active FFA Chapter, but over the years it has grown into a primarily Mexican-American school with close to 85% of its students being Latino.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "LANIER H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 8, 2018. 

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