Smithson Valley High School

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Smithson Valley High School
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14001 Highway 46 West
Spring Branch, Texas 78070-7299
United States
Coordinates 29°48′10″N 98°21′34″W / 29.80278°N 98.35954°W / 29.80278; -98.35954Coordinates: 29°48′10″N 98°21′34″W / 29.80278°N 98.35954°W / 29.80278; -98.35954
School type Public high school
Established 1976[1]
School district Comal Independent School District
Principal Michael Wahl
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,289[2] (2014-2015)
Color(s)           Red, White & Navy
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAAA
Mascot Rangers/Lady Rangers

Canyon High School

New Braunfels High School

Smithson Valley High School is a public high school located in unincorporated Comal County, Texas (USA) and classified as a 6A school by the UIL. It is part of the Comal Independent School District and is one of three high schools in the district.

Smithson Valley High School is zoned for students who live primarily in the southwestern Comal County and northern Bexar County area,[3] including Bulverde,[4] Spring Branch,[5] portions of Timberwood Park,[6] and portions of Canyon Lake.[7] In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[8]


Smithson Valley High School was established in 1976 and was named after Benjamin Smithson, who was one of the first Texas Rangers.[9], and an early settler in the area.

In 2007, some students were sent to the new Canyon Lake High School. Before the split, Smithson Valley's student enrollment reached as high as 2,500 students.

The enrollment for the 2010 school year was 2,062.[10] 76% of students enrolled at that time were caucasian, 20% Hispanic, and 3% African American. There was a student to teacher ratio of one to sixteen compared to the Texas average of one to twelve. 98% of enrolled students graduate in 2010.[11]


The Smithson Valley Rangers compete in the following sports:[12]

The school is part of District 25-6A. In football, Smithson Valley has traveled to the University Interscholastic League State 5A Championship Game two times and the State 4A Championship Game once, resulting in three losses. The current football coach, Larry Hill, has been head of all athletics since 1993.[13] Smithson Valley also offers band, dance team, cheerleading, NJROTC, FFA, National Forensic League, and language clubs along with several interest clubs.

State Titles[edit]

  • Softball [14]
    • 2001(4A), 2009(5A), 2012(4A)
  • Academic Decathlon [15]
    • 1991 (Small Schools Division)

State Finalist[edit]

  • Softball [16]
    • 2002(4A)
  • Football
  • 2001(4A) loss to Denton Ryan
  • 2002(5A)
  • 2004(5A)

Both losses to Carroll High School

Notable alumni[edit]


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