Southwest High School (San Antonio, Texas)

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Southwest High School
11914 Dragon Lane


Coordinates29°18′30″N 98°40′24″W / 29.308202°N 98.673407°W / 29.308202; -98.673407Coordinates: 29°18′30″N 98°40′24″W / 29.308202°N 98.673407°W / 29.308202; -98.673407
School typePublic high school
MottoWe are Southwest!
School districtSouthwest Independent School District
PrincipalPaul Black
Enrollment3,329 (2014-2015[1])
Color(s)    Green & White
Athletics conferenceUIL Class AAAAA
WebsiteSouthwest High School website
Southwest High School front entrance

Southwest High School is a 5A public high school in the Southwest Independent School District of San Antonio, Texas, USA. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]


Southwest High School has been serving southwestern Bexar County for over 68 years. Established in 1951, it has grown from a small rural high school with a graduating class of 11 students to a major 6A high school with over 3000 students.


The Dragons participate in UIL District 28 6A competitions for Academic Team, Athletics, Band, Drama, Choir, Color Guard, and Dance. Other co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities include NJROTC, National Honor Society, Best Buddies, Student Council, FFA, TAFE, DECA, Skills USA, FCCLA, and Academic Decathlon along with a FIRST Robotics program.


The Southwest Dragons compete in the following sports:[3]


Southwest High School offers a complete academic program including 18 dual credit classes, in association with Palo Alto College, as well as Advanced Placement classes in Science and English.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Ty Detmer, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback who played in the National Football League for twelve seasons[4]
  • Chris Bordano, former American football linebacker in the National Football League[5]
  • Shea Serrano, New York Times bestselling author and writer.
  • Destinee Hooker, 2012 summer Olympic volleyball athlete for Team USA. She won silver medal, but got best Spiker award for the 2012 summer Olympics.


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  2. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency.
  3. ^ The Athletics Department
  4. ^ "Ty Hubert Detmer". Archived from the original on June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "Chris Bordano". Archived from the original on October 23, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2013.

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