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Welcome to Sam Houston High School

Home of the Hurricanes



At Sam Houston HS we lead with love, grace accountability and fun!



At Sam Houston High School, we facilitate positive relationships that foster academic and Social Emotional growth and development of future leaders and positive contributors to society.


There is POWER in you, because there is POWER in HURRICANES! #hurricanehype



Sam Houston High School, also known as Houston High School, is a public high school located in eastern San AntonioTexas (USA) and classified as a 4A school by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). In 2016, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.

School History

The first Sam Houston High School opened in September 1923 in the former Milam Elementary school building at Mason and Hackberry. Small enrollment and protests from parents forced the school district to close the high school within a month and reassign its students to Brackenridge and Main Avenue high schools.

The second Sam Houston High School originally opened in 1942 at 463 Holmgreen (now Carroll Academy) in a building financed by WPA funds. Sam Houston was part of the W.W. White School District, which consolidated with SAISD in 1950.

In 1960 the high school moved to a new building at its present site.

Samuel "Sam" Houston (March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863) was an American politician and soldier, best known for his role in bringing Texas into the United States as a constituent state. His victory at the Battle of San Jacinto secured the independence of Texas from Mexico in one of the shortest decisive battles in modern history. He was also the only governor within a future Confederate state to oppose secession (which led to the outbreak of the American Civil War) and to refuse an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy, a decision that led to his removal from office by the Texas secession convention.


School Hours: 8:45-4:15 PM

School Colors: Kelly Green, Orange & White

Enrollment: Approx, 1100 Students


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