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Sam Houston High School, also known as Houston High School, is a public high school located in eastern San Antonio, Texas (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.
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
Sam Houston High School | 4635 E. Houston St. | San Antonio, Texas 78220 | Phone: (210) 978-7900 | Fax: (210) 228-3005
It is the policy of San Antonio ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or disability in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and SAISD's board policies DIA, FFH, and FFI.
Es norma del distrito de San Antonio no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, religión, origen nacional, sexo, identidad de género, expresión de género, orientación sexual o discapacidad, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda, y las pólizas DIA, FFH, y FFI de la mesa directiva de SAISD.
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