Alamo Heights High School

Alamo Heights High School
6900 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78209
United States
Coordinates 29°29′28″N 98°27′53″W / 29.491199°N 98.464793°W / 29.491199; -98.464793Coordinates: 29°29′28″N 98°27′53″W / 29.491199°N 98.464793°W / 29.491199; -98.464793
Type Traditional Public
Established Original schoolhouse: 1909
Original High School building: 1923
Current High School building: 1950
School district Alamo Heights Independent School District
Superintendent Kevin Brown
Principal Dr. Cordell Jones
Faculty 115
Enrollment 1,543 (2008-09)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)           Blue and Gold
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAAA
Mascot Mule
Rival Boerne Champion High School
Yearbook Olmos
Website Alamo Heights High School

Alamo Heights High School is a public high school located in the city of Alamo Heights, Texas and is the only high school in the Alamo Heights Independent School District. Most of the students who attend Alamo Heights HS also attended Alamo Heights Junior School (6-8), either Woodridge Elementary or Cambridge Elementary (1-5), and Howard Early Childhood Center (PreK-K). There is also alternative school at the Robbins Academy (6-12). Others come from nearby private or parochial schools such as St. Luke's Episcopal, St. Mary's Hall, St. Peter Prince of the Apostles, The San Antonio Academy, St. Pius X, or Texas Military Institute and Keystone School.

The district includes three "island cities" including all of Alamo Heights, parts of Terrell Hills and all of Olmos Park. The district also includes a small part of north central San Antonio. Although Alamo Heights High School is a public school, it does accept a limited amount of tuition students every year who live outside of the Alamo Heights district boundaries.

In 2009, the school was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]

Original High School Building (Now Cambridge Elementary)


The two-story school building is divided into four halls: Main, South, Central and North. Main provides access to the attendance and principal's offices, the library, the auditorium and a few classrooms. North contains the mathematics and history departments. Central is occupied by the technology department, as well as the nurse's and counselors' offices. South contains the English and foreign languages departments. The school's main sitting area is outside between North and Central. This area is called "The Oaks" after its many oak trees. The Oaks Building is located across The Oaks from the main building. It contains two art rooms, the language laboratory, which contains computers with headsets for use with recorded language teaching materials and a multi-purpose room. The auditorium is located north of the North Wing, with the band hall north of the auditorium.

The school has several sports facilities, the most visible of which is Harry B. Orem Stadium, used for football and soccer games. The stadium contains a track and there is also a practice field for these sports. The stadium was built in 1938 by the Works Projects Administration. Before 1938, the primary facility was Howard Field, located at the original high school building (now Cambridge Elementary). Former head coach Earl "Mule" Frazier led the football team to its first district championship in 1926 and lends his name to the Alamo Heights mascot.[2] The school's main facility for basketball and volleyball games is the Mule Dome. There is also a practice gymnasium for basketball. The school has full pool facilities for swimming, diving and water polo. Recently, the "skygym" was opened as an extra basketball court and multi-use gymnasium. The school's baseball field is located in the city's Olmos Basin.

Recently, the school has undergone major construction, including the renovation of the auditorium, addition of a two story science building, addition of a second gymnasium building and a new state-of-the-art weight room, renovation of the Central wing of the school, and the conversion of the old practice gym into a facility for the dance and cheerleading teams.


Alamo Heights High School is known for its excellence as a college preparatory high school where students benefit from a challenging educational program and a wide array of extra curricular opportunities. Graduates must demonstrate mastery of Reading, Mathematics, and Writing as measured by the (STAAR). Students are encouraged to complete one of the advanced/recommended programs set forth by the Texas State Board of Education. Additional courses in math, science, social studies, foreign language, computer studies, fine arts, public speaking, and journalism distinguish these programs. A seal denoting the student’s program completion is affixed to his/her transcript at the end of the senior year.

In 2012, Alamo Heights was recognized by Newsweek as number 194 out of 1,300 of the nations best public schools. It was also named by Texas Monthly magazine ‘one of only twelve traditional Texas public high schools that excelled in all four of the subject areas’ (i.e. language arts, math, social studies and science).

Curriculum: Alamo Heights has designed programs to meet the needs of students at four levels: GT, PreAP/AP, enriched, and regular. The terminal courses in the honors sequence carry the title AP and follow the College Board’s Advanced Placement curriculum. PreAP/AP courses are offered in the following: English, mathematics, music, science, social studies, foreign languages, and art. Currently, dual credit enrollment courses are offered through San Antonio College for English IV, French IV, Calculus BC, Computer Science III, and Physics II.

22 AP courses offered in subject areas:

Faculty: 115 faculty members; 75% with master's degrees and above


The Alamo Heights Mules compete in these sports - [4]

Cheerleading, Dance,[5][6] Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Swimming, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Track, Baseball & Softball. JROTC also has athletic competitons such as PT (Physical training)

Non-UIL sports include - Water Polo, Rugby and Lacrosse and Athletic Training. [7]

State Titles

Notable alumni

See also


  1. "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency.
  2. "AHISD | History". Archived from the original on 2015-12-20. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  3. on page 2
  4. "Schools - The Athletics Department .com". Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  5. under sports section, dance is listed
  6. Although listed as Dance Team, it's under cheerleading.
  7. Athletic Training is listed under the sports section
  8. "Boys Basketball State Archives". Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  9. "Lone Star Football Network - 2006 San Antonio Alamo Heights Mules -- texas high school football teams scores playoffs history". Lone Star Football Network. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  10. UIL Boys Golf Archives
  11. UIL Boys Soccer Archives Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. "2011-2012 State Champions — Archives — University Interscholastic League (UIL)". Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  13. "University Interscholastic League". Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  14. "2013-2014 State Champions — Archives — University Interscholastic League (UIL)". Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  15. UIL Team Tennis Archives Archived October 24, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  16. 1 2 3 4 5 Miller, Carole (October 7, 2009), "Alamo Heights ISD packs 100 years of history into a weeklong party", San Antonio Express-News, retrieved May 27, 2011
  17. Spears, Sally (1998). Call Sign Revlon. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-809-7.
  18. Clark, W.K. (December 31, 1939). "It's Another Brenda's Year". The Salt Lake Tribune. Utah, Salt Lake City. p. 49. Retrieved June 25, 2016 via
  19. "Alamo Heights High School (Class of 1969)". Retrieved March 19, 2015.

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