Stephen F. Austin High School (Fort Bend County, Texas)

Stephen F. Austin High School is a secondary school located in unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas[3] and is named after Stephen F. Austin, who helped lead American settlement of Texas, and who is widely regarded as "The Father of Texas." The school happens to be only miles from Austin's original colony in present-day Fort Bend County.[citation needed]

Austin High School
FBISD Austin High School.jpg
Location
Austin High School is located in Texas
Austin High School
Austin High School
Austin High School is located in the United States
Austin High School
Austin High School
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77498

United States
Coordinates29°38′27″N 95°40′38″W / 29.6409°N 95.677229°W / 29.6409; -95.677229Coordinates: 29°38′27″N 95°40′38″W / 29.6409°N 95.677229°W / 29.6409; -95.677229
Information
TypePublic high school
Established1995; 25 years ago (1995)
School districtFort Bend Independent School District
PrincipalRizvan Quadri[1]
Teaching staff117.54 (FTE) (2018–19)[2]
Grades912
Enrollment2,200 (2018–19)[2]
Student to teacher ratio18.72 (2018–19)[2]
Color(s)
  •      Black
  •      Red
Athletics conferenceUIL Class 6A
MascotBulldog
USNWR ranking655/27,000 (top 2.5% in nation)[citation needed]
2011 TEA RatingRecognized
Website

Some areas of Sugar Land, Windsor Estates, and the western portion of the community of New Territory are zoned to Austin.[4] On previous occasions employee housing units of the Jester State Prison Farm (including Jester I Unit, Carol Vance Unit, Jester III Unit) were zoned to Austin.[5]

HistoryEdit

Austin opened in 1995, making it FBISD's sixth comprehensive high school.[6]

When Travis High School opened, some of Austin's territory was given to Travis, and Austin took some territory from Kempner High School. In the territories, grades 9 and 10 were immediately zoned to the new high school,[7] and grades 11 to 12 continued to go to the previous high schools with a phaseout of one grade per year.[8]

In 2006 the Smithville area, employee housing of the Central Unit state prison (which housed minor dependents of prison employees) was rezoned from Kempner to Austin,[9] with grades 9-10 immediately zoned to Austin,[10] and grades 11-12 zoned to Kempner, with a phasing in by grade.[8] Smithville had since been rezoned back to Kempner.[4] The main portion of the Central Unit remained zoned to Austin until the unit's 2011 closure.[4][11][12]

Feeder patternsEdit

Feeder elementary schools to Austin[13] include:[14]

  • Oyster Creek Elementary
  • Lakeview Elementary (partial)
  • Walker Station Elementary
  • Drabek Elementary (partial)
  • Madden Elementary (partial)

Feeder middle schools[15] include:

  • Macario Garcia Middle School (partial)
  • Sartartia Middle School (partial)

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AHS Administration / Dr. Rizvan Quadri". Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Search for Public Schools - Stephen F Austing H S (481965007000)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "Sugar Land Police Beat". City of Sugar Land. Archived from the original on May 27, 2010. Retrieved July 21, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "High School Attendance Zones" (PDF). Fort Bend Independent School District. Retrieved July 21, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "2003-2004 SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE" (PDF). Fort Bend Independent School District. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 30, 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2011. "Pecan Grove & Jester I, II & III"
  6. ^ Solomon, Jerome (August 28, 1997). "FOOTBALL 1997/HIGH SCHOOLS/FORT BEND BONANZA / Phillips, Dulles in hunt to add to town's memories". Houston Chronicle. p. Special 33. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2011. It remained the lone high school in the area until Willowridge opened in 1979[...]Austin (1995)[...]
  7. ^ "High School Attendance Zones Effective Fall 2006 9th and 10th Grades" (PDF). Fort Bend Independent School District. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010.
  8. ^ a b "High School Zone Effective Fall 2006 11th and 12th Grades" (PDF). Fort Bend Independent School District. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010.
  9. ^ "2006-2007 SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE" (PDF). Fort Bend Independent School District. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 3, 2006. Retrieved September 23, 2010.
  10. ^ "High School Attendance Zones Effective Fall 2006 9th and 10th Grades" (PDF). Fort Bend Independent School District. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 6, 2006. Retrieved September 23, 2006.
  11. ^ "agdist.jpg". Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Archived from the original on June 11, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2010.
  12. ^ Goodwin, Liz (August 3, 2011). "Texas to close prison for first time in state history". Yahoo! News. Retrieved August 4, 2011 – via The Lookout.
  13. ^ Fort Bend Independent School District (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20110430041915/http://www.fortbend.k12.tx.us/cmf/var/tidbits/Tidbits_parentlinks_20070810_1517.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 30, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ Fort Bend Independent School District (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20110430041925/http://www.fortbend.k12.tx.us/cmf/var/tidbits/Tidbits_parentlinks_20070810_1513.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 30, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ Fort Bend Independent School District (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20110430041922/http://www.fortbend.k12.tx.us/cmf/var/tidbits/Tidbits_parentlinks_20070810_1515.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 30, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ Guerra, Joey (May 30, 2007). "Katie Armiger, 16, dreams about a career in music". Houston Chronicle. She'll spend her summer break from Fort Bend's Austin High School promotng and performing her original music all over the country ...
  17. ^ "Devard Darling - Houston Texans - National Football League - Yahoo! Sports".
  18. ^ "USATODAY.com - Devard Darling plays football for self and late brother now".
  19. ^ Ryall, Jenni. "Simone Manuel overcome with emotion after historic swim for America".

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