Austin High School

Austin High School (HMH25)

Location: Austin, TX 78703 Travis County
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N 30° 16.396', W 97° 45.991'

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A Centennial of Public High School Education

Tax supported, locally controlled secondary education began in Austin in 1881 with the establishment of a high school department in the city school district. Plans for implementing the program were developed under the leadership of school board President A.P. Wooldridge and Superintendent John B. Winn.

Austin High School opened in September 1881 with an enrollment of 31 girls and 17 boys. Classes were first held on the third floor of the west Austin school building at the corner of 11th and Rio Grande. Due to continued growth, classes were later moved to the First Baptist Church building, the temporary State Capitol, and the Smith Opera House. In 1900 the first high school building was completed at Trinity and 9th. When the enrollment outgrew the facilities there, the high school was moved to the campus of John T. Allan Junior High School on Rio Grande. Austin High was moved again in 1975, following the completion of a new complex at this site.

For over a century, Austin High School has been a leader in the development of innovative educational programs and has maintained a record of academic excellence that reflects the community's concern for the quality of education in Austin.
HM NumberHMH25
Marker Number6449
Year Placed1981
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 1:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 618643 N 3349710
Decimal Degrees30.27326667, -97.76651667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.396', W 97° 45.991'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 23.76" N, 97° 45' 59.46" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1715 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin TX 78703, US
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