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Southwest High School (San Antonio, Texas)

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Southwest High School
Address
11914 Dragon Lane

,
78252

Coordinates29°18′30″N 98°40′24″W / 29.308202°N 98.673407°W / 29.308202; -98.673407Coordinates: 29°18′30″N 98°40′24″W / 29.308202°N 98.673407°W / 29.308202; -98.673407
Information
School typePublic high school
MottoWe are Southwest!
Established1951
School districtSouthwest Independent School District
PrincipalPaul Black
Grades9-12
Enrollment3,329 (2014-2015[1])
Color(s)    Green & White
Athletics conferenceUIL Class AAAAA
MascotDragons
WebsiteSouthwest High School website
Southwest High School front entrance
Southwest High School front entrance

Southwest High School is a 6A public high school in the Southwest Independent School District of San Antonio, Texas, USA. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]

History

Southwest High School has been serving southwestern Bexar County for over 68 years. Established in 1951, it has grown from a small rural high school with a graduating class of 11 students to a major 6A high school with over 3000 students.

Organizations

The Dragons participate in UIL District 28 6A competitions for Academic Team, Athletics, Band, Drama, Choir, Color Guard, and Dance. Other co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities include NJROTC, National Honor Society, Best Buddies, Student Council, FFA, TAFE, DECA, Skills USA, FCCLA, and Academic Decathlon along with a FIRST Robotics program.

Athletics

The Southwest Dragons compete in the following sports:[3]

Academics

Southwest High School offers a complete academic program including 18 dual credit classes, in association with Palo Alto College, as well as Advanced Placement classes in Science and English.

Notable alumni

  • Ty Detmer, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback who played in the National Football League for twelve seasons[4]
  • Chris Bordano, former American football linebacker in the National Football League[5]
  • Shea Serrano, New York Times bestselling author and writer.
  • Destinee Hooker, 2012 summer Olympic volleyball athlete for Team USA. She won silver medal, but got best Spiker award for the 2012 summer Olympics.

References

  1. ^ Nces.ed.gov
  2. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency.
  3. ^ The Athletics Department
  4. ^ "Ty Hubert Detmer". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "Chris Bordano". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
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