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Sam Houston High School




Phone: (210) 978-7900 

Address: 4635 E. Houston St., San Antonio, Texas 78220

School website: Sam Houston school website

Academic programs: Magnet Program: Engineering Institute, Engineering Design or Computer Science; Advanced Placement; Dual credit. In 2018, Sam Houston launched CyberSecurity P-Tech focused on preparing students with the skills, credentials, and industry-specific associate’s degree necessary for high-wage, high-demand careers in cybersecurity. Learn more or apply here

Alumni Facebook page: Sam Houston High School Alumni of San Antonio Facebook Page

School history: The first Sam Houston High School opened in September 1923 in the former Milam Elementary school building at Mason and Hackberry. 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. Today's Sam Houston high school opened in 1960. Read more here. 



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11/4/20: #alumni night at @samhoustonhighschoolsaisd, where Principal Dixon greeted the crowd, playfully saying “Welcome Cherocanes!” Also pictured are former district 2 trustee James Howard (Wheatley HS alumnus) with alumnus Jason Mims, class of ‘71.


Campus News

Congrats to the Sam Houston Class of 2020! Campus leaders delivered yard signs and gifts to seniors to celebrate their accomplishments as graduates. Click here for a video of the Sam Houston HS senior parade, held on May 22, 2020.

Alumni Updates


SAISD alums, Montrice Shepard, Class of 1978 (Sam Houston HS) and James Howard, former SAISD Board Trustee - Class of 1969 (Wheatly HS) celebrate Mrs. Shepard's recent retirement of 30+ years with SAISD. 



Sam Houston HS held a virtual dinner for the top 10, which was attended by local leaders including  SAISD District 2 Trustee Alicia Perry, City of San Antonio District 2 City Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan, and State Representative for District 120 Barbara Hawkins.



Read Jason Mims' update here and his guest SAISD Nation blog on How Kindness Matters in Remote Learning


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Distinguished Alumni

Inspire Award Recipients

2019: Paula Gold Williams, CEO CPS Energy

2014: Dr. Bernard Anthony Harris Jr., Class of 1974, First African American astronaut to walk in space

2012: Karyne Jones, Class of 1971, President & CEO of National Caucus and Center on Black Aged and a former Texas representative


SAISD Athletic Hall of Fame Honorees

2018: Tai Dillard, Class of 1999

2015: Gary Green, Class of 1973

Star Students 




Visit the SAISD Reunions page for reunion information. Planning a high school reunion? Submit your information here!

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