October 14, 2022

What your San Antonio high school says about you

In San Antonio, one of the first things people ask when they meet you is where you went to high school.

It's not hard to figure out why. Folks are trying to learn details about your upbringing — whether you were raised in an affluent suburb, grew up in a working class area or hail from a more rural stretch of the Alamo City sprawl.

But we all know that assumptions are often wrong and that they can play on false perceptions and rumors. Just the same, people make some that are funny, weird or just plain unfair.

So, here's a — hopefully — lighthearted look at what some people may think when you let them know where you went to high school in San Antonio. There are way too many campuses in the area to include them all, so consider yourself lucky if yours flew under the radar.

And remember, just because some people have these perceptions doesn't mean they're true! 
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Alamo Heights High School
Your name may not be Biff or Muffy, but to many folks, it may as well be.
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Alamo Heights High School
Your name may not be Biff or Muffy, but to many folks, it may as well be.
Brackenridge High School
You were Southtown before Southtown was hip.
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Brackenridge High School
You were Southtown before Southtown was hip.
Luther Burbank High School
Your school got to host the New Orleans Saints during Hurricane Katrina, so you’ve got reason to gloat.
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Luther Burbank High School
Your school got to host the New Orleans Saints during Hurricane Katrina, so you’ve got reason to gloat.
Central Catholic High School
Your diploma all but guarantees you a job with the City of San Antonio. Have you run for mayor or city council yet?
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Central Catholic High School
Your diploma all but guarantees you a job with the City of San Antonio. Have you run for mayor or city council yet?
Churchill High School
See the entry for Alamo Heights and replace the names with Chad and Emily.
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Churchill High School
See the entry for Alamo Heights and replace the names with Chad and Emily.
Clark High School
You’re still pissed off people assume you were rich, when you actually were one of the many kids who grew up in an apartment complex and went to Clark.
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Clark High School
You’re still pissed off people assume you were rich, when you actually were one of the many kids who grew up in an apartment complex and went to Clark.
East Central High School
You’re not going to let anyone judge you. Period.
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East Central High School
You’re not going to let anyone judge you. Period.
Edison High School
Your art class final project? A bong. If shop class had been an option, your project there also would also have been a bong.
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Edison High School
Your art class final project? A bong. If shop class had been an option, your project there also would also have been a bong.
Fox Tech High School
You went to the real inner-city school, and it’s a point of pride. The rest of those pussies spent four years in the ‘burbs.
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Fox Tech High School
You went to the real inner-city school, and it’s a point of pride. The rest of those pussies spent four years in the ‘burbs.
Harlan High School
You’ll forever wonder why you got tagged as the “redneck” campus despite how diverse the school has become.
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Harlan High School
You’ll forever wonder why you got tagged as the “redneck” campus despite how diverse the school has become.