Thursday, May 2, 2013
This month, we’re exploring the Alamo Heights neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas. This week, we’ll be taking a look at some of the schools and employers in this central San Antonio neighborhood.
Alamo Heights is served by the Alamo Heights School District. The high school is Alamo Heights High School, which was selected as one of the top 1% of high schools in the country by the Washington Post. Newsweek also ranked AHHS as 194th out of the top 1,300 public high schools in the nation, and Texas Monthly recognized the school for excellence in all four of the academic subjects. Their mascot is the Mule and their colors are Blue and Gold.
Alamo Heights Junior School serves grades 6 through 8 and their mission statement is to provide academic excellence by actively engaging all students in a personally challenging curriculum that is developmentally responsive and socially equitable.
Alamo Heights is served by two elementary schools, Woodridge and Cambridge. Woodridge Elementary is ranked Recognized by the TEA and their mission is to put students first by addressing the whole child, academic, social, emotional and physical. Cambridge Elementary first opened as a one-room school house in 1909, but now serves 852 students in first through fifth grades.
Students in Kindergarten and Pre-k attend Howard Early Childhood Center. Howard Early Childhood Center is unique in its incorporation of curriculum for children ages 4-6 that are transitioning into the school setting. Filled with energy and creativity, Howard helps develop young minds for their future.
One of the perks of living in Alamo Heights is being so close to all the employers in Downtown San Antonio. These include USAA Life Insurance, who employs 15,000 people in the San Antonio area. USAA offers insurance, banking and investing to people and their families who serve, or who have served, in the US Military. They ranked 17th on Fortune Magazine’s Best Places to Work list in 2011, and have been recognized as one of America’s best employers for reservists and veterans.
HEB is another major employer in the San Antonio area, with 14,588 employees in San Antonio. They operate several grocery stores in the area and their retail headquarters are in downtown San Antonio. They ranked 12th on Forbes’ 2012 list of the largest American Private Companies.
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