Alvin High School – Wikipedia

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Public school in Texas, United States

Alvin High School is a public high school located in the city of Alvin, Texas, United States and classified as a 6A school by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). It is a part of the Alvin Independent School District located in central Brazoria County. In 2015, the school was rated “Met Standard” by the Texas Education Agency.[2]


Alvin High School opened in 1894, with its first graduating class graduating in 1897. Alvin High School gained more residents as many school districts consolidated into Alvin ISD.[3] and remained Alvin ISD’s only high school until Manvel High School opened in fall 2006 with 9th and 10th grades, phasing in 11th and 12th grades in the following two years.

In fall 2002; the size of the school was the impetus for creating a second high school,[4] which would be Manvel High.

After the annexation of several school districts, ending with the Manvel Independent School District in 1973,[citation needed] Alvin High School as the sole high school in Alvin ISD.[5] It served the city of Manvel, the town of Iowa Colony, portions of the city of Pearland[6] (including the Brazoria County portion of Shadow Creek Ranch[7]), and additional portions of unincorporated Brazoria County (including areas around Rosharon[citation needed]) until the opening of Manvel High School in 2006.[8]

Communities served by Alvin High School[edit]

Alvin High School serves the cities of Alvin, Hillcrest, and Liverpool,[9][10] as well as unincorporated portions of Brazoria County (including Amsterdam[citation needed]).


The Alvin Yellowjackets compete in these sports – [11]

Academics and Arts[edit]

State Titles[edit]

  • Softball [12]
  • Boys Track [13]
  • United Academic Decathlon

State Finalist[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Nathan Eovaldi (class of 2008), MLB pitcher (2011–present), 2018 World Series Champion
  • Savion Flagg (class of 2017), professional basketball player
  • George Layne (class of 1998), NFL running back (2001–2004)
  • Austin Miller (class of 1994), actor, singer and dancer
  • Gunner Olszewski (class of 2015), NFL wide receiver (2019–present)
  • Nolan Ryan (class of 1965), MLB pitcher (1966–1993), held Alvin High School strikeout record for 44 years[18]
  • Reid Ryan (class of 1990), former minor league baseball pitcher, former President of Business Operations for the Houston Astros organization[19]


  1. ^ a b c “ALVIN H S”. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  2. ^ “2015 Accountability Rating System” (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-10.
  3. ^ AISD History
  4. ^ Zheng, Chunhua Zen (2003-06-26). “Growth behind call for 2nd high school”. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2023-03-20.
  5. ^ Summa, Andy (2004-04-15). “Construction slated to start on Manvel High”. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2022-07-19. – Since Manvel High was Alvin ISD’s second high school, Alvin High would have been the only one before 2006.
  6. ^
  7. ^ Education” (Archive). Shadow Creek Ranch. March 9, 2005. Retrieved on December 2, 2016.
  8. ^ Evans, Thayer (2009-05-25). “Manvel High set to graduate its first-ever class”. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-01-01. […]since it first opened in August 2006 to freshmen and sophomore, [sic][…]
  9. ^ “2020 CENSUS – SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Brazoria County, TX” (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-04-19. – Compare to Alvin ISD map.
  10. ^ “High 2022-23 Attendance Zones” (PDF). Alvin Independent School District. Retrieved 2022-07-19. – Compare to census map.
  11. ^ The Athletics Department
  12. ^ UIL Softball Archives Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ UIL Boys Track Archives Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ “2013Acdec”. Acadec Scores. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  15. ^ “2016Acdec”. Acadec Scores. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  16. ^ “2017Acdec”. Acadec Scores. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  17. ^ UIL Baseball Archives Archived 2013-12-10 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ “Archived copy”. Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2011-12-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ McTaggart, Brian (May 16, 2013). “Source: Reid Ryan to be named president of Astros”. Retrieved May 21, 2013.

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