Dedication Day


The purpose of Dedication Day is to “tie the new school to the old and the past to the present.”

When the school was moved to its present lakeside location – in 1975 – students felt a loss and disconnect from their beloved campus and its history. They soon created a movement known as the Hall of Honor Student Steering Committee, a student organization – working to preserve a bond between past, present and future students of Austin High.

The work of the student committee resulted in an annual observance – Dedication Day and a reason for an annual observance – The Austin High School Hall of Honor, a roll call of distinguished and meritorious Maroons.

Austin High Alumni span several generations, across the United States and around the world. We are scholars, community leaders, government officials, medical trailblazers, world-famous musicians, professional athletes, beloved entertainers, and so much more!

This special day helps to recognize outstanding former teachers, distinguished graduates and those outstanding members of the senior class recognized as the “Maroon Society”


  • Austin High is the oldest, continuously-operating, tax-supported secondary school in Texas, and one of the oldest west of the Mississippi. Austin High opened in 1881. We were the first high school in Austin until 1889.

  • We have one of the largest class ring collections in the nation (behind The Citadel and Texas A&M).

  • Our Archive is unrivaled. No other high school has an archive like ours.

To learn more about Dedication Day and past honorees at Hall of Honor website
To learn more AHS history and fun facts at the SFA Library website (see the Archive menu)