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San Antonio, Texas 78212
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SAISD alums Ed Garza, school trustee and former mayor of San Antonio, and Jim Lehrer, an American journalist and novelist and a legendary Debate Moderator in U.S. Presidential Election campaigns, are pictured in the halls of Jefferson HS.

Our distinguished alumni include a world famous astronaut, legislators, scientists, media personalities, educators at all levels of teaching and administration, professional athletes and international musicians. Below are just a sample of SAISD’s graduates. Additionally, take a look at a collection of video interviews with a few of our alumni with whom we have kept in contact throughout the years.

SAISD Wall of Fame
Brackenridge HS
James Robert Cade
(Co-inventor of the sports drink, Gatorade)
Class of 1945

Warren McVea
(First African American football player at University of Houston and NFL star for Kansas City Chiefs)
Class of 1964

John Quiñones
(ABC news correspondent and 20/20 anchor)
Class of 1970

Burbank HS
Robert Chavez
(President & CEO of Hermes of Paris)
Class of 1973

Jessie Perez
(Chef/owner of Arcadia Restaurant in the Pearl Brewery)
Class of 1994

Sonia M. Rodriguez
(Trial Lawyer and original Tri Chairs for SA 2020)
Class of 1990

Vincent Valdez
(World-renowned artist)
Class of 1996

Edison HS
Christi Cano
(Professional golfer on the LPGA tour)
Class of 1999

Charles Gonzalez
(Former U.S. Congressman)
Class of 1965

Julie Wisdom-Wild
(CEO and Chemical Dependency Counselor of Alpha Home)
Class of 1965

Fox Tech HS
Dr. Carlos Orozco
(Award-winning physician of internal medicine and health advocate)
Class of 1961

Dr. Ricardo Romo
(former President of the University of Texas at San Antonio)
Class of 1962

William R. “Bill” Sinkin
(Co-founder of Goodwill of San Antonio and life-long community activist)
Class of 1930

Highlands HS
Dr. Robert Brown
(President of Boston University)
Class of 1969

Darryl Grant
(NFL football player for Washington Redskins and played in two Super Bowls)
Class of 1978

Robert Puente
(CEO for the San Antonio Water System and retired Texas House of Representatives)
Class of 1975

Jefferson HS
Joaquin Castro
(U.S. Congressman)
Class of 1992

Julian Castro
(U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development)
Class of 1992

Henry B. Gonzalez
(late U.S. Congressman who served for 37 years)
Class of 1934

W.E. Moerner
(Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University and one of three recipients of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) 
Class of 1971

Leticia Van de Putte
(former state legislator)
Class of 1973

Lanier HS
Dr. Joe Bernal
(Former Texas senator and member of the Texas Board of Education)
Class of 1944

Greg Luna
(Former member of the Texas House of Representatives)
Class of 1950

Lionel Sosa
(Founder of the largest Hispanic advertising agency in the United States)
Class of 1957

Sam Houston HS
Dr. Bernard Anthony Harris Jr.
(First African American astronaut to walk in space)
Class of 1974

Karyne Jones
(President & CEO of National Caucus and Center on Black Aged and a former Texas representative)
Class of 1971

Kenneth Starr
(former President of Baylor University, lawyer and former federal judge)
Class of 1964


Hear from a few of our alumni:

Board Members/Alumni:


I Am SAISD Video

Gary Green & Gabe Rivera, SAISD alumni and consensus All-Americans

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