About Us

Earl Warren High School


 

MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to prepare and support students as they master the state and national standards to complete a comprehensive high school curriculum. We commit to empower students to actively participate as responsible individuals in an ever-changing global society.

 

SCHOOL MASCOT  Warrior
SCHOOL COLORS   Purple, Silver, Black

 

COMMUNITY

Earl Warren High School is located at 9411 Military Drive West in San Antonio, Texas.  It is situated in the Northwestern part of San Antonio minutes away from SeaWorld of Texas and the Hyatt Hill Country Resort.  The ethnic and cultural diversity of San Antonio is reflected in the student population of Warren High School.  The school opened in the fall of 2002, and is one of 8 high schools operated under the Northside Independent School District.  Our mission is to prepare students to master the performance standards and essential skills necessary to complete a comprehensive high school curriculum and to succeed as lifelong responsible citizens in college and career endeavors. 


 

CURRICULUM

Earl Warren High School is accredited by the Texas Education Agency.  A comprehensive curriculum is available with more than 200 courses offered from which students may select and plan a four-year program.  Courses range from Advanced Placement Honors to remedial, with provisions made for students in the Special Education program.  Students may plan their programs to prepare them for college and/or a career.  Advanced Placement courses are offered in English, math, science, social studies, and international languages.  Warren High School offers a variety of industrial technology programs, computer technology programs, family and consumer science programs, and career and technology programs. 


 

 

Photo by Harris & Ewing photography firm, whose works have all lapsed into the public domain.

NAMESAKE

Earl Warren (1891 to 1974) was a California district attorney and 30th Governor of California, but is best known as the 14th Chief Justice of the United States from 1953-1969. His term of office was marked by numerous rulings affecting among other things, the legal status of racial segregation, civil rights, separation of church and state, and police arrest procedure in the United States.

He was born in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Bakersfield, California, and attended the University of California, Berkeley both as an undergraduate and for law school. Warren then worked for five years for private law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. He went to work for San Francisco County in 1920 and in 1925 was appointed as District Attorney of Alameda County when the incumbent resigned. He was re-elected to three four-year terms. As a tough-on-crime District Attorney, Warren had a reputation for high-handedness, however, none of his convictions was ever overturned on appeal. Warren became a well-known figure in California and was appointed to the Board of Regents of the University of California while district attorney. In 1939, he became Attorney General of the State of California. He ran for Governor of California in 1942 as a Republican and was elected. California law at the time allowed individuals to run in any primary elections they chose. In 1946, Warren managed the singular feat of winning the Republican, Democratic, and Progressive primary elections and thus ran unopposed in the 1946 general election. He was elected to a third term (as a Republican) in 1950. Warren's state service was marred by his support for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. But it was also marked by laying the infrastructure to support a two-decade boom that lasted from the end of World War II until the mid 1960s. In particular, Warren and UC President Clark Kerr presided over construction of a renowned public university system that provided inexpensive, high quality education to generations of Californians. Warren ran for Vice President of the United States in 1948 on a ticket with Thomas Dewey. They lost narrowly to Harry Truman and Alben Barkley. In 1953, Warren was appointed Chief Justice of the United States by Dwight D. Eisenhower. To the surprise of many, Warren was a much more liberal justice than had been anticipated. He was able to craft a long series of unanimous decisions including Brown v. Board of Education, 347 US

Robe presentation during school dedication in the Fall of 2002

483 (1954), which overthrew the segregation of public schools; "One man one vote", which dramatically altered the relative power of rural regions in many states; and Miranda from the case Miranda v. Arizona, 384 US 436 (1966), which required that certain rights of a person being interrogated while in police custody be clearly explained, including the right to an attorney. Warren retired from the court in 1969. Warren headed the Warren Commission that theorized that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was the act of a single individual acting alone. (3 of the 7 Warren Commission commissioners did not agree with the magic bullet theory) Warren died in Washington, DC. The Earl Warren Bill of Rights Project is named in his honor.

Source: Biography Base