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Eastside Early College High School

Eastside Early College High School offers students free college-level courses with the opportunity to graduate with both an Austin ISD diploma and an associate’s degree from Austin Community College. Co-located with Eastside, the International High School offers bilingual and multilingual programs to international students as they transition to public education in the United States.

The original L.C. Anderson High School had an 82-year history of serving the Black community in East Austin with excellence in academics, fine arts, college and career preparation, and athletics. It was closed in 1971 as part of desegregation, and with its closing, this community hub was fractured and the campus sat vacant for decades.

The original L.C. Anderson alumni wanted their campus to return as a school and community focal point that elevates East Austin. The modernized campus combines elements of the reconstructed L.C. Anderson High School with modern designs. The original front of the school, band hall, choir room, cafeteria and original classroom wing have kept design elements from the 1950s. The district worked closely with L.C. Anderson Alumni, the Carver Museum and the Austin History Center to capture and visualize the school’s history through graphics displayed inside the campus.

Project Timeline

*Timeline and rendering subject to change

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Key Information

  • Modernization Budget: $80,000,000
  • Total Budget: $80,699,000
  • Opening Date: August 17, 2021
  • Trustee: Ofelia Zapata
  • Current Location: 1012 Arthur Stiles Rd., Austin, Texas 78721
  • Future Location: 900 Thompson St., Austin, Texas 78702
  • Planned Capacity: 800

Project Team

  • Architecture and Engineering Team:
  • Construction-Management-at-Risk Team:
  • Campus Architectural Team:
    • Miguel Garcia, Former Principal of Eastside Memorial ECHS
    • Leticia Vega, Principal at International HS
    • Yesica Diaz, EMHS ECHS Coordinator
    • Eric Ramos, Martin Middle School Faculty
    • Megan Buchanan, Eastside Memorial ECHS Faculty and Parent
    • Sanford Jeames, Eastside Memorial ECHS Faculty
    • Sean Storrud, International HS Faculty
    • Donna Drake, Eastside Memorial ECHS Campus Partner
    • Ofelia Zapata, PTSA President and Grandmother
    • Emily Sawyer, Vertical Team Parent
    • Michael Barron, Parent and Johnston Alumnus
    • Vincent Tovar, Vertical Team Parent
    • Barbara Spears Corbett, Original L.C. Anderson HS Alumna
    • Linda Moore, Original L.C. Anderson HS Alumna
    • Pamela McCullough, Original L.C. Anderson HS Alumna
    • Martina Cliffton, Community Member