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East Central High School opened in 1951 on the outskirts of San Antonio; the first graduating class that year had 6 students. Today, over 800 students a year earn their diploma from the sprawling 30 acre campus, many with college credit as well. Home of the fighting Hornets, ECHS is proud to support one of the largest Health Science programs in the state of Texas, a multi-

award winning Agricultural Science program, and the continual first place finishing, student built Electric Cars. Along with courses preparing our students to be future ready, our Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, Seminar and Practicum offerings, students can participate in robotics, cyber patriot, dance, band, yearbook and JROTC, just to name a few. Our students have access to a variety of educational programs and extracurricular events to keep them engaged and connected. A few extracurricular options beyond the school day include clubs for anime enthusiasts, Mariachi players, esports players, and art lovers that provide a place for passion and friendship.  

ECHS is proud to be home of the 1995 undefeated State Boys Basketball Champions. Past Hornets include: film actor Henry Thomas (E.T., Cloak and Dagger), Pro Football and Super Bowl Champion Michael Toudouze (Colts, Chargers, Titans), WNBA Superstar NaLyssa Smith (Indiana Fever) and Musician Colin Padalecki (Surfaces).


1950-1951 Hershel Adkisson

1951-1952 J. Marshall Butz

1952-1953 John Albrecht

1953-1961 Cecil Spray

1961-1965 Pat Holmes

1965-1977 Douglas Reichenau

1977-1983 Reggie West

1983-1988 Ramona Ward

1988-1994 Jimmy Inman

1994-1996 Harley Eckhart

1996-1999 Co-Principals Harley Eckhart and Patti Birney

1999-2000 Patti Birney

2000-2001 Clyde Peacock

2001-2004 Jack Wyatt

2004-2007 Paul Rutledge

2007-2014 Roland Toscano

2014- 2022 Shane McKay

2022 - Present Melissa Barnett Kocian