Austin High School
is a public high school in Austin
in the U.S.
state of Minnesota
. Established in 1857, Austin High is one of the oldest high schools in Minnesota. The home of the Packers, the school has 1,390 students; AHS prides itself on having strong academics, athletics, and fine arts. The school colors are officially Scarlet and White, and the sports team is the Packers.
Austin High School has 3 floors, divided into 3 colors. 1st floor is red, 2nd green, and 3rd blue. Most Freshman classes are on the 3rd floor, while the rest of the classes are organized by each education department (Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science). The basement contains the cafeteria, a tunnel system for pedestrian traffic, and a section that originally contained a four lane pool. After the swimming teams moved to a new facility at Ellis Middle School in the early 1970s, the pool was only used for Phy Ed classes. The pool was closed and the section was remodeled into classroom space after the Ellis fire of 1986. There are 3 gyms in the main building: Packer gym, Hastings gym, and Ove Berven gym. Packer and Hastings gyms are adjacent to each other, with a door that connects the two gyms. Ove Berven locker rooms are two levels each and located in the southwest and northeast corners, with each having a level on the ground floor and in the basement. There is also a gym used in the past for wrestling practice, a locker room, and a weight training room in the... Read More