The school was named after Benjamin Smithson, one of the very first Texas Rangers, and an early settler of the area.
Smithson Valley High School opened in the fall of 1976 in rural central Comal County. Prior to its opening, students from the area were bussed to Canyon High School. As a “bicentennial” school, the colors were chosen as those of the flag: red, white, and blue.
The first graduating class numbered 71 proud Rangers, a far cry from the 570 seniors in the class of 2007! The campus on FM 311 was written up in Texas Highways magazine as one of the most beautiful campus sites in the state with its gorgeous views of the hills and valleys.
Smithson Valley High
Established in 1976 at the present site of Smithson Valley Middle; the new campus opened in 1988
Expansion and renovations completed in October 2002
Smithson Valley Middle
In 1988 the original Smithson Valley High became the middle school
Renovations completed in October 2002