Education in San Angelo
There are 21 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 2 public high schools in San Angelo. There are also 7 private schools that are certified from K to 12. There are many options for educating your children in this town.
There are 4 colleges and universities in San Angelo. Angelo State University was founded in 1928. It currently has 6900 students and is considered to be one of the nation’s premiere regional universities. Angelo State University offers 100 different undergraduate majors. It has 23 graduate programs and a doctoral program. It is made up of 6 colleges: Business, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Sciences. It is a member of the Texas Tech University System.
Howard College is a 2 year school and prepares students academically to pursue a 4-year degree program. It concentrates on technical and occupational fields.
Park University has a branch in San Angelo, and it is located at Goodfellow Air Force Base.
Also found in San Angelo are American Commercial College, which is a for-profit career college, and Texas College of Cosmetology.
The Culture and Arts in San Angelo
When folks aren’t working or just visiting there is much to see in San Angelo. Let’s begin with San Angelo’s Museum of Art. It opened in 1999 and is situated on the banks of the Concho River. There are over 85,000 visitors who come annually to this museum.
There is the San Angelo Art Walk. The third Thursday of the month there is a viewing of downtown galleries. There are 6 different galleries to be visited ranging from the Black Swan Gallery to Bronnie Beesley Rug Gallery. The trolley that takes you to the galleries is free.
The San Angelo Performing Arts Coalition consists of a practice theater complex, Murphy Performance Hall that seats 1350, Brooks and Bates Theater that seats 301, the San Angelo Health Black Box that seats 120, 6 ballet studios, a scene shop and a Pilates studio. If you have any desire to be on stage, this is a place to spend some time.
San Angelo Symphony plays several events during the year, but the featured event is on July 3rd at the outdoor venue the River Stage on the shore of the Concho River. The Angelo Civic Theater presents 5 in-home plays, and over 15,000 people attend these plays. Ballet San Angelo’s featured production is “The Nutcracker” and is an integral part of the local Holiday celebration. Angelo State University also has very active arts and cultural programs that the public is invited to attend. There’s a lot happening in the top town in Texas.