Our School

Juan Navarro

Welcome to Navarro Early College High School, where we are committed to a culture of academic excellence with a tradition grounded in Pride, Respect, and Responsibility.

For almost a half a century, Navarro Early College High School has served the Austin community by providing leadership in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities. The highly skilled and educated faculty and staff of Navarro have been consistent over the years in training top citizens and community leaders. Navarro offers a broad base of opportunities for every kind of student, with competitive programs. 

Established in 1961 as the sixth high school in the Austin Independent School District, Navarro ECHS was originally located in the building which now houses Burnet Middle School. The current facility, opened in 1966, is located on Payton Gin Road.

Originally named Sidney Lanier High School, after the poet and Confederate States Army Solider, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees voted to rename Lanier after Army Sgt. Juan P. Navarro in March 2019. Juan was a 2007 graduate of Lanier High School who died on July 7, 2012 in Kandahar, Afghanistan while encountering an enemy improvised explosive device (IED).

Over the years, the school's ethnic diversity has evolved to the point where Navarro more closely reflects an international population with over 53 countries represented, making it the most diverse high school in Austin.