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Oak Hill Celebrates 40 Years

Oak Hill Elementary School celebrated 40 years in its current building last week.

“This is more than a celebration of our building. It's about our school's long history and spirit," said Principal Cathryn Mitchell. “Every student is involved. The entire community of past teachers, principals and students is part of this celebration.” 

The school, which originated in the 1920s, has been in its current building at 6101 Patton Ranch Road since 1974. The building was one of the first local elementary schools to be built as an open concept and was built on one of the largest plots of land for an elementary school in Austin.

The event featured a video tour of the building, special decade-specific music, interviews, a time capsule presentation, student performances and appearances by past principals, staff and students from as far back as the 1930s.