Houston Independent School District / Houston ISD Homepage
Welcome to the homepage of the Houston Independent School District. HISD has 276 schools and 196.943 students, making it the largest district in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States.
Actived: 7 days ago
How to Enroll in HISD / Virtual Schools
(9 days ago) Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. Students from other cities or states (as well as homebound or home-schooled students) may also register to take online courses through this program. For more information on Virtual Schools, call 713-556-7295. The HISD Virtual School Department and the HISD Federal and State Compliance
HISD School Choice / Homepage
(9 days ago) If there is an extenuating circumstance, please contact the school, and the Office of School Choice at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (713) 556-6734. Any student with an approved transfer (e.g., Magnet) who does not attend his or her school on the first day of …
General Information / Middle Schools
(7 days ago) Clifton Middle School was built in 1979. CULLEN MIDDLE SCHOOL. 6900 Scott. Ezekiel Wimberly Cullen came to Texas from Georgia in 1835 and settled in San Augustine. He served in the Texas House of Representatives where he introduced the plan on which Texas’ free system of schools was founded. Cullen Middle School was built in 1954.
Early Childhood / Pre-K Home
(1 days ago) Early childhood education offers our youngest learners strong foundations built on solid concepts, as well as individual and group discovery. HISD has 154 elementary campuses with Pre-K that provide nurturing environments for young learners to reach their highest potential, as well as 8 Early Childhood Centers (ECC) which cater specifically to our youngest learners.
School Choice Fair / School Choice Fair
(3 days ago) Welcome to the School Choice 2021-2022 Virtual Fair. HISD offers a comprehensive selection of magnet programs at 112 schools to meet students’ academic needs and interests, and program transfer options to every school in HISD.
Multilingual Programs / Bilingual/ESL
(7 days ago) Secondary schools offer ESL/Sheltered English and Sheltered Content programs for ELLs in grades 6-12. Bilingual programs are also offered at designated Dual Language schools. Click here for a list of Multilingual Education acronyms (opens up in a PDF file).
Achieve 180 / Content
(7 days ago) ACHIEVE 180, launched in the 2017-18 school year, is a research-based action plan to support, strengthen, and empower underserved and underperforming HISD feeder pattern communities.In order to increase student achievement, best practices from successful school turnaround initiatives – including effective teachers, strong principal leadership, and an environment of high …
Demographics / Zoning and District Maps
(8 days ago) Schools Office 2021-2022.pdf 3.3 MB (Last Modified on Friday at 3:18 PM) Comments (-1) District Boundary Map, 42" x 42". District Map 2021-2022.pdf 3.52 MB (Last Modified on Friday at 3:18 PM) Comments (-1) Trustee Districts, 42" x 42". Trustee Districts 2021-2022.pdf 3.36 MB (Last Modified on Friday at 3:18 PM)
General Information / High Schools
(7 days ago) Like several other schools in HISD, Westside High School is named for the part of town in which it resides. It opened in August 2000. WHEATLEY HIGH SCHOOL 4801 Providence. This school was named for Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784), who was born …
Community Resources Guide / Resource Search
(4 days ago) If so, this easily searchable guide is meant for you. It presents an amazing collection of resources that can benefit HISD families and schools – including after-school programs, summer camps, community centers, ESL and GED services, computer literacy, cultural enrichment, family literacy, STEM enrichment, translation, tutoring, and youth
Opening of Schools Preparations Training
(9 days ago) (Secondary/Elementary Schools, 2021-2022) 9 Membership Figures for School Year 2021-2022 . 10 SECTION II – INFORMATION & HISD CONNECT EMAILS . 11 Reporting Membership Figures for School Year 2021-2022 12 Release of Students in HISD SIS for Enrollment in Other Schools 13 Project SIS Newsline –HISD Connect: Start of School 2021-2022
General Information / Elementary Schools (A-J)
(7 days ago) Percy Harrison Holden (1882–1954) joined the Houston Public Schools in 1907 and served the district for 45 years, including a 26 year tenure as principal of James Burrus Junior High School. The campus named for him originally opened as Twenty-Third Street Elementary School, but was closed due to …
Special Sections / Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
(9 days ago) Schools and buildings are limited to pre-scheduled visitors, including after-school program staff, as well as parent and community members who have been approved through the Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) program and have appointments. Parents registering their children for school also are allowed.
General Information / Dr. Denise Watts – Chief of Schools
(8 days ago) Formerly, Watts was employed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as the leader of Project L.I.F.T. (Leadership and Investment for Transformation), a philanthropic initiative composed of leaders from Charlotte's largest community and family foundations aiming to accelerate student achievement in up to 29 schools serving the district's most
General Information / Elementary Schools (K-Z)
(7 days ago) The school named in his honor opened in the autumn of 2002 and completely replaced both Mirabeau Lamar and Robert E. Lee Elementary Schools. It was one of 10 schools built with funds from Rebuild 2002. KOLTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 9710 Runnymeade. Jennie Katharine Kolter Elementary School is a memorial to a heroic teacher.
Innovation & Postsecondary Programming / International
(8 days ago) I nternational Baccalaureate schools offer challenging educational programs for students to help develop their intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills to learn, work, and live comfortably and productively as a citizen of the world. The rigorous and broad IB program empowers students to become dedicated, lifelong, bilingual and biliterate learners who embrace multiculturalism and
General Information / Academic Performance
(7 days ago) For high schools and districts, the additional indicator is the four-year longitudinal graduation rate based on a ninth-grade cohort. Ratings given are "Met AYP" or "Needs Improvement." Full descriptions of accountability system models, as well as district and school profiles, are available from the HISD Department of Research and
Academic Instructional Technology / STEM Integration and
(8 days ago) STEM Career Program Offering: Be sure to check out the Career Ready Wagon, a traveling career exploration show available to HISD schools. This program, sponsored by HISD's Career Readiness department, is an entertaining, interactive, and informative career experience available to students in pre-kindergarten through grade 6.
Virtual Learning Options / Home
(2 days ago) The Houston Independent School District has created several Virtual Learning Options to help students in grades 7 - 12 succeed with online courses. These programs are monitored by the Houston ISD Virtual School Department, which was established in April 2000, and currently serves two essential functions in the district: Providing high quality
Lead Water Testing / Lead Testing Schools' Drinking Water
(8 days ago) Schools are a focus because young children are at higher risk of adverse health consequences from lead exposure. Should HISD conduct voluntary testing for lead in drinking water? There is no federal law requiring testing for drinking water in schools, except for schools that have their own water supply.The information provided here is only
External Funding / Titles I, II & IV, Part A
(7 days ago) The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards; improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders; increase the number of effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and provide low-income and
Superintendent / Homepage
(1 days ago) Superintendent House is a Tulsa, OK native who started his career as a physical education teacher and has more than 25 years of experience in education and the nonprofit sector. He previously served as chief operating officer of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina and as deputy superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools in Oklahoma
Police / Departments
(8 days ago) The Houston Independent School District Police Department Business Operations Division strives for excellence in service to our internal and external customers. This division involves overseeing the budget, purchase orders, maintaining the payroll, open record requests, keeping abreast with citations, offensive reports, and extra job notifications.
Achieve 180 / Pillar II: Teacher Excellence
(8 days ago) Achieve 180 / Pillar II: Teacher Excellence. The single most important variable in student achievement is the quality of the teacher in the classroom. The district will prioritize all human capital actions to address the identification and attraction of high-quality educators through the execution of best hiring practices, as well as leverage
Gifted & Talented / Vanguard Magnet
(8 days ago) The Vanguard Magnet Programs is a Gifted and Talented Program which operates in designated Magnet schools in accordance with the HISD Gifted and Talented Guidelines as well as the HISD Magnet Standards. The Vanguard Magnet Programs provides G/T services to all HISD G/T-identified students at that campus. The Magnet theme in Vanguard Magnet
General Information / Facts and Figures
(9 days ago) HISD schools earn high marks in annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Four HISD schools are among the top 100 schools in the country. Comments (-1) 2013 Broad Prize winner. HISD is the first two-time winner of the award, which recognizes the public school system that has made the most substantial gains in student achievement.
Love Elementary School / Homepage
(9 days ago) Thank you for your interest in Love Elementary and welcome to our website. Whether you are a member of our school community or exploring Love for the first time, we hope that you find our website informative, enjoyable, and easy to use.
HISD updates COVID-19 dashboard to monitor new school year
(Just Now) HISD updates COVID-19 dashboard to monitor new school year cases. With the return to in-person instruction for all HISD classes on Monday, Aug. 23, the district’s COVID-19 dashboard will be reset to reflect confirmed cases for the new school year to better inform the community. The online dashboard will continue to track the number of
Resources / Frequently Requested Forms
(8 days ago) Frequently Requested Forms. Below is a list of forms that parents/guardians must fill out at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year for each individual child enrolled at HISD. All forms are to be returned to a child’s school. Campuses typically will provide the forms in …
Edison Middle School / Homepage
(5 days ago) Edison Middle School will host their Title 1 Annual Meeting on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 12:00pm and Monday, September 20, 2021 at 5:00pm. Please join us to receive Title 1 information that impacts our students. Click for links. Comments (-1)
Leadership / Leadership
(9 days ago) Bellaire is committed to providing a rich learning environment through strong academics and robust extra-curricular programs. The academic program at Bellaire includes a large and comprehensive AP program that achieves at levels not seen by other large urban public schools. Additionally, we have the oldest IB Diploma program in Texas.
STUDENT MEDIA CONSENT AND RELEASE FORM
(3 days ago) included and/or featured in materials to train teachers and/or increase public awareness of HISD schools through digital and print media including: newspaper, radio, TV, websites, blogs, and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.), DVDs, displays, and brochures. This release includes the use of my child’s
International Baccalaureate / Overview
(9 days ago) The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), founded in 1968, is a recognized leader in the field of international education. It is a non-profit, mission-driven foundation that works with 3,632 schools to develop and offer three challenging programs in 146 countries …
Improvement Required Campuses / Overview
(9 days ago) HISD is working to transform underserved and underperforming schools through increased supports and centralized assistance, BUT STATE LAW THREATENS SEVERE CONSEQUENCES FOR LONG-STRUGGLING CAMPUSES. What is the law? Texas House Bill 1842 states that if …
The Rice School La Escuela Rice / The Rice School La
(7 days ago) Sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence, the ERP Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in the state that uses student achievement outcome data, and is a valuable resource for all schools to identify successful peers and …
IB Middle Years Programme / Middle Years Program
(8 days ago) The IB MYP is a 5 year program. The first 3 years of the program are here at Lanier at the final two years are offered at Lamar High School and Reagan High School. Lamar High School and Bellaire High School also offer the IB Diploma Program (DP) in grades 11 and 12. Students who graduate high school with an IB DP diploma can enter university
International Baccalaureate News Blog
(6 days ago) Lamar and Bellaire were the first two HISD high schools to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, which is composed of academically challenging and advanced curriculum. Lamar’s IB Diploma program is the largest in Texas and one of the top 10 IB Diploma programs in the United States.
HISD board approves $250,000 grant for family mental
(2 days ago) The board approved the district’s annual Targeted Improvement Plans for Comprehensive Support schools that require additional resources and for schools that received an F rating from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) during the 2018-2019 school year. Ratings for 2019-2020 were not issued by the TEA due to COVID-19.
New schools News Blog
(5 days ago) This entry was posted in 2012 bond, 21st century schools, Building Updates, Business Operations, construction services, High Schools, New schools, News and tagged 2012 bond, 21st century schools, Austin High School, BuildHISD, business operations, construction services, high schools, new schools on December 17, 2020 by HISD Communications.
Pershing Middle School / Homepage
(7 days ago) Welcome to Pershing Middle School. My name is Dr. Steven Shetzer and I am proud to be the principal of this school. Pershing Middle School has a long-standing reputation as a high-performing school with a focus on rigorous academics and is one of HISD’s Fine Arts Magnet Schools.
Title 1 / Title 1
(9 days ago) A Title 1 schoolwide program is a comprehensive program used to upgrade the complete educational program in a Title 1 school thus raising academic achievement for all the students. The schoolwide program is available to schools with a student base where at least 40% come from low-income families.
Fine Arts / Our Team
(8 days ago) Sanja Korman is the K–12 Dance Curriculum Specialist. As an enthusiastic arts-in-education advocate and nationally recognized K–12 dance educator, Mrs. Korman chose to join Houston ISD's Fine Arts Department to be able to share her knowledge and expertise with her curriculum specialist team members, dance teachers, and dance students within HISD's dance programs.