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List of Houston Independent School District schools

This is a list of schools operated by the Houston Independent School District.

In the district, grades kindergarten through 5 are considered to be elementary school, grades 6 through 8 are considered to be middle school, and grades 9 through 12 are considered to be high school. Some elementary schools go up to the sixth grade.

Every house in HISD is assigned to an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. HISD has many alternative programs and transfer options available to students who want a specialized education and/or dislike their home schools.

EE-12 schools

  • Thomas Horace Rogers School (Alternative school) is part Vanguard school (K-8), part school for the deaf (K-8), and part school for multiply impaired children (K-12).

EE-8 schools



  • Briarmeadow Charter School (Alternative charter school) (Houston)
  • Kandy Stripe Academy (Houston) (Alternative school)

PK-8 schools

  • Carter G. Woodson K-8 Center (Zoned school) (Houston)
  • Thomas J. Pilgrim Academy (Zoned school) (Houston) See also, Thomas J. Pilgrim, the Texas historic figure.
  • The Rusk School (Houston) (Zoned for K-5, magnet for K-7, adding magnet 8 in 2008-2009)

K-8 schools


  • Billy K. Reagan K-8 Educational Center (opening in the 2010s)[1]


1-8 schools

  • E.O. Smith Education Center (Houston) (Zoned school)
    • By Spring 2011 Atherton and E.O. Smith will be consolidated, with a new K-8 campus in the Atherton site.[2]

Secondary schools

6-12 schools

  • Harper Alternative School (Houston) (Alternative school)

7-12 schools

High schools

38 in Houston, 1 in Bellaire

Zoned high schools

AAAAA (Division 5-A)

AAAA (Division 4A)

Other high schools

AAAAA (Division 5A)

No UIL ranking

Middle schools

Traditional middle schools
  • Crispus Attucks Middle School (Houston)
  • Frank Black Middle School (Houston)
  • Luther Burbank Middle School (Houston)
  • Ruby Sue Clifton Middle School (Houston)
  • Ezekiel W. Cullen Middle School (Houston)
  • James S. Deady Middle School (Houston)
  • Richard W. "Dick" Dowling Middle School (Houston)
  • Thomas A. Edison Middle School (Houston)
  • Lamar Fleming Middle School (Houston)
  • Walter W. Fondren Middle School (Houston)
  • Richard H. Fonville Middle School (Houston)
  • Forest Brook Middle School (Houston) - The building opened in 1972 as Forest Brook High School.[13] In 1999 voters approved another about $40 million NFISD bond.[14] The purpose of the building changed after the 2008 merger of Forest Brook with M. B. Smiley High School.[15] Forest Brook Middle School became a part of HISD during the merger with the North Forest Independent School District on July 1, 2013.[4]
  • Henry W. Grady Middle School (Houston)
    • Grady Middle School opened in 1992.[16]
  • Alexander Hamilton Middle School (Houston)
  • Charles Hartman Middle School (Houston)
  • Patrick Henry Middle School (Houston)
  • James Hogg Middle School (Houston)
  • Jackson Middle School (Houston)
  • Albert Sidney Johnston Middle School (Houston)
  • Francis Scott Key Middle School (Houston)
  • Sidney Lanier Middle School (Houston)
  • Jane Long Middle School (Houston)
  • McKinley C. Williams Middle School (Houston)
  • John Marshall Middle School (Houston)[opened in 1914 as North End Junior High School]
  • John L. McReynolds Middle School (Houston)
  • Daniel Ortiz, Jr. Middle School (Houston)
  • John J. Pershing Middle School, in Houston, is a fine arts, neighborhood, and gifted and talented Middle School. Pershing celebrated its 75th anniversary in the 2003-2004 school year.
  • Pin Oak Middle School (Bellaire)
  • Paul Revere Middle School (Houston) (6-8)
  • W. I. Stevenson Middle School (Houston)
  • Sugar Grove Middle School (Houston)
  • Albert Thomas Middle School (Houston)
  • Louie Welch Middle School (Houston)
  • West Briar Middle School (Houston)
Other middle schools
  • Dominion Academy Charter School (Houston)
  • Energized For Excellence Middle School (Houston)
  • High School Ahead Academy (Houston)
  • Las Américas Middle School (Houston) (Moved to 6501 Bellaire Boulevard from 5909 Glenmont in 2007 [4])
  • The Medical and Health Professions Academy at Ryan Middle School - Opened 2013 in the former Ryan Middle School[17]
  • North District Alternative Middle School (Houston)
  • Project Chrysalis Middle School (Houston)
  • Pro-Vision School (Houston)
  • Soar Center (Houston)
  • William A. Lawson Institute for Peace and Prosperity (Walipp) Preparatory Academy for Boys (Houston)

Primary schools

Condit Elementary School
Lovett Elementary School
Horn Academy
Poe Elementary School
St. George Place Elementary School
Benavidez Elementary School
Red Elementary School
Shearn Elementary School
Kolter Elementary School
Rodríguez Elementary School
Reynolds Elementary School
Cunningham Elementary School
Wharton Elementary School
MacGregor Elementary School
Young Elementary School

Traditional primary schools

  • Louisa May Alcott Elementary School (Houston)
  • Almeda Elementary School (Houston)
  • Ralph Andy Anderson Elementary School (Houston)
  • Ashford Elementary School (Houston) (Grades Pre-Kindergarten through 2)
  • Jewel Askew Elementary School (Houston) (Grades Pre-Kindergarten through 4)
  • Charles H. Atherton Elementary School (Houston)
    • By Spring 2011 Atherton and E.O. Smith were scheduled to be consolidated, with a K-8 new campus in the Atherton site.[2]
  • C. E. Barrick Elementary School (Houston, opened 1949 as Alber-Canino Elementary School [5])
  • Mamie Sue Bastian Elementary School [18](Houston)
  • Kate Bell Elementary School (Houston)
  • Roy P. Benavidez Elementary School (Houston)
  • Joyce Benbrook Elementary School (Houston)
  • James Berry Elementary School (Houston)
  • Edward L. Blackshear Elementary School (Houston)
  • James Butler Bonham Elementary School (Houston)
  • Melinda Bonner Elementary School (Houston)
  • Braeburn Elementary School (Houston)
  • Briargrove Elementary School (Houston)
  • Andrew Briscoe Elementary School (Houston)
  • Brookline Elementary School (Houston)
  • Robert Browning Elementary School (Houston)
  • Blanche Kelso Bruce Elementary School (Houston)
  • Luther Burbank Elementary School (Houston)
  • David G. Burnet Elementary School (Houston)
  • James D. Burrus Elementary School (Houston)
  • Barbara Pierce Bush Elementary School (Houston) (Opened midterm 1992 [6])
  • Rufus Cage Elementary School (Houston)
  • Edna Carrillo Elementary School (Houston)
  • John E. Codwell Elementary School (Houston)
  • Condit Elementary School (Bellaire)
  • Ethel R. Coop Elementary School (Houston)
  • Felix Cook Elementary School (Houston, opened in 2006)
  • J. P. Cornelius Elementary School (Houston)
  • Joseph H. Crawford Elementary School (Houston)
    • By Spring 2011 Crawford and Sherman were scheduled to be consolidated, with a new campus in the Sherman site.[2]
  • Manuel Crespo Elementary School (Houston)
  • David "Davy" Crockett Elementary School (Houston) [7]
  • Leroy T. Cunningham Elementary School (Houston)
  • Ray K. Daily Elementary School (also known as Westside Relief, Houston, opened Fall 2007)
    • It was named after Ray Karchmer Daily, an ophthalmologist who joined the HISD board in 1928. She promoted equal pay for HISD employees who were female and black, special education, industrial arts education, and reading programs. She lost her re-election campaign in 1952 because she advocated for free lunches for students; her opponents believed the promotion of free lunches was a Communist campaign.[19]
  • Jaime Dávila Elementary School (Houston)
  • James DeAnda Elementary School (opening in the 2010s)[1]
  • Helen C. DeChaumes Elementary School (Houston)
  • Lorenzo DeZavala Elementary School (Houston)
  • Julius Dodson Elementary School (Houston) [8] (opened in 1921 as Bowie Elementary School [12])
  • Matthew W. Dogan Elementary School (Houston)
    • By Spring 2011 Dogan and Scott will be consolidated, with a new campus in the Scott site.[2]
  • Durham Elementary School (Houston)
  • Durkee Elementary School (Houston)
  • Charles W. Eliot Elementary School (Houston)
  • Horace Elrod Elementary School (Houston)
  • Bennie Carl Elmore Elementary School (Houston)[20] - The school building, which opened in 2000,[13] formerly housed Elmore Middle School.[4] The current 40 classroom, 130,000 square feet (12,000 m2) facility, which had a multi-million-dollar cost, replaced the original Elmore Middle School.[21] The Elmore campus joined HISD and was converted into an elementary school during the merger of North Forest ISD into HISD on July 1, 2013.[4]
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School (Houston)
  • Eugene Field Elementary School (Houston)
  • Cecile Foerster Elementary School (Houston)
  • Walter W. Fondren Elementary School (Houston)
  • Marcellus E. Foster Elementary School (Houston)
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School (Houston)
  • Robert Lee Frost Elementary School (Houston)
  • Mario Gallegos Elementary School (Houston)
  • Macario Garcia Elementary School (Houston)
  • Garden Oaks Elementary School (Houston)
  • Garden Villas Elementary School (Houston)
  • Golfcrest Elementary School (Houston)
  • Maud W. Gordon Elementary School (Bellaire) (Unzoned relief school)
  • Lucille Gregg Elementary School (Houston)
  • Virgil I. Grissom Elementary School (Houston)
    • As of 2010, about 300 of the 800 students (37%) are classified as homeless. Most of the homeless students at Grissom live in households belonging to other families, which may be of friends or relatives of the homeless, in an arrangement called "doubling up."[22]
  • Jenard M. Gross Elementary School (Houston, opened 2001 in the former campus of I. Weiner Jewish Secondary School[12][23])
  • John Richardson Harris Elementary School (Houston) (originally named Harrisburg School)[12]
  • Roland P. Harris Elementary School (Houston)
  • Victor Hugo Hartsfield Elementary School (Houston)
  • Harvard Elementary School (Houston)
  • Helms Community Learning Center (Houston)
  • James P. Henderson Elementary School (Houston)
  • Nat Q. Henderson Elementary School (Houston)
  • Gary L. Herod Elementary School (Houston)
  • John Herrera Elementary School (Houston)
  • Highland Heights Elementary School (Houston)
  • Asa Grant Hilliard Elementary School[20] (Houston) - The original Hilliard Elementary building was built in 1963 and the current building was built in 2000.[13] It became a part of HISD as part of the merger with NFISD on July 1, 2013[4]
  • William P. Hobby Elementary School (Houston)
  • Paul W. Horn Academy (Bellaire)
  • Rollin Lee Isaacs Elementary School (Houston)
  • Peter Janowski Elementary School (Houston)
  • Jean Hines-Caldwell Elementary School (initially named Corinthian Pointe Relief Elementary School before its fall 2005 opening) (Houston)
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (Houston)
  • Kashmere Gardens Elementary School (Houston)
  • Anna Kelso Elementary School (Houston)
  • John F. Kennedy Elementary School (Houston)
    • A new campus was scheduled to be built on the Allen Elementary School site; when it opens in spring 2011 it was scheduled to take students from Allen and Kennedy elementary schools[25][26]
  • James L. Ketelsen Elementary School (Houston)
  • Jennie Katharine Kolter Elementary School (Houston)
  • Dora B. Lantrip Elementary School (Houston) (formerly Eastwood Elementary School)
  • James H. Law Elementary School (Houston)
  • Judd Mortimer Lewis Elementary School (Houston) (Grades PreK-3)
    • Bellfort Academy was scheduled to be consolidated into Lewis Elementary so that all grades attend the same campus; the consolidated school was expected to open in Spring 2011.[27]
  • Lucian L. Lockhart Elementary School (Houston)
    • By Spring 2011 Lockhart and Turner will be consolidated, with a new campus in the Lockhart site.[2]
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Elementary School
  • Adele Looscan Elementary School (Houston)
  • William G. Love Elementary School (Houston)
  • Edgar O. Lovett Elementary School (Houston)
  • E. A. "Squatty" Lyons Elementary School (Houston) (Opened January 1993 [9])
  • Henry MacGregor Elementary School (Houston) (formerly Southmore Elementary School)
  • Reagan W. Mading Elementary School (Houston)
  • Thurgood Marshall Elementary School - It originally opened as an elementary school in 1956.[13] Its current building opened in 2000.[28] Originally the building erected in 2000 was used as Keahey Intermediate School.[29][30] Prior to closing the building was used as the Thurgood Marshall Early Childhood Center. The school was converted into an elementary school on July 1, 2013, when the school became a part of HISD due to the NFISD merger. HISD repurposed the building to serve as the area elementary school for the northwest portion of the NFISD school zone.[4]
  • Clemente Martinez Elementary School (Houston)
  • Raul C. Martinez Elementary School (Houston)
  • Ernest McGowen Sr. Elementary School (Houston) (formerly Houston Gardens Elementary School)
  • Ila McNamara Elementary School (Houston)
  • Memorial Elementary School (Houston)
  • Alan Alexander Milne Elementary School (Houston)
  • J. C. Mitchell Elementary School (Houston)
  • James Montgomery Elementary School (Houston, opened Fall 1960 [10])
  • Joe E. Moreno Elementary School (Houston, opened Fall 2005)
  • Pat Neff Elementary School (Houston)
  • Northline Elementary School (Houston)
  • Oak Forest Elementary School (Houston)
  • James Oates Elementary School (Houston)
  • John G. Osborne Elementary School (Houston)
  • Roderick Paige Elementary School (Houston) (formerly Woodland Elementary School and James Bowie Elementary School) [11])
  • Park Place Elementary School (Houston)
  • Cynthia Ann Parker Elementary School (Houston)
  • Robert C. Patterson Elementary School (Houston)
  • Lora B. Peck Elementary School (Houston)
  • Henry Petersen Elementary School (Houston)
  • Piney Point Elementary School (Houston)
  • Pleasantville Elementary School (Houston)
  • Edgar Allan Poe Elementary School (Houston)
  • Port Houston Elementary School (Houston)
  • Leeona L. Pugh Elementary School (Houston)
  • Samuel Clark Red Elementary School (Houston)
  • James R. Reynolds Elementary School (Houston)
  • River Oaks Elementary School, in Houston, is a school which draws students from the entire Houston Independent School District. River Oaks Elementary celebrated its 75th anniversary in the 2003-2004 school year.
  • Oran M. Roberts Elementary School (Houston)
  • Judson W. Robinson Elementary School (Houston) (Opened 2002 [32])
  • Sylvan Rodriguez Elementary School (Houston [33])
  • Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School (Houston)
  • Betsy Ross Elementary School (Houston)
  • Pearl S. Rucker Elementary School (Houston)
  • George I. Sanchez Elementary School (Houston)
  • Sands Point Elementary School (Houston) (Unzoned relief school, opened in 1998 - Located within the Institute of Chinese Culture[12])
  • Walter W. Scarborough Elementary School (Houston)
  • Emmett J. Scott Elementary School (Houston)
    • In 1998 Article Hedgemon, the principal, said that most of the school's students had limited English proficiency. In 1998 Scott received an exemplary rating from the TEA. 44% of its students did not take the TAAS. Another 4% took the test, but had their scores exempted.[24]
    • 2007 National Blue Ribbon School [34]
    • By Spring 2011 Dogan and Scott will be consolidated, with a new campus in the Scott site.[2]
  • Mary Scroggins Elementary School (Houston)
  • Juan N. Seguin Elementary School (Houston, Opened 2002)
  • Shadowbriar Elementary School (Houston) (Grades 3 through 5) (Opened 1997 [12])
  • Shadydale Elementary School (Houston) - The school was built in 2000.[13] It became a part of HISD as a part of the NFISD merger on July 1, 2013.[4]
  • Charles P. Shearn Elementary School (Houston)
  • Thomas Albert Sinclair Elementary School (Houston)
  • Katherine "Kate" Smith Elementary School (Houston)
  • Joanna Kent Southmayd Elementary School (Houston)
  • St. George Place Elementary School (Houston, opened Fall 2007)
  • Lulu Stevens Elementary School (Houston)
  • William S. Sutton Elementary School (Houston)
  • Ruby L. Thompson Elementary School [13] (Houston) (formerly Southland Elementary School, opened 1915, renamed in 1980 [14])
    • Thompson serves the Star of Hope Family Shelter, a homeless shelter. Margaret Downing of the Houston Press said that as of 2010 it probably had the highest percentage of homeless children of all HISD schools.[22]
  • Felix Tijerina Elementary School (Houston)
  • Eleanor Tinsley Elementary School (Houston)
  • William B. Travis Elementary School (Houston)
  • Mark Twain Elementary School (Houston)
  • Valley West Elementary School (Houston)
  • Jonathan Wainwright Elementary School (Houston)
  • Walnut Bend Elementary School (Houston, opened 1964 [15])
  • Mabel B. Wesley Elementary School (Houston)
  • West University Elementary School (West University Place)
  • William Wharton Elementary School (Houston)
  • Tina E. Whidby Elementary School (Houston)
  • Edward White Elementary School (Houston)
  • John Greenleaf Whittier Elementary School (Jacinto City)
  • Woodrow Wilson Elementary School (PK3 through 6, will be PK3 through 8; Montessori and fine arts magnet) (Houston)
  • Windsor Village Elementary School (Houston) (Formerly a grocery store)
  • Ethel Young Elementary School (Houston) [16] (Formerly Sunny Side Elementary School)

Other primary schools

  • Energized For Excellence Academy (Houston)
  • Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School (Bellaire)
  • North District Alternative Elementary School (Houston)
  • Pleasant Hill Academy (Houston)
  • Pro-Vision School (Houston)
  • Soar Center (Houston)
  • St. John's Academy (Houston) - Serves preschool to second grade children in certain scenarios, such as homelessness and health crises.[12]
  • TSU/HISD Lab School (Houston, In fall 2006 the school became an HISD-sponsored charter school)
  • Young Learners (Houston)
  • Young Scholars Academy For Excellence (Houston)

Early Childhood Centers

Gabriela Mistral Early Childhood Center
  • Ashford Early Childhood Center (Houston)[35]
  • Bellfort Early Childhood Center (Houston)
  • David "Davy" Crockett Early Childhood Center (Houston) (The campus was formerly Brock Elementary School - Elementary students were rezoned to Crockett ES)
  • Armandina Farias Early Childhood Center (Houston, opening August 2005)
  • Fonwood Early Childhood Center - Originally Fonwood Elementary School of the North Forest Independent School District,[4] it was built in 1964.[13] Prior to NFISD's closure, the district had been planning to close Fonwood Elementary.[36] HISD converted Fonwood into the area's early childhood center after the takeover effective July 1, 2013.[4] It was one of the older schools of NFISD. HISD released statements highlighting the poor condition of Fonwood Elementary when doing a post-takeover tour of the school. In a tour of the campus in July 2013, Terry Grier noted a playground in poor condition, water fountains too tall for children, exposed wires, violins without strings stored in the music room, and a restroom which had a bad odor. The teacher's lounge had a plush couch, upholstered chairs, flowers, and a flatscreen television.[37] HISD did not state that NFISD was planning to close Fonwood.[36]

It became an early childhood center when NFISD merged into HISD on July 1, 2013.[4]

  • Sharon Goldstein Halpin Early Childhood Center (Houston)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Early Childhood Center (Houston)
  • Ninfa Laurenzo Early Childhood Center (Houston)
  • Gabriela Mistral Early Childhood Center (Houston, opened August 2005)

Interagency Alternative Schools

  • Beechnut Academy Southwest
  • Beechnut Academy Southeast

Online learning

HISD has an online high school offering regular, AP, and credit-recovery courses at its virtual school. For grades 3-10 offers online schooling through Texas Connections Academy @ Houston, which is operated under contract by Connections Academy, a Maryland-based company which works with public and other schools to provide online education.[38][39][40]

Defunct schools

Former secondary schools

  • New Aspirations Charter School [17]

Former 7-12 schools

  • Kay On-Going Education Center - Closed in 2006, merged with CLC
  • Terrell Alternative School (Houston) (Originally a middle school, closed in fall 1991,[41] later an alternative middle school, closed in 2001 [12])

Former high schools



Former K-8 schools

Former middle schools

Former zoned schools

  • Lockett Junior High School (303 West Dallas, opened in former Booker T. Washington High School building in 1959, closed June 1968 [12])
  • Longfellow Junior High School (2202 St. Emanuel, Houston) (Built in 1913, converted into Dunbar Elementary in 1961 [12])
  • Miller Junior High School (Houston) (Campus now houses Young Women's College Preparatory Academy)
  • James D. Ryan Middle School (Houston) - Closed in 2013,[45] building now used for The Medical and Health Professions Academy at Ryan Middle School[17]
  • Terrell Middle School (Houston) (Opened 1966, later became an alternative school, closed in 2001[12]) - As of 2014 it serves as an immigration detention center for children[46]

Other schools

  • Kaleidoscope Middle School (Houston) (Moved to 6501 Bellaire Boulevard from 5909 Glenmont in 2007 [18]) - Combined into Long Middle in 2012 [19]

Former primary schools

Clinton Park Elementary School closed in 2005
Douglass Elementary School (now Yellowstone Academy)
The former Gregory School, now the African American Library at the Gregory School
Houston ISD Central Region Office, formerly Holden Elementary School
J. Will Jones Elementary School
Luckie School
Will Rogers Elementary School (closed and demolished)

Former zoned schools

  • 23rd Avenue Elementary School (Destroyed by a fire in 1959, reopened as Holden in 1960 [12]
  • Abbott Elementary School (3601 Barnes, opened in 1912 as part of the Chaneyville Independent School District, transferred to the City of Houston in 1914, closed in 1959 [12])
  • Alamo Elementary School (201 East 27th, opened 1913 as Sunset Heights Elementary School, closed 1980 [12])
  • Charlotte B. Allen Elementary School (Houston)
    • Allen closed in 2009. A new campus will be built on the Allen site; when it opens in spring 2011 it will take students from Allen and Kennedy elementary schools[25][26]
  • Alyce PreK-1 Center [47](Houston)
  • Argyle Elementary School (12525 Fondren Road, Houston, 77035) (Closed spring 2005, Argyle was located in a strip mall - Students rezoned to Foerster ES)
  • Bellfort Academy (Houston) (4-5, opened 1999)
    • Was consolidated into Lewis Elementary so that all grades attend the same campus; the consolidated school was expected to open in Spring 2011.[27] Bellfort became a PreK-K center.[48]
  • Richard J. Brock Elementary School (1417 Houston Avenue, Houston, 77007) (Closed spring 2005, Students rezoned to Crockett ES) - Campus became an early childhood center
  • Brays Bayou Elementary School (Almeda near Main, became a part of HISD in 1913 and closed in 1966 [12])
  • Burgess Elementary School (4040 Blackshear, opened in September 1962, closed in 1969 and consolidated into the Washington High School campus) - Burgess was named for the first mayor of Independence Heights
  • Carnegie Elementary School (10401 Scott, Houston, 77051) (Closed spring 2002, Students rezoned to Woodson K-8 Center) - Campus became a high school (named after Andrew Carnegie)
  • Robert C. Chatham Elementary School (8110 Bertwood, Houston, 77016) (closed in spring 2006, Students rezoned to Cook ES)
  • W. D. Cleveland Elementary School (320 Jackson Hill, closed 1977 [12])
  • Clinton Park Elementary School (129 Mississippi, Houston, 77029 - Clinton Park) (closed in spring 2005, Students rezoned to Pleasantville ES)
  • Concord Elementary School (Later became Concord Early Childhood Center)
  • Cooley Elementary School (300 West 17th, Closed 1980 - The building, now the Cooley Center, is the headquarters of HISD's alternative certification program.[12])
  • Dow Elementary School (1900 Kane, closed around 1991-1993 [12][41])
  • Dunbar Elementary School (2202 St. Emanuel, Closed 1981) - Established on the campus of former Longfellow Junior High School in 1961
  • Frederick Douglass Elementary School (3000 Trulley Street, Houston, 77004) (Closed spring 2005, Students rezoned to Dodson ES - The campus later became New Orleans West, a charter school for Hurricane Katrina evacuees from New Orleans (named after Frederick Douglass))
  • Rosa Lee Easter Elementary School (4435 Weaver, closed in summer 2006, Students rezoned to Cook ES)
  • Eighth Avenue Elementary School (727 Waverly Street, Houston, 77077) (Closed spring 2004, Students rezoned to Love ES)
  • Thorton M. Fairchild Elementary School (8701 Delilah, Houston, 77033) (Opened fall 1959, closed May 24, 2007)
  • Fannin Elementary School (2900 Louisiana, Houston, closed 1971 [12])
  • Buchanan H. Grimes Elementary School (Houston)
  • Hawthorne Elementary School (1417 Houston Avenue, Opened 1893 at former Houston Avenue School location, Closed 1959 [12])
  • Henry L. Hohl Elementary School (Houston)
    • Hohl closed by 2011; students were rezoned to Highland Heights Elementary School and other schools.[2]
  • Holden Elementary School (812 West 28th Street, Houston, 77008) (Closed spring 2004,[12] students rezoned to Helms ES and Sinclair ES)
  • Anson Jones Elementary School (2311 Canal Street, Houston, 77003-1518) (Closed spring 2006, students rezoned to Bruce ES and Rusk ES)
  • J. Will Jones Elementary School (Houston)
    • Prior to the start of fall 2009 Jones closed and the school was consolidated into Blackshear Elementary School.[25][26]
  • Kay Elementary School (Opened in 1904 at 7621 Elm as Harrisburg School, renamed and moved to 1616 Hebert in 1952, Closed 1978 [12])
  • Lamar Elementary School (2209 Gentry Street, Houston, 77009-8196) (Closed spring 2002, School replaced by Ketelsen ES (named after Mirabeau B. Lamar))
  • Langston Elementary School (Opened in 1905 as Breckenridge Elementary School, renamed in 1955, closed in fall 1991, later became Langston Early Childhood Center [12][41])
  • Robert E. Lee Elementary School (2101 South Street, Houston, 77009) (Closed spring 2002, School replaced by Ketelsen ES (named after Robert E. Lee))
  • Lubbock Elementary School (412 Sampson, Closed 1969[12])
  • Charles W. Luckie Elementary School (1104 Palmer, Closed c. 1943,[12] a school for African-Americans [49])
  • General Douglas B. MacArthur Elementary School (Houston)
    • Was consolidated with Peck Elementary. A replacement campus on the Peck site was scheduled to open in Spring 2011.[27][31]
  • Jesse C. McDade Elementary School (Houston)
  • McGowan Elementary School
  • Milam Elementary School (1100 Roy Street, Houston, 77077) (Closed spring 2004, Students rezoned to Memorial ES (named after Ben Milam))
  • Miller Elementary School (5216 Feagan, closed 1977)
  • Montrose Elementary School[50] (opened 1913, closed prior to 1981)
  • Pleasants Elementary School (opened 1967, closed June 1991, now home to Pleasant Hill Academy [12][41])
  • School At Post Oak (Houston) (Post Oak had no boundary; it was a reliever school for Briargrove)
  • Joseph James Rhoads Elementary School (Houston)
  • Will Rogers Elementary School (3101 Weslayan Street, Houston, 77027) (opened fall 1950, closed spring 2006, Students rezoned to Will Rogers))
  • J. D. Ryan Elementary School (4001 Hardy Street, Houston, 77009) (closed spring 2005, Students rezoned to Jefferson ES and Looscan ES) - After closure it was used as a temporary school for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.[51]
    • Ryan is now the Ryan Professional Support & Development Center[52]
  • Sanderson Elementary School (7115 Lockwood Drive, Houston, 77016) (closed spring 2006 - formed Cook ES)
  • Sharpview Elementary School (7734 Mary Bates Boulevard, Houston, 77036) (opened fall 2000, closed spring 2004) - The district rented space from a Buddhist Temple [12]
  • Sidney Sherman Elementary School (Houston)[53]
    • By Spring 2011 Crawford and Sherman will be consolidated, with a new campus in the Sherman site.[2]
  • Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School (Houston)
  • Sugar Grove Elementary School (Houston) (Unzoned relief school)
  • George Turner Elementary School (Houston)
    • Turner closed in 2009, consolidated into Lockhart. By Spring 2011 a new campus will be built in the Lockhart site.[2]

Other former schools:

  • 3-D Academy (Became a state charter in 2005 and as of 2008 is associated with KIPP)[12]
  • Banneker-McNair Math/Science Academy (Houston)
  • Diversity Roots And Wings Academy (Draw) (3920 Stoney Brook Drive, 77063) (Houston, Opened 2001, became a state charter in 2004)[12]
  • Dominion Academy (Houston) - Closed 2012 [20]
  • Kazi Shule (Houston) - Kazi Shule is an alternative school for pupils with behavioral problems. It opened as a middle school but became an elementary school in 2001 for the 2001-2002 school year. Closed May 2006.[12]
  • YMCA Of Greater Houston Charter School (ended affiliation with HISD in 2004,[12] Houston)
  • Mount Hebron Academy (Houston) - Mount Hebron is an alternative school for pupils with behavioral problems. - Closed Summer 2006[12]

Former early childhood centers

Langston Family Life Center, formerly Langston Early Childhood Center

2 in Houston

  • Concord Early Childhood Center (Houston)
    • Concord, located on the site of Kashmere Gardens Elementary School, closed due to low enrollment. The students will be a part of the Kashmere Gardens population.[27]
  • Langston Early Childhood Center (2815 Campbell, Opened 1994, closed May 2004,[12] Students transferred to Crawford ES)
  • Las Américas Early Childhood Development Center (5909 Glenmont, Houston) (5909 Glenmont, 77081) (Closed in 2007 [54])
  • Wheatley Child Development (4900 Market, Houston, Opened 1993, closed 2007 [12])

Former alternative centers

  • The Harris County Youth Village in far southern Pasadena, west of Seabrook, opened in 1972. The center was no longer affiliated with HISD in 1997.[12]

See also


  • Kirkland, Kate Sayen. The Hogg Family and Houston: Philanthropy and the Civic Ideal. University of Texas Press, September 21, 2012. ISBN 0292748469, 9780292748460.


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