Tag Archives: HISD

Lights. Camera. Lead. HISD spotlights Star Educator Alisa Zapata

Dr. Alisa Zapata has served as principal of Westside High School since 2022, where she and her team work to provide a vital, engaging educational experience for their zoned students, Westside’s STEAM magnet, and Futures Academy of Health Science students. She is this week’s HISD Star Educator.

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Lights. Camera. Lead. HISD spotlights Star Educator LaKia Jackson

Principal LaKia Jackson is leading impactful change at Fondren Middle School and is this week’s HISD Star Educator.

With two decades of experience in urban education, Jackson brings a passion for motivating both students and teachers to her NES campus. Together, Jackson and her team are building a high-performance culture backed by the school’s mantra of Excellence: Everyone-Everything-Everyday.

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Lights. Camera. Lead. HISD spotlights Star Educator Alyssa Stevenson

Real transformation is underway in HISD schools, thanks to the educators and school leaders who are putting in the work to ensure our students receive high-quality instruction every day.

To spotlight these game-changing education leaders, we’re launching the Star Educators: Lights. Camera. Lead. series. You will see first hand their dedication to giving ALL HISD students the educational experiences they need and deserve. Join Chief of Leadership and Strategic Initiatives, Sandi Massey, each Tuesday as she sits down with a new campus leader on HISD’s social media channels.

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STAAR results show HISD is closing the achievement gap for all grade levels

Preliminary results for the 2023-2024 STAAR Exams show Houston Independent School District students made substantial gains in most tested subjects and grade levels.

For the STAAR Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology, and US History End of Course Exams, HISD students made substantial gains in four of five tested subjects, and in some cases far exceeded pre-COVID proficiency levels.

For grades 3-8, the most significant increases are in the number of students proficient in math and reading. Reading proficiency in all tested grades has surpassed pre-COVID levels, and HISD improved on the number of students proficient in math at every grade level.

See the full results here.

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New HISD partnership provides vulnerable students with handheld internet access

Houston ISD is teaming up with T-Mobile and Premier Wireless to equip 1,000 unaccompanied and unhoused students in the District with CPR3 smartphones, specifically designed to increase student safety and educational success by providing immediate access to critical resources.

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HISD announces opportunities for community to learn more about potential bond proposal

As the HISD community continues to recover from last week’s storm, the need for investment in our aging facility infrastructure has become even more acute. To engage our community in this discussion as quickly as possible, HISD is announcing the dates for community meetings on the state of HISD facilities. In addition, we are naming the Community Advisory Committee that will drive engagement with the community.

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HISD celebrates seniors with career and military commitments

HISD held its sixth annual Career and Military Signing Day on May 16 inside Delmar Fieldhouse. The signature event celebrates seniors graduating from the District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and who have decided to serve in the military.

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