Skip to content

Preparing to welcome North Forest ISD students

2013 May 16
by HISD Communications

HISD is working hard to welcome nearly 7,000 new students from North Forest ISD. Last month, the Texas Education Agency upheld Education Commissioner Michael Williams’ order for the Houston Independent School District to annex North Forest ISD, effective July 1. And while North Forest’s school board is appealing that decision, we still must operate as if we fully expect those students to be here this fall.

More than 300 children zoned to North Forest ISD already attend HISD schools, and we encourage the remaining families to learn more about our offerings by comparing campuses using the new tools on the HISD website or by visiting the new web page we have created especially for them.

We have mailed letters to North Forest households welcoming them to the HISD family, and connecting them to resources. North Forest parents will have two opportunities to learn about school choice options at school choice fairs that will be held at the Northeast Multi-Service Center, 9720 Spaulding. The first, for incoming pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students, will be held on May 28, from 5-7 p.m. The second, for incoming middle and high school students, is scheduled for May 30, from 5-7 p.m.

We’ve also conducted job information sessions for North Forest employees who are interested in joining Team HISD, including one scheduled for this Saturday for non-instructional workers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the HISD Food Services Administration Building, 6801 Bennington. You can learn more about HISD job opportunities here.  There are still many decisions to be made as this transition moves forward, and HISD is working hard to keeping everyone informed.

HISD is committed to providing all students with a high-quality education in a safe learning environment. The members of Team HISD stand ready to welcome our friends from North Forest, and we will do whatever it takes to make this transition as seamless as possible. In the meantime, please send your suggestions and questions about the North Forest transition to us at, or call 713-556-9595.

Comments are closed.