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Op-Ed: 3 Reasons to be Thankful for HISD this Thanksgiving

Op-Ed: 3 Reasons to be Thankful for HISD this Thanksgiving

HISD, Opinion November 27, 2014 at 8:30 am

Disclaimer: the views and opinions expressed in Thesis Magazine opinion pieces are those of the author and should not be seen to represent the publication as a whole. Have you ever taken a moment just to think about all of the opportunities Houston provides for top-notch K-12 education? For lifelongRead More

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Houston’s most sought-after magnet schools

Education News, HISD, Houston Schools, Recommendations May 8, 2014 at 12:45 pm

It’s more difficult to get into Houston ISD’s (HISD) most selective schools than it is to get into Harvard; HISD’s top ten most selective schools accepted fewer than 5% of applicants. Nearly 48,000 applications were submitted to Houston Independent School District (HISD)’s 96 magnet schools by the December 20, 2013Read More

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HISD’s Carnegie, Bellaire, Lamar high schools place well in US News rankings

Eleven schools in the Houston Independent School District were ranked in U.S. News and World Reports prestigious list of Best High Schools in the United States.  The rankings include more than 4,700 of the top high schools in the country. Carnegie Vanguard, the district’s flagship high school for gifted andRead More

HISD merit pay tracks socioeconomic status

HISD merit pay tracks socioeconomic status

On January 31, the Houston Independent School District announced annual instructor bonuses through its ASPIRE program, a merit pay program for teachers funded through state and federal grants and partly through local funds. Statistical analysis suggests that schools with the highest bonuses on average were wealthier, whiter and more selectiveRead More

Rice to host Duke TIP summer program

Rice to host Duke TIP summer program

Education News, Standardized Tests February 4, 2014 at 2:30 pm

The preeminent camp for smart kids is coming to Rice University beginning this summer. Duke’s Talent Identification Program (TIP) announced that it has partnered with Rice to offer its prestigious 3-week “Academy” Summer Studies Program beginning June 8, 2014. The residential enrichment program will host 325 high-achieving 8, 9, andRead More


Horn Academy

Houston Schools July 18, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Horn Academy, named after educator Paul W. Horn, is an elementary school in HISD with a magnet program and Vanguard Neighborhood Program. Horn is a total school magnet for art, communications, computers, life sports, and science. The magnet program, which “emphasizes the academic and social development of the ‘whole child,’”Read More

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John H. Reagan High School

Houston Schools July 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Founded in 1926, John H. Reagan High School, named after a 19th century politician, is one of Houston’s oldest high schools.  Located in the Houston Heights, Reagan serves 9th-12th grade students as HISD’s Magnet School of Computer Technology and is currently an International Baccalaureate Candidate School. John H. Reagan HighRead More

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Oran M. Roberts Elementary

Houston Schools July 5, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Named after former Texas governor Oran Milo Roberts, Roberts Elementary originally opened in 1936. It currently serves about 750 Pre-K through 5th grade students living in the Southgate, Old Braeswood, and Morningside Place neighborhoods as well as HISD-area magnet students. Roberts is a Fine Arts Magnet school with a VanguardRead More

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Waltrip High School

Houston Schools July 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Founded in 1959, S. P. Waltrip High School is a public, magnet school named after Steven Pool Waltrip, who was Houston’s superintendent of schools in 1910. The school served newly-developed post-World War II subdivisions and relieved Reagan High School of many students. Waltrip’s boundaries joined those of Reagan, Scarborough, WilliamsRead More

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River Oaks Elementary IB World School

Houston Schools July 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm

River Oaks Elementary (ROE), an HISD Vanguard magnet and neighborhood school, first opened its doors in 1929 with support from Ima Hogg, Agnese Carter, and Pat Houston. Following a decline in enrollment after court ordered integration of HISD schools, ROE became a magnet-only school in 1986. The neighborhood program wasRead More

Westchester Academy for International Studies

Westchester Academy for International Studies

Houston Schools July 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm

A Spring Branch ISD application-based charter school, Westchester Academy for International Studies originally opened in 1967 as Westchester High School to accommodate a surge in enrollment for Memorial High School.  Westchester opened with eighteen hundred students and grew to four thousand in seven years, prompting the opening of Stratford HighRead More