"We are best known for ability to mainstream kids."
Students enrolled 129
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
School leader Shara Bumgarner
Transportation options None
After school Yes

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1 Chelsea Blvd
Houston, TX 77006

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(713) 523-0660
(713) 523-5660
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4 stars
Based on 7 ratings

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May 31, 2013
The classroom teachers have been fine. But the school oversells itself on the front end. Yes, I see improvement in my child and I am thankful to the teachers for that. At the same time, the standardized test scores show the exact proportion of gap between my child's level and grade level as when we walked in the door. Meanwhile, the school is using yet another day of instruction time for non-instructional activity. That's valuable time when the Joy School calendar is already firmly below state-required minimum instructual days for public schools. Really, the school's focus seems expansion and building. I couldn't care less about the building fund. I care about whether, after three years, my child can read well enough to return to his mainstream school.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2012
A little slice of heaven tucked into Houston's museum district........aptly named for the joy it brings to all that walk through its door. The school is excited about its current new construction which will enable it to serve even more students struggling with learning differences.

- submitted by a teacher
January 12, 2010
The Happiest Place on the face of this planet....No other place like it....Love, Joy, Happiness, no other words to describe it...a very healthy enviroment....

- submitted by a community member
December 27, 2009
A fabulous place to start the long business of life.

- submitted by a community member
September 01, 2008
There is nothing like it! EVERYONE there truly cares about each and every child AND his/her family. There are no words to describe how lucky we are to have these wonderful teachers and staff members in our lives!

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2006
The Joy School is a phenomenal place for rebuilding the self esteem of students who have failed elsewhere. The teachers are all top-notch...the most professional, yet comfortable environment for learning in Houston.

- submitted by a administrator
November 19, 2005
This small school is aptly named. For a child frustrated with their learning disabilities and a public school system not willing to provide adequate remedies this school is a blessing. The teachers and staff are incredible! Small class size, great interaction with all staff and students, great parent involvement. Parental involvement is encouraged and may opportunities are available. After years of frustration and tears my son can now read and looks forward to school each day. He has made some close friends and will even do his homework without being asked! Thanks to the joy school I have my child back!

- submitted by a parent
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The Joy School
1 Chelsea Blvd, Houston, TX  77006
(713) 523-0660
Last modified The Joy School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
The Joy School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top