Details overview

Hours 7:45 AM - 3:00 AM
School leader LINDSEY POLLOCK
District Houston Independent School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Service learning
Special Education
Instructional / curriculum models used Independent study
Individually guided instruction
Montessori
Project-based
Standards-based
Gifted / High performing

Classes

0
Languages
Media arts Video and film production
World languages taught None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Spanish

Support

18
Facilities
including: Audiovisual aids
Facilities Sports Fields
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Cafeteria
Extra learning resources (misc.) Tutoring
Extra learning resources Remediation
Acceleration
Mentoring
Differentiated learning programs
Counseling
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Multiple disabilities
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Developmental delay
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of the population
Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 58% 52%
White 29% 29%
Black 6% 13%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander n/a 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native n/a 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 25% 17%
Female 50% 49%
N/A 50% 51%
Male 50% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 60%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

3
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
3
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
16
Clubs
including: Gardening
Girls sports Basketball
Soccer
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Soccer
Volleyball
Clubs Book / reading club
Chess club
Drama club
Drill team
Foreign language and culture club
Game club
Gardening
Homework help / Study buddy club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Recycling club
Robotics club
Science club
Sewing / knitting club
Student council / government
Technology club
Yearbook
Clubs - language Spanish
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:15 AM
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) Gardening/Beautification
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools Black Vanguard
  Lanier Vanguard
  Hamilton Vanguard

Teachers

1
Staff
including: Nurse
Staff Nurse

Neighborhood

Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
Transportation options (misc.) Magnet
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner The Institute for Montessori Edcuation
Partner website Www.montessori.edu.org
Partner Adolf Hoepfl Garage
Partner website Www.adolfhoepfl.com
Partner Houston Montessori Center
Partner website Www.houstonmontessoricenter.com
Partner Friends of Montessori
Partner website Www.allmontessori.org
Partner Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce
Partner website Www.heightschamber.com

Enrollment

Learn more Www.houstonisd.org
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 01/04/2013
# of applications received 500
For the year 2011-2012
# of students accepted 120
For the year 2012-2013

Sources

Student diversity TX Education Agency, 2013-2014
Students by group TX Education Agency, 2013-2014