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Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 530

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503 West 21st Street
Houston, TX 77008

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(713) 867-5130
(713) 867-5133
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November 10, 2014
Helms is one of the smaller schools in at the area. My daughter attends the spanish emersion program. We speak absolutely no spanish at home, but that has not been an issue. The new principle is great. Helms has a very loving and caring atmosphere. All the teachers and admins know the kids names. My daughter has learned so much since she started!

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February 20, 2014
This school is a study in potential. It has a more nurturing environment than other elementary schools that attracted me initially. They have a good amount of highly educated and prepared teachers. What is lacking is organization. Parents are not communicated with in a timely fashion. HISD keeps adding to the burdens of everyday administration taking focus away from providing the best education and teacher coalition. The students though do come home speaking, reading, and writing in two languages at a young age while still finding time for math and science, so the program I have a lot of faith in. Other HISD elementary schools in our area seem to be able to present a more communicative, peaceful environment and don't see to be playing "catch up" constantly.

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January 03, 2007
this school needs more leadership.

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November 13, 2006
I love Helms. This is my daughter s 4th year there & all I can say are positive things. My child perform everything thing a normal child would at this age, in two languages, in some areas, more. It impressed me that her teachers began helping her in problem areas as a preventative measure. Teachers didn t wait for the problem to persist. No, there aren t extra curricular activities; what elementary has them? Helms goal is to educate the whole child. This includes concentrating on helping students succeed in the three R s, science and social studies well as. At the same time, Helms educates its parents so that he/she can help his/her student as well. It is unrealistic to want Helms to participate in EVERYTHING and still keep the same level of excellence in learning. Helms parents are involved. There are different levels of involvement, but the opportunity is there.

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September 29, 2006
This is my daughter's firs year and i love this school because it has a lot of activities and parent envolvement. I love the fact that is a dual program!I love the Avance Program so organized

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September 22, 2006
Our school is like a family. They are very concerned about our children both in the classroom and out. We have a great PTA that supports the school. The Dual Language program is excellent. It is exactly what our children are in need of in this day and age - Spanish fluency. I considered moving my child to another school because she is sometimes resistant to the Spanish, however, I really think that the benefit of becoming fluent in Spanish outweighs the resistance. The environment of the school as a whole really keeps us going back every year.

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September 22, 2006
The dual-language program is excellent. My son started kindergarten knowing uno, dos, tres and hola, and now, at the beginning of first grade, he can read and write Spanish, and converses with his teacher and classmates in Spanish. I love that my son will be bilingual and that he's learning to value other cultures. The students also have ancillary classes in art, music, PE and science.

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June 24, 2005
This wonderful school is a historic landmark in the Heights area of Houston. Children are loved here and also receive an outstanding dual-language immersion (Spanish/English) language education complemented with an exceptional Science/Wetlands teacher.

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April 14, 2005
This dual-language school is in theory a model program but in reality lacks the academic rigor that most parents desire. It almost seems that they spend too much time spreading the 'word' and less time heeding it.

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Helms Elementary School
503 West 21st Street, Houston, TX  77008
(713) 867-5130
Last modified Helms Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Helms Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top