Welcome Current Parents
We believe that parents are the primary educators and support system for students. We know that your involvement in your child's education is crucial to success inside and outside of the classroom.
Through communication and outreach, we strive to empower families with information and resources to assist their children.
In this section, you will find answers to common questions, as well as tools to help students throughout the school year. Please visit this site often and provide us with your suggestions or comments.
2015-16 Federal Report Card
Federal Report cards for the state, district, and each campus are available on the Texas Education Agency's website.
Click Here to be directed to Federal Report Cards - Hard copies are available for viewing at each campus, administration building, and administration annex building.
Public Report of
Meeting Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements
November 16, 2015
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires all core academic subject area teachers, grades PreK-12, meet Highly Qualified (HQ) requirements. Each district is required to publicly report the percentage of teachers meeting this status.
“Highly qualified” means that the teacher:
a. Has obtained full Texas teacher certification, including appropriate special education certification for special education teachers, and has not had certification requirements waived on an emergency, temporary, or provisional basis and
b. Holds a minimum of a bachelor’s degree; and
c. Has demonstrated subject matter competency in each of the academic subjects in which the teacher teaches, in a manner determined by TEA and in compliance with Section 9101(23) of ESEA.
The term “core academic subjects” means English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages (languages other than English), civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography [Section 9101(11)]. While the statute includes “arts” in the core academic subjects, it does not specifically define “arts”; therefore, States must make this determination. TEA has defined “arts” as music (including band and choir directors), art, theatre, dance, and other courses accepted by SBOE for graduation credit in Fine Arts.
At HISD, 100 percent of elementary and secondary teachers meet this standard. It is the district’s goal to recruit fully certified and highly qualified teachers for our students.
Procedures for Reporting Allegations of Bullying
The district prohibits bullying on school property, at school-sponsored or school-related activities, or in any vehicle operated by the district. Bullying is not tolerated by the district and any student or parent of a student who believes that the student or another student has experienced bullying or that a student has engaged in bullying is encouraged to immediately report the incident. Retaliation against anyone involved in the complaint process is a violation of district policy and is prohibited.
Students or parents may report an alleged incident of bullying, orally or in writing, to a teacher, counselor, principal or other district employee. Students or parents may contact the district to obtain an incident report form that may be used to submit the complaint.
Please note that after submission of the complaint to the district employee, the district may assign the complaint to a campus administrator to follow up on the submitted complaint and any other important matters pertaining to the complaint. We encourage you to communicate with your designated campus administrator during this time.
More information about the district’s bullying policy can be found at http://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Code/607?filter=FFI, the district website, or each campus administration office.