Harvard Elementary School (Texas)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 29°47′10″N 95°23′45″W / 29.7862°N 95.3959°W / 29.7862; -95.3959

Harvard Elementary School
Harvard Elementary School

Harvard Elementary School is a public primary school in the Houston Heights neighborhood of Houston, Texas, United States. Harvard, a part of the Houston Independent School District, serves grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5.

Harvard Elementary School serves a section of the Houston Heights.[1][2]

History[edit]

Harvard opened as Harvard Street School on September 18, 1898, serving the South-End area of the Houston Heights.[3] The school received a main brick structure in 1912. In 1921 the school became a part of the Houston Independent School District. In 1980 the brick structure was demolished and the school received a new addition.[4]

The school was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2008.[5][6]

In Spring 2009 the school was closed during the swine flu outbreak.[7]

School uniforms[edit]

Harvard Elementary School requires its students to wear school uniforms.[8] The Texas Education Agency specified that the parents and/or guardians of students zoned to a school with uniforms may apply for a waiver to opt out of the uniform policy so their children do not have to wear the uniform;[9] parents must specify "bona fide" reasons, such as religious reasons or philosophical objections.

Feeder patterns[edit]

People zoned to Harvard Elementary School are also zoned to Hogg Middle School and Reagan High School.[1][10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Harvard Elementary Attendance Boundary." Houston Independent School District. Accessed October 1, 2008.
  2. ^ "Map." Houston Heights. Accessed October 7, 2008.
  3. ^ "Harvard School History." Harvard Elementary School. Accessed October 7, 2008.
  4. ^ "School Histories: the Stories Behind the Names." Houston Independent School District. Accessed September 24, 2008.
  5. ^ "Twenty-six Texas public schools named NCLB- Blue Ribbons Schools." Texas Education Agency. September 9, 2008.
  6. ^ "Feds award 26 Texas schools with 'blue ribbon'." Houston Chronicle. September 9, 2008.
  7. ^ Mellon, Ericka, Eric Berger, and Jeannie Kever. "11h Houston school shut down by flu outbreak." Houston Chronicle. May 2, 2009. Retrieved on May 3, 2009.
  8. ^ "Dress Code | Uniform Dress Code." Harvard Elementary School. Accessed October 7, 2008.
  9. ^ "Uniforms." Texas Education Agency.
  10. ^ "Hogg Middle Attendance Boundary." Houston Independent School District. Accessed October 1, 2008.
  11. ^ "Reagan High School Attendance Boundary." Houston Independent School District. Accessed October 1, 2008.

External links[edit]