Woodson K-8 School
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The school was named after Carter G. Woodson.
Woodson was originally a junior high school and served grades 7 through 9.
In spring 2002 nearby Carnegie Elementary School closed in order to make way for Carnegie Vanguard High School. Elementary school pupils who attended Carnegie Elementary School were moved to Woodson, and Woodson became a K-8 school.
In the northern hemisphere spring of 2011, Grimes and Rhoads elementary schools closed, transferring their attendance boundaries to Woodson's elementary.
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; parents must specify "bona fide" reasons, such as religious reasons or philosophical objections.
During the 2004-2005 school year, Woodson had 969 students .
94% of the student body qualifies for free or reduced lunch.
During the 2001-2002 school year (Woodson's final year as a middle school instead of a combined elementary and middle school), the school had 357 pupils (down from 394 during the previous school year). During the following school year, the school had 1,098 pupils. During the 2004-2005 school year, the school was down to 969 students.
Neighborhoods served by Woodson
Woodson's attendance boundaries include several Houston subdivisions located near the Sunnyside neighborhood.
Some houses close to Woodson are zoned from Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Sugar Valley, Cloverland, Almeda, Cullen Estates, City Park, Hillwood, Skyview Forest  , Regal Oaks  , a portion of South Acres Estates, and a portion of Minnetex Place are served by Woodson for grades 6 through 8.
Portions of Pearland are within the Woodson 6-8 attendance zone.
Sunnyside Gardens joined the Woodson elementary attendance zone after Grimes Elementary, which had served that neighborhood for 59 years, closed.
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