Woodson K-8 School

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Woodson K-8 School

Carter G. Woodson K-8 School is a Title I K-8 school located in Houston, Texas, United States.

Woodson serves grades kindergarten through 8 and is a part of the Houston Independent School District.

The school was named after Carter G. Woodson.

History[edit]

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.[1]

School uniforms[edit]

All Woodson students are required to wear school uniforms. Students are required to wear gold shirts with school logos and denim bottoms; belts are required.[2]

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.[3]

Student body[edit]

During the 2004-2005 school year, Woodson had 969 students [1].

92% of the students were African-American. 7% of the students were Hispanic. 1% of the students was Asian American. White Americans and Native Americans each made up less than 1% of the student body.

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[edit]

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.[4]

Sugar Valley, Cloverland, Almeda, Cullen Estates, City Park, Hillwood, Skyview Forest [2] [3], Regal Oaks [4] [5], a portion of South Acres Estates, and a portion of Minnetex Place are served by Woodson for grades 6 through 8.[5]

Woodson also serves unincorporated portions of Harris County (such as Brunswick [6] [7] [8], Brunswick Lakes [9], Brunswick Meadows [10], and Morningside Place) for grades 6 through 8.[5]

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.[6]

Feeder patterns[edit]

All residents zoned to Woodson for elementary school are also zoned to Woodson for middle school.[4][7]

Most zoned to Woodson are zoned to Worthing High School for high school.[8] Some students are zoned to Sterling High School.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]

Middle school

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "HISD students react to elementary campus closures." KTRK-TV. Friday May 13, 2011. Retrieved on June 6, 2011.
  2. ^ "SCHOOL UNIFORMS 2009–2010 SCHOOL YEAR." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on September 16, 2009.
  3. ^ "DOCKET NO. 008-R5-901." Texas Education Agency. Accessed October 13, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Woodson Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  5. ^ a b "Wooodson Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  6. ^ Mellon, Ericka. "Day filled with fine, and final, farewells." Houston Chronicle. June 4, 2011. Retrieved on June 6, 2011.
  7. ^ "Attucks Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  8. ^ "Worthing High School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  9. ^ "Sterling High School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  10. ^ Lomax, John Nova. "South Park Monster." Houston Press. Thursday June 6, 2002. 2. Retrieved on February 6, 2011.
  11. ^ Lomax, John Nova. "South Park Monster." Houston Press. Thursday June 6, 2002. 3. Retrieved on February 6, 2011.

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