Alief Independent School District

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Alief Independent School District
Logo of Alief Independent School District
4250 Cook Rd.
Houston, Texas[2]

ESC Region 4[1]

Coordinates29°42′43″N 95°35′48″W / 29.71194°N 95.59667°W / 29.71194; -95.59667
District information
TypeIndependent school district
MottoPreparing Students for Tomorrow -- Caring for Them Today
GradesPre-K through 12
SuperintendentH. Chambers[1]
Schools46 (2009-10)[2]
NCES District ID4807830[2]
Students and staff
Students45,768 (2010-11)[1]
Teachers3,080.77 (2009-10)[2] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Student-teacher ratio14.8 (2009-10)[2]
Other information
TEA District Accountability Rating for 2011-12Recognized[3]
WebsiteAlief ISD
Alief Independent School District headquarters

Alief Independent School District is a school district that is based in southwest Houston, Texas, United States.

Alief ISD, which covers 36.6 square miles (94.8 km2) of land, covers a small portion of southwest Houston and parts of unincorporated Harris County. In Houston, Alief ISD serves the Alief community, almost all of the district of Westchase, Keegan's Glen, Leawood, Ashford Park, Bellaire West, and Royal Oaks Country Club. It also serves a small portion of Brays Oaks. In unincorporated Harris County, Alief ISD serves Wingate, portions of the Mission Bend CDP, and Enclave Crescent Park Village [1]. The Alief ISD area is a part of the Houston Community College System tax base.


LeRoy Crump Stadium

In 1894, Jacamiah Seaman Daughtery founded the town of Dairy. Until 1906, Addicks, Barker, and Dairy constituted a single School District.[citation needed] From 1906 to 1917, Alief was a Common School District known as Dairy School District #46. In 1917, the district was renamed Alief (since the community was renamed after Alief Ozelda Magee, its postmistress). Alief had only one school until a separate elementary school, Alief Elementary School (now Youens Elementary School), was built in 1964. Bonds passed in the 1960s caused the first modern campuses to open.[4]

In 2011 the Brays Oaks district expanded.[5] A small portion of Alief ISD became a part of the district.[6]


The district offers prekindergarten to children meeting set criteria.[7] To qualify for enrollment in a prekindergarten program, children must be 4 years old by the district's cut-off date.[7] Children also must be either unable to speak or comprehend English or come from families which have a household income at or below the subsistence level as defined by the State Board of Education.[7] Students between the ages of 5 years old and 21 may attend kindergarten through twelfth grade in the district.[7] In addition, students who are between the ages of 21 and 26 may attend high school in the district to complete their high school diploma requirements.[7]


As of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $10,678,843,000.[1] The maintenance tax rate was $0.113 and the bond tax rate was $0.022 per $100 of appraised valuation.[1]

Academic achievement[edit]

In 2011, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[3] Thirty-five percent of districts in Texas in 2011 received the same rating.[8] No state accountability ratings will be given to districts in 2012.[9] A school district in Texas can receive one of four possible rankings from the Texas Education Agency: Exemplary (the highest possible ranking), Recognized, Academically Acceptable, and Academically Unacceptable (the lowest possible ranking).

Historical district TEA accountability ratings[3]

  • 2017: Exemplary[citation needed]
  • 2016: Exemplary
  • 2011: Recognized
  • 2010: Recognized
  • 2009: Academically Acceptable
  • 2008: Academically Acceptable
  • 2007: Academically Acceptable
  • 2006: Academically Acceptable
  • 2005: Academically Acceptable
  • 2004: Academically Acceptable

School uniforms[edit]

Students in elementary, intermediate, and middle schools are required to wear school uniforms.[10]

List of schools[edit]

Grades K through 4 are considered to be elementary school, 5 to 6 intermediate school, 7 through 8 middle school and 9 through 12 high school. Each house in the district is assigned to an elementary school, an intermediate school, and a middle school. Alief ISD has an alternative elementary zoning boundary set for bilingual students, as some Alief ISD elementary schools do not offer bilingual programs.

High school attendance is chosen by a computer lottery, which can result in the student going to Alief Elsik High School, Alief Hastings High School or Alief Taylor High School.[11] High school students may apply to attend Alief Kerr High School, a magnet school, or they can apply to the newest school Alief Early College High School, which in combination with HCC, provides students the chance to get their associate degree at the same time as their diploma.

Secondary schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

There are four high schools in Houston and one in unincorporated Harris County, a total of five high schools in the district.

Regular (zoned)


Middle schools[edit]

Alief Middle School

There are 4 middle schools in Houston and 2 in unincorporated Harris County, a total of 6 middle schools in the district.

  • Jack Albright Middle School [2] (unincorporated area) (opened 1983)
Located on the corner of Winkleman Drive and Alief Clodine, west of Hwy. 6 in Harris County, the school is named for Dr. Jack Albright, a local United Methodist minister, because of his commitment to the community and to education. The school serves students in grades 7 and 8. Its mascot is Warriors, colors are Green, Gold, & Red and its slogan is "Albright Warriors never rest until they are the best." On May 14, 2002 Falcon Construction Group was awarded a contract to add ten classrooms under the design of Dansby & Miller Architects.

Primary schools[edit]

Intermediate schools[edit]

Budewig Intermediate School

There are 5 intermediate schools in Houston and 1 in unincorporated Harris County, a total of 6 intermediate schools in the district.

  • Gary P. Budewig Intermediate School [7] (Houston) (Opened 2003)
  • Ivena C. Klentzman Intermediate School [8] (Houston) (Opened 1995)
  • Helen Mata Intermediate School [9] (Houston) (Opened 1999)
  • Judith G. Miller Intermediate School [10] (unincorporated area) (Opened 2000)
  • L. C. Owens Intermediate School [11] (Houston) (Opened April 15, 1994)
  • J. W. Youngblood Intermediate School [12] (Houston) (Opened 1994)

Elementary schools[edit]

Outley Elementary School
Youens Elementary School

There are 20 elementary schools in Houston and 5 in unincorporated Harris County, a total of 25 elementary schools in the district.

  • Deborah Brown Alexander Elementary School [13] (Houston) (Opened 1984)
  • Betty Roberts Best Elementary School [14] (Houston) (Opened 1991)
  • Sylvester B. Boone Elementary School [15] (Houston) (Opened February 1, 1969)
  • Audrey Judy Bush Elementary School [16] (Houston) (Opened 1997)
  • Velma G. Chambers Elementary School [17] (Houston)
  • Chancellor Elementary School [18] (Houston, bilingual students zoned to Chancellor go to Youens ES) (Opened 1978)
  • Margaret Collins Elementary School [19] (Houston) (Opened 1999)
  • Cummings Elementary School [20] (Houston, bilingual students zoned to Cummings go to Kennedy ES)
  • Charlette Taylor Hearne Elementary School [21] (Unincorporated area) (Opened 1987)
  • Talmadge Heflin Elementary School [22] (Houston, bilingual students zoned to Heflin go to Hearne ES) (Opened 1982)
  • Howard J. Hicks Elementary School [23] (Unincorporated area) (Opened 1996)
  • David Kent Holmquist Elementary School [24] (Unincorporated area, (Opened Fall 2007)[25])
  • Gladys Birdwell Horn Elementary School [26] (Houston) (Opened 2005)
  • Michael Kennedy Elementary School [27] (Houston) (Opened 1975)
  • Mildred Rickard Landis Elementary School [28] (Houston) (Opened 1989)
  • Liestman Elementary School [29] (Houston)
  • Viola Mahanay Elementary School [30] (Houston, bilingual students zoned to Mahanay go to Hearne ES)
  • A. J. Martin Elementary School [31] (Houston) (Opened 1970)
  • David Outley, Sr. Elementary School [32] (Houston, bilingual students zoned to Outley go to Youens ES) (Opened 1993)
  • Willard L. Petrosky Elementary School [33] (Unincorporated, bilingual students zoned to Petrosky go to Rees ES) (opened 1980)
  • Flem Rees Elementary School [34] (Unincorporated) (opened 1984)
  • Douglas Smith Elementary School [35] (Houston) (Opened 1972)
  • Ruth Conner Sneed Elementary School [36] (Houston) (Opened 1990)
  • Cynthia Youens Elementary School [37] (Houston, formerly Alief Elementary School) (Opened 1964)

Alternative schools[edit]

There is one alternative school in Houston.

  • Alief Learning Center [38] (Houston)


In addition to school campuses, the district has several other facilities for students, staff, and administrators. The Leroy Crump Stadium[17] is home to many athletic events. The Steven Lloyd Ness Natatorium, located on High Star across the street from the Elsik campus,[17] houses the districts swimming pools. The district administration offices are on High Star.[17] The maintenance office and nutrition annex are on High Star as well.[17] The district bus depot is on Synott.[17] The district has its own police force.[18] The police station is located on 12135 1/2 High Star.[18] The police force enforces the district's "Zero Tolerance" policy.[18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Texas School Directory 2012" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Alief ISD". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "2011 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 28 June 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  4. ^ "District Information." Alief Independent School District. December 3, 2000. Retrieved on April 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "Parks & Recreation." Brays Oaks. Retrieved on October 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Enroll_Expansion.pdf Archived 2012-04-22 at the Wayback Machine." Brays Oaks Management District. Retrieved on October 23, 2011.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Registration." Audrey Judy Bush Elementary School. Retrieved on July 4, 2011.
  8. ^ "Texas Accountability System Summary of Ratings for 2004 through 2011(as of November 2, 2011) District Ratings by Rating Category (including Charter Operators)". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 24 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  10. ^[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "2010-2011 Alief ISD Registration Times, Dates, & Requirements Archived 2012-04-06 at the Wayback Machine." Alief Independent School District. Retrieved on October 16, 2011. "Students receive their assignments to Elsik, Hastings, or Taylor High School by means of a computerized random-draw system. Following the draw assignment, those who are interested in attending Kerr High School may apply for admission"
  12. ^ Foster, Robin. "Deadline to apply to Alief Early College High School is April 15." Houston Chronicle. April 2, 2009. Retrieved on April 8, 2009.
  13. ^ "Alief Early College High School Archived 2012-02-14 at the Wayback Machine." Alief Independent School District. Retrieved on April 8, 2009.
  14. ^ a b c Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF) Archived 2009-03-26 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Home. Ruth Connor Sneed Elementary School. Retrieved on March 23, 2019. "Sneed Elementary School 9855 Pagewood Ln. Houston, TX 77042"
  16. ^ Westchase Subd. Sec. Five (PDF, JPG). Harris County Appraisal District. Retrieved on March 23, 2019. Indicated by Alief ISD school site marker.
  17. ^ a b c d e "AISD Map 2007 Archived 2011-10-03 at the Wayback Machine". Alief Independent School District. 2007. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  18. ^ a b c "Police Department Archived 2012-04-20 at the Wayback Machine" Alief Independent School District. Retrieved July 4, 2011.

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