Pasadena Independent School District

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Pasadena Independent School District is a school district that is based in Pasadena, Texas (USA). Dr. DeeAnn Powell was named Superintendent in 2016.

Pasadena ISD serves much of southeast Harris County.[1] The district includes most of Pasadena, South Houston, a portion of Houston (including Genoa), and a portion of Pearland.[2]

Each Pasadena ISD house or residential area is assigned to an elementary school, an intermediate school, and a high school. Some areas are assigned to fifth grade centers. Pasadena ISD now has "middle schools" that cover grades 5 and 6.

In 2009, the school district was rated "State Recognized by the Texas Education Agency.[3]


It was established on March 26, 1898.[4]

According to a report around November 2, 2004 by the Texas Education Agency, among the 30 largest school districts in the state, Pasadena ISD was the 8th fastest-growing district in Texas by population;[5][6] much of the growth occurred in the "South Belt" area along Beltway 8.[7]

The district was named the National Model School District in 2005 by the International Center for Leadership in Education.[citation needed]

In 2011 voters approved of a new bond which allowed Pasadena ISD to complete building grade 5-6 middle school facilities for all of the district.[1]

School uniforms[edit]

All students in Pasadena ISD are required to follow a specific dress code.[8]

As of the 2016-2017 school year, students are free to wear any type of appropriate shirt or dress.

Students are required to wear khaki or navy blue slacks or khaki or blue denim trousers. Skirts and jumpers are also allowed as long as they are in the same styles as the slacks.

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.[9]

List of schools[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

4 in Pasadena, 1 in South Houston, 1 in Houston


Intermediate schools[edit]

South Houston Intermediate School

7 in Pasadena, 1 in South Houston, 2 in Houston

Primary schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

Walter Matthys Elementary School in South Houston
Pearl Hall Elementary School in South Houston
L. F. Smith Elementary School in South Houston
South Houston Elementary School in South Houston

20 in Pasadena, 3 in South Houston, 12 in Houston, 1 in Pearland

  • Atkinson Elementary School (Houston)
  • Bailey Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Burnett Elementary School (Houston)
  • Laura Bush Elementary School (Houston)
  • Harley W. Fisher Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Robert Bevis Frazier Elementary School (Houston)
  • A.B. Freeman Elementary School (Houston)
  • Gardens Elementary School (Pasadena)
    • Current campus scheduled to open in late October/early November 2014[11]
  • Garfield Elementary School (Houston)
  • Genoa Elementary School (Houston)
  • Golden Acres Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Jensen Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Charles D. Jessup Elementary School (Houston)
  • Kruse Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Walter Matthys Elementary School (South Houston)
  • McMasters Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Meador Elementary School (Houston)
  • Richard H. Moore Elementary School (Houston)
  • Felix Morales Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Morris Fifth Grade Center (Houston)
  • Parks Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Pearl Hall Elementary School (South Houston)
  • Pomeroy Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Red Bluff Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Richey Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • L.F. Smith Elementary School (South Houston)
  • Mae Smythe Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • South Belt Elementary School (Pearland)
    • South Belt took areas previously zoned to Frazier and Moore elementaries.[12]
  • South Houston Elementary School (South Houston)
    • Current campus opened in spring 2014[11]
  • South Shaver Elementary School (Pasadena)
    • Current campus scheduled to open on September 8, 2014[11]
  • Sparks Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Stuchbery Elementary School (Houston)
  • Carroll Teague Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Harvey Turner Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Williams Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Young Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Fisher Elementary School (Pasadena)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Pasadena, Lamar OK bond issues." Houston Chronicle. Tuesday November 8, 2011. Retrieved on November 11, 2011.
  2. ^ "City of Pearland School Districts." (Archive) City of Pearland. Retrieved on March 21, 2014.
  3. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25.
  4. ^ "General Information." Pasadena Independent School District. November 20, 2000. Retrieved on September 20, 2018.
  5. ^ TEA report shows PISD one of fastest growing districts Archived 2004-10-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Student Enrollment Growth Chart Archived 2005-08-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Growth Heavy in South Belt Area Archived 2012-09-09 at
  8. ^ Pasadena ISD Dress Code Archived 2012-09-07 at
  9. ^ "DOCKET NO. 008-R5-901." Texas Education Agency. Accessed October 13, 2008.
  10. ^ a b c Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1928-1983 Through 1999-2002
  11. ^ a b c d e Trevizo, Melissa (2014-08-26). "Pasadena ISD set to open new schools this fall". Pasadena Citizen at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  12. ^ Sweeten, Valerie (2009-08-17). "Faces in the Crowd: A new year, a new elementary". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-04-15.

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