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This reads more like an piece from a local newsletter than an encyclopedia article... Axlrosen 01:15, 20 Oct 2003 (UTC)


This page needs to be edited. Kaye Stripling isn't the head of HISD anymore.

I would like to view HISD archived information[edit]

My name is Conrad Kabay and I am the product of the HISD.

I currently live in Austin Texas and am an MS Chemist for the Texas State Department of Health Services (formerly the Health Department).

I am 53 and would love to see any historical information regarding my educational upbringing. I am particularly interested in my Elementary School years (Southland Elementary) and have questions about my old school mates and teachers. Where did Mrs. Harper (who hated me) finally go ? What is the name of my first grade teacher ? Who amongst my generation of Southland Alums have gone on to lead distinguished careers or heaven forbid wound up in prison ?

I don't feel I am alone in these queries. My email is and would be very appreciative of any information.

thank you

Sincerely

M. Conrad Kabay

email removed to prevent spam

Proposed Changes for cleanup.[edit]

I propose that the list of schools be in their own respective sections on a separate pages with a quick blurb on the various pages. This edit alone should be able to clean this up substantially.

  • It's okay to put the schools in a separate article :) WhisperToMe 16:56, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Discretionary funds[edit]

http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1989_644718

I might later mention this in some individual school articles. WhisperToMe (talk) 19:00, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

I also found http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1995_1289198 WhisperToMe (talk) 21:55, 12 October 2008 (UTC) And http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1995_1263541 WhisperToMe (talk) 21:56, 12 October 2008 (UTC) And http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1994_1200323 WhisperToMe (talk) 21:57, 12 October 2008 (UTC) And http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1998_3092861 WhisperToMe (talk) 22:20, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

HISD voucher school plan in 1998: http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1998_3056606 and http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1998_3056885 WhisperToMe (talk) 22:26, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Alamo school is endangered[edit]

Also Turner, Allan. "Alamo School among state's endangered sites / Galveston's Strand/Mechanic district also one of 11 sites listed." Houston Chronicle. Thursday February 12, 2009. B2. WhisperToMe (talk) 15:33, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Archived news[edit]

English:

Spanish:

Vietnamese:

WhisperToMe (talk) 01:30, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Update and Clean up tags[edit]

This article needs a clean up. I am adding a {{Update}} tag due to the spotty history and a {{cleanup-rewrite}} due to the organisation of the information. I believe this article needs extensive work to bring it up to the Wikipedia standards. This district is the seventh largest in the US, it deserves a good article. --Ben (talk) 05:30, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

  • Yeah, at some point I'll get to work on it... When I have spare time I'll see if I can find articles outlining the HISD history. WhisperToMe (talk) 19:39, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Long MS[edit]

Here are some things to archive

WhisperToMe (talk) 22:59, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

Attendance zone stuff[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 06:28, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Magnet directory[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 03:20, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Attendance zones[edit]

http://www.houstonisd.org/FederalStateCompliance/Images/Elem%20Schools%2009-10.pdf http://www.houstonisd.org/FederalStateCompliance/Images/Middle%20Schools%2009-10.pdf http://www.houstonisd.org/FederalStateCompliance/Images/High%20Schools%2009-10.pdf

http://www.houstonisd.org/FederalStateCompliance/Images/HighSchools10-11.pdf http://www.houstonisd.org/FederalStateCompliance/Images/MiddleSchools10-11.pdf http://www.houstonisd.org/FederalStateCompliance/Images/ElemSchools10-11.pdf http://www.houstonisd.org/FederalStateCompliance/Images/ECCSchools10-11.pdf WhisperToMe (talk) 20:05, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Also an image of Ray K. Daily's zone, compared to Bush and Ashford: http://es.houstonisd.org/dailyes/images/Zone_Map.png WhisperToMe (talk) 02:57, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Magnet Report[edit]

2010 Magnet report

WhisperToMe (talk) 02:46, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Magnet audit[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 04:33, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

HISD PreK- documents[edit]

So web.archive.org can get them

English

Spanish

Vietnamese

Frames:

TEA links:

WhisperToMe (talk) 19:42, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

New magnet stuff[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 19:48, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

English learner parent guidebooks by language[edit]

2005-2006:

Notification of enrollment[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 23:15, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Hiring[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 03:58, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

2011 school closings[edit]

  • "HISD students react to elementary campus closures." KTRK-TV. Friday May 13, 2011. Retrieved on June 6, 2011.</ref>
    • Says that Rhoads and Grimes zones will go to Woodson ES. Memorial ES and Love ES will take over parts of Stevenson ES. McDade is split between Cook, Kashmere Gardens, and Paige.
  • Mellon, Ericka. "Day filled with fine, and final, farewells." Houston Chronicle. June 4, 2011. Retrieved on June 6, 2011.
    • Says that Buchanan Grimes Elementary School was named after Buchanan Grimes, a janitor who ascended his way to principal. Grimes served Sunnyside Gardens in southern Houston for 56 years. Sunnyside Gardens aged and many parents began to send their children to other neighborhoods. Around 1991 (2 decades prior to 2011) 580 kids went to Grimes. In 2011 it was 380.

And here are archives of pre-merge succeeding schools.

WhisperToMe (talk) 19:48, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

And what happened:

Also Crawford: http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/SchoolBoundaryMaps/CrawfordES.pdf - is gone Taken by:

EO Smith Elementary http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/EOSmithES.pdf - is gone:

  • Replaced by Ross, Sherman, Dogan, Atherton, Bruce. and HQ Henderson (it had such a convoluted boundary that it had that many schools)

EO Smith Middle http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/EOSmithMS.pdf - is gone:

  • Apparently Atherton replaces it, but no "AthertonMS.pdf" yet exists...

WhisperToMe (talk) 00:51, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Sharpstown MS and Long MS[edit]

For 2011-2012

WhisperToMe (talk) 01:15, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Old Woodson Map[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 06:39, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

2011-2012 overall zone maps[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 15:57, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Fall 2011 Dowling, Pershing, Attucks maps[edit]

Here are northern hemisphere 2011 maps:

Because HISD is opening Billy Regan K-8 in the Hiram Clarke area in the spring, I think.

Woodson's map has not yet updated for fall 2011. Neither has Thomas's: http://www.webcitation.org/62yqTfp9g WhisperToMe (talk) 00:39, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

http://www.pieperhouston.com/projects/billy-reagan-educational-center/index.php says:

  • "The brand new school will be used to consolidate five to six antiquated elementary and middle schools in the area."

But I don't know of any schools actually closing... - And I know Almeda ES is NOT closing.

Also - http://www.hisdprojects.com/projectDetails/?category=schoolTypes&pid=277 says Reagan will be at 4842 Anderson Road Houston, Texas 77045 and that it will be a feeder of Madison HS - It would be at this location WhisperToMe (talk) 00:41, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Fall 2011 ES maps[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 16:16, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Early childhood center info[edit]

The info on early childhood centers:

WhisperToMe (talk) 19:18, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Links[edit]

For archival purposes

WhisperToMe (talk) 06:12, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Bus stop schedules[edit]

http://www.houstonisd.org/Transportation/docfiles/BusStopSchedule082707.pdf WhisperToMe (talk) 05:21, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Vietnamese NFISD[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 16:50, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Spanish sources[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 23:32, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Misc[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 16:10, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Peck ES dedication:

New DeChaumes:

Teacher survey:

WhisperToMe (talk) 18:50, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Apollo 20 Fact Sheet[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 05:47, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Multilingual programs[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 05:53, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Chinese sources[edit]

Maps of HISD stadiums[edit]

May be used so free images can be made. If it's found that these stadiums are Wikipedia-notable, these images can be used as a source for Wikipedian-made images WhisperToMe (talk) 21:25, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

2013-2014 attendance zones and school closure proposal[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 06:19, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Amid All the Good Things Going On in HISD, Why Is It So Many of Our Kids Still Can't Read?[edit]

Article from Houston Press:

WhisperToMe (talk) 11:12, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

2013-2014 attendance boundaries[edit]

2012-2013 attendance boundaries[edit]

Since HISD is using a new system for its 2013-2014 attendance boundaries I will archive individual copies of attendance maps:

WhisperToMe (talk) 03:26, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

HISD Transportation Shops[edit]

For reference, here is a list of HISD Transportation Shops: http://www.houstonisd.org/Page/69931 http://www.webcitation.org/6OwLvxnkl

  • Barnett Shop, 6700 Winfree Dr., Houston, TX 77087
  • Butler Shop, 6690 Carved Rock Dr., Houston, TX 77085
  • Central Shop, 7700 Wallisville Rd., Houston, TX 77020
  • Northwest Shop, 6351 Pinemont Dr., Houston, TX 77092
  • Truck Service Center, 228 McCarty Bldg. 15, Houston, Tx 77029

This may be useful for writing about the transportation section, or for photo requests WhisperToMe (talk) 02:19, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

2014-2015 school maps[edit]

Here are 2014-2015 maps

WhisperToMe (talk) 04:06, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Okay here is an alternate link of one

WhisperToMe (talk) 02:59, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

2003 letter to the editor[edit]

A 2003 Letter to the Editor by Neil J. Liss:

He stated that he once worked as an HISD teacher and it's about the Sharpstown High stats. WhisperToMe (talk) 15:06, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Proposed attendance boundaries[edit]

Here are early 2015 proposed attendance boundaries:

WhisperToMe (talk) 02:03, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

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Schools with large numbers of Vietnamese or speakers other than English and Spanish:[edit]

Arabic:

Vietnamese:

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Harris County Block book map: HISD Admin Bldg[edit]

Turns out the HISD Admin Building (on Richmond Road) is indicated here: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v041/AE1997_41-1_0230.jpg (Volume 41, Page circa 230) on the AC Reynolds Survey - Volume 119, Page 305 WhisperToMe (talk) 13:48, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

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controversy over strip searches[edit]

On 19:54, 29 July 2018, a section was added regarding the strip search controversy. In order to avoid authorial bias, quotes were taken from the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Nevertheless, this was felt by another user to be both opinion and not properly cited. On 01:20, 30 July 2018, that user removed the updated information. I have gone over the changes in detail again to be sure they were accurate quotes and the citation included both page number and (if required) footnote.

I am sure there is just a miscommunication here. Since these are direct quotes from the court and the citation exists, I am reverting the change and asking the user that felt it was incomplete to move discussion to this page to find out exactly what the problems were and what additional changes would need to be done in order to satisfy them.

First, sign your comments. Second, you cannot post negative information about a living person based off of primary sources. Are you under the impression that there is some fact checking process involved in filing a lawsuit? Any party can sue any other party at any time about anything. Finding of facts is done at trial. At this point, this is a non-starter. We are by policy not a newspaper. Our content is based on appropriate material paraphrased from secondary sources. You have none. Hence, you have nothing you can add to the article. Further, WP:BLP bars you from adding controversial content about non famous people without rock solid sources. Since all you are going to be able to say is that newspapers are reporting some pissed off people have sued over an alleged event, you got nothing. John from Idegon (talk) 05:44, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

The statements in question were published in the court decision. This is a verifiable source, it is decided and written by an impartial judge.

I'm going over this again. Are you suggesting that the us courts of appeals decisions are not a verifiable source overall or that the incident specifically is not being completely clarified by the court?

Also, if you are only concerned with the living person, why are you deleting information unrelated to them?

User continues to revert changes without coherent explanation or clarifying edits.

Added dispute tag to make sure readers know that a user feels this is under dispute.

Further research tells me that this is accepted on wikipedia in other places. Safford_Unified_School_District#Legal_Cases is a very similar case and its listing there Safford_Unified_School_District_v._Redding uses references to decisions as well.

User has now unilaterally removed dispute and neutrality tags.

2004-2005 school zones[edit]

Found http://web.archive.org/web/20050114091852/http://www.houstonisd.org/HISD/portal/article/front/0,2435,20856_6577471,00.html WhisperToMe (talk) 05:54, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Additional block book maps:[edit]

HISD offices in Gulfton: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v118/AE1997_118-5_0145.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v118/AE1997_118-5_0145.jpg WhisperToMe (talk) 03:21, 5 April 2019 (UTC)