Washington Terrace, Houston

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Washington Terrace is a subdivision in the Third Ward area of Houston, Texas, United States.[1]

The neighborhood opened in 1940[2] The Washington Terrace area's boundaries are roughly Alabama Street, Almeda Road, Blodgett Street, Cleburne Street, and Ennis Street. The neighborhood surrounds Texas Southern University.[3] In 2002 Katherine Feser of the Houston Chronicle reported that gentrification was coming to Washington Terrace.[4] In 2004 the Houston Press named the neighborhood as having the best neighborhood association.[3]

Education[edit]

Washington Terrace is within the Houston Independent School District.[5] The community is within Trustee District IV, represented by Paula M. Harris as of 2008.[6]

Two elementary schools, Blackshear in the Third Ward and Lockhart in Riverside Terrace,[7][8] serve sections of Washington Terrace. The attendance boundaries of Cullen Middle School,[9] and Yates High School include Washington Terrace.[10] Residents were previously assigned to Ryan Middle School.[11]

History of schools[edit]

Charlotte B. Allen Elementary School opened in 1907. Blackshear opened in 1916. Yates opened in 1926. William Sutton Elementary School opened in 1929. Allen moved to 400 Victoria Street in 1956; the former Allen campus was renamed J. Will Jones Elementary School. The Sutton school moved to 7402 Albacore Drive in Sharpstown in 1958 and the former Sutton campus was renamed Turner Elementary School. Yates moved to its current location in 1958; Ryan opened in Yates's first location during that year. Blackshear received expansions in 1960, 1965, and 1980.[12][13]

Before the start of the 2009-2010 school year J. Will Jones, a school in Midtown which served a section of Washington Terrace, was consolidated into Blackshear.[14][15] In addition Turner, which served a section of Washington Terrace, was consolidated into Blackshear. By Spring 2011 a new campus will be built in the Lockhart site.[16]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Third Ward Urban Redevelopment Plan." City of Houston. April 2005. Retrieved on April 4, 2009.
  2. ^ "About." Washington Terrace Civic Association. Retrieved on November 23, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Best Neighborhood Association (2004)." Houston Press. Retrieved on November 23, 2008.
  4. ^ Feser, Katherine. "TSU-area neighborhood tops for appreciation." Houston Chronicle. April 8, 2002. Retrieved on August 20, 2009.
  5. ^ Map. Washington Terrace Civic Association. Retrieved on November 23, 2008.
  6. ^ "Trustee Districts Map." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on November 11, 2008.
  7. ^ "Blackshear Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved May 23, 2008.
  8. ^ "Lockhart Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved May 23, 2008.
  9. ^ Mellon, Ericka. "HISD will close Ryan, tables plan to merge two high schools." Houston Independent School District. March 7, 2013. Retrieved on March 14, 2013. "Ryan, the district's smallest middle school with 263 students, will close at the end of this academic year. The students will attend Cullen, which is 4 miles away."
  10. ^ "Yates High School Attendance Boundary," Houston Independent School District. Retrieved May 23, 2008.
  11. ^ "Ryan Middle School Attendance Boundary." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved May 23, 2008.
  12. ^ "School Histories: the Stories Behind the Names." Houston Independent School District. Accessed September 24, 2008.
  13. ^ "J. Will Jones Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved May 23, 2008.
  14. ^ "Board of Education Votes on School Consolidations." Houston Independent School District. October 9, 2008.
  15. ^ Mellon, Ericka. "Tears and fears at HISD board meeting -- UPDATED." Houston Chronicle. October 9, 2008.
  16. ^ "Board Approves School Closings and Consolidations." Houston Independent School District. November 14, 2008.

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