About Us

Houston Elementary School, located in southeast Austin, serves students in Pre-K through fifth grade.

School Motto

Together we lead, love, learn and leave a legacy.

Our Commitments

We believe the most promising strategy for achieving the mission of Houston Elementary School is to develop our capacity to function as a learning community.

We commit to:

  • Understand and agree upon what it is that our students are expected to know through deep planning at each grade level.
  • Collaborate on how we will teach these essential knowledge and skills using agreed-upon best practices.
  • Create learning communities in all classrooms where students are encouraged and supported by their fellow students and their teachers.
  • Provide timely, systematic interventions when students struggle to meet learning goals and provide extensions for students who have exceeded expectations.
  • Monitor each student's progress using timely formative assessments that provide students with specific feedback on how to improve their learning.
  • Communicate specific ways parents can assist their students at home to further support what is being learned at school.

Our Vision

The Learning Community of J. Houston Elementary will:

Lead by striving to "do the right thing" each and every day,

Love by caring and respecting one another,

Learn by working hard in school and doing our best,

Leave a legacy by sharing our knowledge and striving to make a difference in our own lives and the lives of others.

Houston Eagles Guidelines for Success

E - Enthusiastic
A - Attentive
G - Generous
L - Leaders
E - Excellence in Learning
S - Safe

School Colors

Blue and White

School Mascot


School Song

Houston, Houston Elementary School
Houston, Houston Elementary School

Where learning in school is safe and fun.
We can manage ourselves.
With love and respect and honesty, this is how it's done at Houston!

Houston, Houston Elementary School
Houston, Houston Elementary School