Houston ISD opens 36 in-person learning centers as new school year kicks off

Houston ISD Poe Elementary
As many as 18,000 students in Houston ISD lacked the technology needed to access online instruction, which begins Sept. 8, leading the district to open three dozen digital learning centers. Students zoned to Poe Elementary that lack access, for example, will be assigned to a digital learning center at Pershing Middle School. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

As many as 18,000 students in Houston ISD lacked the technology needed to access online instruction, which begins Sept. 8, leading the district to open three dozen digital learning centers. Students zoned to Poe Elementary that lack access, for example, will be assigned to a digital learning center at Pershing Middle School. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

With the 2020-21 school year officially starting Sept. 8, Houston ISD is opening 36 area campuses to serve as digital learning centers for students who lack technology access for virtual classes.

As many as 18,000 students had not received needed devices, according to a report to the board of trustees Sept. 3. Per guidance from the Texas Education Agency, students without technology access must be provided access at an in-person facility.

Students who have been identified as needing access will be contacted about being assigned to a learning center, according to the district.

The Digital Learning Centers will operate 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and breakfast and lunch will be provided daily at no charge. Students will receive transportation to the designated site from their zoned school, HISD said in the release, with social distancing in effect on the bus. Health screenings will be conducted at each location, and masks are required.

The 36 HISD Digital Learning Centers are listed below.


Burnet Elementary School: Tijerina, Lantrip, Cage, Franklin, DeZavala, JP Henderson, Laurenzo ECC, Davila, Gallegos, Briscoe

Lewis Elementary School: Bonner, Park Place, Crespo, JR Harris

Holland Middle School: Robinson, Port Houston, Whittier, Pugh, R. Martinez, Pleasantville, RP Harris, Carrillo, Oates, Scroggins, Elmore

Ortiz Middle School: Southmayd, Sanchez, Foster, Peck, Thompson, Lockhart, Hartsfield, Blackshear

Patterson Elementary School: Rucker

Barrick Elementary School: Moreno, Scarborough, Coop

Burbank Elementary: Northline, Janowski

Burrus Elementary School: Kennedy, Roosevelt, Durkee, Osborne,

Cook Elementary School: Paige, Atherton

Kashmere Gardens Elementary School: Isaacs, NQ Henderson

Lyons Elementary School: DeChaumes, Garcia, Farias ECC, Herrera

Ross Elementary School: Jefferson, Berry

Shadydale Elementary School: Fonwood MS, McGowen

Sherman Elementary School: Eliot, Ketelsen, Looscan

Hogg Middle: Travis, Browning, Field, Sinclair, Helms, Love, Harvard, Memorial, Crockett, Wharton, Gregory Lincoln

Pershing Middle: Poe, Rice School PK-8, West University, MacGregor, Roberts, Twain, River Oaks, Wilson Montessori, Arabic Immersion

Smith Elementary: Benbrook, Wainwright, Stevens, Durham, Garden Oaks, Oak Forest

Almeda Elementary School: Petersen, MLK ECC, Reagan Ed Ctr PK-8,

Anderson Elementary: Gross, Foerster, Halpin ECC, Shearn

Bastian Elementary: Alcott, Frost, DeAnda, Mitchell, Mading, Young, Whidby

Brookline Elementary: Bellfort ECC, Kelso

Cornelius Elementary: Golfcrest, Garden Villas

Grissom Elementary: Windsor Village

Hobby Elementary: Montgomery, Hines-Caldwell

Tinsley Elementary School: Parker, Red, Bell

Woodson PK-5: Codwell, Law, Reynolds

Cunningham Elementary: Bush, Condit, Daily, Longfellow, McNamara, Neff, Piney Point, School at St. George Place, M White, Shadowbriar, Neff ECC

Fondren Elementary: Elrod, Valley West

Jane Long Academy: Ashford, Briargrove, Briarmeadow, Mandarin Immersion, TH Rogers, Bonham

Rodriguez Elementary: Askew, Benavidez, Braeburn, Horn, Kolter, Lovett, Piney Point, Pilgrim Academy, Mistral ECC, Herod

Sutton Elementary: Milne, E. White, Emerson, Walnut Bend

Dogan Elementary: Bruce, C. Martinez

Highland Heights Elementary: Wesley

Hilliard Elementary: Marshall

Seguin Elementary: Gregg

Sugar Grove Academy: Sugar Grove Academy students only.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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