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About Our School

Houston Elementary School
1200 N. Giddings St.
Visalia, CA 93291

Principal
Monica Saenz
Email: msaenz@vusd.org

Description of School
Houston Elementary School serves approximately 550 students in grades TK-6 in 2023-2024. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to ensuring the academic success of every student and providing a safe and productive learning experience. The school holds high expectations for the academic and social development of all students. Curriculum planning, staff development, and assessment activities are focused on assisting students in mastering the state academic content standards, as well as increasing the overall student achievement of all subgroups.

School Mission Statement
The staff is committed to the mission: Building Educational Achievement through Rigorous Standards, an acronym for B.E.A.R.S – the school mascot. Houston Elementary School values the many languages and cultures of its students and their families.

Opportunities for Parental Involvement
Parent involvement and communication are essential to our school success. Houston Elementary School continually strives to involve parents by sharing information that helps parents understand and support school programs and by providing opportunities for parent participation in school activities.

There are numerous and varied opportunities for parent involvement, including but not limited to, attending school functions, participating in parent-teacher conferences, volunteering in classrooms, and chaperoning field trips.

Houston parents and Neighborhood Church host a parent group called "Juntos."  This group is made up of parents and community members in support of the Houston School Community.  This group meets biweekly on Tuesdays at 11am in Room 39.

Parents may also serve on advisory committees and leadership teams, including, but not limited to, the English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC), School Safety Committee, and School Site Council (SSC). Additional opportunities for parental involvement also exist at the district level.

Parents who would like more information on how to become involved may contact the school at (559) 730-7772 or click on the volunteer link.