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About This School

Houston Elementary School is a public elementary school in Spartanburg. The principal of Houston Elementary School is Mathison, whose e-mail is 434 students go to Houston Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 82% of the 434 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Houston Elementary School is 14:1. McCarthy/Teszler Learning Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 59% 59%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 33%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 64%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Great principal teachers curricula and students. Forward thinking challenging.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been involved with Houston Elementary School for the past few months and am quite impressed with the faculty and teachers. All of the teachers and administrators are caring passionate people. Not to mention the after and before school programs they have lined up for next year. Keep up the good work Houston!

  • (7 years ago)

    I'll never forget how six years ago I expected Houston to be some 'third world' type school because no one would say anything when I told them that's where my child would attend. Surprise! Great teachers firm discipline positive atmosphere small classes and a rainbow of real-world diversity! My child has learned more than she realizes. (And how 'bout those educational trips to NYC D.C. Philly...!!!)

  • (7 years ago)

    I love Houston! I think it is the best kept secret in our district. The teachers are caring and friendly and the staff is excellent. The school is always clean and attractive and I feel welcome every time I enter the front door. I am glad that my child has been at Houston since 4 year old kindergarten. He is now in 6th grade and I am sad that he has to leave.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have really enjoyed Houston and it's teachers. My daughter started to go there in the 4k enrichment class. She is now in the 2nd grade and every teacher there has been real aware of her needs. She has excelled since she has been there and I have to give 75% of the credit to her teachers. They make sure that she is constinantly being challenged. I really do appreciate Houston Elementary and it's staff.

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