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Houston Independent School District

The largest school district in Texas aims to empower students and expand opportunities for young learners.

Teaching Students to Think Critically and Lead

Houston Independent School District

Serving nearly 200,000 students and containing 274 early childhood, elementary, middle, and high schools, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) is the eighth-largest school district in the United States. Established in 1923, HISD is a two-time recipient of the Broad Prize award, in recognition of the significant gains that the school district has made in the achievements of its students. HISD endeavors to "equitably educate the whole child" so that its students graduate as "critical thinkers and problem solvers."

The school district — and the entire city itself — faced enormous challenges in 2017 following the horrific devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey. GRoW was honored to support the recovery efforts, which included restoring the schools' libraries.

GRoW Support


Disaster Relief - HISD School Library Reconstruction