The Five Corners District is home to 11 HISD campuses, many of which have been deemed “recognized” or “exemplary” schools by the Texas Education Agency.
Eight HISD elementary schools and one K-8 campus: Windsor Village | Hines-Caldwell | Petersen | Almeda | Hobby | Grissom | Montgomery | Fondren Fondren Principal, Mike Walker, won an HEB Excellence award in May, with a $10,000 prize, plus a $25,000 grant for the school.
The Imani School provides stimulated early learning for children from six weeks to three years. The MLK Early Childhood Center is part of HISD and offers bilingual and English as a Second Language classes for four-year-olds, collaborating with a Neighborhood Centers Head Start Program. Students may qualify to enroll at MLK on the basis of homelessness, proficiency in English, and economic need.
The District also contains the campus of the Billy Reagan K-8 Education Center, middle school, and high school. A new Dowling Middle School at 14000 Stancliff St. will begin construction in 2014, and Madison High School is due for a major reconstruction within the next four years. Madison’s principal, Sonja Williams, was named HISD’s Principal of the Year in 2013. HISD also maintains one satellite administration building within Five Corners and its Marcile Hollingsworth Science Center is a resource for the biology and other science materials required by the District’s K-12 students.
YES, which stands for Youth Engaged in Service, began as an HISD program in 1995, and since 1998 has been operating as a state charter school. In 2001, the school began successfully graduating 100% of its seniors and acceptance to a four-year college is now a standard component of its graduation plan. Just south of the Five Corners District border, the YES College Preparatory SW campus serves grades 6-12.
Students looking to launch their college education with a good foundation of the basics may choose one of Houston Community College campuses throughout the Houston Metropolitan Area, and the South Campus (Willie Lee Gay Hall) is a convenient place for students living in Five Corners to start. Additionally, the Accelerated Indisciplinary Intermediate Academy is a charter school program that serves elementary and middle school students. A-Plus Preparatory School is a private learning center. St. Benedict provides religious education and The Leader’s Academy is a state charter school for grades 7-12.