Pasadena Independent School District

Pasadena Independent School District is a school district that is based in Pasadena, Texas, United States.

Pasadena Independent School District
1515 Cherrybrook Lane
, Harris County, Texas, 77502
United States
Coordinates29°40′40″N 95°11′30″W / 29.6779°N 95.1916°W / 29.6779; -95.1916
District information
EstablishedMarch 26, 1898; 126 years ago (1898-03-26)[1]
PresidentMarshall Kendrick
Vice-presidentJack Bailey
SuperintendentDeeAnn Powell
Deputy superintendent(s)Karen Hickman
Business administratorArthur Allen
BudgetUS$607.6 mil. (2015-16)[2]
NCES District ID4834320[2]
Students and staff
Students56,282 (2016-2017)[2]
Teachers3,857.95 FTE[2]
Staff4,401.98 FTE[2]
Student–teacher ratio14.16
Athletic conferenceRegion 3 (6A): District 22
Other information

Pasadena ISD serves much of southeast Harris County.[3] The district includes most of Pasadena, South Houston, a portion of Houston (including Genoa), and a portion of Pearland.[4]

Each Pasadena ISD house or residential area is assigned to an elementary school (PK-4th), a middle school (5th-6th), an intermediate school (7th-8th), and a high school (9th-12th).[5] Some areas are assigned to fifth grade centers.

In 2019, the school district received a "B" grade from the Texas Education Agency's Accountability Ratings Report.[6]



It was established on March 26, 1898.[7]

According to a report around November 2, 2004, by the Texas Education Agency, among the 30 largest school districts in the state, Pasadena ISD was the 8th fastest-growing district in Texas by population;[8][9] much of the growth occurred in the "South Belt" area along Beltway 8.[10]

The district was named the National Model School District in 2005 by the International Center for Leadership in Education.[citation needed]

In 2011 voters approved of a new bond which allowed Pasadena ISD to complete building grade 5-6 middle school facilities for all of the district.[3]

School uniforms


All students in Pasadena ISD are required to follow a specific dress code.[11]

As of the 2016-2017 school year, students are free to wear any type of appropriate shirt or dress.

Students are required to wear khaki or navy blue slacks or khaki or blue denim trousers. Skirts and jumpers are also allowed as long as they are in the same styles as the slacks.

The Texas Education Agency specified that the parents and/or guardians of students zoned to a school with uniforms may apply for a waiver to opt out of the uniform policy, so their children do not have to wear the uniform; parents must specify "bona fide" reasons, such as religious reasons or philosophical objections.[12]

List of schools


Secondary schools


High schools


4 in Pasadena, 1 in South Houston, 2 in Houston


Middle schools


Intermediate schools

South Houston Intermediate School

7 in Pasadena, 1 in South Houston, 2 in Houston

Primary schools


Elementary schools


20 in Pasadena, 3 in South Houston, 12 in Houston, 1 in Pearland

  • Atkinson Elementary School (Houston)
  • Bailey Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Burnett Elementary School (Houston)
  • Laura Welch Bush Elementary School (Houston)
  • Harley W. Fisher Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Robert Bevis Frazier Elementary School (Houston)
  • A.B. Freeman Elementary School (Houston)
  • Gardens Elementary School (Pasadena)
    • Current campus scheduled to open in late October/early November 2014[13]
  • Garfield Elementary School (Houston)
  • Genoa Elementary School (Houston)
  • Golden Acres Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Jensen Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Charles D. Jessup Elementary School (Houston)
  • Kruse Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Walter Matthys Elementary School (South Houston)
  • McMasters Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Meador Elementary School (Houston)
  • Richard H. Moore Elementary School (Houston)
  • Felix Morales Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Parks Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Pearl Hall Elementary School (South Houston)
  • Pomeroy Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Red Bluff Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Richey Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • L.F. Smith Elementary School (South Houston)
  • Mae Smythe Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • South Belt Elementary School (Pearland)[16]
    • South Belt took areas previously zoned to Frazier and Moore elementaries.[17]
  • South Houston Elementary School (South Houston)
    • Current campus opened in spring 2014[13]
  • South Shaver Elementary School (Pasadena)
    • Current campus scheduled to open on September 8, 2014[13]
  • Sparks Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Stuchbery Elementary School (Houston)
  • Carroll Teague Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Harvey Turner Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Williams Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Young Elementary School (Pasadena)
  • Fisher Elementary School (Pasadena)

See also



  1. ^ "About". Pasadena Independent School District. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Pasadena Isd". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Pasadena, Lamar OK bond issues". Houston Chronicle. November 9, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  4. ^ "City of Pearland School Districts" (PDF). Pearland GIS Map Gallery. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  5. ^ "Pasadena ISD Official Homepage".
  6. ^ "2019 Accountability Rating: Overall". Texas Education Agency. August 1, 2019. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  7. ^ "General Information." Pasadena Independent School District. November 20, 2000. Retrieved on September 20, 2018.
  8. ^ TEA report shows PISD one of fastest growing districts Archived 2004-10-31 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Student Enrollment Growth Chart Archived 2005-08-29 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Growth Heavy in South Belt Area Archived 2012-09-09 at
  11. ^ Pasadena ISD Dress Code Archived 2012-09-07 at
  12. ^ "DOCKET NO. 008-R5-901." Texas Education Agency. Accessed October 13, 2008.
  13. ^ a b c d e f Trevizo, Melissa (August 26, 2014). "Pasadena ISD set to open new schools this fall". Pasadena Citizen at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  14. ^ "Home". Dr. Dixie Melillo Middle School. Retrieved November 10, 2019. 9220 Hughes Rd., Houston, Texas 77089
  15. ^ a b c "Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1928-1983 Through 1999-2002" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2007.
  16. ^ "Home". South Belt Elementary School. Retrieved 10 November 2019. 1801 Riverstone Ranch, Houston, Texas 77089 - The city name says "Houston, Texas" but the school is actually in the Pearland city limits (the map indicates the location of South Belt Elementary). Compare these to the Houston city limits
  17. ^ Sweeten, Valerie (17 August 2009). "Faces in the Crowd: A new year, a new elementary". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 15 April 2017.