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Houston Schools Guide: Laura Bush Elementary

Former First Lady Laura Bush doing what she enjoys most -- making learning fun.
Former First Lady Laura Bush doing what she enjoys most -- making learning fun.
Source: White House Press Release

"There are few careers that have such a lasting effect on an entire generation and an entire nation. Teachers fill children's lives with hope, learning and love - not just on school days, but every day of their lives."
Former First Lady Laura Bush

Upon that premise, Laura Welch Bush Elementary School opened its doors at the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year, on August 10, 2006. Students at Laura Bush Elementary participate in the Balanced Literacy program as part of the campus curriculum.

Located at 9100 Blackhawk in the southeast section of Houston, sandwiched between Hobby Airport and Clear Lake, the school educates approximately 970 students from Pre-K through Fourth Grade. Principal Mrs. Debbie Barrett extols the many exciting lessons taught each day through the school's state-of-the-art technology. For example, each classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard that has the capability of accessing the Internet with games & lessons.

"Our students are enjoying their lessons in a high-tech learning environment," Barrett says.

Of the many exciting programs at LBE, one outstanding program is Dual Language. Students can apply to learn in both English and Spanish as the program is a 50/50 Dual Language model with highly-qualified educators. The objective is for students to add a language while becoming bilingual and while learning to respect other languages & cultures.

The campus is a Recognized Campus by the Texas Education Agency and has received a Gold Performance Acknowledgment Award in Writing.

Barrett invites visits and reminds visitors, "don't forget to check out our fabulous music program, developmental pre-k program, cutting edge library resource center and our innovative sensory lab."

School Basics

Laura Welch Bush Elementary
9100 Blackhawk [map]
Houston, Texas 77075 / 713 740-0928

Principal: Debbie Barrett
Assistant Principal: Erica Ordogne
Assistant Principal: Stephanie Miller
Administrative Secretary: Angie Whitlock
Front Desk Clerk: Tina Saucedo

District: Pasadena Independent School District

Campus Rating: Exemplary

Test scores overview: TAKS Grade 4 - Math 83%; Reading 87%; Writing 97%

47 Teachers
971 Students


Asian/Pac. Isld. 11%
Black      21%
Hispanic 64%
Nat. Amer. ---
White       5%


  • K. Wilkerson - Lansing School Rankings Examiner 5 years ago

    This is an excellent summary. I have been learning a lot from reading other School Rankings reports from around the country and learning about how other cities compare with the Lansing area. I will continue to visit often and will comment when possible. Best wishes!

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    Edwina Lewis 3 years ago

    Thank you so much, Kristen. Please forgive me for not having read your encouraging message and replying much sooner. I got on track... and then fell off very quickly, with family and physical interferences. But... as they say... "No Excuses!" I'm going to try to get back on track and stay there. I hope I will be able to do so and that you will find something that will help you in the future. I will certainly be looking to see what you find in the Lansing area. Again, thanks, and I truly appreciate you. I would love for you to contact me any time. My email address is:

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