"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."
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%
Asian/Pac. Isld. 11%
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