For the 2017-18 school year, HISD is launching ACHIEVE 180, a research-based action plan to support, strengthen, and empower underserved and underperforming HISD feeder pattern communities to increase student achievement. Best practices from successful school turnaround initiatives, including effective teachers, strong principal leadership, and an environment of high expectations for both students and staff, are incorporated into the plan.

Six guiding pillars will provide the strategic framework for the transformational work that will be done at 45 schools within and throughout targeted feeder patterns. The pillars include: leadership excellence, teaching excellence, instructional excellence, school design, social and emotional learning support, and family and community empowerment. In total, ACHIEVE 180 is expected to impact nearly 2,000 teachers and over 30,000 students and their families.

Ten of the campuses in ACHIEVE 180 are known as the “Superintendent’s Schools.” HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza is committed to transforming these campuses over the next year through the pillars of the Achieve 180 program, along with increased support from district leadership and centralized assistance from various departments. Click here for more information.
Carranza “If we provide a package of essential leadership, instructional, social and emotional, and community supports for our historically underserved and underperforming feeder patterns and school communities, then our schools will be equipped to accelerate preparation of our students to fulfill the qualities and characteristics of the HISD Global Graduate Profile.”
HISD Superintendent
Richard Carranza
Leadership Excellence a highly effective principal
in every school

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Instructional Excellence an effective, aligned, differentiated,
and rigorous lesson in every classroom

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Social & Emotional Learning Support a menu of social and emotional supports tailored to each campus and community

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Teaching Excellence an effective team of teachers
at every school

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School Design a school day and school
environment designed for student progress and achievement

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Family & Community Empowerment family and community members are partners in education

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