Longfellow Elementary School

A Magnet School For the Creative and Performing Arts


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Katherine Keafer - Principal

Patricia Emerson - Teacher Specialist

Julia Browder-Griffin - Teacher Specialist

Andrea Pennington - Magnet Coordinator
Jorge Rodriguez - Assistant Principal

Garland Spiller - School Counselor
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Welcome to Longfellow Elementary

  • Katherine Keafer, Principal 

    Phone: 713-295-5268

    Thank you for your interest in Longfellow Elementary and welcome to our website. Whether you are a member of our school community or exploring Longfellow for the first time, we hope that you find our website informative, enjoyable, and easy to use. We also hope our website conveys the essence of the wonderful learning environment fostered by our dedicated teachers and talented students. Together they make Longfellow the unique and special place we believe it to be.  

School News

  • 2018 Summer Program Information

    Students can participate in a variety of fun and educational activities this summer, which can help prepare them for the upcoming school year and prevent the “summer slide.” Click the image to the left for more information!

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  • Schoolyard Habitats Provide Resiliency in HISD

    Ms. Howell, our Science lead, is quoted in a new blog from the National Wildlife Refuge that discusses how our butterfly gardens have made a difference here at Longfellow. Click the image to the left to read the blog.

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  • 2018-19 School Supplies

    Want to get ready for 2018-19 before the rush? Click the image to the left to see each grade level's list.

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  • 2018 "Pennies for Patients" Campaign Closes

    We had another very successful “Pennies for Patients” Cancer Campaign this school year! From April 16-May 14th our students and staff synergized with the community and raised a whopping $3,000.36! Click the image to the left for more information!

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Upcoming Events

NEW School Hours

PLEASE NOTE: School Hours for the 2018-19 School Year are changing! School will start at 7:30AM and end at 2:50PM.Don't be late!


  • amelia mitchell award 2018 Amelia Mitchell Award

    We would like to congratulate 5th grade student, Lilliana Williams, for winning this year's Amelia Mitchell Award. Lilliana was one of five remarkable students to be nominated by their teachers for this honor.
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Title I Information

2016-2017 Title I Part A Presentation
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The Leader in Me

For more information about Longfellow Elementary and The Leader in Me™ process, please visit the HISD News Blog.

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