Benavidez Elementary School


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Welcome to Benavidez Elementary

  • Martha Preston Principal

    Mrs. Martha Preston, Principal 
    Phone: 713-778-3350

    Martha Preston has been selected as the new principal of Benavidez Elementary school.

    Mrs. Preston started her educational career as a Bilingual teacher in 2005 at Southwest Schools Bissonnet Elementary, where she grew in her professional life. She also served as the Special Education and 504 Teacher/Chair, RtI Coordinator, LPAC Coordinator, and Assistant Principal. In 2019 she joined HISD as one of the Senior Managers for the Multilingual Programs, and in October 2021 she was promoted to be the Director for Elementary School Office 1.

    Her passion for instruction and her love for coaching and supporting teachers brought her back to the campus level to serve the Benavidez community. Mrs. Preston holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universidad Antonio Nariño in Colombia S.A.. and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Concordia University.

School News

  • Who was Roy P. Benavidez? Click Here to learn more.

    Master Sergeant, Roy P. Benavidez, a Green Beret who received the Medal of Honor from President Ronald Reagan for heroism while wounded in the Vietnam War.

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  • Uniforms / Uniformes

    Uniforms will be required when students return to in-person learning on Monday, August 22, 2022. Se requerirán uniformes cuando los estudiantes vuelvan al aprendizaje en persona en lunes, 22 de agosto de 2022.

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  •  hrs


    Normal school hours are 7:30 - 3:00.

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  • ddssa


    Every volunteer must undergo an annual background check in order to volunteer at Benavidez Elementary. Register today!

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    Enrollment Now Online

    On the website, there are step-by-step details about enrollment for each category of students: new students, pre-k students, transfer students, and current students. Quick “How-To” guides and videos were also created to explain each step in the enrollment process. From learning how to get started with enrollment to becoming enrolled in HISD, resources are available. Families can enroll online anytime, anywhere. New students to HISD may enroll now, and current students may submit the Student Verification Form for the 2022-2023 school year. To get started, visit

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  • English and Español 

    Please refer to any of these documents for more information as needed to access our Online Learning Components.

    Roy P. Benavidez Faculty is here to help and support you and your students with digital learning.


    Click Here:  HISD TECH SUPPORT DOCS or scan QR Code below with any smart device.


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