Carrillo Elementary

HISD Vanguard Magnet and Neighborhood School


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Welcome to Carrillo Elementary

  • Mary P HallinanPrincipal 
    Phone: 713-924-1870

    Mary P Hallinan, Principal Welcome! I am very pleased to be principal at Carrillo Elementary School, located in the historic East End of Houston! I grew up in the beautiful area of Upstate New York and after graduation from Elmira College with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Elementary Education, I relocated to Houston, Texas to begin my career in education.

    My first teaching position was at Cage Elementary in the historic East End of Houston. During my time at Cage, I taught 4th Grade ESL and 1st-5th grade Language Arts. During this time, I obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Mid-Management Certification from the University of Houston. In January of 1993. I coordinated the opening of Carrillo Elementary, built as a relief school to relieve overcrowding at nearby elementary schools. At Carrillo, I have been the Technologist, Lead Teacher, Assistant Principal, and since 2000, Principal. Read more...



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  • Red Ribbon Week

    Wednesday, October 23

    “Hero Day”

    Real Heroes are Drug Free


    Thursday, October 24

    Crazy Hat/Crazy Hair Day

    We're wild about being drug free


    Friday, October 25

    University T-shirt

    My future belongs to me because I am drug free


    Monday, October 28

    Mustache Day

    I mustache you not to do drugs


    Tuesday, October 29

    Sunglasses Day

    My future is so bright, no drugs in sight


    Wednesday, October 30

    Wear Red

    We are drug free


    Thursday, October 31

    Book Character Day

    Special Speaker will present


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  •  School Hours

    7:30 AM - 2:50PM

     **Students are considered tardy after 7:35 AM.**

    Once the front doors are locked at 7:45 am, parents must escort students to the front office to obtain a late pass.


    Please do NOT park in the red fire lane.  Park in a designated parking space.


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