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...



  • HISD Office of School Choice is currently accepting Applications for Phase 2 of the process.  

    For more information on Magnet Schools visit:


    5th grade parents can apply for 6th grade schools via:


    Any interested Kinder-5th grade parents can apply to Carrillo. Please contact Ms. Santiago, Magnet Coordinator if you would like to tour Carrillo or having any further questions.  

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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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