Mandarin Immersion

Magnet School



Welcome! 欢迎! Huānyíng!

  • Welcome to the homepage of the Mandarin Immersion Magnet School (MIMS) in Houston Independent School District! MIMS is located in Houston, Texas and serves the entire HISD community.
    Mandarin Immersion Magnet School is a vibrant language immersion campus. Our students are diverse culturally, economically, and academically. In Pre-Kindergarten-5th grade, students typically spend half of the instructional day in a Mandarin class and the remaining half in an English class with native speakers in each language.This balanced approach employs rigorous academic standards in core subjects while developing biliteracy and bilingualism. In Middle School, all students take Pre-AP courses including accelerated Math and Science. In Grades 6-8, an Advanced Immersion track prepares 8th grade students to take the AP Chinese exam for college credit while 6th Grade students also join our campus at Middle School level for a Beginning Immersion Track.


    Through rich cultural partnerships and special events, students also gain an awareness of and an appreciation for Chinese culture, traditions and practices that enhance their global citizenship.We welcome your questions and look forward to introducing you to our unique and exciting educational program!

Chung Ying named new principal of Mandarin Immersion Magnet School

  • Mr. Chung Ying

    Chung Ying, Principal 
    Phone: 713-295-5276

    Chung Ying has been selected as the new principal of Mandarin Immersion Magnet School. Ying started his career in HISD in 2003 and has served students as a special education teacher, department chair and LPAC coordinator. For the last six years, he has been an assistant principal in Harmony Public Schools. He has extensive experience in special education and ESL education. Ying earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and holds an advanced degree in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas. He is fluent in Mandarin.

Mr. Ying's Weekly Updates

  • Weekly Updates - January 21st, 2020


    Dear parents,


    Chinese New Year rehearsals officially begin this week during their Chinese classes!  One minute of practice is worth an hour on stage!  Please help your child become successful during their presentation by practicing at home.  Students will begin practicing their CNY performances on stage during Chinese classes. 


    Thursday, 1/23


    Classroom Chinese Yew Year parties will take place this coming Thursday during the day. Please coordinate with your child’s teachers for celebration times and details.


    Friday, 1/24


    HISD is sponsoring a Build your own Asian Bowl menu celebrating Chinese New Year. There will be a choice of General Tso or Mandarin Chicken, with rice or noodles. Price is free for all students and $4.00 for parents.  Come join the fun!


    Friday, 1/24


    School store is this Friday during lunch. Parents please keep in mind that if you are coming to have lunch with your child, this is the one day out of the entire month that they get to spend the MIMS dollars that they have earned. 


    Worried about college? Preparation is key to unlocking a bright future. Which is why The Houston Hispanic Forum (HHF) is hosting its 34th annual Career and Education Day on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center. All students grades 6-12 and their parents are invited to attend. The event is free, and lunch will be provided.


    At HHF Career and Education Day, participants will:


    • Attend high-impact sessions on prospective careers and career fields (STEM, Arts & Humanities, Business Industry, Public Service, and Multidisciplinary Studies).
    • Visit with both local and national college representatives.
    • Receive hands-on financial aid assistance.

    In addition, HHF is requesting that students pre-register for the event online at To ease this process, students can register on the bus prior to the event using their cell phones.


    We hope to see many MIMS students represented! See you there!


    Please check the following information regarding the USA Toyota Dream Car Contest artwork submission.


    *   If you prefer to mail your child(ren)’s work(s) by yourself, please note the postmark deadline is January 31.

    *  If you would like to let MIMS mail it/them out for you, please turn the completed pack (entry form taped onto the back of artwork) in to art teacher before January 24.


    Thank you so much for supporting our students’ art education! 


    One of the greatest experiences a child may have while at MIMS is the opportunity form their childhood through a complete cultural immersion. This summer MIMS students will be offered the opportunity of a lifetime; to study abroad in main land China! 


    Students will study Mandarin Chinese language, experience traditional art forms through learning Chinese calligraphy and paper cutting, participate in cultural activities such as conducting a formal tea ceremony, and visit points of interest and sites of natural beauty in China, including the Great Wall of China near Beijing.


    HISD students who will be 9th-12th graders in an HISD high school in SY20-21, who want to learn Chinese language and culture in an intensive setting, and who will be recommended highly by their teachers. You do not have to be enrolled in Chinese class to apply.


    We highly encourage you to come to our informational session coming soon to find out more! Attached here is a flyer with more information and contact numbers for all those who are interested! We hope to see you there! 

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