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  • 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

  • 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

  • This Week at MIMS…


    Student Safety


    Dear MIMS community,

    A growing concern about student safety must be addressed. Staff parking is reserved for staff only even after school hours. Also, there is no parking available for parents in the bus zones. If you are here to visit the campus before, during, or after school, then please report to the front office to obtain a visitor’s pass. The Spark Park will be closed to the community in the morning. Once a child is on campus, it is imperative that all students proceed to their expected location. Parents wishing to pick up their child must follow our community procedure. Any unidentified adult or child on campus is a risk to all students’ safety. Student safety is our number one concern and we will take all necessary measures to ensure safety for all while on MIMS campus. Another letter will be sent out regarding this issue.




    Join us in celebrating our Boosterthon progress! We’re making steady progress in registrations and some have already begun to make some sales. Let’s work together to help fund passion projects for our beloved MIMS!


    Election Day (Sat, 12/14/19)


    We have been selected again as a polling station for the runoff election on December 14th from 7AM-7PM. We will set up voting booths in the cafeteria. The hallway leading to the main building will be closed to contain voter’s foot traffic.


    Thanksgiving Luncheon

    Wed, 11/20 – 2nd, Kinder, 5th, Pre-K, and SLL
    Thur, 11/21 – 3rd, 4th, 6th, 1st, 7th, and 8th grades

    Library Open on Wednesdays

    We have multiple parents and teachers expressing the need for students to access the library. Starting this Wednesday, 11/20/19 we are keeping the library open to all students during school hours on Wednesdays.

    Shout Outs

    Congratulations to all students who participated in UIL and won the Chinese speech competition! We would like for more students to sign-up for future competitions. Please reach out to your teacher for more information on an upcoming opportunity! As we all know, it’s not about winning but it is about the journey and wonderful experiences along the way. The spirit of competition promotes fellowship, learning, and fun! The more the merrier!

    Mr. Ying, Ms. Simpson, and Ms. Elaine Chac standing with UIL award recipients

    Magnet Application

    Do you know anyone who wants to join MIMS? Now is the time! Please encourage all interested families to contact our magnet coordinator to learn more about application process.

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