Language Programs

  • International

    Students learn about the origins of several fruits and vegetables during an International Fruit and Vegetable Festival at Briscoe Elementary.

    HISD is rich with diversity, mirroring Houston. Our specialty schools — dual language, language immersion, International Baccalaureate, and internationally focused high schools — offer students the opportunity for broader language study, multicultural explorations, and the skills to function smoothly in a shrinking global environment.

    Dual language campuses promote instruction in two languages as equally important, giving English speakers the gift of bilingualism and allowing English-as-a-second-language students to retain their own language while mastering English.

    The programs in 30-plus HISD schools not only prepare students for a world that increasingly requires aptitude in more than one language but also teaches the importance and value of respecting other cultures.

    Dual Language FAQs: English | Spanish
     

Dual Language High Schools

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Bellaire High School
Magnet Program: World Languages
Additional Programs: ROTC, International Baccalaureate, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Rachel Burgan | Email: rburgan@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-295-3704 | 713-295-3763 (fax)

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Heights High School
Magnet Program: Computer Technology
Additional Programs: Dual Languages, Linked Learning, ROTC, International Baccalaureate, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Byronica Pickney | Email: BPICKNEY@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-865-4400 | 713-802-4749 (fax)

Dual Language Middle Schools

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Burbank Middle School
Magnet Program: Vanguard
Magnet Coordinator: Sanjuanita Mottu | Email: sanjuanita.mottu@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-696-2720 | 713-696-2723 (fax)

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Hamilton Middle School
Magnet Program: Vanguard
Magnet Coordinator: Cynthia Elliott | Email: cynthia.elliott@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-802-4725 | 713-802-4731 (fax)

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Hogg Middle School
Magnet Program: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Magnet Coordinator: Daniella Andrade | Email: dandrad1@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-802-4700 | 713-802-4708 (fax)

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Meyerland Middle School
Magnet Program: Performing and Visual Arts
Magnet Coordinator: John Marshall | Email: john.marshall@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-726-3616 | 713-726-3622 (fax)

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Pin Oak Middle School
Magnet Program: Foreign Language
Magnet Coordinator: Jennifer Heemer | Email: jheemer@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-295-6500 | 713-295-6511 (fax)

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Wharton K-8 Dual Language
Magnet Program: Dual Language
Magnet Coordinator: Melina Doig | Email: mdoig@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-535-3771 | 713-535-3772 (fax)

Dual Language Elementary Schools

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Anderson Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-726-3600 | 713-726-3603 (fax)

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Ashford Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 281-368-2120 | 281-368-2123 (fax)

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Browning Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-867-5140 | 713-867-5148 (fax)

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Burnet Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-924-1780 | 713-924-1783 (fax)

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Burrus Elementary
Magnet Program: Fine Arts & Physical Development
Magnet Coordinator: Guadalupe "Lupe" Padilla | Email: gpadill1@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-867-5180 | 713-867-5182 (fax)

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Cage Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-924-1700 | 713-924-1704 (fax)

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Condit Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-295-5255 | 713-668-5738 (fax)

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Coop Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-696-2630 | 713-696-2633 (fax)

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Davila Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-924-1851 | 713-924-1853 (fax)

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De Zavala Elementary
Magnet Program: Vanguard
Magnet Coordinator: Dinora Espinosa | Email: despino1@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-924-1888 | 713-924-1891 (fax)

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DeAnda Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-556-9550 | 713-556-9552 (fax)

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Dogan Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-671-4110 | 713-671-4142 (fax)

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Durham Elementary
Magnet Program: IB/PYP
Magnet Coordinator: Shanta Davis | Email: sdavis19@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-613-2527 | 713-613-2515 (fax)

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Elrod Elementary
Magnet Program: Emerging Medical Scholars
Magnet Coordinator: Laura Henry | Email: lhenry5@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-778-3330 | 713-778-3333 (fax)

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Emerson Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-917-3630 | 713-917-3634 (fax)

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Farias ECC
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-691-8730 | 713-691-8746

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Franklin Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-924-1820 | 713-924-1823 (fax)

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Garden Villas Elementary
Magnet Program: Music
Magnet Coordinator: Adavion Wayne | Email: awayne@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-845-7484 | 713-847-4714 (fax)

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Gregg Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-845-7432 | 713-847-4708 (fax)

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Harris R P Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-450-7100 | 713-450-7103 (fax)

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Helms Elementary
Magnet Program: Dual Language
Magnet Coordinator: Julie Hernandez | Email: JHERNAN2@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-867-5130 | 713-867-5133 (fax)

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Herod Elementary
Magnet Program: Vanguard
Magnet Coordinator: Todd Paulus | Email: tpaulus@houstoisd.org
Phone: 713-778-3315 | 713-778-3317 (fax)

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Herrera Elementary
Magnet Program: Integrated Technology
Magnet Coordinator: Melody Vizi | Email: mvizi@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-696-2800 | 713-696-2804 (fax)

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Highland Heights Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-696-2920 | 713-696-2922 (fax)

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Hobby Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-434-5650 | 713-434-5652 (fax)

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J R Harris Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-924-1860 | 713-924-1863 (fax)

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Kashmere Gardens Elementary
Magnet Program: Fine Arts
Magnet Coordinator: Samuel Childs | Email: schilds1@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-671-4160 | 713-671-4163 (fax)

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Kelso Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-845-7451 | 713-847-4710 (fax)

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Kolter Elementary
Magnet Program: Languages and Cultures
Magnet Coordinator: Kathleen Crossett | Email: kathleen.crossett@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-726-3630 | 713-726-3663 (fax)

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Ninfa R. Laurenzo ECC
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-924-0350 | 713-934-0390 (fax)

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Law Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-732-3630 | 713-732-3633 (fax)

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Love Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-867-0840 | 713-867-0841 (fax)

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Mading Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-732-3560 | 713-732-3563 (fax)

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Martinez C Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-224-1424 | 713-224-1304 (fax)

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McNamara Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-778-3460 | 713-778-3431 (fax)

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Memorial Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-867-5150 | 713-867-5151 (fax)

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Northline Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-696-2890 | 713-696-2894 (fax)

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Osborne Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 281-405-2525 | 713-405-2528 (fax)

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Patterson Elementary
Magnet Program: Literature
Magnet Coordinator: Eileen Hennessy | Email: ehenness@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-943-5750 | 713-943-5755 (fax)

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Ray Daily ES
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 281-368-2111 | 281-368-7463 (fax)

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Reagan K-8 Ed Center
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-556-9575 | 713-556-9576 (fax)

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Robinson Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-450-7108 | 713-450-7129 (fax)

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Roosevelt Elementary
Magnet Program: Vanguard
Magnet Coordinator: Mar Azcarraga | Email: mazcarra@HoustonISD.org
Phone: 713-696-2820 | 713-696-2821 (fax)

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Scarborough Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-696-2710 | 713-696-2712 (fax)

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Shearn Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-295-5236 | 713-295-5253 (fax)

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Sherman Elementary
Magnet Program: N/A
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: N/A
Phone: 713-226-2627 | 713-236-8417 (fax)

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Twain Elementary
Magnet Program: Literary Development
Magnet Coordinator: Janelle Wade | Email: jwade@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-295-5230 | 713-295-5283 (fax)

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Wainwright Elementary
Magnet Program: Math and Science
Magnet Coordinator: William Fletcher | Email: wfletche@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-613-2550 | 713-613-2549 (fax)

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Wharton K-8 Dual Language
Magnet Program: Dual Language
Magnet Coordinator: Melina Doig | Email: mdoig@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-535-3771 | 713-535-3772 (fax)

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Whidby Elementary
Magnet Program: Health Science
Magnet Coordinator: Ellen Williams-Stanley | Email: ewilli10@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-746-8170 | 713-746-8173 (fax)

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Mark White Elementary
Magnet Program: Boundary Option Transfer
Magnet Coordinator: N/A | Email: AJacks18@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-556-6571 | 713-556-7497 (fax)