• James DeAnda Elementary is a Pre-K through 5th grade global, dual language school in the Houston Independent School District. DeAnda has made significant growth and improvement over the past few years, winning awards for:

    Texas Education Agency, All 6 Academic Distinctions Earned

    • Academic Achievement in ELA/Reading

    • Academic Achievement in Mathematics

    • Academic Achievement in Science

    • Top 25 Percent Student Progress

    • Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps

    • Postsecondary Readiness


    Children At Risk

    Gold Ribbon School

    “Awarded to schools who defy the odds”

    B+ Ranking


    Family and Community Engagement (FACE)

    Awarded Gold Status 3 years in a row for excellent family and community engagement initiatives!

    So how have we been successful? And what do we do from here?

    It comes down to our values:

    Excellence- We learn to be our best selves. Each and every day we try to get just a little bit better, whether that’s reading a book that used to be too hard, getting one more math problem correct, or helping a classmate succeed.

    Collaboration- We work together to become better scholars and people. Learning does not happen in isolation. It takes a community of scholars working together to explore, examine, and excel.

    Leadership-Teachers and students lead by example. We are who we want those around us to become, and that is the best that they can be.

    There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.

    -Jiddu Krishnamurti