Garcia Elementary School

A School of Excellence

  • Read Houston Read

    • You can be an important part of HISD’s pilot program supporting its Literacy By 3 movement to have every child reading on grade level by the end of third grade. Volunteer to read to a first- or second-grader once a week and make a difference in a child’s life. For more information, please see this link.

Will you be a reading mentor?

  • Houston ISD and community partners held a press conference at Garcia Elementary and issued a call for 1,500 volunteers to join HISD's Read Houston Read program, to mentor first-graders at more than 50 selected elementary schools as part of the districts Literacy By 3 movement. '“All along, as we devised our master plan to attack this literacy crisis, we have said that this is not a problem that will be solved in the classroom or the school alone,” said Superintendent Terry Grier at the news conference at Garcia Elementary, one of the participating schools. “It is a community crisis, and the community’s help is needed to solve it. This is a very important — if not themost important — district initiative since I’ve been here.”

    To become a volunteer at Garcia Elementary please click the link below:

    For more information on the Read Houston Read program, please click the links below: