Chavez High School opened August 16, 2000. The school opened its doors to approximately 1,500 students in grades 9-11. It is a state of the art 21st century educational learning institution catering to the East Region inner-city community. The school shares a boundary with the city of Pasadena and is located within 30 minutes of the central business district, the Port of Houston, the Medical Center, and the Johnson Space Center. The school is named after Cesar E. Chavez, who founded and led the first successful farm workers’ union in U.S. history. Chavez High School was built as part of the Houston Independent School District’s “Rebuild 2000” program. Chavez has the only International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Houston ISD in the eastern half of the district. Overall, our campus has a fully authorized visit for the Career and Diploma Program and is a candidate for the Middle Years Program School.
The school has several career and technical educational programs: Health Science and Fire, Environmental Science, Engineering, and Visual Audio Media Occupational Studies. We offer our students certification programs in pharmacy technician, emergency medical technician, floral design, and fire fighter.