Core Values

Value Description
Students First We believe students are our most important constituents and must be the beneficiaries of our efforts. Everything we do will drive student learning, well-being, and success.
Restoring Trust We follow through on our commitments, we are reliable, we are transparent, and we follow the rules. To attain our desired future, our administration and staff must earn the community’s trust. We must effectively manage resources and enlist community support to provide a quality education for each student.
Excellence for All Students We take action to ensure all students can reach their full potential, regardless of their race, economic status, neighborhood, or the language they speak at home.
Purposeful Innovation We embrace new approaches to meet the diverse needs of our students.
Guided by Community Voice We honor our city’s diversity and continuously engage students, parents, and the Houston community to shape and inform our work.
Unified in our Pursuit We work as one team in service of our students. We respect our colleagues and operate by our values at every level of our organization, every day.