about us


    Since 1956, Nathaniel Q. Henderson Elementary has been enriching the lives of its’ students, their families, and the community. Located in Houston's Fifth Ward, Nathaniel Q. Henderson Elementary is continuing in Mr. Nathaniel Q. Henderson’s legacy by being committed to the total development of each child academically, socially, culturally, and morally. Each child that attends Nat Q. Henderson benefits from a positive learning environment, which includes parental and community involvement. As an HISD recognized school, our curriculum is both challenging and diverse for all students and fosters self-esteem, respect for others, and the qualities of productive citizens. At Nat Q. Henderson, our educational focus is on our students. We believe that student education is our leading priority and that all scholars can learn to their individual potential.  Daily, scholars will be engaged in academic activities that promote college and career readiness.  Our continuous commitment to improvement ensures that our scholars are well-rounded, self-directed, and lifelong learners. Our small class sizes allow for teachers to interact with students and their families to maximize student achievement, development and mastery. At Nat. Q. Henderson, we strive to develop the whole person. So, when students graduate, they will possess the confidence, compassion and character to make their future and ours the best it can be.