• Tinsley Elementary - School History 

    Eleanor Tinsley Elementary, named after the prominent Houston school board chair and city councilwoman, was the first school to open under the "Rebuild 2002 Bond Program" on August 20, 2001. Tinsley is located in the Fondren Southwest area of Houston. The school is a state of the arts facility, equipped with a parent center, science, computer, and music labs along with a multi-purpose/gymnasium area. The outdoor area includes a Spark Park which remains open to the public during weekends and after school. Tinsley opened with a projected enrollment of 750 students. Instruction is provided in grades 1-5, with Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten being provided by nearby Halpin Early Childhood Center.

    At Tinsley, we are committed to providing our children the highest quality education in a safe and nurturing environment. We work side-by-side with our families and the community to achieve educational, physical and social success.

    Tinsley Elementary will function as a collaborative community. We will:

    • Uphold the highest expectations for our staff and students.
    • Work as a community-wide team to address challenges and celebrate success.
    • Monitor every student's progress through the use of data.
    • Work with a common purpose and clear goal.
    • Implement strategies for enhancing student achievement.
    • Utilize genuine family engagement practices that positively impact educational outcomes.
    • Implement consistent and effective positive behavior supports for our children.
    • Develop programs that support literacy in every class and every content.
    • Seek opportunities for professional growth to ensure we have the tools and resources for providing the highest quality education.
    • Collaborate through professional learning communities to improve student learning. 
    • Build and maintain the "growth mindset” in our staff and students so that it is a permanent part of our culture.