Vision, Goals, and Constraints

  • The Houston Independent School District School Board adopted changes to AE(LOCAL) in November 2023 to update the District’s vision, student outcome goals, and superintendent constraints to serve as the district's roadmap to success.
  • Vision Statement

    The Houston Independent School District (HISD) empowers students to become critical thinkers, visionary leaders, and active contributors in their community, fostering a pathway to success for limitless opportunities in a competitive global landscape.

    Student Outcome Goals

    Goal 1

    The percentage of grade 3 students in HISD earning Meets Grade Level on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) reading test will increase from 41 percent in June 2023 to 56 percent in June 2028.

    Goal 2

    The percentage of grade 3 students in HISD earning Meets Grade Level on the STAAR math test will increase from 38 percent in June 2023 to 53 percent in June 2028.

    Goal 3

    The percentage of students graduating Texas Success Initiative (TSI)-ready and with an industry-based certification (IBC) will increase from 11 percent for the 2021-22 graduates to 26 percent for the 2026-27 graduates.

    Goal 4

    Students in grades 4 through 8 who receive special education services that achieve growth as measured by Domain 2 Part A of the state accountability system will increase from 63 percent in August 2023 to 78 percent in August 2028.

    Superintendent Constraints

    Constraint 1

    The Superintendent shall not allow the number of multi-year D or F campuses with a prior unacceptable rating to grow or maintain the same.

    Constraint 2

    The Superintendent shall not allow ineffective supports, systems, and processes for students receiving special education services across the district to negatively impact Individual Education Plan (IEP) development and implementation.

    Constraint 3

    The Superintendent shall not make significant changes to programming or school options without conducting and communicating a research-based analysis of the effectiveness and impact on the achievement of board-adopted student outcome goals.