Located in the rich historic community of Eastwood, Lantrip is located off Lockwood and McKinney, just minutes from Downtown. We are an Environmental Magnet School and also offer a Gifted/Talented and Vanguard neighborhood program. We have students enrolled from all throughout the Houston area. The school currently has 700 students and is housed with two science labs, two state of the art computer labs, an outdoor learning greenhouse and an outdoor classroom. In 2009 the school was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Recognized by the Texas Education Agency as an Exemplary School for the past three years, Lantrip is committed to maintaining a level of excellence while continuing to raise our standards yearly.
At Lantrip Elementary, teachers support each other and learn from each other’s strengths. We believe that “your successes are my successes.” Together, we adhere to a climate of high expectations for all instructors and students on campus. Our qualified instructors meet weekly as professional learning communities to review data and discuss ways to raise standards and improve test results. In addition to horizontal planning on the grade level, teachers are involved in monthly vertical team meetings to improve communication within the professional continuum.
Key to our students’ growth and success are Lantrip’s academic core values. We believe that all students can learn, and that teachers make a difference in the success of individual students. In each classroom, students are engaged in their learning through differentiated instructional activities. Our school emphasizes the fundamentals of reading in our Early Childhood curriculum because we feel that it is important to communicate our goals of high academic success early on.
In addition to our core curriculum, Lantrip offers many opportunities for students to extend their learning through enrichment programs such as Accelerated Reader and Math Superstars. Students have a multitude of opportunities to both express themselves artistically and develop higher-level thinking skills in our extended-day enrichment program. Some of the programs offered are dance, fine arts, chess,and robotics.
Essential to creating students who will be successful in both school and life is the promotion of a college-bound culture. Throughout the campus, reminders of college goals are visible. Students in grades third through fifth are given the opportunity to visit different institutions of higher education in Texas. The goal is to infuse their minds with a vision of future success.
In partnership with parents and the community, Lantrip strives to open students’ minds to a world of possibilities. Lantrip Elementary is truly a unique place for children to learn about their world and begin to make their mark on it.