DeAnda Elementary School


School Hours

  • School Begins: 7:30 a.m.
    School Ends: 3:00 p.m.

Mission Statement

  • Our mission at DeAnda Elementary School is to empower scholars to become global leaders who strive for excellence by becoming responsible citizens, critical thinkers, and effective communicators.


    Nuestra misión es capacitar a los académicos: convertirse en líderes mundiales, esforzarse por la excelencia y convertirse en ciudadanos responsables, pensadores críticos y comunicadores efectivos.


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Welcome to DeAnda Elementary School

  • Justin RitsemaJustin RitsemaPrincipal 
    Phone: 713-556-9550

    Justin Ritsema has been selected as the new principal at DeAnda Elementary School.  Ritsema most recently served as assistant principal at Mandarin Immersion Magnet School. He began his career in 2009 as a 5th grade teacher at Northline Elementary. He has served as a Teacher Development Specialist and also as an Assistant Principal at Mitchell and Briargrove Elementary. 
    He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina and his Master of Education in School Leadership from The Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

Maria Santibanez

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