Ashford Elementary School opened in 1971 in West Houston's Shadowbriar community. Originally, Ashford was a primary campus serving students in pre-kindergarten through second grade until the 2014-2015 school year. At the start of the subsequent year, Ashford yearly added a grade level and now serves students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Additionally, Ashford school's architecture served as an open-space school where there were no physical walls separating classrooms, a very popular theme emergent in the 1970s public school system. However, today the classes are self-contained by classroom spaces. With the opening of our two new wings, all grade-level school rooms have become housed in permanent buildings specifically designed to meet the young learner's needs.