• School Initiatives
    Parent and Family School Nights 

    Each year Anderson plans a Family Literacy Night as well as a Science, Math, Art, Technology and Health (S.M.A.T.H.) Night to give parents and their children a time, a place, along with some helpful guidelines to reinforce learning at home. Each year activities are focused around a specific theme.
    Family Literacy Night is designed to encourage families to read and write together. S.M.A.T.H. Nights encourage families to use skills in their every day lives.  Our goal is to encourage families to celebrate learning in all areas. Check the Panther Paws and flyers sent home for the dates.

    B. O. S. S.
    (Brothers of Superior Standards)

    Anderson Elementary BOSS Club (Brothers of Superior Standards)

    Sponsors:  Mr. Gerald and Mr. Ball

    The purpose of the BOSS Club is to help boys at Anderson become better educated, honest and respectable young men both now and as they come into their manhood. The BOSS program targets young men in the 4th and 5th grade and encourages the learning of proper social skills and etiquette. Additionally, the young men are trained to be proactive and to handle distressing situations while growing up as young men in today’s society.

    Go Cheerleaders!

    Anderson Elementary Dual Language School Cheerleader Program is for any first through fifth grade girl or boy who would like to enrich his/her elementary school experience.  The “Panther Squad” cheerleaders are ambassadors and spirit leaders for our school and community.  The cheerleading program is designed to help develop athletic skills, leadership and teamwork while also building character. Most importantly, they are tomorrows leaders and vital members of the community. Kindergarteners, who were experienced Anderson cheerleaders from the previous year, were grandfathered in.

    Westbury United Methodist Church Partnership
    Westbury United Methodist Church logo

    Anderson Elementary Dual Language School Partnership
    Westbury UMC is excited to announce a partnership with Anderson Elementary Dual Language School, located at 5727 Ludington Drive. With a hard-working, dedicated staff, led by a dynamic principal, Dr. Roslyn S. Vaughn, Anderson Elementary Dual Language School is a wonderful place, faced with the challenges of many of our schools.

    Westbury United Methodist Church members volunteer as a tutors, cafeteria monitors, office assistants, and many other positions. WUMC also provides community assistance through campus wide projects, community service days, and donations to the school, teachers and students.

    Rainbow Challenge - Math Competition

    The Education Rainbow Challenge is a nonprofit organization formed in 1998 by a group of Asian-Americans to promote education of all inner-city children in elementary and middle schools. Their focus is to encourage more young students to pursue studies and eventually careers in the math and science fields. Students from various elementary and middle schools compete in individual and team problem-solving exercises for the challenge. The competition is open only to students who are not enrolled in honors programs.
    Anderson participated in the competition for the 1st time in the 2011-2012 school year. Anderson walked away with:

    • 3rd Grade - 1st Place
    • 4th Grade - 2nd Place
    • 5th Grade - 1st Place



    Istation delivers individualized instruction — complete with age-appropriate content — for pre-K through high school students. Plus, every iStation lesson is supported with data-rich benchmark and continuous progress monitoring assessments through Istation's proprietary ISIP™ technology.  Istation is a technology based program which  uses specific indicators of progress to assess and automatically adjust the lessons to meet every child's individual ability in all of the skill areas — from struggling to advanced.

    Istation Delivers:


    • Computer-adaptive assessments that dynamically adjust to each student's skill level
    • Pre-K through 8th grade curriculum in reading and interdisciplinary studies
    • Engaging, interactive content in a game-like format that kids love
    • Differentiated instruction that corresponds to RTI tiers
    • Assessments and lessons reviewed by a respected advisory board of academic scholars
    • Measurable results in elevating students to on-grade-level reading
    • Aspirational characters that engage students and serve as role models of achievement
    • Automatic, real-time scoring that saves teachers time and reduces the risk of human error
    • Immediate access to comprehensive, customizable, insightful reports
    • A program that requires no manual data re-entry or manual syncing
    • A rich library of teacher resources, including over 1,900 teacher-directed lessons, complete bibliographies for each lesson, online interactive books, a teacher's manual, a user's guide, and technical support


    Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competition

    For the past several years, Anderson has participated in an annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competition sponsored by Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. This tradition continues to extoll the work and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    The first competition was established in 1993 in Dallas and expanded four years later to Houston. This unique event encourages the development of research, writing, and oratory skills of hundreds of Dallas and Houston elementary school children. The students' speeches will not only address how Dr. King impacts today's world, but also illustrate how his words continue to affect their lives and inspire their perspectives.
    Anderson holds a campus competition in October of the school year. During this competition of 4th and 5th graders, a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner is selected. The 1st place winner goes on the represent Anderson during the annual competition. The 2nd and 3rd place winners serve as alternates. All students participating in the school competition are invited to the finals followed by a luncheon at a 5 Star hotel.

    P.A.L.S. (Panther Adults Lending Support-Mentoring Program)

    When reaching out, all adults at Anderson select a student to mentor. The mentoring is not necessarily academics, but adults working with a child to build esteem and character. The PALS program is based upon the belief that we must build the whole child through nurturing. Once the child is nurtured, then all academics and everything else fall into place.

    TSU Interns

    Anderson partners with the Premiere College of Education at Texas Southern University where Dr. Vaughn serves as an adjunct professor. Our desire is to help prepare aspiring teachers to be the best they can be, while utilizing their energy and creative ideas to help with our students.


Contact Information

  • Houston Independent School District
    Anderson Elementary Dual Language School 
    5727 Ludington Ave.
    Houston, TX 77035
    Telephone: 713-726-3600
    Fax: 713-726-3603