Mandarin Immersion

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  • Parents!

    Are you interested in joining MIMS? Applications for next school year are being accepted from September 10th to November 11th - click here for more information!

Welcome to MIMS! 欢迎来到休斯顿中文沉浸學校!

  • Welcome to the homepage of the Mandarin Immersion Magnet School (MIMS) in Houston Independent School District! MIMS is located in Houston, Texas and serves the entire HISD community.
    Mandarin Immersion Magnet School is a vibrant language immersion campus. Our students are diverse culturally, economically, and academically. In Pre-Kindergarten-5th grade, students typically spend half of the instructional day in a Mandarin class and the remaining half in an English class with native speakers in each language.This balanced approach employs rigorous academic standards in core subjects while developing biliteracy and bilingualism. In Middle School, all students take Pre-AP courses including accelerated Math and Science. In Grades 6-8, an Advanced Immersion track prepares 8th grade students to take the AP Chinese exam for college credit while 6th Grade students also join our campus at Middle School level for a Beginning Immersion Track.


    Through rich cultural partnerships and special events, students also gain an awareness of and an appreciation for Chinese culture, traditions and practices that enhance their global citizenship.We welcome your questions and look forward to introducing you to our unique and exciting educational program!

Our Principal 我們的 校長

  • Chung Ying
    Phone: 713-295-5276

    Mr. Chung Ying

    Chung Ying has been selected as the new principal of Mandarin Immersion Magnet School. Ying started his career in HISD in 2003 and has served students as a special education teacher, department chair and LPAC coordinator. For the last six years, he has been an assistant principal in Harmony Public Schools. He has extensive experience in special education and ESL education. Ying earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and holds an advanced degree in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas. He is fluent in Mandarin.

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Mr. Ying's Weekly Updates

  • Weekly Updates - October 22nd, 2021


    Dear Parents,

    I hope you all had a great week. Please see below for this week’s announcements.

    1. Middle school Q&A for the 5th grade parents

      5th grade parents, if you missed the middle school Q&A, we have recorded the meeting. You may watch it on MIMS YouTube channel here.

    2. Important - Arrival/dismissal updates

      You may park in the visitor’s parking in front of the main building. You may park on the side of Yorktown st. or McCulloch cir.

      Do not park in auction winner’s parking spot Do not park at the entrance of the school Do not double park in the driveway

      Do not park in any spot that has a number as those are assigned to teacher or staff

    3. Middle school locker

      We are making plans for all middle school students to use the lockers. We should work out the logistics and finalize our plan next week.

    4. Middle school retake opportunities

      Students who need to retake a quiz/test are given specific time/period to do so. If the student didn’t show up for the retake, he/she will receive a zero unless it was due to medical/emergency reasons.

    5. Election day plan,

      Our campus is once again selected as polling station for Tuesday, 11/2/21.

      • All procedures are in effect on Nov 2nd only

      • The voting stations will be set up in the library. Voters will enter from the front door and go straight to the library. Hallways will be blocked off to the voters. There will be an HISD staff monitor voter traffic during school hours.

      • School hours remain the same – 8:05 AM to 3:50 PM

      • Morning arrival – All students will come in the building through the Dragon door. Please drop off your child near the Dragon door

      • Our parking spaces may be limited on this day

      • For drop off/pick up, parents can still drive around the parking lot as usual but expect heavy traffic

      • Dismissal – follow normal procedure

      • After school program staff come in the building through the dragon door

      • After school programs operate as normal

        Below is message from HISD government relations in regards to mask mandate and voter access:

        Your campus has been selected as a polling location for the elections scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Harris County administers the election process at designated HISD campuses. The designated voting area at your school does not fall under HISD jurisdiction. This means that while being used as a polling location, the HISD mask mandate cannot be imposed on members of the public entering the school for purposes of participating in the election process. Voters and those working at the polling site cannot be required to wear masks.

        In addition, the campus is not allowed to ID voters on election day. If voters are required to access the designated voting area through the front office, your staff is prohibited from asking the person for identification before directing them to the designated area to vote.

        Students/staff will not be in the vicinity of the designated voting location on campus. Voters will be limited to the designated voting area for voting purposes.

        Also, please work with the election judge to reserve and mark off a sufficient number of handicapped parking spaces near or in close proximity to the entrance to the designated voting area.

    6. Data night,

      The teachers have voted to present data night in a recorded video. We will release data night video on Friday, 11/5/21. Parents, please note that you are always welcome to reach out to the teachers about your child’s progress and test results. You do not have to wait until data night to learn all about your child’s data.

    7. Website clean-up

    We are needing your help with school website clean-up. If you see an out-of-date page/information on MIMS website, please send a screenshot to Ms. Obando at or Mr. Milla at


    Thank you all and have a great weekend! CY

    For questions related to

    504 program, safety - Ms. Tima-an (

    GT program, Mandarin curriculum, TELPAS – Ms. T.Liu (

    After school program – Mr. Sergio (

    Volunteer in Public Schools – Ms. Chavez (

    PSAT, testing, LPAC, magnet program – Ms. Xia (

    Family engagement – Mr. Lee (

    Attendance, registration, student records – Ms. Connie (

    IT/technology, magnet program – Ms. Obando ( IT/technology – Mr. Milla (

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