Mission Statement: Memorial Elementary is the school of choice for Houston families because we nurture the total development of every student, so they can become critical thinkers, responsible decision makers, and college-ready learners. This is accomplished through rigorous differentiated instruction with the active participation of parents, community members, teachers, and students.
Memorial Elementary is situated on part of what was Camp Logan, a military training facility for soldiers during World War I. More than 25,000 soldiers trained from August 1917 to March 1919 in preparation for overseas duty. The camp had a library, a hospital, tow, newspapers, and the soldiers lived in tents. The main entrance to the camp was located at what is presently the traffic roundabout at Washington Avenue and Westcott Street.
According to school records, Memorial Elementary was established in 1926 to replace the old Roberts Elementary School which was in the original Camp Logan Red Cross building. Since 1926 Memorial Elementary has had eight principals:
- D.W. Donovan 1926-1946
- Geneva Carl 1946-1954
- Louise Robert 1954-1960
- Elizabeth Hunt 1960-1968
- Doris Mills 1968-1982
- Thelma Garza 1982-1989
- Arturo Castillo 1989-2013
- Mechiel Rozas 2013-2015
- Maria Teresa Garcia 2015 - Present