Benavidez Elementary School


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Welcome to Benavidez Elementary

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    Zabeth Parra-Malek, Principal 
    Phone: 713-778-3350

    Thank you for your interest in Benavidez Elementary School and welcome to our website. Whether you are a member of our school community or exploring Benavidez for the first time, we hope that you find our website informative, enjoyable, and easy to use. We also hope our website conveys the essence of the wonderful learning environment fostered by our dedicated teachers and talented students. Together they make Benavidez the unique and special place we believe it to be.

    We encourage you to e-mail or call us if you would like to know more about Benavidez. Visiting our beautiful campus and meeting our teachers and students is the best way to learn more about us, and tours are available throughout the school year. We welcome the opportunity to meet you in person and help you get to know Benavidez better.
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    Benavidez Elementary was selected as one of the schools to offer Summer Enrichment activities through the HISD All In! program. We are receiving special funding and resources to provide enrichment classes, during summer school, for students in 1st grade through 5th grade.  This is so exciting and important especially because the students have not been able to participate in enrichment school activities and field trips due to the pandemic.  Now, we are fortunate to be able to offer fun enriching programming for them to enjoy.  The dates are June 17-July 8th at Benavidez!


    Even if you child is not attending summer school, they can still come to Benavidez and participate in our summer enrichment program!!  Please see the classes below:

    Enrichment Class


    Grade levels

    Space Available

    Field trips-More information to come

    Children’s Museum:           Monday, June 28th              1st, 2nd and 3rd                       300 students+60 Chaperones

    Houston Zoo:                       Tuesday, June 29th              4th                                           100 students+ 8 Chaperones

    Science Museum:                Wednesday, June 30           5th                                          100 students+10Chaperones


    HISD Fine Arts Classes at Benavidez

    Theater Class:                   Each day                               3rd                                          30 students

    Visual Art Class:                Each day                               3rd, 4th, 5th                             25 students

    MECA Dance Class:            Each day                               1st - 5th                                   80 students

    Modern Music Afro-Latin:    Each Day                              1st-5th                                     60 students


    Enrichment STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) at Benavidez

       C-STEM                      16 hours                                3rd-5th                                     75 students

    Race to Mars STEM          5 hours                                   3rd-5th                                     50 students


    Sports Enrichment at Benavidez

    Soccer (Houston Dynamo)   Each day                             1st-5th                                     100 students

    Basketball (YMCA)              Each day                             1st-5th                                     100 students


    Gardening and Nutrition

    Campus garden and Nutrition    1day/week       1st-5th                           150 students







    Districtwide Pre-K & K enrollment Day
    Saturday, June 5, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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    Providing Houston's youngest learners with the best education requires beginning the learning process as early as possible.
    Prekindergarten and Kinder Enrollment Video
    English: How to Enroll in Pre-K or Kindergarten at HISD
    Spanish: Cómo inscribir a su hijo in prekínder o kínder en HISD

    Our enrollment process has moved online.

    Please click the headline for information.

    Enrollment Documents Click Here

  • HISD Coronavirus Updates 

    Please read this important letter English / Espanol

    HISD Reopening Plan for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

    HISD Reconnect Safely, Return Strong

    September 8, 2020 - January 29, 2021: First semester of virtual learning for students/parents who choose online instruction.

     *Parents will have the option to choose online instruction for the fall semester (through January 29) or entire school year (through June 11). *
    For more information visit HISD reopening plan for the 2020-2021 SY



    English and Español 

    Please refer to any of these documents for more information as needed to access our Online Learning Components.

    Roy P. Benavidez Faculty is here to help and support you and your student through this transition to digital learning.


    Click Here:  HISD TECH SUPPORT DOCS or scan QR Code below with any smart device.


  • Parent Introduction to Virtual Learning

    Parent Introduction to Virtual Learning

    The transition to virtual learning can present various challenges for families. To ensure parents & guardians are better informed, this course is designed to provide an introduction to virtual learning & guidance to support your student's virtual learning experience.

School News

  • Eviction Assistance

    If you have received a Notice to Vacate or a Citation to be removed from your home or evicted, you may be able to get legal assistance through the resources on this page. It is important to act as quickly as possible if you already received a notice.

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  • Curbside Student Meals

    Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 — the first day of the 2020-2021 school year — HISD Nutrition Services will offer daily curbside pickup, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Benavidez. Each day, families can go to any location to pick up one pre-packed breakfast and lunch meal per student. The meals are served at no cost to families. Parents must show proof of enrollment in an HISD school — such as a student ID or report card — to pick up the meals.

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  • Enrollment Information

    If you are a parent with a child new to HISD or need to enroll in a different campus, please visit this website after August 10 for additional information and instructions. No action is needed if you were enrolled in HISD on June 1, 2020 and (1) are attending the same school in the fall, or (2) are transitioning to a middle or high school that you are zoned to or, (3) are enrolling a magnet or school choice program you were offered a seat for. Students new to the district may still qualify for spots available at magnet and choice programs, including Prekindergarten; please contact your school of interest, visit or call 713-556-6734 for more information and assistance.

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  • Free English Classes Online

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