We are pleased that you have chosen one of Houston Independent School District’s exemplary schools for your child’s education, and we trust that you will have a positive, successful experience. We hope the information we provide you with will answer some of the frequently asked questions and help smooth this transition period. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to consult your child’s teacher or the administrative staff.Although Horn is not a Magnet school anymore, we continue to offer all programs through our ancillary classes: Art, Computer Lab, Creative Writing and Drama, Life Sports, Library, Music and Science Lab.Our studetnts are actively involved in different contests throughout the year; some of the contests we participate in include Spelling Bee, Name That Book, Rodeo Art Contest, Poetry and Essay Contest, Fire Prevention, Art Contest, UIL Competitions and Odyssey of the Mind just to mention some.Horn Elementary received the Met Standard 2015 Acountability Rating from the Texas Education Agency, TEA, as well as Distinction Designations for Reading, Science, Top 25 Percent Student Progress, Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness... All the possible distinctions were achieved!!!For more information about our school, click here.
About Paul Whitfield Horn (1870-1932)After moving to Texas in 1892, Paul W. Horn was principal at various schools and superintendent of several school districts. He became the superintendent of Houston schools in 1904. Houston schools achieved national recognitions under his supervision as the superintendent. He introduced the Junior High Schools (now called Middle Schools) plan. In 1910, he became the president of Texas State Teachers Association, later becoming the vice president of the National Teacher Association. Paul Horn was awarded three doctorates from Baylor University, Southwestern University, and Central College in 1917. After heading the American School Foundation in Mexico City for one year, he returned to Texas to become president of Southwestern University in 1922. In 1925, he became the first president of Texas Technological College, now known as Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Horn served as president at Tech until his death in 1932.Citation: Ernest Wallace, "HORN, PAUL WHITFIELD," Handbook of Texas Online(http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fho59), accessed July 24, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.