Booker T. Washington High School..... (nicknamed "Booker T.") is a secondary school located in the Independence Heights community in Houston Texas. Booker T. Washington, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Houston Independent School District. Booker T. Washington has a neighborhood program that serves neighborhoods outside of the 610 Loop and inside Beltway 8 in the northwest part of Houston, including the neighborhoods of Independence Heights , Highland Heights and most of Acres Homes. The school was named after education pioneer Booker T. Washington. The High School For Engineering Professions is located in the Booker T. Washington campus. The Magnet program has been on campus for over 37 years. The Engineering students experience real world engineering projects and collaborate with various partners such as NASA, KBR, Texas A & M, Jacobs Engineering and more.
The school was established in 1893 in Houston's Forth Ward as "Colored High." The first location for the school, 303 West Dallas, is considered to be within Downtown Houston as of 2007. In 1928 it was renamed Booker T. Washington High School. It moved to its present-day location in Independence Heights in 1959 Lockett Junior High School, which closed in June 1968, was established in the former Washington campus.