Roberts Elementary tries to live up to expectation of what education should be. The school strives to provide students with the best possible teachers and curriculum. Roberts has been under nine principals since it opened: Miss. Helene Wilson (1936-1944), Mrs. Carrie Lou Smith (1944-1971), Mrs. Alice O. Griffin (1971-1973), Mr. Max Callon (1973-1988), Ms. Charlotte Haynes (1988-1995), Mr. Gifford Lockley (1995-2001), Mr. Samuel Sarabia (2001-2006), Mrs. Linda Smith (2006-2009) Mrs. Rita Graves (2009-2015), and Ms. Trealla Epps (2015-present).
Roberts Elementary School operates as part of the Lamar High School feeder pattern in the Central Region of HISD. The mission of Roberts Elementary is to provide a rigorous academic curriculum for all students that is relevant, allowing for different ways in which students can demonstrate mastery and be challenged in making connections to "real-world" applications. Roberts also cultivates relationships based on trust and respect.
Roberts has implemented the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB/PYP) philosophy for many years. We are one of the oldest IB/PYP schools in Houston. The school received its formal authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization in the spring of 2005.
A variety of instructional and enrichment opportunities are used to meet the needs of our school children. Students participate in a range of enrichment opportunities, with an emphasis in Fine Arts, during the regular school hours. These include art, dance, digital skills lab, music, science, and physical education. After-school clubs include hip-hop, art, Memory Book, chess and gymnastics, among many others. Each year students in the third through fifth grades have the opportunity to participate in grade level musicals, performed on stage in front of a live audience. In the 2015-2016 school year, the third grade performed "We Haz Jazz," the fourth grade performed "The Music Man," and the fifth graders performed "The Lion King."
Roberts Elementary strives to develop leaders in a global society who are inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people with a sense of community, respect and tolerance for diversity, and a love of learning