History of Roberts Elementary

    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 regular school hours. These include art, dance, music, science, and physical education. Each year, students have the opportunity to participate in grade-level performances in dance, music, and art. After-school clubs include dance, art, chess, and piano among many others. 
     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.