Charger Brag Sheet
2008 National Blue Ribbon School
2008,2010,2011,2012,2015,2016 Texas Honor Roll School
2008/2009/2010/2011/2012 TEA Exemplary Middle School
2013/2014/2015/2016/2017/2018 Texas STAAR Distinctions
Top 25% Closing the Performance Gap
Top 25% Postsecondary Readiness
2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017 No Place for Hate Campus
2013 and 2014 HISD Name that Book District Winners, 2016 Finalists.
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018: 100% Passing in AP Spanish Exams
100% of students taking the state Algebra End of Course exam passed and 85% passed at the highest level
2015 National Spanish Exam: 71 students placed and 33 students received Gold, Silver, or Bronze Medals
2015 Houston area language competition: 1st place in Spanish, 1st place in French, Honorable Mention in French, Honorable Mention in German. Pin Oak was the only middle school to attend. 2016 Houston Language competition: 1st place in French, German, and Spanish.
Language Competition: 3 Spanish, 3 French, 1 German students advance to finals and all bring home 1st Place Awards.
2015 Italian Consulate Poster Competition: four students won 1st place, seven won 2nd place.
2016: 14th Annual Greater Houston Area Chinese Speech Contest – 2nd place, 3rd place and honorable mention
International travel to Ecuador, France, Berlin, and China
2007 - 2016 UIL Academic and Speech District Champions
2016 HISD Holiday Card Contest Finalist
2009-2015 Theatre Awards: 2nd place in UIL One Act Play District Contest, 2013: 3rd place in UIL One Act Play District Contest
UIL One Act Play: advanced from Zone to District, making Pin Oak one of the only THREE HISD schools to advance to the District Contest eight years in a row.
2017: Theatre- One Act Play alternate
A total of 10 Pin Oak students placed in the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for Drawing and Illustration
Six Pin Oak students placed in the 2016 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s School Art contest
2015: 1st place watercolor entry and 1st place mixed media entry at the Renaissance festival
2016 Photography: 2nd place in the American Rose Society’s Middle/High School Rose Photo Contest, and another student had 2 photos published In My Table magazine
2018 Advanced Photography: Students’ work is selected for permanent display at Texas Children’s Hospital
2004-2014 HISD Dance Super Sweepstakes Winners
2014 Marching Auxiliaries Competition Sweepstakes and Best in Class Winners
2014 American Dance Drill Team Competition Sweepstakes, Gussie Nell Davis Award, Academic Award, Jazz Team Award, Hip Hop Team Award, and Best in Class
2010-2017 Advanced Choir Performs at Epcot in Florida and USS Intrepid in New York
2014-2016: Pin Oak Orchestra students chosen for TMEA Region Orchestra
2010-2016: Advanced Orchestra received Sweepstakes Award at UIL Concert and Sight Reading
2014-2016: Orchestra students at all levels received Superior ratings and medals at UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest
2015-2017 Band: 14 members selected as HISD All-City band members, 3 members selected as TMEA All-Region, 24 medals awarded to band students for first division solo performances at the POMS solo contest, 13 medals and 8 award certificates were awarded to Beginner Band students for first division solo performances at the POMS solo contest, The Varsity Wind Ensemble received unanimous first division “superior” ratings in both Concert and Sight-Reading at the Region 23 UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest, for the first time in school history, The Beginner Band received a first division “superior” rating at the Gator Music Festival in Dickinson.
2017 Swimming: 8th grade girls and 7th grade girls won Districts in Zone 2.
2015 Softball: District Champions
2015 and 2016 7th grade Girls basketball: Zone Champions
2014 Zone Champions in Boys Basketball, Baseball, Swimming
2014 2nd place in Zone, Football
2015 Zone Champions and District runner-up, Baseball
2014 Kinkaid Gold Bracket Champions 7th grade Boys basketball
2014 and 2015 7th and 8th grade Girls Volleyball Zone champions
2017: 7th grade girls zone champions in track and field
2014 Zone Champions in 8th Grade Boys/Girls Cross Country, 2015 Third place at the District meet in 8th grade girls cross country
2017-2018: Cross Country – 8th grade girls -District Champions
8th Grade Girls Track-2nd place overall 2015 District Meet with gold medals in the 100M, 400M, 800M, 1600M, 300M Hurdles, 4x200M Relay, 4x400M Relay, and Long Jump
All three Pin Oak Odyssey of the Mind teams advanced to World finals in 2014 and travelled to Ames, Iowa, with one of the teams bringing home 5th Place
2016: Chess students 1st place overall in The Roger’s Tournament with 10 kids out of 14 receiving trophies, placed in The Village School Tournament 2nd place overall with 7 kids out of 12 winning trophies.
2014 First Place American Cheer Power in Galveston, Texas, 2014 Cheer Spring National Champions
2017: Cheerleaders- 2nd place Texas Middle School Cheer Competition Winners
2018: Cheerleaders – NCA Spirit Award Winners2021: Cross Country - 8th Grade Girls District Champions2021: Volleyball - 7th Grade District Champions