• brag sheet

    2024: Recognized by US News as one of the Best Middle Schools nationally

    2024: Recognized by US News as one of the Best Magnet Middle Schools nationally

    2023-2024: Recognized as an A-rated school by TEA and in the top 1% of all Texas Middle Schools

    2024: Charger Cheerleaders American National Champions

    2024: Charger Cheerleaders and Company Members Champions at the Houston Beach Blast Competition

    2024: POMS Name That Book team took 2nd place district

    2023-2024: Designated as a No Place for Hate Campus

    2023-2024: Undefeated District Softball Champions (2 years in a row)

    2024: POMS First Place finish at the TH Rodgers Chess Tournament 

    2023-2024: Outstanding Dedication to Education Award winner from Good Reason Houston - Ms. Orsburn 6th Grade World Cultures Teacher

    2023-2024: POMS Coding Team "Intelligent Foxes" is currently competing in a national coding competition and ranked 16th in the nation (ongoing..)

    2023-2024: Over 70 new members are inducted into our chapter of the National Junior Honor Society - members now totaling over 190.

    2023-2024: Multiple 1st place award winners moving on to the district Academic UIL competition in Spring 2024.

    2023-2024: 8th Grade Girls Undefeated Volleyball DISTRICT CHAMPIONS

    2023-2024: Texas School Counselor Association CREST Award Winner

    2023-2024: POMS Public Forum Debaters win 1st and 3rd Novice Congressional, 1st - 3rd Novice Public Forum competing with over 30 high school teams

    2023-2024: POMS Hindi Club has its first Diwali celebration and is covered in international news

    2023-2024: POMS adds Hindi, Latin, and Japanese as new languages taught at HISD's premiere foreign language magnet.

    2023: Named one of US News Best Middle Schools Nationally

    2023: General Academic names POMS one of the best middle schools in HISD by STAAR scores.

    2023: General Academic names POMS as top Magnet Schools in HISD.

    2022-2023: No Place for Hate Campus

    2022-2023: HISD Family-Friendly School Platinum Certified

    2022-2023: POMS Softball team undefeated DISTRICT CHAMPIONS

    2023: Advanced Orchestra receives Superior Sweepstakes rating in UIL Concert & Sightreading

    2023: Advanced Tenor/Bass choir receives Superior in UIL Sightreading and Excellent in Concert 

    2023: Advanced Treble choir receives Excellent in UIL Sightreading and Superior in Concert

    2023: Odyssey of the Mind team medaled in Regionals and are headed to State competition

    2023: POMS Dance Company wins 13 awards at Crowd Pleasers Dance Competition, including first place in Hip-Hop, Jazz, and First runner up in Contemporary. 

    2023: Name that Book advanced from Regionals to Districts

    2023: 7th Grade Girls Swim Undefeated DISTRICT CHAMPIONS

    2023: 7th Grade Boys Swim DISTRICT CHAMPIONS

    2023: Advanced Art Students receive four honorable mentions in the Scholastic Regional Art and Writing Contest

    2023: 7th Grade Girls Volleyball receives Gold Medal in the West Briar Volleyball Tournament

    2023: 8th Grade Girls Volleyball receives Silver Medal in the West Briar Volleyball Tournament

    2023: Three students were selected to compete at the 2023 NRG Rodeo Art Competition

    2022: 7th Grade Boys Basketball finished first place at the West Briar Grizzly Invitational

    2022: ELAR Teacher Mary Kundert featured as a NewsELA Educator Spotlight Teacher

    2022: Pin Oak Advanced Theater advanced to Districts - All-Star Actor, Honorable Mention Actor, Outstanding Technician

    2022: Multiple Academic UIL award winners; Gold, Silver & Bronze.

    2022: POMS District Cross Country Champions - First Place 8th Girls and Boys, 3rd overall - 7th Boys

    2022: POMS Volleyball 7th Grade Girls District Champions; 8th Grade Girls 2nd in District

    2022: POMS Cross Country 8th Grade Girls win HISD Invitational for the 2nd year in a row!

    2021-22: HISD Family-Friendly School 2021-22 Gold Certified

    2022: Pin Oak Librarian represents HISD and presents at the American Librarian Association Conference

    2022: 99% pass rate EOC Algebra 8th Graders

    2022: 100% pass rate EOC Algebra 7th Graders

    2022: POMS Magnet Coordinator named HISD Magnet Coordinator of the Month (March 2022)

    2022: Library Lookouts program is the school library winner in the Branding Iron External Communications Category

    2022: POMS Dance wins Overall High Platinum, Best in Class Team Award, Outstanding Artistry Award, First Place Lyrical Dance

    2022: POMS Library named top student use in HISD for February 2022

    2022: POMS Student wins Southern Texas PGA Golf tournament

    2021: UIL Academic Team 22 students placed and 29 students participated in UIL District competition

    2021: HISD Attendance Recognition Award

    2021: UIL Theater 3rd place in District competition - Outstanding Technician, Honorable Mention as an Actor, All-Star performer

    2021: Volleyball - 7th Grade District Champions 

    2021:  Cross Country - 8th Grade Girls District Champions 

    2018: Cheerleaders – NCA Spirit Award Winners

    2018: 7th-grade girls zone champions in track and field

    2018: 8th Grade Girls Track-2nd place overall 

    2018: 100% Passing in AP Spanish Exams

    2018: Advanced Photography: Students’ work is selected for permanent display at Texas Children’s Hospital

    2017: Cheerleaders- 2nd place Texas Middle School Cheer Competition Winners

    2017: 100% Passing in AP Spanish Exams

    2017: Cross Country – 8th-grade girls -District Champions

    2017: Swimming: 8th-grade girls and 7th-grade girls won Districts in Zone 2.

    2017: No Place for Hate Campus

    2017: Advanced Choir Performs at Epcot in Florida and USS Intrepid in New York

    2017: A total of 10 Pin Oak students placed in the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for Drawing and Illustration

    2017: Theatre- One Act Play alternate

    2016: No Place for Hate Campus

    2016: 100% Passing in AP Spanish Exams

    2016: Six Pin Oak students placed in the 2016 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s School Art contest

    2016: UIL Academic and Speech District Champions

    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

    2016: Advanced Orchestra received Sweepstakes Award at UIL Concert and Sight Reading

    2016: Orchestra students at all levels received Superior ratings and medals at UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest

    2016: HISD Holiday Card Contest Finalist

    2016: 7th-grade Girls basketball: Zone Champions

    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.

    2016: 7th grade Girls basketball: Zone Champions

    2016: 14th Annual Greater Houston Area Chinese Speech Contest – 2nd place, 3rd place, and honorable mention

    2016: Texas Honor Roll School

    International travel to Ecuador, France, Berlin, and China

    2016: Pin Oak Orchestra students were chosen for TMEA Region Orchestra

    2016: Advanced Choir Performs at Epcot in Florida and USS Intrepid in New York

    2015: HISD Name that Book District Finalists

    2016: Houston Language competition: 1st place in French, German, and Spanish.

    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. 

    2015: 100% Passing in AP Spanish Exams

    2015: No Place for Hate Campus

    2015: Texas Honor Roll School

    2015: National Spanish Exam: 71 students placed and 33 students received Gold, Silver, or Bronze Medals

    2015: Italian Consulate Poster Competition: four students won 1st place, seven won 2nd place.

    2015: Theatre Awards: 2nd place in UIL One Act Play District Contest

    2015: 1st place watercolor entry and 1st place mixed media entry at the Renaissance festival

    2015: UIL Academic and Speech District Champions

    2015: Advanced Orchestra received Sweepstakes Award at UIL Concert and Sight Reading

    2015: Orchestra students at all levels received Superior ratings and medals at UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest

    2015: District Meet with gold medals in the 100M, 400M, 800M, 1600M, 300M Hurdles, 4x200M Relay, 4x400M Relay, and Long Jump

    2015: Softball: District Champions

    2015: Advanced Choir Performs at Epcot in Florida and USS Intrepid in New York

    2015: Pin Oak Orchestra students were chosen for TMEA Region Orchestra

    2015 7th and 8th-grade Girls Volleyball Zone champions

    2015: All three Pin Oak Odyssey of the Mind teams advanced to World finals in 2014 and traveled to Ames, Iowa, with one of the teams bringing home 5th Place 

    2015: Zone Champions and District runner-up, Baseball

    2014: 100% Passing in AP Spanish Exams

    2014: UIL Academic and Speech District Champions

    2014: HISD Dance Super Sweepstakes Winners

    2014: HISD Name that Book District Winners

    2014: No Place for Hate Campus

    2014: American Dance Drill Team Competition Sweepstakes, Gussie Nell Davis Award, Academic Award, Jazz Team Award, Hip Hop Team Award, and Best in Class

    2014: Marching Auxiliaries Competition Sweepstakes and Best in Class Winners

    2014: Advanced Orchestra received Sweepstakes Award at UIL Concert and Sight Reading

    2014: Advanced Choir Performs at Epcot in Florida and USS Intrepid in New York

    2014: Pin Oak Orchestra students were chosen for TMEA Region Orchestra

    2014: Orchestra students at all levels received Superior ratings and medals at UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest

    2014: Zone Champions in Boys Basketball, Baseball, Swimming

    2014: 2nd place in Zone, Football

    2014: 7th and 8th-grade Girls Volleyball Zone champions

    2014: Kinkaid Gold Bracket Champions 7th grade Boys basketball

    2014: First Place American Cheer Power in Galveston, Texas, 2014 Cheer Spring National Champions

    2014: Zone Champions in 8th Grade Boys/Girls Cross Country, 2015 Third place at the District meet in 8th grade girls cross country

    2013: UIL Academic and Speech District Champions

    2013: 3rd place in UIL One Act Play District Contest

    2013: HISD Name that Book District Winners

    2013: HISD Dance Super Sweepstakes Winners

    2013: Advanced Orchestra received Sweepstakes Award at UIL Concert and Sight Reading
    2013: No Place for Hate Campus

    2013: Advanced Choir Performs at Epcot in Florida and USS Intrepid in New York

    2012: UIL Academic and Speech District Champions

    2012: HISD Dance Super Sweepstakes Winners

    2012: Advanced Orchestra received Sweepstakes Award at UIL Concert and Sight Reading

    2012: No Place for Hate Campus

    2012: Advanced Choir Performs at Epcot in Florida and USS Intrepid in New York

    2012: Texas Honor Roll School

    2012: TEA Exemplary Middle School

    2011: Advanced Orchestra received Sweepstakes Award at UIL Concert and Sight Reading

    2011: HISD Dance Super Sweepstakes Winners

    2011: Advanced Choir Performs at Epcot in Florida and USS Intrepid in New York

    2011: Texas Honor Roll School

    2011: No Place for Hate Campus

    2011: TEA Exemplary Middle School

    2011: UIL Academic and Speech District Champions

    2010:HISD Dance Super Sweepstakes Winners

    2010: Advanced Choir Performs at Epcot in Florida and USS Intrepid in New York

    2010: TEA Exemplary Middle School

    2011: No Place for Hate Campus

    2010: UIL Academic and Speech District Champions

    2010: Advanced Orchestra received Sweepstakes Award at UIL Concert and Sight Reading

    2010: Texas Honor Roll School

    2009: UIL Academic and Speech District Champions

    2009: No Place for Hate Campus

    2009: TEA Exemplary Middle School

    2009: HISD Dance Super Sweepstakes Winners

    2008: UIL Academic and Speech District Champions

    2008: No Place for Hate Campus

    2008: Texas Honor Roll School

    2008: TEA Exemplary Middle School

    2008: HISD Dance Super Sweepstakes Winners

    2008: National Blue Ribbon School

    2007: UIL Academic and Speech District Champions

    2007: HISD Dance Super Sweepstakes Winners

    2006: HISD Dance Super Sweepstakes Winners

    2005: HISD Dance Super Sweepstakes Winners

    2004: HISD Dance Super Sweepstakes Winners