Accepting PK Applications, Space is limited!


    • All Pre-K students must submit a school choice application. They must rank their zoned school as #1 to receive priority there. Parents can select up to 10 schools. 

      PLEASE NOTE: Students currently enrolled in Pre-K as a three-year-old will automatically be enrolled at the same school as a Pre-K four-year-old.



      Phase 1 PreK application opens


      Families upload proof of address, proof of age, and/or eligibility documentation (if applying for PreK) 4/1-4/22
      Phase 1 PreK application closes 4/22
      Families are notified of their student(s)’ campus 5/10

      Phase 2 PreK space available and waitlist begin


      Families must accept their student(s)’ placement for the initial offer 5/30

      For more information, please contact the Pre-K department at or 713-556-4393. 

    To register, please upload the following documents if possible to the school choice website.

    • Proof of Address (most recent utility bill, lease agreement, 
    • Original Birth Certificate
    • Original Social Security card
    • Current Immunization records (4-year-old immunizations)
    • Parent ID
    • Proof of Income


    Please schedule an appointment by calling Carrillo Elementary at 713-924-1870.  Leave a message, and we will reach out to you as soon as we can.  

    PK- Eligibility

    To be eligible for Pre-K enrollment in the district’s Pre-K program, a child must:

    • Be 3 or 4 years of age on or before September 1 of the given school year
    • Live within the boundaries of the Houston Independent School District

    AND meet one of the eligibility requirements below for the tuition-free program:

    • Economically Disadvantaged: Please open this income chart and find the row that matches the number of family members living in your home to determine eligibility.

    • Limited English: Child is unable to speak or understand English (PreLas testing is required, and results will determine if child is eligible).

    • Homeless: Child is defined as homeless if his or her family is living in temporary or transitional housing, such as a hotel, motel, car, homeless shelter, shelter not designed for human habitation, such as a tent, or doubled-up with another family. Homeless students are enrolled regardless of documentation.

    • U.S. Military: Child of an active-duty member of the U.S. military, including reserve armed forced or one who has been killed, injured, or missing in action while on active duty.

    • Foster Care: Child is currently or formerly in foster care.

    • Head Start Eligibility: Meets the SNAP or TANF criteria

    • Star of Texas Award: Child of a Parent/Guardian who is awarded the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer, firefighter, or an emergency medical first responder who has been injured or killed in the line of duty. (Parent’s/Guardian’s name must be on the Governor’s list.)

    HISD offers Pre-K on a tuition basis to 3- and 4-year-olds who do not meet the eligibility requirements to attend the free program. The 2023-2024 tuition rate is $6,484 or 9 payments of $720.45 each month (tuition increases approximately by $30 each year). Payments are due on the 1st of the month and can be submitted to the campus via check or money order.


     For more information, please contact Pre-K department at or 713-556-4393.