• Mission Statement

    The High School for Law and Justice's mission is to provide students and staff with a safe facility wherein strong academic education is provided in conjunction with in-depth study of Law Enforcement, Legal Studies, and Emergency Services to provide a successful transition into their chosen career paths or advanced academics.

    School Overview

    The High School for Law & Justice (HSLJ), a separate and unique magnet school, began in the spring of 1981 as a recruitment source for minority police officers. Currently, the curriculum is designed to allow students to explore law enforcement and criminal justice careers. At the High School for Law & Justice, students take career & technical classes at each grade level to expose them to the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for law enforcement and legal-related criminal justice careers.

    The High School for Law & Justice is located at 3505 Coyle, Houston, TX 77003. The school demographics are 71% Hispanic, 23% African American, 3% White, 1% Asian, and 2% other. Students considered to be economically disadvantaged make up 83% of the student body. Enrollment as of the first week of school is at 450 students. The High School for Law & Justice is a stand-alone magnet program for law enforcement, legal studies, and fire sciences careers. The campus is also a Nationally Recognized 2020 Blue Ribbon School.

    Founded in 1981 by Dr. Judy Morris, The High School for Law and Justice saw her leadership until her retirement in 2004. Carol Mosteit then assumed the helm, guiding the school for 15 years until her retirement in 2019. Mrs. Stacy Garcia continued the legacy until 2023, and our current principal, Dr. Steven Shetzer, now oversees HSLJ. The High School for Law and Justice is rated as an “A” campus by the Texas Education Agency.