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  • Welcome to the homepage of the Mandarin Immersion Magnet School (MIMS) in Houston Independent School District! MIMS is located in Houston,Texas and serves the entire HISD community.
    Mandarin Immersion Magnet School is a vibrant language immersion campus. Our students are diverse culturally, economically, and academically. In Pre-Kindergarten-5th grade, students typically spend half of the instructional day in a Mandarin class and the remaining half in an English class with native speakers in each language.This balanced approach employs rigorous academic standards in core subjects while developing biliteracy and bilingualism. In Middle School, all students take Pre-AP courses including accelerated Math and Science. In Grades 6-8, an Advanced Immersion track prepares 8th grade students to take the AP Chinese exam for college credit while 6th Grade students also join our campus at Middle School level for a Beginning Immersion Track.


    Through rich cultural partnerships and special events, students also gain an awareness of and an appreciation for Chinese culture, traditions and practices that enhance their global citizenship.We welcome your questions and look forward to introducing you to our unique and exciting educational program!

Chung Ying named new principal of Mandarin Immersion Magnet School

  • Chung Ying

    Chung Ying, Principal 
    Phone: 713-295-5276

    Chung Ying has been selected as the new principal of Mandarin Immersion Magnet School. Ying started his career in HISD in 2003 and has served students as a special education teacher, department chair and LPAC coordinator. For the last six years, he has been an assistant principal in Harmony Public Schools. He has extensive experience in special education and ESL education. Ying earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and holds an advanced degree in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas. He is fluent in Mandarin.

Mr. Ying's Weekly Updates

  • Dear Parents, 

    I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I want to start this update by saying, thank you for all you do.  I also thank you for your continued support.  I really value each one of you and really appreciate our parent volunteers for decorating our school with all of the flags, paper cutouts, and the bios of influential people – I have received many compliments about our main hallway; and I say all of that recognition goes to our volunteers!  On behalf of the teachers and staff, I also want to thank you for the teacher appreciation lunch.  Everyone I spoke to enjoyed the large variety of delicious food and desserts.  I had so many plates that I had to run a few extra miles this weekend to burn off the tasty calories!  


    A few quick updates for this week:  

    GT testing:  We are sending GT application form in the Tuesday folder.  The deadline is December 6th.  If you have any questions regarding GT application, please email Ms. Lin at

    Parent-led club visitors:  At this time, we only allow the club sponsor(s) and coach(es) to the classroom.  All parents (visitors) will have to wait outside the building for club dismissal. 

    Magnet tour:  We had our first magnet tour last Thursday.  We began the tour with a 30-min presentation, followed by a 30-min campus tour.  It went very well.  We had about 20 people joined us for the tour, and they were all very impressed by our program and students.  

    Outdoor lunch area:  We are pouring concrete on Monday.  We couldn’t do it last Friday because it rained the day before.  It will take a few days for the concrete to settle for the next phase of the project.  The construction should be fully completed by the end of this week.  

    Chinese High Frequency Word Test (HFW): We are giving three Chinese HFW tests this year.  The first testing window is 10/28/19 to 11/8/19.  The first test will cover about 30 high frequency words.  I am still in the process of ironing out the details with the teachers.  

    Fall Holiday:  This Wednesday, 10/9/19, is Fall Holiday.  It is a student holiday, so there will be no school this Wednesday, October 9th.  

    Hispanic Heritage Performance:  This week we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by inviting a guest speaker to our campus.  Our guest speaker will be here on Friday, 10/11/19, to speak with the students about the importance of Hispanic Heritage from 8:15 to 8:35 AM.  

    Fall Festival:  The Fall Festival is next Friday, 10/11/19, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, and I want to personally invite you to join us on this day.  Please come enjoy the talent show (MIMS Got Talent), bid on the silent auction items, and/or purchase “sociables.”  This is a wonderful event for all families and an important fund-raising night for our school.  We look forward to each of you joining us for the Fall Festival family event!  

    MIMS Got Talent rehearsal:  We are rehearsing on Monday, 10/7/19, after school in the gym. 


    That’s it for this week’s update.  Thank you for supporting our school, our teachers, and being part of the MIMS community. 

    Chung Ying, Principal 

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