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Jones High School

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Some HISD Trustees Frustrated by Dodson Elementary Do-Over

    Two of her fellow trustees took Houston ISD Board President Juliet Stipeche to task at an agenda workshop Monday for her decision to reopen the Dodson Elementary closure case, supposedly settled in a 5-4 vote last month. After thanking trustees Rhonda Skillern-Jones and Wanda Adams for supporting h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Audience Erupts in "Fire Terry Grier" Chant, as HISD School Board Closes Dobson, Saves Jones (Sort Of)

    Amid chants of "Fire Terry Grier," Houston ISD school board members and their superintendent retreated into a back room Thursday night while HISD police officers formed a protective barrier in the front of the room after audience members began shouting in protest about two proposed school closings. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    HISD Won't Close Three Schools Thanks to a Presidential Pardon

    Just like the turkey who gets a presidential pardon right before Thanksgiving, three Houston ISD schools have been taken off the chopping block by executive privilege. Flexing her new HISD board president powers, Juliet Stipeche removed Nathaniel Q. Henderson Elementary, Port Houston Elementary and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    HISD School Closings: Would You Feel Better If They Called Them Repurposings?

    Today's 9th, 10th and 11th grade students at Jones High School could be allowed to finish out their high school careers at the school targeted for closure, if trustees adopt one of several options tossed around in a lengthy Houston ISD board workshop Thursday. Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Supt. Terry Grier in State of the Schools Speech Says Something in Arabic That We Couldn't Quite Catch, But E For Effort

    More dual language programs in schools, increased diversity efforts including school staffing so that schools better reflect Houston as a whole, and a pilot program that would allow students whose parents move around a lot to name their home school and continue to attend it no matter what their new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    HISD Superintendent Terry Grier in Paris, Superintendent Who Knows When to Travel

    At last week's school board meeting as parents, children, teachers and politicians lined up to protest the Houston ISD administration's plan to shutter five schools, Superintendent Terry Grier was not at his usual place at the podium -- instead he was at the annual conference of the American Associa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Five HISD Schools on the Chopping Block (Unless A Successful Argument is Made Why This Shouldn't Happen)

    Three elementaries -- Dodson, Nathaniel Q. Henderson and Port Houston -- Fleming Middle Schools and Jones High School will be closing their doors to their students if the Houston ISD school board agrees with administration proposals spelled out in a press conference this morning. All the schools f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: K-Rino, South Park Coalition's Southside Maven

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there, too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? K-Rino has been such a longtime fixtu ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2011

    Still Standing

    South Park has gone from a sheltered suburb to a crime-ridden war zone to a near wasteland. And Burger Park has managed to survive it all.

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    South Park's Burger Park: Still Standing

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttBurger Park, still standing after 43 years. View more photos from South Park in our slideshow.​It's uncharitable for certain, but South Park reminds me of nothing so much as a demilitarized zone or some postapocalyptic landscape wrought in a Houston setting. The nei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    HISD Turns To Failed Principal For Advice on How to Handle the State Board of Education

    Photo by Margaret DowningLawrence Allen (L) and Greg Meyers​The Houston ISD employees who were asked to draft a resolution asking the State Board of Education to step back from the changes it made recently in the proposed social studies curriculum for public school students, told the Houston s ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 2010

    Third Ward High

    The 2010 Yates championship team proved nobody does it better.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    HISD's Very Own Blackboard Jungle

    ​Fondren Middle School is "a blackboard jungle. The efforts that are required there are Herculean...The kids at Fondren have to learn how to come to school and where the school is located."Trustee Larry Marshall, not known for mincing words when he considers something unacceptable (famous Larr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    HISD Employs Shazam-You're-a-Magnet Strategy In Effort To Save Schools

    Photo by Margaret Downing​Under a proposal unveiled today by Superintendent Terry Grier and his staff, Jones High School, for years now one of the most academically troubled schools in the Houston school district, will be turned into a science, technology, engineering and math magnet with a specia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Carnegie Vanguard May Finally (And Happily) Move To A New Home

    Photo by Margaret Downing​Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier says he loves working with "prickly parents" because they care about their children and want what's best for them.Perhaps that's why he and the HISD administrative team are finally on the brink of landing a new home for Carnagie Vang ... More >>

  • News

    December 4, 2008

    Backlash Upon Backlash at HISD

    The uproar you hear is screaming parents

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2007
  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Not Rocket Science

    NASA can get political -- for Tom DeLay

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    CAH? AHA!

    Plus: No Foolin', HGO Curtain Call, Shooting Gallery

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    A Fixer-Upper

    Jones High needs a lot of renovation -- and not just the buildings. At least HISD can't pretend it doesn't know it has a problem. Its own task force told it so.

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    Preaching to the Choir

    Plus: Feudal Follies, Life in the Slow Lane, Facts and Fantasy

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Vanguard Vitriol

    Plus: Red Light District

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Vanguard Battles

    Plus: All in the Family, Slam Dunk, Car Killer

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    The Great Divide

    Principal Lawrence Allen is a role model to some, an inept bumbler to others. Jones High School is split: Magnet-program parents versus the local community. It's up to Superintendent Kaye Stripling to make it right. Lucky her.

  • News

    December 25, 1997

    The TAAS Buster

    For years, Harriet Ball miraculously boosted the test scores of academically at-risk kids in Houston. Finally, educators across the country are taking note.

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