Overcrowded classrooms significantly reduced but still a problem

HISD says it has sharply reduced the number of overcrowded classrooms in the district.

HOUSTON- The number of overcrowded classrooms has been sharply reduced according to the Houston Independent School District, but it is still an issue for many students. 

HISD said they did boundary adjustments at 10 elementary schools.

Mark White Elementary School was recently opened on the district's west side to help relieve crowding for kindergarten through the fourth grade.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, there were nearly 1500 classrooms that had too many students. The start of the 2016 school year saw that number reduced to a little over 750.

This number indicates it is still a problem, and it means the district is breaking state education rules.  

HISD says it asked the Texas Education Agency to grant waivers for those overcrowded elementary classrooms this school year.
If those waivers aren’t granted, the district could face sanctions.


(© 2016 KHOU)


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