Our Mission

The mission of Houstonians for Great Public Schools (HoustonGPS) is to increase public understanding of the roles and responsibilities of school board members and to hold members accountable for high performance.

Houston GPS Core Values:

Strong leaders are driven by clear goals for student outcomes. We use data to measure progress toward community educational goals to determine the effectiveness of our leaders and share that progress with the Houston community to ensure full transparency.

We cultivate and support both seasoned and emerging leaders who are dedicated to public education.

The diverse and changing needs of our children will only be met when we recognize and build on the assets of every community in this city and work together to empower all families and create the best opportunities for kids.

We recognize the ways that our school system has failed too many children, particularly those who come from historically marginalized communities, and we commit to providing ALL children with the resources they need to be successful.

Our children are this community’s most precious resource. We are committed to consistently acting on their behalf and in their best interest. We believe that the adults in this community are responsible for allocating resources in a way that will improve outcomes for kids.

Effective Leadership

In addition to being the criteria by which we evaluate current School Board trustees and assess the potential of School Board candidates, these characteristics also form the core values of our organization.