District II

District II Quick Facts:

  • Total Students: 25,216
  • Percentage of HISD Students in District (2017-2018): 11.8%
  • Neighborhoods Served: Eastex, Fifth Ward, Independence Heights, Kashmere Gardens, and Trinity Houston Gardens
  • Total Schools: 42
  • Number of IR Campuses (2018-2019): 9*
  • Current Trustee: Rhonda Skillern-Jones
  • Next Election: 2019

*Includes campuses that did not meet state standards, but are not labeled IR due to a Hurricane Harvey waiver.

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Rhonda Skillern-Jones

Rhonda Skillern-Jones has been the District II trustee since 2011, and her seat will be up for election in 2019. Rhonda is the current Board President and is serving her second term on the board. Previously, she has served the board as assistant secretary, secretary, and first vice president.

Rhonda currently works as the community engagement director for Harris County Precinct One. She represents HISD on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Board of Directors. She is also Vice Chair of the Steering Committee for the National School Boards Association’s Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE), and Vice Chair of the Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members in addition to other organizational memberships. To learn more about Rhonda, visit the HISD Board website.

As part of Houston GPS’s work in advocating for effective school board governance, we attend each school board meeting and grade the trustees on our five core values: impact, collaboration, stewardship, equity, and leadership. See our rating chart for Rhonda Skillern-Jones below to see her ratings over time or view her semester report cards for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. To learn more about our ratings, see our Mission and Core Values and our grading rubric.

Email Rhonda Skillern-Jones at [email protected].

Elementary Schools:

  • Atherton
  • Berry
  • Bruce
  • Burrus
  • Cook
  • Coop
  • Dogan
  • Elmore
  • Fonwood ECC
  • Garcia
  • Henderson, N.Q.
  • Highland Heights
  • Hilliard
  • Isaacs
  • Kashmere Gardens
  • Kennedy
  • McGowe
  • Oak Forest
  • Osborne
  • Paige
  • Pleasantville
  • Ross
  • Scarborough
  • Shadydale
  • Smith
  • Stevens
  • Wesley

Middle Schools:

  • Black
  • Flemming
  • Forest Brook
  • Henry
  • High School Ahead Academy
  • Holland
  • Key
  • Mickey Leland College Prep Academy for Young Men (6-12)
  • Secondary DAEP (6-12)
  • Williams

High Schools: 

  • Barbara Jordan
  • Kashmere
  • North Forest
  • Washington
  • Wheatley

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