District IV

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District IV Quick Facts:

  • Total Students: 16,339
  • Percentage of HISD Students in District (2017-2018): 7.7%
  • Neighborhoods Served: Midtown, South Park, South Union, Sunnyside, and Third Ward
  • Total Schools: 32
  • Number of IR Campuses (2018-2019): 6*
  • Current Trustee: Jolanda 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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Jolanda Jones

Jolanda Jones has been the District IV trustee since January 2016, and her seat will be up for election in 2019. Jolanda is currently the First Vice President of the HISD Board of Education. She grew up in Third Ward and attended Lockhart Elementary School, Foerster Elementary School, and Lanier Middle School. She earned her bachelor’s degree  in political science from the University of Houston and her Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center.

Jolanda currently practices law at her law firm, the Law Office of Jolanda Jones. She previously served as a Houston City Council member for four years and she has volunteered with the SHAPE Community Center Legal Clinic and the NAACP Houston. To learn more about Jolanda, 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 Jolanda 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 Jolanda Jones at [email protected].

Elementary Schools:

  • Alcott
  • Bastian
  • Blackshear
  • Codwell
  • Foster
  • Hartsfield
  • *Kandy Stripe (campus closed)
  • Kelso
  • Lockhart
  • MacGregor
  • Mading
  • Peck
  • Red
  • Shearn
  • Thompson
  • TSU Charter Lab
  • Whidby
  • Young

Middle Schools:

  • Attucks
  • Baylor College of Medicine at Ryan
  • Cullen
  • Lanier
  • Thomas
  • Young Women’s College Prep Academy (6-12)

High Schools: 

  • HCC Life Skills
  • Houston Academy for International Studies
  • E-STEM Central
  • E-STEM West
  • Jones
  • Sterling
  • Yates

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