District IV

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District IV Quick Facts:

  • Total Students: 16,453
  • Percentage of HISD Students in District (2017-2018): 8%
  • Neighborhoods Served: Midtown, South Park, South Union, Sunnyside, and Third Ward
  • Total Schools: 32
  • Number of IR Campuses (2018-2019): 3
  • Current Trustee: Patricia Allen
  • Next Election: 2023

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Patricia Allen

Patricia Allen was elected to the District IV seat in November 2019, and her seat will be up for election again in 2023. She currently serves as the board’s Secretary. Patricia attended Carnegie and Grimes elementary schools (both now closed), Woodson K-8 School, and Madison High School.  She earned her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston.

Patricia worked in HISD for 35 years. She taught at MacGregor, Thompson, and Lockhart elementary schools and served as the Principal of MacGregor Elementary for 9 years. She also worked as a teacher trainer, magnet coordinator, and chair of the Shared Decision Making Committee. To learn more about Patricia, 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 Patricia Allen below to see her ratings over time. To learn more about our ratings, see our Mission and Core Values and our grading rubric.

Email Patricia Allen at [email protected].

Elementary Schools:

  • Alcott
  • Bastian
  • Blackshear
  • Codwell
  • Foster
  • Hartsfield
  • 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: 

  • E-STEM
  • Energy Institute
  • HCC Life Skills
  • Houston Academy for International Studies
  • JJAEP
  • Jones Futures Academy
  • Sterling
  • Yates

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