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Atherton is an elementary school located in the Greater Fifth Ward. It is a neighborhood zoned, elementary school, a magnet school for the fine arts, and part of Houston ISD. Atherton students receive instruction in music, the visual arts, dance, drama and creative writing through the Arts Access Initiative. The school opened in 1927 and was named in 1929 for Charles H. Atherton, who came to Houston from his native Jamaica in 1880 and began a distinguished career in education, serving as principal of several schools and as professor, dean, and chaplain at Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College (now Prairie View A&M University). 

Key Facts

Grade Levels
Pre K3 to 5
Students
585
Teachers
34
Average Class Size
20

School Year Details

School Start Date Aug. 27, 2018
School End Date May 31, 2019
Start Time 8 AM
End Time 3:15 PM
Transportation

http://www.houstonisd.org/transportation

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

White
Hispanic
Asian Pacific
African American
American Indian
Multiracial
Other

Education Programs

English Language Learners 0.0%
Special Education 6.5%
Gifted & Talented 2.6%
Bilingual 0.3%

Special Programs

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Magnet

After School Programs

Yes

Admissions

Application Deadline Dec. 7, 2018

Requirements

Application required for magnet program

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