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J.R. Harris is an elementary school located in the Harrisburg/Manchester neighborhood. It is a public, zoned, HISD school. Originally, Harrisburg School, it opened in 1895 and was named after John Richardson Harris (1790-1821), an early settler in the area, and the founder of the town of Harrisburg. The school offers a dual language English/Spanish program. It is an additive bilingual program for native Spanish-speaking students and foreign language immersion program for English-speaking students. In two-way classrooms, a combination of native Spanish speakers and native English speakers are taught together in an effort to develop full bilingualism and bi-literacy for both groups of students by the 3rd grade.

Key Facts

Grade Levels
Pre K4 to 5
Students
489
Teachers
37
Average Class Size
20

School Year Details

School Start Date Aug. 27, 2018
School End Date May 31, 2019
Start Time 7:35 AM
End Time 3 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 64.0%
Special Education 4.5%
Gifted & Talented 14.3%
Bilingual 71.0%

Special Programs

Language Programs

Dual Language

After School Programs

No

Admissions

Application Deadline

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