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Briargrove Elementary School
This list includes Houston Independent School District
Houston Independent School District
schools that only house the elementary school level. For other schools (including K-8 schools which were previously elementary only), see List of Houston Independent School District
Houston Independent School District
schools . CONTENTS * 1 Traditional elementary schools * 2 Other elementary schools * 3 Former schools * 4 References TRADITIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS* Louisa May Alcott Elementary School (Houston) * Serves portions of South Park * Almeda Elementary School (Houston) * Serves portions of Almeda , and City Park * As of 1998, 60% of the students were Hispanic and Latino. Since 1994 and as of 1998 the school used the "Success For All" reading program for its English language classes. For bilingual English-Spanish classes it uses "Exito Para Todos," the Spanish version
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Robert Browning
ROBERT BROWNING (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets . His poems are known for their irony , characterization , dark humour, social commentary , historical settings , and challenging vocabulary and syntax . Browning's early career began promisingly, but was not a success. The long poem Pauline brought him to the attention of Dante
Dante
Gabriel Rossetti , and was followed by Paracelsus, which was praised by William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth
and Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
, but in 1840 the difficult Sordello , which was seen as wilfully obscure, brought his poetry into disrepute. His reputation took more than a decade to recover, during which time he moved away from the Shelleyan forms of his early period and developed a more personal style
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Magnolia Park, Houston
MAGNOLIA PARK is an area of the East End , Houston , Texas , located near the Houston Ship Channel . One of the oldest Hispanic neighborhoods in the City of Houston, Magnolia Park was formerly incorporated as the City of Magnolia Park in eastern Harris County . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Cityscape * 3 Government and infrastructure * 4 Media * 5 Education * 5.1 History of education * 6 Gallery * 7 Notable residents * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 Notes * 11 External links HISTORY Magnolia Park in the 1890s In 1890 Magnolia Park was laid out on a 1,374-acre (556 ha) site on Harrisburg Road across Brays Bayou from Harrisburg and 7 miles (11 km) downstream from Houston. The plot was owned by Thomas M. Brady, and the community was named for the 3,750 magnolias planted by developers. The Magnolia Park community was organized in 1909. The city incorporated in 1913
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Norhill, Houston
NORHILL, HOUSTON is an historic neighborhood in northwest-central Houston, TX (USA). It is adjacent to the more widely known Houston Heights neighborhood as well as Woodland Heights . Norhill is distinguished by its prevalence of bungalows and the green spaces known as esplanades . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Architecture * 3 Greenspace * 4 Historic District Designation * 5 Public schools * 6 Biannual Norhill Bungalow Home Tour * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORYDeveloped in 1920 by William C. Hogg, Norhill is divided into Norhill, North Norhill, and East Norhill. The pastureland on which the neighborhood was built was originally owned by Henry Stude who purchased the land in 1873. Following Stude’s passing in 1905, his widow and children traded the land for stock in the Stude Holding Association which voted shortly thereafter to subdivide the land. By 1920, the Association had teamed with Hogg and changed their name to Varner Realty Company
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Blanche Bruce
BLANCHE KELSO BRUCE (March 1, 1841 – March 17, 1898) was an African-American politician who represented Mississippi as a Republican in the United States Senate from 1875 to 1881; of mixed race, he was the first elected black senator to serve a full term. Hiram R. Revels , also of Mississippi , was the first African American to serve in the U.S. Senate but did not complete a full term. CONTENTS * 1 Life and politics * 2 Relationship with other African Americans * 3 Marriage and family * 4 Honors and legacy * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Bibliography * 8 External links LIFE AND POLITICS Bruce\'s house at 909 M Street NW in Washington, D.C. was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975 Bruce was born into slavery in 1841 in Prince Edward County , Virginia near Farmville to Polly Bruce, an African-American woman who served as a domestic slave. His father was her master, Pettis Perkinson, a white Virginia planter
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Downtown Houston
DOWNTOWN HOUSTON is Houston
Houston
's central business district, containing the headquarters of many prominent companies. There is an extensive network of pedestrian tunnels and skywalks connecting the buildings of the district. The tunnel system is home to many restaurants, shops and services. What is now Downtown made up almost all of the City of Houston
Houston
until expansions of the city limits in the early 20th century
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Briargrove, Houston
HOUSTON (/ˈhjuːstən/ ( listen ) HYOO-stən ) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States , with a census-estimated 2016 population of 2.303 million within a land area of 599.59 square miles (1,552.9 km2). It is also the largest city in the Southern United States, and the seat of Harris County . Located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico , it is the principal city of the Greater Houston metro area, which is the fifth-most populated MSA in the United States. Houston was founded on August 30, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen\'s Landing ) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston , who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established
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Maplewood, Houston
MAPLEWOOD is a community in Houston , Texas located outside the 610 Loop , southwest of Downtown Houston . It consists of 524 houses. They are one-story and two-story houses, as two stories is the limit allowed by the subdivision. The oldest houses were built in the early 1950s. Maplewood is located along Beechnut, Hillcroft, and Renwick. The Maplewood Civic Club (MCC) is the area civic club. Maplewood is in Texas\'s 7th congressional district . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Economy * 3 Police service * 4 Education * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Notes * 8 External links HISTORYAround 1988 Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) proposed having Beechnut Street widened. Residents of Maplewood, Meyerland , and Robindell appeared before the METRO board and protested the plans, stating that they would result in increased traffic. METRO dropped the plans
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Third Ward, Houston
The THIRD WARD is one of the six historic wards of Houston , Texas , United States . It is located in the southeast Houston management district. The Third Ward, located inside the 610 Loop is immediately southeast of Downtown Houston and to the east of the Texas Medical Center . The ward became the center of Houston's African American community. The Third Ward is nicknamed "The Tre'. Robert D
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Washington Terrace, Houston
WASHINGTON TERRACE is a subdivision in the Third Ward area of Houston , Texas , United States . The neighborhood opened in 1940 The Washington Terrace area's boundaries are roughly Alabama Street, Almeda Road, Blodgett Street, Cleburne Street, and Ennis Street. The neighborhood surrounds Texas Southern University . In 2002 Katherine Feser of the Houston Chronicle reported that gentrification was coming to Washington Terrace. In 2004 the Houston Press named the neighborhood as having the best neighborhood association
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Sharpstown
SHARPSTOWN is a master-planned community in the Southwest Management District (formerly Greater Sharpstown), Southwest Houston, Texas It was one of the first communities to be built as a master-planned , automobile centered community and the first in Houston. Frank Sharp (1906–1993), the developer of the subdivision, made provisions not only for homes but also for schools, shopping and recreation areas. While this model has been duplicated countless times in the past fifty years, at the time it was quite revolutionary, attracting national media attention. The development was dedicated on March 13, 1955
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Shenandoah, Houston
SHENANDOAH is a subdivision in Houston , Texas , United States . Shenandoah, located outside the 610 Loop , inside Beltway 8 , and south and east of U.S. Highway 59 (Southwest Freeway), is surrounded by a community of apartment complexes called Gulfton . Shenandoah's sections include Shenandoah Section 1, Shenandoah Section 2, Shenandoah Section 3. The Shenandoah Civic Association has control over all of these sections and also controls a portion of the neighboring Sigrid subdivision. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Education * 2.1 Primary and secondary schools * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYShenandoah, the first subdivision in the area, opened in the mid-1950s on former greenfield. Shenandoah had 16 blocks of ranch-style homes
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East End, Houston
EAST END HOUSTON, controlled by the GREATER EAST END MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (GEEMD), is a district in eastern Houston , Texas , United States , located between the eastern edge of downtown to the Port of Houston and South to Hobby Airport . The district is home to Houston's early history and industry and is the site of Harrisburg , the seat of government for the Republic of Texas in 1836. East End Houston consists of many different ethnic groups, including Hispanic , Asian , White , and African American . Latinos make up more than half of the 100,512 residents, The area includes two of Houston's oldest Hispanic neighborhoods, Magnolia Park and Second Ward
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Second Ward, Houston
SECOND WARD (also known as SEGUNDO BARRIO, Spanish for "second neighborhood", or SEGUNDO in short ) is a historical political district ward in the East End community in Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas
. It was one of the four original wards of the city in the nineteenth century. The community known as the Second Ward today is roughly bounded by Buffalo Bayou to the north, Lockwood Avenue to the east, and railroad tracks to the south and west, although the City of Houston's "Super Neighborhood" program includes a section east of Lockwood. The Second Ward today has mainly Mexican American residents. Many Mexican-Americans moved into the area following World War II
World War II
and the subsequent white flight from the area. One of Houston's first master-planned communities, Eastwood, where Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes
lived as a child, is located in this ward
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J. P. Cornelius Elementary School
JOHN PAUL CORNELIUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, also known as the CORNELIUS SCIENCE ACADEMY, is an elementary school in Houston , Texas . It is a part of the Houston Independent School District . It includes a magnet program . A portion of Glenbrook Valley is in the Cornelius zone. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Admissions * 3 Student body * 4 Academic performance * 5 Feeder patterns * 6 References * 7 Reference notes * 8 External links HISTORYThe school opened in 1960. It was named after John Paul Cornelius, a principal of Hartman Middle School who died in 1957. Principal Rhelda Ball stated that when she began her term as principal circa 1986, most of the residents consisted of older people living in single family housing, but as time passed the previous residents sold residents to families and the population per house increased. As of 1991 the school had an enrollment cap
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First Ward, Houston
The FIRST WARD of Houston, which is located inside the 610 Loop , is one of the city's historic wards. It was originally the center of the business district for the city, and was strategically located at the intersection of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou, near an area now known as Allen\'s Landing . It was one of the original four wards in Houston when it was created in 1840. It was defined as all area within the city limits of Houston (which was much smaller at the time) north of Congress Street and west of Main Street. In 1866 First Ward land to the north and east of White Oak Bayou and Little White Oak Bayou was split off to create part of the Fifth Ward . Just prior to the abolition of the ward system in 1915 the Woodland Heights neighborhood was constructed in what was then the northwest corner of the ward, just north of White Oak Bayou
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