last updated: 01/07/2014

7939 Jackrabbit Road, Houston, Texas, 77095
Phone: (281) 463-5915 ~ FAX: (281) 463-5526
Principal:  Laura Barrett
School Hours:  8:45 AM - 3:45 PM

School Opened: 1983

Administrative Team

Principal

Laura Barrett

Assistant Principal

Lauren Fritz – PPCD, PK, 2, 3, 5

Assistant Principal

Patricia Myers – LS, KG, 1, 4

Instructional Specialists

Vicki Siever and Brittney Merz

Literacy Coach

Samantha Colwell

Math/Technology Coach

Katrina Willard

Science Coach

Michael Mosby

Counselor

Julie Gonzalez

Counselor – Bilingual

Cecilia Albarracin

Media Specialist

Debra Gan

Nurse

Michelle Gallegos

Diagnostician

Amanda Wilson

admin

Top row, left to right:  Michael Mosby, Vicki Siever, Laura Barrett, Julie Gonzalez, Katrina Willard
Bottom rom, left to right:  Patricia Myers, Brittney Merz, Amanda Wilson, Samantha Colwell, Lauren Fritz

 


 

Campus Goals

Our school motto “Owens Welcomes Everyone to Never-Ending Success!”  The staff, students, and parents work as a team to create a child-centered school and to develop a life-long love of learning.  Our goal is to produce students who are effective communicators, competent problem-solvers, self-directed learners, quality producers and responsible citizens.

 

Curriculum - Elementary

  • CFISD elementary schools are comprised of students in grades K-5. Students who qualify for the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities or for Pre-kindergarten are bused to sites that provide these programs.
  • Core subjects at the elementary level include reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, technology applications, health, physical education, art, music, and theatre arts.
  • Every campus faculty includes the following members: counselor(s), nurse, diagnostician, speech and language clinician, dyslexia specialists, reading specialist(s), and content-area liaisons, as well as specially trained/certified teachers in the following areas: art, music, physical education, technology applications, English as a Second Language, and gifted education.
  • The District's HORIZONS program is for academically-gifted students. In kindergarten, gifted instruction is provided in language arts and mathematics.
  • In grades 1-5, the program addresses the four foundation areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
  • CFISD's Bilingual and ESL programs provide additional support in English language development for students who have a home language other than English and who have been identified as limited-English-proficient.
  • Elementary schools in Cypress-Fairbanks also feature enrichment activities such as student clubs, tutorial sessions, cultural arts programs, academic competitions, and field trips.
  • Report cards are issued every nine weeks. Academic progress reports are sent to parents after the fourth week of each grading period.

 

Demographics

(as indicated in the 2012-13 AEIS Report)

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISPANIC WHITE NATIVE AMERICAN ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER TWO OR MORE RACES ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
12.9% 57.4% 18.6% 0.7% 7.8% 0.0% 2.6% 63.9%

 

Enrollment

973 students as of 9/16/13

 

How We Got Our Name

Owens Elementary was opened in the fall of 1983. Eleanor and Carl M. Owens collectively devoted 85 years of service to children in public schools of the State of Texas. Mr. Owens served as a teacher, coach, band director, principal, and superintendent in schools throughout east Texas. His first teaching position was in a logging camp. He was principal of Post Elementary in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD from 1964 until his retirement in 1976. Mrs. Owens taught in Humble, Texas, as well as the various schools Mr. Owens worked in. 

 

PTO

 

The Owens Elementary PTO meets on a regular basis. The organization funds cultural arts activities and field trips, organizes volunteers, sponsors various student events, and conducts fund-raisers, which have provided supplemental instructional materials, landscaping, books, and playground equipment. For more information, please contact Andrea.

President

Andrea Hutson

Membership

Robin Meekins

Major Fundraising

Sara Gilbert & Natasha Fischer

Minor Fundraising

Amy Savoie

Treasurer

Shannon Bouffard

Secretary

 

Volunteer Coordinator

Carmen Fujimoto

Cultural Arts

Hanaiya Payne


VIPS

Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together. Our volunteers serve in many different capacities such as tutors, library assistants, classroom or workroom assistants, and with fund-raising. For more information, please contact Carmen Fujimoto.

 

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