District VIII

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District VIII Quick Facts:

  • Total Students: 25,915
  • Percentage of HISD Students in District (2017-2018): 12.2%
  • Neighborhoods Served: Downtown, Eado, East Houston, Greater Eastwood, Northshore, Port Houston, and Second Ward
  • Total Schools: 37
  • Number of IR Campuses (2018-2019): 2*
  • Current Trustee: Diana Dávila
  • Next Election: 2019

*Includes campuses that did not meet state standards, but are not labeled IR due to a Hurricane Harvey waiver.

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Diana Dávila

Diana Dávila has been the District VIII trustee since 2016, and will be up for election in 2019. She previously served on the HISD Board of Education from 2003 to 2010. Diana graduated from Milby High School in HISD, and also attended Park Place Elementary School, Lewis Elementary School, and Deady Middle School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and her master’s degree in educational management and principal certification from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Diana has volunteered her time with her tutorial program and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She serves as a mentor with the Best Friends program and was a community liaison for the Hispanic Educational Leadership Committee. To learn more about Diana, 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 Diana Dávila to see her ratings over time. To learn more about our ratings, see our Mission and Core Values and our grading rubric.

Email Diana Dávila at ddavila3@houstonisd.org.

Elementary Schools:

  • Burnet
  • Cage
  • Carrillo
  • Crockett
  • Eliot
  • EL DAEP
  • Gregory-Lincoln (PK-8)
  • Harris, R.P
  • Henderson, J.P
  • Lantrip
  • Laurenzo ECC
  • Marshall
  • Martinez, R.
  • Oates
  • Port Houston
  • Pugh
  • Robinson
  • The Rusk School (3-8)
  • Scroggins
  • Sherman
  • Texas Connections Academy (3-12)
  • Tijerina
  • Wharton (K-8)
  • Whittier
  • Young Scholars Academy

Middle Schools:

  • Edison
  • McReynolds
  • Navarro
  • Project Chrysalis

High Schools: 

  • Austin
  • Carnegie Vanguard
  • East Early College
  • Eastwood Academy
  • Energy Institute
  • Furr
  • High School for Law and Justice
  • Mid College at HCC Fraga

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