Last week, our students began taking the state assessment, STAAR test. Their future success is just additional proof of the hard work done in Alief ISD to meet student needs. We focus on our data to ensure that every student reaches their potential and takes full advantage of every opportunity in Alief ISD to learn and be prepared for college and life. That said, our state assessment data is only a piece of what we measure to determine our effectiveness. How many of our students engaged in athletics and fine arts is another data point we value. Are students earning industry certifications that allow them to leave us with the credentials to earn a livable wage? These are all data points we monitor to ensure all Alief students are getting the best out of our public schools and that we are a good steward of the public dollar as we work to deliver student outcomes.

Educating the mind is one thing, and educating the heart is another. We know that plenty of love for Alief is bound in the hearts of our community. Alief is one of the most diverse communities in Houston, Texas, and it is something we embrace and celebrate.

I look forward to seeing you all at the Taste of Alief to celebrate the diversity of our community and everything that makes this a great place to be!

Are you a proud member of the Alief Alumni family? We want to connect with you! Please complete the “A.I: Alief Influencer” Alumni form here and we encourage you to take part in the Alief International parade and Taste of Alief event on April 27th! Please reach out to Li Su, PR Specialist, at [email protected] for more information.

It’s time to nominate the May 2024 Superintendent’s MVP Award winners. One secondary student, two professionals, and two support staff are recognized each month for their outstanding service and dedication to the climate and culture of Alief ISD. Show your support today and submit your nomination here. Submissions will be accepted through April 29th.


At the 65th Annual Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH). Alief Early College High School students have taken all four top spots for the senior division of SEFH Poster Contest.

10th grader: First Place – Nahomi Hernandez
10th grader: Second Place – Genesis Medrano
10th grader: Third Place – Stephanie Manrique
10th grader: Honorable Mention – Hikmat Oriyomi

Over the past seven months Alief High School Fine Arts partnered with Metro to support the installation of student artwork into the Alief community. Students at Elsik, Hastings, Kerr, and Taylor created bus shelter designs inspired by their school and community values. Metro selected four winning designs to represent each campus from a group of 17 finalists. The winning designs will be installed during the 2024-25 school year into bus shelters in the Alief community.

The following students were selected as finalists:
Elsik High School: Luzdari Perdomo Echeverria, Angel Morales, Nevaeh Nguyen
Hastings High School: Stanley Aviles, Anson Mac, Mia Najera
Kerr High School: Ivana Escoto Villegas, Christina (Mai) Le, and Lisa Le
Taylor High School: Maryam Ahmadzai, Dreama Coleman, Lesslee Morales Guandique

The winning designs were created by the following students:
Elsik High School: Ashleen Calderon
Hastings High School: Justin Caxaj
Kerr High School: Kimberly Caceres
Taylor High School: Leslie Yanes & Andrea Sanchez

Looking forward