After World War I, Independence Heights was the first town incorporated in Texas by African-Americans. In 1929 it became a part of Houston. This neighborhood rich with history is full of new life with restoration of older homes at the same time new home are being built. Conveniently located just north of Loop 610 and west of I-45 provides easy access to Houston major activity centers.
To learn more about buying homes in this community, contact one of the following organizations:
- Catholic Charities
Bonna Kol, CEO
2900 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77006
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Did you know there are three school districts located in Houston HOPE Neighborhoods ready to provide children with a quality education that will prepare them for a successful future? Aldine ISD, Houston ISD and North Forest ISD offer a variety of specialized academic and enrichment programs designed to inspire and enhance learning.
Also, there are many private and charter schools located in the Houston HOPE Neighborhoods. For information on schools and child care services contact the Collaborative for Children at 713.600.1100 or visit www.collabforchildren.org.
- Burrus Elementary is a Fine Arts Magnet and TEA Recognized School.
- Williams Middle School is a Math & Science Magnet School in HISD; and has a partnership with Comcast and Discovery Science Channel.
- Washington High School has a College Nights Program for students introducing them to the top schools in the field of Engineering.
Houston ISD offers its students a choice, based on their individual needs and interests, to enroll in schools located outside of their neighborhood school attendance zones. For more information about HISD and the School Choice program visit www.hisd.org.