Principal of Sam Houston Elementary
Welcome to the Sam Houston Elementary School website! We serve students in grades K-5 in Marshall ISD's STEM program. School hours each day are 7:31 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are grateful for your support of our students, and we invite you to stop by and visit our campus or contact us at any time if you have questions. We hope the information you find on this website will be helpful to you, but if you have questions or concerns please don't hesitate to give us a call at 903-927-8860. Thank you and Go Mavs!
Marshall ISD opened its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Academy at South Marshall Elementary in the fall of 2014. The opening of MISD's Legacy 2017 elementary schools prompted the move of the K-5 STEM academy from South Marshall to a renovated Sam Houston Elementary School. STEM has become a focus area for our educational program. The purpose of STEM is to increase student inquiry and curiosity through engagement, higher level questioning, self-reflection and openness to new ideas, and respect for evidence characterized through scientific inquiry. The goals of the STEM program are to increase proficiency of all students in STEM and increase the number of students capable of pursuing a STEM career. The STEM curriculum is standards-driven and developed in collaboration with campus teachers, administrators and the Ingenuity Center. The foundation of STEM curriculum is based on Project-Based Learning (PBL) with 21st century skills embedded in daily lessons and schedules. The vision of our MISD STEM program is to be a leader in STEM education, preparing and inspiring generations of diverse learners to meet the challenges of society through innovation, collaboration and creative problem solving.
Marshall ISD is located in Marshall, Texas, in upper east Texas, 40 minutes from Shreveport, La., to the east and just over two hours from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex to the west. Marshall is located at the intersection of three major highways -- Interstate 20 and State Highways 59 and 43. Historic Caddo Lake is located less than 20 minutes to the northeast of downtown Marshall, and the city is also just a short drive from Lake o' the Pines to the northwest. Marshall has a population of 23,523 according to the 2010 United States Census, and serves as the county seat of Harrison County. The average home market value in Marshall ISD, according to the Harrison Central Appraisal District 2020 Annual Report, is $112,713. Marshall ISD encompasses an area of approximately 346 square miles in and around Marshall. MORE INFORMATION