Eastwood Academy Charter High School

Basic Information

Address: 1315 Dumble Street Houston, TX 77023
County: Harris
District: HISD
Phone Number: (713) 924-1697
Fax Number: (713) 924-1715
Principal: Paula Fendley

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Eastwood Academy Charter High School
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Additional Information

School Type: Blue Ribbon
School ID: 301
Grade Level: 9-12
Founded: 1999
School Setting:


School Schedule (Hours in Day): 7.5
School Colors: Blue and Silver
School Mascot: Boxer

East End

School Size: 409
Classroom Size: 17
Student/Teacher Ratio: 17:1
Camp Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
PTA Organization: Yes
School Championships:

US Department of Education
▪Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

Texas Education Agency
▪Exemplary Rating: 2008-2012
▪Recognized Rating: 2004-2007

2012 Washington Post
▪#2 in the Houston Area
▪#6 in the State of Texas
▪#23 in the Nation

2012 U.S. News and World Report
▪#14 in the State of Texas
▪#121 in the Nation

2012 Newsweek
▪#72 in the Nation

2012 Children at Risk
▪#3 in the Houston Area
▪#11 in the State of Texas

School Clubs:

Students participate in organized team activities and compete with local soccer teams.

Exercise Club:
Students learn about healthy eating habits and participate in multiple exercise venues such as cardio, yoga, pilates, aerobics, and cycling.

Young Artist Apprenticeship:
Students participate in an intensive six-week art-making experience, sharpening their critical-thinking, problem-solving, and collaborative skills, with an emphasis on creativity and independent thinking.

Eastwood Young Leaders:
Students will both explore and understand the long-term benefits of environmentalism.

Honors Debate:
Students learn to argue in three different styles of debate and focus on the two that involve research and practices debate.

Students participate in organized team activities and compete with local Rugby teams.

Yearbook Team:
Students will photograph numerous events throughout the course of the year for the 2012-2013 yearbook.

Lunch Availability: Yes. In addition, off-campus is available for juniors and seniors who meet off-campus requirements
Parking Spaces/Availability:


Uniform Guidelines:

Eastwood Academy does not enforce a uniform policy. Please see below for our dress code:

Students shall NOT wear:
1. baggy or sagging or ripped pants
2. low cut blouses, blouses or shirts that expose the midriff when standing or
sitting, blouses with bare backs or spaghetti straps
3. baseball-type caps
4. sunglasses worn indoors
5. pajamas, unless for a school function
6. bare feet or house slippers
7. jewelry or clothing promoting sex, drugs, alcohol, violence, crime, or gangs

Mission Statement:

The Eastwood Academy family empowers students to achieve college
and career readiness and become globally-minded citizens.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Our passionate staff provides rigorous academic standards,
personalized instruction, a supportive climate, and opportunities for
leadership and personal development guiding students to ultimately
strive to make themselves more competitive in an ever-shrinking

Enrollment Characteristics: All students seeking enrollment must apply. Our application is available either on-campus, or online, under the "admissions" tab. Upon receiving your application, an interview will be scheduled for you.
School History:

Eastwood Academy is an award-winning college preparatory charter high school just southeast of downtown Houston. We boast a diverse student body of approximately 400 students. All of Eastwood Academy's students take a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum and complete 80 hours of community volunteer work prior to graduation. Our students enroll in dual credit courses, a strong Advanced Placement curriculum and we base our daily actions and behaviors on the IB Learner Profile.

At Eastwood Academy, we know that an excellent education can give you the skills you need to succeed in both college and in your professional career. In addition to our nationally recognized college preparatory program, our students participate in field trips to universities, attend lectures given by community leaders, and have access to several full-time counselors to help guide them in all areas of academic life. We offer Pre-SAT, ACT and SAT college entrance exam courses that ensure our students achieve the scores they need to get into their chosen university. Students can also take dual-credit courses to obtain college credit while still enrolled in high school. We equip all of our students with the skills, the experiences, and the intellect to develop into internationally-minded people who recognize their common humanity and shared guardianship of our Eastwood community, the East End community, and the planet.

Our BIG GOAL is to have ALL of our students enrolled in the 4-Year College of their choice.

This year, we celebrate our fourth consecutive year of TEA Exemplary Status. In addition, we have been named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Our dedicated staff of educators approach each student with the attention and direction that suits their needs. At Eastwood Academy, your continued success in both school and life is our highest priority and greatest reward. If you would like more information about the application process, please call (713) 924-1697 to find outabout our next scheduled Parent/Applicant Information Session.

Notes/School Information:
  • Eastwood Academy is not a Magnet school.
  • We do not use the Magnet application. Our application is available online, under our "admissions" tab.
  •  If you would like a tour of the campus, please come in. Scheduling is not necessary! 
  • Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: (713) 924-1697.