Built in 1951, Oak Forest Elementary School is one of the oldest and highest rated elementary schools in Texas. Greatschools gave the school a 9 out of 10 rating, with its students ranking well in Writing, Math, and Science.
Garden Oaks residents are also zoned to Frank Black Middle School, best known for its Vanguard Magnet program. Vanguard is a program that offers advanced and accelerated academic curriculum for students designated as “Gift & Talented” using the HISD GT matrix.
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Garden Oaks Real Estate Houston TX: Neighborhood Profile
Established in 1937 by Edward L. Crain, Garden Oaks is a peaceful neighborhood of approximately 1,400 homes located north of Houston Heights and near the retail and office/industrial buildings off Shepherd, Ella Blvd, and North Loop 610.
Neighborhoods near Garden Oaks include: Oak Forest, Greater Heights (Houston Heights), Spring Branch. Timbergrove, Lazybrook, and Memorial. Downtown Houston and Galleria are also only about a 10-minute drive or commute away (depending on traffic).
Despite being close to main commercial districts Downtown Houston and Galleria, Garden Oaks has kept its “naturesy” identity. Oak, pecan, and pine trees tower over homes in Garden Oaks. Massive lots (median lot size is 12,000 square feet) with lush yards compliment the tree-roofed neighborhood.
Garden Oaks Houston: Schools Info
Garden Oaks Public Schools
The Houston Independent School District (HISD) serves Garden Oaks. The public schools associated with homes in Garden Oaks include:
- Garden Oaks Elementary School 901 at Sue Barnett Dr. (View Garden Oaks’ attendance zone)
- Durham Elementary School at 4803 Brinkman St (View Durham’s attendance zone)
- Oak Forest Elementary School at 1401 W 43rd St. (View Oak Forest’s attendance zone)
Also zoned to Garden Oaks residents, Garden Oaks Elementary carry a qualified Montessori program first established in 1995.
- Frank Black Middle School at 1575 Chantilly Ln (View Black’s attendance zone)
Frank Black Middle School is best known for its Vanguard Magnet program. Vanguard is a program that offers advanced and accelerated academic curriculum for students who have been designated as “Gifted & Talented” using the HISD GT matrix.
- Washington High School at 119 E. 39th (View Washington’s attendance zone)
- Waltrip High School in 1900 W 34th St (View Waltrip’s attendance zone)
Waltrip High School is rated 5 out of 10 by Greatschools. While it remains average in most subjects, its Grade 11 students got between 91% to 98% test scores in English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
Waltrip is also one of the highest performing comprehensive high schools in Houston Independent School District (HISD). The school was named “Recognized” by the Texas Education Agency, one of the few urban high schools in HISD to receive such a designation.
- St. Rose of Lima Catholic School at 3600 Brinkman
- Lutheran High North at 1130 W. 34th
- St. Pius X High School at 811 Donovan
- Heritage Oaks School at 2931 W. 12th Street
To find an updated listing of all Garden Oaks real estate zoned to any specific public school, please email Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com with the property type and budget that you’re looking for.
*Note: school zoning can change from year to year, information above is deemed accurate, but not guaranteed. Please double check.