Award Year: 2020

High School for Law and Justice

3505 Coyle
Houston, TX, 77003-5501

(713) 867-5100

Mrs. Stacy Garcia, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School, Magnet School

Houston Independent School District

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To provide students with an academic education in conjunction with an in-depth study of Law Enforcement or Legal Studies in order to provide a successful transition into their chosen career paths or advanced academics.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 19%
  • White: 2%
  • Hispanic: 77%
  • Asian: 2%
Emergency Services Classroom

Emergency Services Classroom

The High School for Law and Justice is a magnet campus in the Houston Independent School District. We are one of the few high schools in the state of Texas that specialize in an elective focus for law enforcement and legal studies. Students that attend our campus have the option of choosing one of six pathways to specialize in: Cybersecurity, Law Enforcement, Government & Public Relations, Legal Studies, or Emergency Services. It is through our partnerships with count officials, FBI, and other community members that our students are exposed to professionals in various relative fields and are able to gain first-hand knowledge of the ultimate impact they can have on their community.

Our teachers provide lessons that truly challenge our students to meet their highest potential, with the ultimate goal of creating college and career ready students. We design our master schedule to support students at all levels and strategically place them in classes that will foster their interest and learning levels. Collaboration is evident in our classrooms as they work on projects and team building through content-based activities. We support the whole child providing student's the option of participating in our Police Explorer program, Business Professionals of America, Teen Court, and Mock Trial clubs just to name a few.

The High School for Law and Justice faculty is dedicated to our students. We are passionate about our students and their progress as they learn within our walls. We strive to make sure that each student connects with at least one adult in the building, as it makes a world of difference when students know they are surrounded by people they can trust. Our dedication results in a graduation rate of 100%, but we know we must continue to strive for more.