Epps Island Elementary

Campus Snapshot

School Info

Website – http://eppsisland.kleinisd.net

Twitter – @EppsIslandKISD

Facebook – http://fb.me/EppsIslandKISD

Phone – (832) 484-5800

Fax – (832) 484-7856

School Hours – 8:05 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Rating – Met Standard

Enrollment – 720

Mascot – Tigers

Principal – Maribel Scarbrough

Assistant Principal – Tonya Brain, Victoria Varga

Counselor – Dawn Samuel

School History

Epps Island was a name given to a large grove of trees that grew in the vicinity of the junction of FM 249 (West Mount Houston Road). Island was a term frequently used in early days to designate large groves of trees on the prairie, usually offering shade and water to travelers. The road from Huntsville to Harrisburg passed through Montgomery and Epps Island. During this era, a family lived in the eastern edge of the “island” and had a large peach orchard on the edge of the prairie, and the Epps family gave the island its name.

Epps Island Elementary was opened in August of 1973 with an enrollment of 399 students and 26 teachers.

School Rating

Epps Island Elementary is a Met Standard campus in the Klein ISD.

Counseling Program

  • Nurtured Heart Workshops
  • No Place for Hate Club
  • Peer Mediation
  • Multicultural Career Day
  • Parent Education Classes
  • Bucket Fillers
  • Mentoring Program
  • Family Groups
  • Relationship Building Workshops

Parent Involvement

  • Open House/Meet the Teacher
  • Library Nights
  • Family Science Night
  • Children’s Museum Field Trips
  • Evening Parent Workshops
  • Annual Compact Meeting
  • Community Days
  • Spanish Technology Classes
  • Classroom Volunteers
  • Volunteer Coffee
  • PTO
  • Adult ESL Classes
  • Academic Nights

Core Curriculum

Epps Island strives to ensure that our students ACHIEVE, RESPECT and EMPOWER! The administration and staff at Epps Island work together to discover the needs of each of our students. We provide quality instruction guided by the state and district curriculum. At Epps Island, we use the Gomez and Gomez Dual Language Enrichment Model in our

bilingual classrooms to promote bilingualism and biliteracy. Computer-based programs such as Read 180, Thinking Through Math, Gizmos, Achieve 3000 and Waterford are used to support content area instruction and the varied learner needs.

Language Arts

In the elementary ELA program, the emphasis is on the development of fundamental reading and writing skills. Reading instruction includes training in phonics, structural analysis, sight word recognition, context clues, vocabulary development, comprehension, study skills, and literary appreciation. Writing instruction teaches students how to use written language appropriately. Instruction includes specific training in grammar, spelling, handwriting, word usage, punctuation, and capitalization, as well as more generalized training in composing written expressions. Skills in speaking and listening are also taught with the instruction for reading and writing.

Math

At the elementary level, students build a foundation of basic understandings for the following: number operation and quantitative reasoning; patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking; geometry and spatial reasoning; measurement; and probability and statistics.

Science

At the elementary level, students learn science basic skills and how to identify components of the natural world. Students study life, earth, and physical science concepts.

Social Studies

In grades K-12, students build a foundation in history, geography, economics, government, citizenship, culture, science, technology and society, and social studies skills. The content, as appropriate for the grade level or course, enables students to understand the importance of patriotism, function in a free enterprise society, and appreciate the basic democratic values of our state and nation.

Special Programs

At Epps Island we believe student achievement requires supporting student interest and activities outside of the classroom. As a result, on the “island” we provide our students the opportunity to participate in several clubs throughout the year, which include:

  • Coding Club
  • Name that Book Club
  • Klein Forest Book Club
  • No Place for Hate Club
  • Destination Imagination
  • Community Day
  • Girls on the Run