French Elementary

Campus Snapshot

School Info

Website – http://french.kleinisd.net

Twitter – @FrenchKISD

Facebook – http://fb.me/FrenchKISD

Phone – (832) 375-8100

Fax – (832) 375-8175

School Hours – 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Rating – Met Standard

Enrollment – 785

Mascot – Racers

Principal – Carole Mason

Assistant Principal – Lindsey Collins

Counselor – Debra Cheiffetz

School History

In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, many German and French families settled in the Klein community. Many of their children attended The French School, which was active from 1914 to 1927. The French school was on Hildebrandt property on the southeast corner of Rhodes Road and Spring Stuebner. When the French School was discontinued, the building was moved to the west end of the Klein High School Building of 1938, where the present Klein Administration Building is located. Eventually, the building was sold to the Kleb family and was moved to their property on Spring Cypress Road.

In the 1920’s the French School was a one room school house on Spring Stuebner Road. One teacher taught from 20 to 30 students in grades 1 through 7 in the little country school. In 1989, the Klein Historical Foundation held a reunion of the French School students. Fourteen students who had attended the school were able to attend the reunion.

In the one room school house chores assigned to the students included bringing the wood for the wood-burning stove, sweeping the school house, and fetching water from the neighbor’s well. When the school was remodeled in 1924, the school had its own well, and everyone drank out of the same bucket. Homemade bread and sausage were the standard fare which students ate outside under the pine trees. The former students recalled that there was always a spelling bee on Friday and students rarely misbehaved.

French Elementary is proud to honor the following French families: Arceneaux, Bonin, Boudreaux, Boulet, DeChaumes, Haggerty, Henry, LeLeux, Melancon, Pevateaux, Pillot, Roland, Sellers

School Rating

French Elementary has earned a Met Standard rating from TEA.

Counseling Program

Debra Cheiffetz is the counselor at French. She implements guidance lessons in classrooms and counsels individual students and families who are in crisis situations. She can be reached at 832-375-8055.

Parent Involvement

French Elementary has a very active PTO that is very supportive of our staff and students. Their current information can be found on our website and through their Facebook page.

Core Curriculum

At French Elementary, the teachers and administrators constantly work to improve and maintain a high-level of quality instruction. Specific information regarding the core instructional program can be obtained on the Frank website and through individual classroom teacher websites. Frank also follows alongside the KISD curriculum.

English 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.

Other Information

French Elementary fosters a caring and creative environment: emphasizing the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of each child.

Extracurricular Activities

French Elementary offers many opportunities for extra-curricular activities.

  • Choir
  • Orff
  • Art Club
  • Orchestra
  • Coding Club
  • Destination Imagination
  • Math Club