Henry H. Houston Elementary K-8

Reginald Johnson

7300 Rural Lane
Philadelphia PA 19119
Phone: 215.248.6603

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

Henry H. Houston


Message from the Principal

Greetings Parents and Families of Houston Elementary School,


My name is Reginald Johnson, the new Principal at Houston.  It is my privilege and honor to join the Houston community.  I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning and growing with our students and working with our professional staff and you, our parents and community members. 


My main goal is to ensure that every student is provided the highest quality of education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment.  Working together as a team with our staff and parents, I am committed to helping each student achieve their very best.  Every student is valued and worthy of our best effort.


In order to accomplish this goal, the Houston community has developed our philosophical acronym: Houston’s BASE.  At Houston, BASE stands for growing students Behaviorally, Academically, Socially, and Emotionally.  I will be spending a considerable amount of time discussing and implementing these concepts into what we are already doing at Houston.  I sincerely believe that by developing expectations embedded within these four concepts, our students will become well-rounded individuals.  When we, as adults and role models, also model expectations surrounding these concepts, our students will better see the value of these concepts. To hear our first student produced morning podcast regarding Houston's BASE, clicking here.


I am very passionate about accelerating learning for all students. What happens during these short years will have a lasting impression on students’ development growth, and future successes. Educational achievement is greatly dependent upon the bond that is forged between school and home.  As educators and parents our challenge is to help all students view school as an unlimited opportunity for achievement. Together, we can inspire our children to reach for and to attain success. 
Houston’s doors are always open and I invite you to participate through actively engaging our Home and School Association, volunteering your time and talents, and meeting with teachers and staff to discuss how we may better prepare our students.


Kind regards,


Reginald Johnson,

Proud Principal 




Henry. H Houston Elementary