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Superintendent's Message

Anthony Mays Superintendent

Welcome to Alief ISD,

As the proud superintendent of this district, I am honored for the opportunity to serve as the leader of this culturally-diverse, high-performing district;  nestled in the heart of the fourth largest city in the United States. Alief ISD is a special district within a special community. Our community and district are so diverse. Our families speak over 90 different languages and they bring an array of cultures to our schools. Our students have gone on to be Grammy-nominated performers, governmental leaders, professional athletes, doctors, educational leaders and more; and that is because of the education we have provided our students since our founding over 112 years ago. Our educators provide high-level education, designed to meet the needs of the learning styles of our nearly 40,000 students. Our focus on CCMR (College, Career and Military Readiness) through dual-credit programs provides early access to tuition-free college experience for our high school students, so much so that that two of our campuses, Alief ISD Early College High School and Kerr High School, are ranked amongst the top 15  high schools in the Houston area. Our children have the opportunity to participate in many extracurricular activities through our Fine Arts and athletic programs, but also through our student clubs. 

Parents are a vital part of the framework and we rely on them to assist us in guiding our students through their years in Alief ISD. Many of our business and community partners are right here in Alief and they partner with our district often to provide much-needed resources to our students and staff. 

In closing, thank you so much for being a part of our big picture. From the very first students that walked through the doors of our first building over 100 years ago, to the expansive district we have now, it is all possible because of your support. One of my main goals as your superintendent is to increase climate and culture within our district, with the ultimate goal of bridging the gap between our district and our community. In the words of one of my favorite songs by Frankie Beverly and Maze, “WE ARE ONE,” but we take it a step further in our district and our chant is, “WE ARE ALIEF!” We look forward to our continued relationship with this community for many years to come. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Anthony Mays, Superintendent

Alief ISD 


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