David Outley, Sr. pioneered the education of African-American children in the small town of Alief, Texas. He was responsible for the opening of a one-room schoolhouse approximately 70 years ago. Mr. Outley's commitment to education convinced the Alief ISD Board of Trustees to name our wonderful elementary school in his honor. Mr. Outley's philosophy and vision are as relevant for Alief students today as they were for Alief students of the past.
On August 16, 1993, students at David Outley, Sr. Elementary began soaring to new heights as they entered the doors for the first day of school! Academic areas surround the library media center where students research topics using the latest technology. Classroom teachers, along with specialists in music, physical education, keyboarding (piano), art, English as a Second Language (ESL), science, social studies, language arts, and math, provide a rich multicultural program for all students.