Alief ISD was founded in 1917 and is located in southwest Houston, an urban community with thriving businesses, active churches, and a variety of recreational facilities. The district encompasses 36.6 square miles.
An exemplary education is provided for students in prekindergarten through grade twelve. The district offers a wide range of educational opportunities in academics, the arts, and career and technology education. Special education, gifted/talented, English as a second language (ESL), and an English Spanish bilingual program are among the support strands available.
Alief is the most ethnically diverse of school districts of comparable size in Texas. Virtually every culture of the modern world is represented in its 47,000 student enrollment; more than 80 languages and dialects are spoken. Guest speakers, culture clubs, and ethnic fairs help promote multicultural appreciation.
Alief ISD's beautiful facilities, including 41 campuses, are a focal point of the community and represent a major property investment by its taxpayers. The district employs a full-time police department to protect this investment, as well as to help maintain a safe environment for students and staff.