Durham Elementary is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, an HISD Magnet Campus, and a Dual Language Academy located in the Shepherd Park Plaza neighborhood of Houston, Texas consisting of 29 classrooms filled with energetic students learning to become future leaders. The students come from a wide range of backgrounds and are constantly learning to apply IB Learner Profiles of being Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced and Reflective. 


The mission of Durham PTA is to “make every child’s potential a reality” and we are committed to this goal in the face of strict HISD budget cuts. This is where our partnership with you becomes so critical. As a community leader, you have an incredible opportunity to be a part of Durham’s triumph, to positively impact the lives of students, and set them on the path to success.


We thank you in advance for your consideration of sponsoring our adult-only Gala, Bewitched, the leading fundraising effort for our school. Durham PTA is a 501 (c) (3) organization, making your generous donation tax-deductible.


Fundraising efforts by Durham’s annual adult-only gala go to fund on campus and in classroom initiatives that benefit our students, teachers, and community at large.

For more information on the school, please visit the Durham Elementary School website

Fatima Gilbert

Fatima Gilbert

2021-2022 BOARD





Thanks to the generosity of our families and local businesses, the Durham Elementary School PTA funds many educational programs, teacher grants, and academic and social events throughout the year. We appreciate everyone who gives their time and/or resources to make Durham a great school.


The PTA likes to say, "it takes a village", and we need you in our tribe! There are numerous ways to get involved in the PTA and the events and initiatives we have on and off campus. Let us know what you are interested in helping out with.