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Pasadena Home Search | Pasadena, TX 77501, 77502, 77503, 77504, 77505, 77506, 77507, 77508 | Marilyn Wier 713-542-5481
Pasadena is the second-largest city in Harris County, 17th-largest in Texas, and 162nd largest in the United States. The area was founded in 1893 by John H. Burnett of Galveston. Burnett, the founder named the area after Pasadena, California because of the perceived lush vegetation.
As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city's population was 149,043. The Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department is the largest all volunteer municipal fire department in the United States.
Employment in Pasadena is closely linked to the ship-channel industries, Bayport Industrial District, and the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in adjacent Clear Lake. San Jacinto College and Texas Chiropractic College are located in Pasadena. Musical entertainment ranges from the fare at Gilley's Country and Western Club to performances of the Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra. The Pasadena Historical Museum, Bay Area Museum, Armand Bayou Nature Center, Pasadena Rodeo, and San Jacinto Strawberry Festival are major tourist attractions.
Students living in Pasadena attend Pasadena ISD. The mission of Pasadena ISD, the gateway to unlimited opportunity for the youth of our culturally rich community, is to empower students to become accomplished, self-directed, and collaborative citizen-scholars who boldly contribute to an increasingly complex and evolving world by engaging in rigorous curriculum, relevant experiences, and positive relationships while embracing the uniqueness of each individual.
Pasadena ISD believes in a very straight forward set of ethical guidelines for its students. Pasadena ISD Believes that:
Everyone has purpose, worth, and dignity.
Individual potential is unknown and immeasurable.
Family dynamics profoundly influence the decisions individuals make and the people they become.
Connecting with others and building positive, meaningful relationships are essential.
Learning is instinctive, lifelong, and unique to the individual.
Communication is pervasive, essential, ever-present, and multidimensional.
Feeling safe enhances the ability to learn.
Diversity adds value to all areas of life.
Change is natural and continuous.
Each person is responsible and accountable in all aspects of life for the choices he or she makes.
With 71 percent of schools in the Pasadena ISD rising to the level of "Exemplary" or "Recognized" for the 2010-11 school year, the district itself will be sporting a coveted designation.
The Pasadena ISD was awarded "Recognized" in State Accountability Ratings released by the Texas Education Agency. All of the district's 58 schools earned an "Academically Acceptable" rating. Of those 58 schools, 41 were rated either "Exemplary" or "Recognized."
Of the district's 35 elementary schools, 33 earned one of those two high ratings. Seven district schools - all elementary schools - are rated as "Exemplary" in the latest report. Those schools are Atkinson, Burnett, Frazier, Freeman, Meador, Pearl Hall and South Houston.