What is Harris County Department of Education?
Harris County Department of Education helps school districts in the state’s largest county meet the needs of uniquely challenged learners, directly serving students at their schools or one of four HCDE-operated campuses across the county.
For two consecutive years, HCDE has reduced its tax rate below the effective tax rate and now collects approximately one-half of one penny – about $10 a year for the average homeowner. This provides operational efficiencies for the 25 area school districts in Harris County at a lower cost to taxpayers than it would cost if the districts provided the services separately.
How do school districts benefit from HCDE?
School districts in Harris County can serve student populations needing special education in Houston with quality instructors and therapists from HCDE at a reduced cost.
HCDE serves over 800 students in HCDE-operated specialized schools -- Academic and Behavior Schools (East and West campuses) and Highpoint Schools (North and East campuses).
Students of all ages throughout Harris County are helped by our five main areas of service.
In addition to serving students with special education needs, HCDE operates
Other services provided to districts/public: