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Edgar Contreras, Principal

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    Edgar Contreras, Principal
    Phone: 713-433-9801
    Email:  econtre2@houstonisd.org

    I am principal Edgar Contreras, a dedicated force for innovation within the Houston Independent School District (HISD).  With over 13 years of commitment, I consistently champion STEM education, focusing on student achievement at James Madison High School. 

    My educational journey began over a decade ago, with diverse roles in HISD contributing to overall growth.  Beyond a professional interest, my fervor for STEM is a personal commitment to preparing students for our rapidly evolving world.  Through strategic initiatives and innovative programs, I create an environment nurturing curiosity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 

    As a visionary leader and catalyst for change, my tenure as an instructional technology coach exemplifies a forward-thinking approach, seamlessly integrating technology into the curriculum to prepare students for a tech-driven future.  Central to my philosophy is a student-centered approach.  Recognizing each student's uniqueness, I lead with a deep commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment, ensuring no one is left behind. 

    At James Madison High School, I am on a mission to redefine success for every student.  My passion extends beyond academic excellence, envisioning graduates equipped with the skills and resilience for success in college, a career, or the military.  Under my leadership, James Madison High School thrives as a hub of innovation.  I tirelessly work to establish a culture where students are encouraged to dream big, set ambitious goals, and pursue their passions.  Through partnerships with local industries, mentorship programs, and college readiness initiatives, I craft a road map for success. 

    In conclusion, I stand as a stalwart advocate for education, a STEM champion, and a dedicated leader shaping the future of our students.  My journey is a testament to the transformative power of passionate, student-centered leadership, resonating not only in the hallways of James Madison High School but throughout the entire educational community.  


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    Attention Parents,

    In order to service you better, the cut-off times for picking up students for doctor’s appointments, courts, etc. are as follows:


    Monday- Friday by 2:00 p.m.


    Atención Padres,

    Con el fin de sírvele mejor, los tiempos de corte para recoger a los estudiantes para citas con el médico, tribunales, etc. son los siguientes:


    Lunes - Viernes antes de las 2:00 pm.


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