Hardin-Jefferson High School
Henderson Middle School
Sour Lake Elementary
2015-16 School Calendar
Grades and Attendance (txConnect)
**LETTER TO PARENTS**
Math tutorials websites
Title I, Part A Campus Policy / Compact
Parent Information and Resource Center
Parent Letters from the office
Auction List - 2014
PTO Gifts to School
Learning to Decode Words
PE - Mrs. Mattison
ELI (Early Literacy Interventions)
Welcome to the Library
Excellence in AR
Tech Integration Links
Student Council Photos
Robotics Club Photos
Jennifer Lyons - Assistant Principal
Dianne Timberlake - Principal
Welcome to the Nurse's Office
China Elementary Photo/Video Gallery
Honors and Recognition
China School History
China Elementary School serves as a reminder of the dedication of the citizens of this area and the ideals of public education. Earliest records show that the first school in China was a long, shot-gun type building, constructed around the turn of the century and enlarged in 1910. China School was a common school district until 1920 when China Independent School District was created by an act of the legislature. At that time, a bond issue was approved by voters in the China Independent School District which enabled the district to build a large, two-story brick and concrete structure run by a staff which included a superintendent, a principal, and six teachers.
In the summer of 1960, the district of China, Nome, and Sour Lake consolidated to form the Hardin-Jefferson Independent School District. The bond issue passed and a building that would house grades 1-8 was built. It included a cafeteria, clinic, teachers lounge, and offices.
In 1971, a new wing was built that added 5 classrooms and an office area.
In the summer of 1974, a court divided the district's schools according to grades resulting in the following distribution: China Elementary: K-3, Sour Lake Elementary: K-3 and District wide 4-6, Henderson Middle School: District wide 7-8, HJ High School: 9-12.
In June of 1980, two portable classrooms were added for kindergarten classes. In June of 1982, two more portable classrooms were added to house 2 more kindergarten classes. In June of 1985, work begun on 2 classrooms to house Pre-K and EC classes.
On December, 12, 1989 , ground was broken at China Elementary to begin construction on a new kitchen/cafeteria and 2 computer labs, along with renovation that would result in a new library, classroom, and teacher's workroom. This project was completed 20 months later on August 31, l991. The Grover Die annex was dedicated on October 3, 1991.
In 1992, a portable building was added to house the PE classes. The principal's office was renovated. The area became three offices and a conference room. During the summer of 1996, the reception area was expanded.
In August, 1996, a bond election was passed. There were additions and renovations to each campus in the district including moving 6th grade to the Henderson Campus. At CE, 8 classrooms were built to house Early Adventures, Kindergarten, a Writing To Read Computer Lab and a Resource Learning Lab.
In 2000, another bond issue was passed, and electrical upgrades were made on this campus.
In January, 2010, staff and students moved into the new campus located at 605 Henderson Ave.
605 Henderson Ave, China, TX 77613 | Phone: 409-981-6410 | Fax: 409-752-3623
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