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Campus History

Rick Schneider Middle School opened its doors in August of 2006 at 8420 Easthaven Boulevard in Houston with Marsha Jones as its principal. Schneider Middle School was the first of the district's campuses specifically designed for fifth and sixth-grade students. Its boundary roughly overlaps the same boundary used by South Houston Intermediate School.

When it opened in 2006, the campus housed fifth graders from the Jessup attendance area who were attending the Morris Fifth Grade Campus. It also took fifth graders from Freeman, Matthys, and South Houston elementary schools and sixth-grade students from South Houston Intermediate. As a result, Morris saw its enrollment drop from 860 students to approximately 710. South Houston Intermediate dropped from 1190 to approximately 920 students. The elementary schools involved in the boundary change saw an enrollment decrease from 60-130.

In September of 2008, the campus experienced minor water and roof damage from Hurricane Ike. Throughout the years, the campus has added two portable buildings containing classrooms in order to accommodate steady population growth. In 2019, the campus received an upgrade, and the office flooring was replaced. 

The Schneider team gives back to the community and hosts a Komen fundraiser among the schools, their highest amount raised is almost $30,000. The campus is also proud of its academic achievements and has received a Gold STAAR performance in several areas. To further address the needs of its students and families, Schneider offers training and outreach programs focusing on meeting academic, social, and emotional needs. For their efforts, Schneider has received the CREST Award for Excellence in Counseling for 2017-2018; 2018-2019; 2019-2020. For the 2018-2019 school year, Juliette Broussard was the District, Region, and State Finalist for Elementary Teacher of the Year. Many of Scheider’s teachers have gone on to become coaches, counselors, and administrators. Moving forward, Schneider hopes to continue to grow leaders at their campus. 

The campus is named in honor of retired Pasadena ISD Superintendent Dr. Rick Schneider. Schneider served the district for over 20 years, the last 13 in the district's top administrative post. He became superintendent in 1993 after serving as deputy superintendent for personnel. His instructional leadership and focused approach to student achievement elevated the district among the leaders in academic achievement.

During his career, he was named as the Superintendent of the Year for Region IV. Under his leadership, Pasadena ISD was named a Texas Recognized District for seven consecutive years. In addition, many other campuses earned state and national honors during his tenure.

List of Principals

-Marsha Jones 2006-2015
-Kristin Still 2015-present