Fiest Elementary School

Last updated: October 14, 2018

Curriculum - Elementary

  • CFISD elementary schools are comprised of students in grades K-5. Students who qualify for the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities or for Pre-kindergarten are bused to sites that provide these programs.
  • Core subjects at the elementary level include reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, technology applications, health, physical education, art, music, and theatre arts.
  • Every campus faculty includes the following members: counselor(s), nurse, diagnostician, speech and language clinician, dyslexia specialists, reading specialist(s), and content-area liaisons, as well as specially trained/certified teachers in the following areas: art, music, physical education, technology applications, English as a Second Language, and gifted education.
  • The District's HORIZONS program is for academically-gifted students. In kindergarten, gifted instruction is provided in language arts and mathematics. In grades 1-5, the program addresses the four foundation areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
  • CFISD's Bilingual and ESL programs provide additional support in English language development for students who have a home language other than English and who have been identified as limited-English-proficient.
  • Elementary schools in Cypress-Fairbanks also feature enrichment activities such as student clubs, tutorial sessions, cultural arts programs, academic competitions, and field trips.
  • Report cards are issued every nine weeks. Academic progress reports are sent to parents after the fourth week of each grading period.


986 students as of September 17, 2018.


Fiest was named in honor of Bernice Fiest, an educator who devoted 37 years of service to the young people of Texas and was certified by the state in seven areas of education. Before retiring in 1985, Mrs. Fiest worked as a teacher, coach, librarian, and principal. Mrs. Fiest was an exemplary role model for the students and frequently visited the school to read to kindergartners and attend special events.

Mission Statement

Absolutely. Positively. Kids First!


The Fiest Elementary PTO meets on a regular basis. The organization funds cultural arts activities and field trips, organizes volunteers, sponsors various student events, and conducts fund-raisers, which have provided technology, landscaping, books, and playground equipment. For more information, please contact Denise Menger.

President – Denise Menger
Secretary- Michelle McDonals
2nd VP - Programs – Jai Stewart
3rd VP - Fundraising –Paula Sisto
VIPS Coordinator – Robi Bowman
Treasurer – Shwetha Gopalakrishna
Co-Chair - Homeroom Parents – Lizzie Bender
Co-Chair - Minor Fundraising –Tania Pena


Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together. For more information, please contact Katherine Abbot, Fiest Librarian.

Fiest Elementary School


8425 Pine Falls Houston TX 77095


8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Jeanette Gerault, Ed.D.


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