Postma Elementary School

Last updated: October 30, 2018

Campus Goals

Postma Elementary’s main goal is to provide all students with a positive and challenging learning environment which empowers them to become responsible and productive citizens of the world.

Working as a partnership, the students, staff, parents and community, commit themselves to developing the social, emotional, academic and physical well-being of all children. By developing critical thinking skills, communicated through literacy, fine arts, mathematics, technology and the sciences, the school is responsive to changes in the community and the world.

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.


1133 students as of September 15, 2018


Elementary #44 was named for Joan Postma, who spent 24 of her 29 years in education working for CFISD prior to her retirement in June 2002. Her tenure with the district started at Bleyl Middle School, where she taught mathematics and computer literacy for 10 years, as well as serving as team leader before being promoted to a district level position, technical assistant for administrative and instructional microcomputer services. Because of her leadership and expertise, she was later promoted to serve the district as the director of technology support services. She and her husband, Peter, have two children, Perri and Robert both Cy-Fair High School graduates. Three of the Postmas’ four grandchildren are school-age and attend CFISD elementaries.


The Postma 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 email [email protected]

Postma Elementary School

Postma Elementary School Building

18425 West Rd. Cypress TX 77433


8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Terry Bell


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