About Us

Who We Are

Houstonians have long voiced concerns about educational trends in our area. With generous seed funding from Houston Endowment and Kinder Foundation, our Founding CEO Alex Elizondo launched Good Reason Houston in 2018 in response to those concerns.

Since then, we have grown to serve more than 11 public school districts in Harris County and over 500,000 students.

What We Do

We transform education in Houston by:

Improving Public Schools

Sharing Data

Building Coalitions

Empowering Parents

Advocating for Students

We champion a bold, community-wide vision in the hope that all Houstonians join our movement to improve education.

Why it Matters

Learning in a high-quality school can change the trajectory of a child’s life, and we believe every child deserves an excellent public-school education.

However, only 1 in 5 Harris County kids today will earn a college degree or certification.

Low performing schools—those rated C, D, or F—perpetuate economic inequity and can unfairly limit the potential of their students. Only around 69% of Houston students attend an A or B school.

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