Our Impact

11 Public School Districts

13 Charter Schools / Systems

500,000+ Students

Nearly 10,000 New School Seats​

2 Successful Pilot Programs​

Impact Study

When All Means All: Accelerating Districts and Propelling Charters Toward Citywide Education Reform”

Conducted by the Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL) at Columbia University

In 2022, Good Reason Houston commissioned a third-party impact study by the Center for Public Research and Leadership at Columbia University (CPRL) to evaluate the organization’s support of district and charter partners since inception.

The report shows that Good Reason Houston has taken a distinctive approach to city-based education work and shown early evidence of success.

Founding CEO Alex Elizondo explains why the study was conducted and the exciting findings.

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Findings: Keys to Success

Outcomes Oriented​

Our consistent emphasis on outcomes rather than activities was evident. ​

Boots on the Ground

School systems value our readiness to work side by side with staff. ​

Quality Connector

Stakeholders cited our strength in connecting partners to high-quality support.​


Stakeholders say they can count on us for quality advice and support.

Client Centered

Partners frequently cited our client-centered approach.


Dr. Lupita Hinojosa


Spring ISD

“The people that you’re working with [at Good Reason Houston] come with a lot of research and a lot of knowledge. They’re really smart, brilliant people, but also have the experience of being educators, and having walked in the shoes that teachers are walking in right now.” 

Millard House II


Houston ISD

“[Good Reason Houston] has been a major support – giving us a bird’s eye view of what some like-minded organizations, or like-minded school districts, are doing; what’s working; what the research says; those things have been very, very helpful.”

Dr. LaTonya Goffney


Aldine ISD

“Good Reason Houston wants more high-quality seats – that’s it. But the how and the what – what I’ve loved about them is they create a space where you can dream and think about what’s best for the kids that we serve.”

Adrian Bustillos

Chief Transformation Officer

Aldine ISD

“When Good Reason Houston is coming to our table, they are bringing solution-driven answers for us to help us get where we need to go.”

Armando Orduña

Interim Executive Director

Latinos for Education

“The impact across the city of Houston by Good Reason Houston is really tangible, and it’s really really needed and just in time.”

Mark DiBella

YES Prep

Aldine ISD

“To a person at Good Reason Houston, I feel like they have a high bar for talent, making sure that they are bringing in like-minded, mission-aligned people who believe in the brilliance of all kids and are district/charter agnostic.”

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