Our Story

Good Reason Houston champions a bold, community-wide vision. 
We accelerate progress within districts and promote courageous decision-making to change the trajectory of school performance.

Our vision is that every child, in every neighborhood, excels in a world-class public school and thrives in the Houston of tomorrow.

Our mission is to increase the number of students learning in great public schools. We believe district partnerships are the key lever for change.

Only 1 in 5 Harris County kids today will earn a college degree or certification.

Our Approach

By 2025, we will increase the number of students learning in A and B schools by 60,000–a 25% increase of students in high-performing schools.

To achieve our goal, we focus our efforts and resources around two key strategies.

Accelerate District Transformation

We develop deep partnerships with both traditional ISDs and high-quality charter schools and support superintendents and their teams to improve existing schools, create new, high-performing ones, and build system-wide infrastructure.

Cultivate a Supportive Ecosystem

In order to sustain long-term change, Houston must have a robust ecosystem to continually support and fuel our schools. We want to expand and strengthen the educator pipeline through recruitment and high-quality training.

Our Core Beliefs

Driving toward equitable outcomes is our North Star.

Diversity is our region’s superpower.

Houston families deserve compassionate honesty.

There is more than one way to solve complex, persistent problems.

Houston is powerful, yet unfinished.

Courageous optimism fuels progress.