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James S. Deady

2500 Broadway
Houston TX, 77012
Ph#(713)845 7411
Fax# (713)845-5645

Darlene Blasco


About US

About Us

Deady Middle School is located in the historic Harrisburg community and has been educating this community's children for over 80 years. Deady is home to the HISD Communication Arts Magnet Middle School with currently over 300 students enrolled in the program. Deady offers a wide range of programs and activities, geared towards students’ talents and interests.



Student Release Policy

Please be sure to have a valid PICTURE ID with you when picking up your child early from school.  Children will ONLY be released to authorized persons who have a valid PICTURE  ID.

Registration for 2009-2010

Parents/guardians wishing to enroll children must bring:

Last report card

Birth certificate

Immunization records

Social security card

Valid picture ID for parent/guardian

Students are enrolled daily.  Parents/guardians will sign in at the foyer and will be directed to the attendance office to enroll.



School Hours

New School hours

Monday- Friday 8:15am-3:50pm




On November 3, 1927, dignitaries met at the Milby cafeteria. The occasion marked the beginning of one thing and the end of another. Taking stock of the moment one finds the following: The assets of the Harrisburg Independent School District were turned over to the Houston Independent School District. As part of the deal a new junior high school would be built. That school was to be named James S. Deady Junior High.

History of Deady Middle School

The history of Deady Junior High is very much about the history of Harrisburg and the changes that occurred as Houston grew and inevitably incorporated the area. Here are the facts:

James S. Deady was Harrisburg’s first and only mayor. He served as President of the Harrisburg School Board. Before that he served as Justice of the Peace and was known for his sense of justice for all people regardless of race, color or creed. 

He was so highly loved and respected that when the time came to name the new school, James S. Deady was given the honor. Most new district schools were named after famousleaders who were already deceased. But in this case, Mr. Deady had given so much and fought so hard for the people of Harrisburg and for the schools, there was no question that he deserved this honor.

 “Other schools were named after warriors, colonizers, statesmen, educators, etc., in this instance; we sought to recognize the worth of an average dedicated citizen.”

Searcey  Bracewell, prominent Houston attorney and founder of the powerful Bracewell & Giuliani Law Firm, quoted his father, J. S. Bracewell, who was the attorney  handling the Harrisburg/Houston District merger in 1927: 

“Other schools were named after warriors, colonizers, statesmen, educators, etc., in this instance; we sought to recognize the worth of an average, dedicated citizen.”

For all his tireless effort, it might be surprising to know that James S. Deady was severely handicapped most of his life. Despite his physical frailty and the difficulty of getting about, he worked unselfishly for the people of Harrisburg, many times without compensation, to make sure children received a good education. On January 28, 1929, James S. Deady Junior High opened its doors with 326 students and 14 teachers. The school has stood for almost 80 years, at this writing, as a tribute to a man who cared about children. Here, at Deady Middle School, his legacy resides.


Dress Code


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The following student dress code includes, but is not limited to, the acceptable daily dress of students enrolled at Deady Middle School.  The appropriateness of dress code items NOT expressly included or addressed in this document will be determined by the principal or her designee on a case by case basis. This dress code is a working document and is subject at any time to change as deemed appropriate or necessary by the principal with input from the Shared Decision-Making Committee (SDMC).


Only properly-fitted polos and t-shirts (official Deady logo OR plain) are permitted in the following colors:  6th grade—hunter green, 7th grade—light gray, 8th grade—royal blue. Polos or t-shirts must be solid color—no stripes, logos, designs or screen prints on shirt. Undershirts or turtle necks may be worn under appropriate color polo or t-shirts but must be tucked inside pants (undershirts cannot be visible below the polo or t-shirt). School-sponsored and spirit t-shirts and polos are allowed any day of the week; however, PE t-shirts are not allowed to be worn in class at any time. No gang-related attire.


Khaki or black pants must be sized to fit (no baggy pants, no tight-fitting pants) and worn at the waist.Pants cannot be torn or ragged. Shorts and capris may be worn as long as they are knee length or longer. Blue jean days will be approved by the administration as student incentives.  Students are not to wear blue jeans on Fridays unless permission is granted by administration prior to Friday.


Khaki or black only—must meet or extend beyond the knee.


Only sneakers or other closed-toe shoes are permitted (no sandals, clogs, slip-ons, flip flops, open-toe shoes, sling-backs or house shoes).


Jackets and sweaters must not be deemed gang-related by administration.  Jackets and sweaters need to be sized appropriately for safety reasons. Hoodies must be full-zip style and may be worn; however, hoods are not allowed to be worn on the head while inside the school building.


Hats and all head coverings, including scarves, skull caps, rags, bandanas, etc., must be removed while inside the school building(s). Any hair styles which interfere with instruction or are considered gang-related by the administration are not allowed.


Jewelry and all other accessories, including visible tattoos, piercings (except ears) and other markings, which interfere with instruction or are considered gang- related, unsafe or inappropriate by the administration are not allowed.                       


  • Blue jean pants (except as approved by administration for student incentive), skorts, parachute pants, spandex, athletic wear, overalls, and baggy pants are not allowed. Baggy pants will be addressed by the administration through the use of tie-wraps or twine to secure pants at waist level.
  • All polos and t-shirts (boys and girls) may be worn outside if fitted appropriately.  Oversized shirts must be tucked inside of pants.

Backpacks must be clear or mesh. Backpacks not meeting this standard will be confiscated and must be reclaimed by a parent from the homeroom teacher or grade level administrator.



Deady Middle School

Bell Schedule 2009-10

Teacher duty period – 8:15 – 8:45 am

Schedule for (Mon. Wed. Fri.)



6th Grade


7th Grade


8th Grade




8:50 – 10:20


8:50 – 10:20


8:50 – 10:20



ADA 10:50 am

10:25 – 11:15
11:20 – 11:55
2nd cont.


10:25 – 11:55


10:25 – 11:55




12:45 – 2:15

12:00 – 12:10
12:15 – 12:50
3rd cont.
12:55– 2:15

12:00 – 12:55
1:00 – 1:35
3rd cont.




2:20 – 3:50


2:20 – 3:50


2:20 – 3:50
















Schedule for Tuesday/Thursday Bell Schedule (with Advocacy)



6th grade


7th grade


8th grade





8:50 -10:10


8:50 -10:10


8:50 -10:10



ADA 10:50 am


10:15 – 11:15
11:20 – 11:55
2nd cont.
12:00 – 12:15


10:15 – 11:35


10:15 – 11:35




12:20 – 1:40


11:40 – 12:00
12:05 – 12:40
3rd cont.
12:45 – 1:15


11:40 – 12:40
12:45 – 1:20
3rd cont.
1:25 – 1:40




1:45 --2:25


1:45 --2:25


1:45 --2:25




2:30 – 3:50


2:30 – 3:50


2:30 – 3:50




Blasco, Sherry D


Assistant Principals

CuillierJr, Joseph A
Wilson, Silvia B


Dean of Instruction

Gaona, Lourdes

Special Ed

Keller, Amy A  

Plant Operator

Quiroga-Castillo, Jesus M


Vasquez, Aaron


Vonder Haar, JoAnn

Math Department

6th Grade
Calmo, Consuelo
Donovan, Alexander C 
Johnson, Carmen L
Reynaga, Valarie A
7th Grade
Autry, Melissa A
Boateng, Alexander O  
Mays, Jonquil B
Washington, Lakeisha P
8th Grade
Ortiz, Latonia E
Palmer, Michelle L
Rodriguez, Gina I
Tran, Kelvin Q  


Alcocer, Jovita
Broussard, Gail M
Ortega, Mark M
Gomez, Pedro


Cavazos, Alma


Cavazos, Tahlia A
Hernandez-Roop, Jessica J
Rodriguez, Julieta
Vergara, Hari 
6grade AP Clerk
Cruz, Maria A
Sp. ED. Ramirez, Rosalinda
Dyal, Mayawattie

Dean of Instruction

Gaona, Lourdes


Mattox, Edna M

Cafeteria Manager

Mike, Alice A 

Financial Clerk

Ortega, Brigida

Plan Operator

Quiroga-Castillo, Jesus M
Villasana, Arias Francisco(evening)


Randolph, Geralene R

Attendance Office

Fierro, Santa A
Reyes, Leticia


Rockett, Sauleen


Ross-Moore, Joi

Tittle One

Tenney, Kendra


Valenzuela, Alejandro

Social Worker

Vergara, Carlos A


Bowden, Craig D
Castillo, Mario P
Chadwick, Robert G
P.E. Coach
Pustejovsky, Pat
Frerichs, Matthew W
Lockhart, Marsha D
Pizarro, Lisa  
Video Production
Lassiter, Stephen U
Stark, Crystal A
Vonder Haar, JoAnn
Year Book
Watson, Brannon K


Adkins, Sally M
Dyer, James 
Hulbirt, Shelly L
Jimerson-Curtley, Deloris 
Godinez, Angela
Moxon, Dalia
Vonder Haar, Barb
Walker, Lauren D
Irizarry, Janet 
Leslie, Charlotte A
Simeone, Margaret A
Dansby, Jonathan D


Lane, Tara A  
Woodbury, Destiny S
Dearbonne, Jerry L
Carter, Anne  
Stenhouse, Christina M
Tippett, Rebecca K
Bucchino, Cathleen A

Special Ed

Bondar, Natasha A
Brannon, Dwight C
Daigle, Lisa A
Dyal, Mayawattie
Eboma, Paul 
Nwadinobi, Anthonia
Shaw, Gregory W
Zuccone, Dominic E

Social Studies        

6th Grade
Baldon, Sandra E
Sporleder, Erik E
7th Grade
Jung, Sok K  
Hitzeman, Betty J
8th Grade
Greenwalt, Thomas
McClain, Charity A






Under Construction

Deady Middle School Library

Learning Resource Specialist: Mrs. E. Mattox

Library Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:00PM, M-T-TH & F;  8:30AM-2:00PM - Wed.

  • Students may check out two books at a time for a two week period.

Available Technology:

  • Twenty computer workstations with Internet access and the library catalog.
  • Fully automated with Alexandria software for circulation and catalog use.

Texas Lone Star List :

These books have been recommended by the Texas Library Association for students in grades 6 - 8

Other Available Resources




Our physical address is:

2500 Broadway St.
Houston, Texas 77012.  U.S.A.


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