Sam Houston State University

For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The Measure of a Life is its Service,” echoes across SHSU’s seven colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

Named for Sam Houston, Texas’ greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students’ success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields.

While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor’s and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.

SHSU offers over 80 bachelor's degree programs, more than 50 master’s degree programs, and six doctoral programs, including nationally-recognized programs in Business, Fine Arts, Education, Mathematics and Criminal Justice. SHSU is classified as a “Doctoral Research University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education and was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report for being among the best in the country for online graduate programs. In addition, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education classified SHSU as a "Community Engaged" university. This honor has been awarded to 311 public institutions nationwide, and acknowledges the university's significant commitment to serving the community.


  • Sam Houston State University
    1806 Avenue J
    Huntsville, TX 77340
  • Phone numbers:
    • 936-294-1111
    • 1-866-BEARKAT

Huntsville Independent School District

The mission of Huntsville Independent School District is to establish a partnership with students, parents and the community to provide an equitable education system characterized by a safe environment and academic excellence to empower all students with knowledge, competencies, and personal qualities to live and work successfully as lifelong learners and responsible citizens with a global perspective.

Private Schools

Schools for Pre-Kindergarten Through Grade 12

  • Alpha Omega Academy
    3891 SH 30 W
    P.O. Box 8419
    Huntsville, TX 77340                                                                                                                                                                        936-438-8833
  • Bayes Achievement Center                                                                                                                                                             7517 SH 75 S                                                                                                                                                                   Huntsville, TX 77340                                                                                                                                                                        936-291-3391
  • Premier High School                                                                                                                                                                       2407 Sam Houston Ave.                                                                                                                                                                 Huntsville, TX 77340                                                                                                                                                                        936-439-5204
  • Summit Christian Academy
    3122 Montgomery Road
    P.O. Box 1590
    Huntsville, TX 77340                                                                                                                                                                        936-295-9601
  • Tomorrow's Promise Montessori School
    2817 Old Houston Road
    Huntsville, TX 77340                                                                                                                                                                        936-435-0303
  • Vista Academy of Huntsville                                                                                                                                                             2407 Sam Houston Ave. Ste. B                                                                                                                                                       Huntsville, TX 77340                                                                                                                                                                        936-291-0203

Schools for Pre-Kindergarten Through Grade 4:

  • Faith Lutheran School
    111 Sumac Road
    Huntsville, TX 77340                                                                                                                                                                        936-291-1706