Deer Park Education Foundation

Do you know a teacher who takes money out of their pocket to do special things for students? Deer Park Education Foundation can help!


Have you ever known a teacher who had to take money out of their pocket to do something special for their students in their classroom?  The Deer Park Education Foundation is here to help!  We award Teacher Enrichment Grants to educate qualified students through innovative programs.

The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt Foundation that was founded in 1991 to help Deer Park ISD (DPISD) meet needs beyond those provided for by state support. Over the years, the Foundation has awarded more than $3.8 Million dollars to Deer Park ISD, which has made a difference in the lives of our students.


To assure that DPISD can continue to fulfill its mission of excellence in education, we rely on support from:

  • Industry partners

  • Community Business & Organizations

  • Individuals

…that share our commitment to a quality education for our students.


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High School Students participated in hands-on stations that introduced them to several career choices in the soft trades areas of: Electrician, Plumber, Phlebotomist, Process Technician, and Customer Service Representative. The students were given packets and reference cards to help them pursue a career in the areas they experienced.

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ECC Snow DayStudents at the Early Childhood Center were treated to fun in a man-made pile of snow. For many students, this was their first time to experience the icy fun. The students enjoyed building snowmen, making snow angels and having snowball fights. The teachers used the opportunity to teach sensory and motor skills to the students.

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Galveston Boat TourJunior High students were taken on a canoe boat tour of the Galveston coastline where they took pictures of marine life. Then the students used their photos as inspiration to create paintings in art class. The artwork was placed on display near the cafeteria for all the students and staff to enjoy.

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pasta makingFamily Consumer Science classes learned how to make pasta noodles from scratch. The grant funded the mixers, pasta presses and supplies to make the meal. The students prepared their meal and enjoyed eating the yummy spaghetti and sharing it with campus staff. Many students remarked on how easy it was to make pasta from scratch and that it tasted better too.

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san jacinto monument tripDPEF and Shell Deer Park partnered to sponsor student field trips to the San Jacinto Monument. During their trip, student were able to view historical artifacts from the Battle of San Jacinto, watch a movie and explore the special exhibit, BIG ENGERY: A Texas Tale of People Powering Progress which highlighted Shell’s connection to the history of Deer Park, the state of Texas and national news. This was a wonderful opportunity for 7th grade students who study Texas history in Social Studies class.

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