R. P. Harris Elementary School is a Title I school that has an annual enrollment of more than 550 students in prekindergarten through grade five. It is a part of the Houston Independent School District, which is one of the largest school systems in the United States and operates over 285 educational institutions with a combined enrollment of nearly 202,000 students. R. P. Harris Elementary School conducts special classes in the English as a Second language program, bilingual teaching, and gifted and talented education. The school employs a staff of approximately 35 full-time certified teachers and paraprofessionals that offers classes in a variety of subjects. Located in Houston, R. P. Harris Elementary School s core curriculum includes math, science, social studies, language arts, reading, English and physical education.