Houston ISD And Multiple School Districts Will Be Closed Tuesday Due To Inclement Weather

The weather forecast indicates the mix of rain and very low temperatures can cause dangerous driving conditions

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett during a press conference after delivering his annual state of the county address in Houston on November 28, 2017.
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, who in this photo appears during his state of the county address –delivered in November of 2017–, urged “to err on the side of caution” in the sense of, if possible, staying home on Tuesday or, at least, planning to leave work earlier than usual to avoid a potentially dangerous commute because of icy roads.

The Houston Independent School District, and dozens of school districts located in our region, will close on Tuesday because of the inclement winter weather and potentially dangerous driving conditions that have been forecast.

(See the list below of school closures and delays)

The weather forecast indicates the likely possibility the Houston region will experience freezing rain and sleet on Tuesday, with conditions getting worse as the day progresses and a hard freeze during the night.

The cold temperatures could cause the formation of ice on the asphalt.

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said county officials are monitoring the extreme cold weather forecast and urged residents to be cautious.

Emmett held a news conference at Houston Transtar and urged “to err on the side of caution” in the sense of, if possible, staying home on Tuesday or, at least, planning to leave work earlier than usual to avoid a potentially dangerous commute because of icy roads.

“We take this very seriously,” the county judge emphasized.

Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel announced on twitter that all jury service for Harris County on Tuesday has been cancelled.

Governor Greg Abbott has ordered the State Operations Center (SOC) to elevate its readiness level from Level 4 (Normal Conditions) to Level 3 (Increased Readiness) at 8:00 p.m. on Monday.

According to, about 40% of the flights in and out of Bush Intercontinental Airport have been cancelled: about 480 flights. 

Below is a full list of school closures and delays, by our media partners at


  • Aldine ISD
  • Alief ISD 
  • Alvin ISD
  • Anahuac ISD 
  • Barbers Hill ISD
  • Brazos ISD
  • Brazosport ISD 
  • Burton ISD
  • Channelview ISD
  • Clear Creek ISD
  • Cleveland ISD 
  • Coldspring-Oakhurst ISD 
  • Conroe ISD
  • Crosby ISD 
  • Cy-Fair ISD
  • Dayton ISD 
  • Dickinson ISD 
  • Fort Bend ISD
  • Friendswood ISD
  • Galena Park ISD 
  • Galveston ISD
  • Goodrich ISD
  • Goose Creek Consolidated ISD 
  • Hardin ISD
  • Hempstead ISD
  • Houston ISD
  • Hitchcock ISD
  • Huffman ISD
  • Hull-Daisetta ISD
  • Humble ISD
  • Huntsville ISD
  • Katy ISD 
  • Klein ISD 
  • La Porte ISD
  • Lamar CISD
  • Liberty ISD 
  • Magnolia ISD
  • Montgomery ISD
  • Navasota ISD
  • Needville ISD
  • New Caney ISD
  • New Waverly ISD 
  • Onalaska ISD
  • Pasadena ISD
  • Pearland ISD
  • Royal ISD
  • Santa Fe ISD
  • Sealy ISD
  • Sheldon ISD
  • Shepherd ISD
  • Splendora ISD
  • Spring ISD
  • Spring Branch ISD
  • Stafford ISD 
  • Sweeny ISD
  • Tarkington ISD
  • Texas City ISD
  • Tomball ISD 
  • Waller ISD
  • Wharton ISD
  • Willis ISD 


  • Abbey Preparatory Academy
  • Academy of Accelerated Learning Inc. 
  • Amazing Kid’z Christian Academy and Achievers
  • Ascension Episcopal School 
  • Anderson Shiro Schools
  • Awty International School
  • Ascension Episcopal School
  • Avondale House
  • Beatrice Mayes Institute
  • Big Little School
  • Big Dreams and Little Wonders Academy 
  • Calvin Nelms Charter School
  • Cristo Rey Jesuit College Prep
  • Cunae International School
  • Cypress Christian School
  • Day One Christian Academy 
  • Faith West Academy
  • Fallbrook Classical Academy
  • Fallbrook Community Development Center
  • Family Christian Academy
  • First Baptist Academy- Baytown
  • Harmony Public Schools 
  • Heritage Christian Academy 
  • Houston Can Academy 
  • Incarnate Word Academy
  • International Leadership of Texas (all campuses)
  • Katy Adbentist Christian School
  • Kipp Houston Public Schools 
  • Little Yorkers Montessori
  • Lutheran South Academy
  • Meadow Montessori School
  • Memorial Lutheran School
  • Meyerpark Elementary Charter School
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School
  • Park Point Montessori
  • Presbyterian School
  • Raul Yzaguirre Schools for Success
  • River Oaks Baptist School
  • Sacred Heart Catholic School
  • Saint Thomas Episcopal 
  • Second Baptist School
  • Spring Woods Christian Academy 
  • Saint Thomas Episcopal
  • Southwest Community Christian Academy and Daycare
  • St. Agnes Academy
  • St. Cecilia Catholic School
  • St. Christopher Catholic School
  • St. Helen Catholic School
  • Strake Jesuit 
  • Strawberry Fields Prep School.
  • St. Michael Catholic School
  • St. Pius V Catholic School
  • Sugar Mill Montessori School
  • Talent Unbound 
  • Texas Serenity Academy Charter Schools
  • The Apple Tree School
  • The John Copper School
  • The Goddard School of Energy Corridor
  • The Goddard School of Crossroads
  • The Heart Program
  • The Monarch School
  • The Post Oak School
  • The Rhodes School 
  • The Village School
  • Tottenberry’s Private School
  • Two Dimensions Charter School
  • Veritas Christian Academy
  • Westbury Christian Academy 
  • Westside Montessori School
  • Wonderland Private School 
  • Woodlands Christian Academy
  • Yellowstone Academy
  • YES Prep Schools 
  • Yorkshire Academy 


  • Aviation Institution of Maintenance
  • Brazosport College 
  • College of the Mainland
  • Galveston College 
  • Houston Baptist University
  • Houston Community College 
  • Lee College
  • LeTourneau University
  • Lone Star College 
  • Prarie View A&M University
  • Rice University
  • San Jacinto College 
  • Sam Houston State University- (Main campus, The Woodlands)
  • South Minister School
  • Texas A&M University- Galveston
  • Texas Chiropractic College
  • Texas Health School
  • Texas Southern University 
  • Texas State Technical College 
  • Texas Woman’s University- Houston
  • Universal Technical Institute 
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston-Downtown
  • University of Houston- Clear Lake 
  • University of St. Thomas 
  • Wharton County Junior College


  • Bay City ISD- 1:30 p.m.
  • Boling ISD- 12 p.m. 
  • Matagorda ISD- 1 p.m. 
  • Palacios ISD- 1 p.m.
  • Tidehaven ISD- 12:30 p.m. 
  • Van Vleck ISD- 12:30 p.m. 


  • City of Conroe
  • Fort Bend Court Dockets
  • Galveston County Health District
  • Houston Municipal Courts
  • Montgomery County offices
  • Pasadena City Hall
  • Waller County offices

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect the cancellation of jury duty for Harris County on Tuesday, January 16th. It was also updated with a school closure, delay list.