School Districts

Links to emergency notification systems for the five-county Houston region are given below, divided by school district. Some school districts do not offer email or phone emergency alerts. In that situation, please use your county’s service. The content distributed through school alert systems varies by school and district. Some schools and districts only use their alerting system to announce school closures and changes in dismissal. Others will distribute emergency information. Check with your school to determine what information is available through their alert system.

Regional systems are also available. The Harris County Department of Education provides a service called www.safeschoolalerts.com for Harris County schools and surrounding districts.

Corrections on items in the lists above should be sent to ready.houston@houstontx.gov.

All systems are administered by the jurisdiction listed, or that jurisdiction’s contractor. Be aware that technical difficulties could prevent the timely receipt of text message or email alerts. The Houston Urban Area Security Initiative does not administer any of the systems listed above and cannot address technical questions, registration issues, or other problems. Information on this site is limited to systems with registration forms or documentation accessible online. If your jurisdiction or school does not have a link to an emergency notification system, one may still be available. Contact your local Office of Emergency Management for more information.

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