TCHS Mission

In recognition of our need to prepare students to be productive members of a rapidly – changing, diverse world, it is the mission of every person at Texas City High School to EXCEL-

  • Educate all students
  • EXpect success, self-respect and school pride
  • Create a safe and civil school
  • Ensure high standards
  • Lead today for tomorrow.

The Texas City High School Administration is proud to serve the community of Texas City. With over 120 years of combined experience, our administrators are passionate about students achieving success in school. Each of our administrators have dedicated their careers to helping students accomplish their goals by setting high standards and expectations.

Principal: Holly LaRoe


Principal's Office Phone: 409.916.0802

Principal: Holly LaRoe (E-Mail)
Secretary: Mandy Thomas (E-Mail)

Prinicpal Holly LaRoe

A Message from Ms. LaRoe

Holly LaRoe, who is completing her 26th year in education in Texas City ISD, is currently the principal at Texas City High School. This will be her fifth year as principal of Texas City High School. She served three years as the Levi Fry Intermediate School Principal. Prior to that, she was the assistant principal at Levi Fry for two years, the special education facilitator at Blocker Middle School for seven years, and a special education teacher at Blocker for seven years. In these years, she has received the district Special Educator of the Year (1998), Elementary Administrator (2012) and Secondary Administrator of the Year (2015). Most recently, she received a scholarship from Raise Your Hand Texas, to attend the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s National Institute on Urban School Leadership in 2016. Under her leadership, the Gaston Opportunity Honor Roll recognized Texas City High School in 2015 for expanding opportunity and access to minorities in Advanced Curriculum Courses with the College Board.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston and Master of Science in Educational Management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. After serving a year with the Region IV Aspiring Superintendent Academy, LaRoe achieved her superintendent credentials. Currently, she is attending the University of Houston-Clear Lake to pursue a doctorate in superintendent leadership.

As a principal, she encourages the staff to sponsor clubs, programs, and activities to engage and inspire students on campus. Principal La Roe spends time on campus with students serving as the first club sponsor for the TCHS Student United Way Club on campus. The TCHS SUW club started in 2014 promoting campus wide community service projects. Principal La Roe continues to sponsor the TCHS SUW each year.

Along with serving the district, she is an active community member, who has participated in Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce Leadership Mainland Program in 2012. Since 2013, Ms. La Roe serves the community as a Rotarian, with two years as a Rotary Board Member. Her greatest passion is to serve the needs of families who are less fortunate in her community. Ms. La Roe is planning to establish an onsite facility to support basic hygiene needs, laundry facilities, and internet access for students in need. She believes efforts like these will level the playing field for all students on campus.

Dean of Instruction: Courtney Ramirez

Dean of Instruction

Dean of Instruction Office Phone: 409.916.1814

Dean of Instruction:
Courtney Ramirez (E-mail)
Secretary: Kristin Martinez

2017-2018 TCISD Secondary Administrator of the Year

About Mrs. Ramirez

Courtney Ramirez is the Dean of Instruction at Texas City High School.

Mrs. Ramirez graduated from Texas City High School in 1998. She received her Bachelor’s degree Texas State University with a major in Nutrition and a minor in Chemistry in May 2002. She began her teaching career in the Fall of 2002 at McAdams and continued teaching in Dickinson ISD for eight years. During that time period, she taught junior math and science and high school math while coaching cheerleading. Mrs. Ramirez earned a Master’s degree in Education Leadership through Lamar University in May 2010. She then was hired by TCISD as the secondary math specialist in 2010-2011 school year. In TCISD, Mrs. Ramirez served two years as the 6th grade assistant principal, one year as the 12th grade assistant principal and is now serving her fourth year as Dean of Instruction.

As Dean of Instruction, Mrs. Ramirez is responsible for a wide variety of instructional needs on campus. She communicates effectively through weekly meetings with department chairs. With teacher input and student requests, Mrs. Ramirez creates a master schedule that meets the needs of students while maintaining balance in loads amongst teachers. In order to stay compliant with state mandates, she develops a testing environment that is stress-free for teachers while clearly communicating district and campus expectations.

In addition, Mrs. Ramirez supports classroom instruction that engages all students and keep teachers update to date on classroom strategies and curriculum expectations. This includes communicating grading expectations based on the secondary grading handbook and supporting guidelines set by teachers in their syllabi. She also creates interventions for students utilizing the strength of campus staff, oversees campus PLC meetings and works with specialists to support classroom instruction.

In order to specifically meet the needs of our at-risk students, Mrs. Ramirez intervenes when students want to drop out of school and creates an innovative plan for student success. She monitors students who are at-risk for nonattendance and meets with students and parents to address academic concerns. She desires to create an academic environment for all students to be successful.

Assistant Principals

Our school divides students by grade level and assigns them to an assistant principal. Each student reports to their grade-level assistant principal when they have questions or concerns. The assistant principals also handle discipline with the students.

Please contact your child's grade-level principal if you ever have a concern that they can help you with. Their contact information can be found in the tabs below.

9th Grade

9th Grade Office: 409.916.0813

Assistant Principal: Lincoln Hypolite (E-Mail)
Secretary: Dalia Chapa (E-Mail)

2016-2017 TCHS Administrator of the Year

Leading young learners on a positive path is a task that I accept with great pride. I have been involved in Education for 16 years. The journey has afforded me the opportunity to touch lives and put smiles on the faces of many families. I started in Pearland ISD where I taught Economics on both Pearland and Dawson campuses. I also have 8 years in Special Education services. In 2016, I made the leap to administration by coming back to Texas City ISD. This school district and community are both places I am committed to investing a great deal of time and strength to be an asset for our young learners and their families. I am a La Marque graduate, so it just feels good to be HOME!

As the 9th grade assistant principal, I will strive to be a viable resource for all stakeholders associated with the success of each child. My energy and passion for success will be my guiding force for this “Year of Possibilities.” I am ultimately committed to helping students find answers that unlock opportunities for them outside of the classroom. Our students in Texas City ISD have inspired me to seek ways to increase their academic capacity.

10th Grade

10th Grade Office: 409.916.0856

Assistant Principal: Matthew Cooper (E-Mail)
Secretary: Sylvia Zaro (E-mail)

I graduated from Texas City High School in 1995 and attended Blinn Junior College in Brenham. I then transferred to East Texas Baptist University for one year before finishing my final two years at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas and graduating in 2000 with a BBA in Management. I spent six years working at Texas First Bank in Texas City as a Credit Analyst and Assistant Vice-President. Then, seeking a change in career, I got certified to teach at the high school level. I taught English III, Teen Leadership, and Methodologies for Academic and Personal Success (MAPS) at Texas City High School for the past 12 years. I also served as Head Baseball Coach at Texas City for six years.

I recently earned a Masters of Educational Administration from Lamar University (2018). I am looking forward to helping teachers and students reach their fullest potential at Texas City High School.

11th Grade

11th Grade Office: 409.916.0856

Assistant Principal: Earl Hall (E-mail)
Secretary: Sylvia Zaro (E-Mail)

My goal is to help maximize teacher effectiveness through the use of time, collaborative planning, providing resources and the opportunity to reflect. As an administrator, we want instructional strategies that will work in the classroom which will inspire and motivate student engagement and learning. An atmosphere of cooperation and support will be provided.

My goal is to make sure students are prepared for the next step. This will begin with students coming to school daily, to be on time for class, and follow the campus and classroom expectations.

In addition, students must begin planning for post high school. We want all of our students be successful and graduate from high school as well as be on a path toward being an independent person. We are here to help you with this endeavor.

I graduated from Brenham High School, attended Blinn Junior College and received an associate degree and transferred to Sam Houston State University where I received my BAT in Government, Physical Education and an endorsement in Drivers Education. I completed my master program at Prairie View A & M University as well as certification in Mid-Management and Superintendent.

My professional career includes teacher, coach, assistant principal, summer school principal, principal and director.

12th Grade

12th Grade Office: 409.916.0811

Assistant Principal: Randy Baker (
Secretary: Jan Cash (

My goal is to help teachers reach their maximum potential as an educator. I do this by providing support in the areas of planning, classroom management and needed resources. As an administrator my door is always open to help you make our students successful in your area of academics and extra-curricular activities. I want you to be successful because it makes me successful.

My goal is to prepare students to become productive community members. I do this by being a role model first. I try to instill in our students the need to be to class on time, prepared and ready to learn. I work with student to overcome adversity in their personal lives and focus on education. I work with students to set goals for post-secondary education or the work force. Successful students ensure a world with a future.

I graduated from Weimar High School located in Weimar, Texas. I attended Southwest Texas State University where I received a Agriculture Management and Production with a teaching certificate. I was then hired by TCISD to teach Agriculture and Biology classes at Texas City High School. After one year with the district I taught a full schedule of Agriculture classes. I also supervised the Texas City FFA Chapter. I attended the University of Houston-Clear Lake and received my M.S. in Educational Management. After 15 years in the classroom I became an Assistant Principal at Blocker Middle School. I worked with the 7th grade for 6 years and then transferred to the High School campus as an Assistant Principal in 2013.

Administrative Assistants

At Texas City High School, our administrative assistants are an intricate part of our success. They are the face for each grade-level office and they know all of our students by name. We are so grateful to have an amazing team!

Mandy Thomas

School Secretary to Principal Holly LaRoe

Kristen Martinez

Secretary to Dean of Instruction Courtney Ramirez

Dalia Chapa

Secretary to 9th Grade Principal Lincoln Hypolite

Jan Cash

Secretary to 10th Grade Principal Matt Cooper Sylvia Zaro

Secretary to 11th & 12th Grade Principals Earl Hall and Randy Baker