Our history began with the 2005 bond program passing in GPISD. It provided for the 15th elementary school to be built in close proximity of the GPISD administration building. This elementary was zoned to service students who have attended North Shore Elementary and Cloverleaf Elementary. Planning for this new school began in 2006, and the principal Ofelia Garza was selected in November of 2006. The school was named "Sam Houston Elementary" by the GPISD Board of Trustees at their December 11, 2006 meeting, and the school colors (Navy Blue & Silver) and mascot (RAMS) were selected by the staff members. In 2011, Michelle Cavazos was named principal of Sam Houston Elementary.