Elementary School No. 53 is named after Margie Sue Pope, who retired from CFISD in 2004 after 18 1/2 years with the school district. During her tenure with the district, Pope served as a mentor and role model for numerous campus administrators. She served 5 1/2 years as a director of instruction at Cypress Creek High School, 3 1/2 years as principal of Campbell Middle School, eight years as principal of Cypress Falls High School and 1 1/2 years as an assistant superintendent for secondary school administration.
Prior to coming to CFISD, Pope worked in Klein ISD, Houston ISD, Spring ISD, Tomball ISD and Brazosport ISD as a teacher, assistant principal and principal.
Sue Gratehouse Pope Elementary School is located in the Bridgeland community on an existing site. Designed by VLK Architects, the school opened in August 2013.