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Elementary School at STEM is where innate curiosity

and STEM infused learning meet.

STEM provides a rigorous well-rounded education with a special focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 



WE DID IT !!! Evangelina Garza STEM Elementary school received an “A” rating under the 2019 State Accountability System!!!

Our success as a school is directly linked to our ability to operate as a team (staff, students and parents). When we all work together we pave the way for student success. 





Our campus also has been recognized as:

Exemplary Dual Language Campus

Area 2 Science Fair Grand Champions

State Winners of Texas Youth Creators Awards




Garza Elementary Principal Named Region 1 TEPSAN of the Year


Principal Maria Flores-Guerra from Evangelina Garza Elementary has been named the Region 1 TEPSAN of the Year award by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA).


“This annual award recognizes school leaders who volunteer their time to support and advocate for TEPSA members in their region,” stated Harley Eckhart, TEPSA Executive Director. “… recipients of this award show commitment to advancing the principalship and the association, as well as serving as a voice for Texas students. We are grateful for their contributions to the profession and to our Association.”


TEPSA focuses on educational leaders learning with and from one another and has served Texas PreK-8 school leaders since 1917. The organization has more than 5,900 members who direct the activities of 3 million PreK-8 school children.


Mrs. Flores- Guerra has a history of leadership with service at Region One Principal Development Center and has completed Apple Academy and presented at the Region One Technology Conference for the past 3 years.


Flores- Guerra began her career as a teacher in La Joya ISD. She taught for 4 years, served as Bilingual Coordinator at La Joya ISD and has been principal for 12 years. She is very proud of the 25 years she has served at La Joya ISD and is a fine example for Region 1 and the entire state of Texas.





Library friends
Library Reading Goals
1st grade
Weekly Class Goal: 3,000 words
Challenge Goal: 10,000 words
2nd  grade
Weekly Class Goal: 10,000 words
Challenge Goal: 15,000 words
3rd   grade
Weekly Class Goal: 15,000 words
Challenge Goal: 20,000 words
4th   grade
Weekly Class Goal: 20,000 words
Challenge Goal: 25,000 words
5th  grade
Weekly Class Goal: 25,000 words
Challenge Goal: 30,000 words
Our School Goal
Jr. Master Reader
Kinder – 2nd grade
Must read over 500,000 words with an 85% average.
Master Reader
3rd - 5th grade
Must read over 1,000,000 words with an 85% average.
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Rocking STEM Night at Garza Elementary

Posted Date: 02/13/2019

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Garza Elementary Staff Get Loud – World Read Aloud Day 2019

Posted Date: 02/13/2019

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Garza STEM Elementary 1st Graders Create Balloon Powered Vehicle

Posted Date: 02/13/2019

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“One of a Kind” District Champ at Garza Elementary

Posted Date: 02/13/2019

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From The Library

Posted Date: 11/12/2018

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1st LJISD Fine Arts Scholarships Awarded

Posted Date: 05/24/2019

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Imagine Learning Award Recognizes Paredes Elementary

Posted Date: 05/24/2019

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South Texas College remains a beacon of hope for students seeking a better future

Posted Date: 04/29/2019