Posted Date: 10/02/2019
La Joya Independent School District proudly announces that Evangelina Garza Elementary, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Designated School has earned an “A” with a Distinction in Reading for their scores in 4th grade writing, 3rd grade reading and Accelerated Student Progress in Reading on the 2019 Texas Academic Performance Report!! Additionally, Garza Elementary has been working diligently to earn the rating of “Exemplary Dual Language Campus” as evidence of high-quality DLE instruction.
As a STEM Designated campus, we have been integrating engineering, math, science, and technology into our curriculum from bridge building to science investigations and coding. We make it a point to integrate STEM into daily learning objectives. One of our goals is to make sure we do all we can to prepare our students for college, a career, or the military. At Garza Elementary, we remind our students on a daily basis that “The Sky is the Limit, so DREAM BIG!” We strive daily to develop the creativity in our students, to teach them that teamwork is important, to be real-world problem solvers and to learn to communicate effectively. These skills are important as we prepare them for their future success as citizens of our great country.
We are instilling the importance of extra-curricular activities in our students as we offer the opportunity for UIL, the Robotics Club, Campus Choir and sports through the Boys & Girls Club of Mission where our students participate in volleyball, baseball, and softball.
“At Garza Elementary, we welcome all students with open arms and work diligently to have them soar to new heights by ensuring that our teachers deliver quality lessons on a daily basis”, shares Principal Maria Flores-Guerra. We look at individual student strengths and areas for improvement and plan accordingly for their success. This is evidenced with the score of 96 the campus earned in Domain 3 (Closing the Gaps) on the Texas Education Agency 2019 Accountability Rating System.
At Garza Elementary, our students are near and dear to our hearts; we strive to provide an environment that places them at the top of everything we do! We are confident that our students truly DREAM BIG and work toward becoming whatever their heart desires!