Award Year: 2014

Charles E. Nash Elementary School

401 Samuels Avenue
Fort Worth, TX, 76102-2344

(817) 814-9400

Mrs. Blanca M. Galindo, Principal at time of Nomination

Mrs. Nakita Brewer, Current Principal

Title I School

Fort Worth ISD

School Website


The Nash community will increase the level of achievement of all students to prepare them for college, career and community leadership.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 21%
  • White: 5%
  • Hispanic: 69%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 38%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
21st Century Learners

21st Century Learners

Charles E. Nash Elementary School is the gem of Fort Worth Independent School District. A small school with a big heart exemplifies the culture of Nash where all stakeholders come together to ensure the success and growth of the whole child. Every child’s needs are met through a cohesive and collaborative network of teachers, staff members, parents, community volunteers, social agencies and business partners. This collaboration and shared vision encourages students to reach and surpass their potential.

An integral component of Nash’s success is the active engagement of its parents and community. They are a consistent presence on campus, volunteering their time and talents to ensure student success and safety. The PTA’s golf tournament, Tee off for Technology, raises sufficient funds to purchase technology to enable 21st century skills to be taught and learned. A retired grandfather volunteers his time with arrival and dismissal. Language differences do not keep parents from actively participating in the school. Their love for the students is evident in their hard work and dedication.

Nash is steeped in tradition with second to sixth generation of Nash Roadrunners attending. As the demographics have become more diverse, their cultures and traditions have been embraced and celebrated through various programs and activities. Since 1928 teachers and staff have had a passion for teaching and learning. They are innovative educators who value the importance of student growth. Parents from across the district request to transfer their students to Nash because of the high quality of instruction and learning.