Award Year: 2014

Routh Roach Elementary School

1811 Mayfield Avenue
Garland, TX, 75041-5296

(972) 926-2580

Mrs. Jeanette Allen O'Neal, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Garland Independent School District

School Website


Our mission is to recognize the unique needs of each child so he/she can master on-grade-level or higher skills and take responsibility for academic growth.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 11%
  • White: 11%
  • Hispanic: 75%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 63%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Routh Roach Folklorico dancers honoring their Hispanic cultural ties.

Routh Roach Folklorico dancers honoring their Hispanic cultural ties.

Routh Roach is a learning community that provides an environment of high expectations for all. Parents and extended family members are welcome at the campus to become part of the school's educational program. The staff of Routh Roach works very hard to determine each child's learning style and what motivates each child to learn. Our school climate, characterized by mutual respect between adults and children, and our carefully designed vision to educate children to become responsible citizens with the skills, values, and creativity necessary to claim the possibilities of tomorrow, allows our students to be successful. Collaborative teams work together utilizing data to differentiate and plan instruction. Acceleration of learning is provided for at-risk students by utilizing a fifty minute intervention time four days a week, after-school tutorials, an extended day program, and Saturday school.

Routh Roach offers a rigorous curriculum setting, focused on instruction, and provides uninterrupted blocks of time in all core subjects. A research-driven "additive, late exit bilingual" approach to educating an increasing population of Spanish-speaking students provides academically rigorous instruction in Spanish through fifth grade while advancing high levels of academic attainment and language proficiency in Spanish and English. Every classroom, regardless of language of instruction, uses small-group instruction, teacher-guided follow-up practice, and independent student work. In order to ensure the highest level of instruction with differentiation, our campus has acquired a large collection of books in English and Spanish. Technology is used to enhance student learning and prepare students for their technological future.