Award Year: 2014

Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Elementary School

100 Valley View
Kerrville, TX, 78028-6245

(830) 257-2209

Mrs. Wendy Tiemann, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Kerrville ISD

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We commit to the development of the whole child while teaching respect, communication, problem solving skills and the power of positive thinking in daily instruction.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 54%
  • Hispanic: 40%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Nimitz Elementary flag raising ceremony honoring fallen heroes.

Nimitz Elementary flag raising ceremony honoring fallen heroes.

Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Elementary, home of the Dolphins, is a K-5 Title I school filled with tradition and focused on the needs of students. Success is achieved by all staff members working together as a family creating a special place for students to learn. High levels of engagement are evident and instructional expectations are consistently high.

Students are provided every intervention necessary for them to achieve the greatest levels of success. The staff takes a team approach, working across grade levels and departments, to meet the needs of the students with a "Whatever It Takes" approach. The diversity of the school requires the staff to continually grow as educators and learn new ways to support the needs of the students and their families.

District and campus instructional teams write curriculum and design plans to address academic gaps. Teachers are directly involved in a process used to analyze resources, write assessments, and disaggregate the data.

At Nimitz, we have created a respectful and positive environment for children, focused on building character in each child. We remind students daily of our expectations to "Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. Believe in yourself, show you CARE, and have a great day of learning at Nimitz!" These words are not simply expectations for the way students behave during the school day. These words are at the heart of campus beliefs for the success of each and every child at Nimitz.