Award Year: 2016

Mesa Elementary School

4801 Norris Street
Clovis, NM, 88101-5932

(575) 769-4470

Ms. Julie S Howell, Principal at time of Nomination

Clovis Municipal Schools

School Website

Mission

To provide opportunities for students to build a strong academic understanding and to grow in character by providing a climate for learning, a challenging curriculum, character building experiences, and thoughtful learning strategies.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 21%
  • Hispanic: 77%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Mesa students love their school!  Students formed a heart with teachers making an M for Mesa in the middle.

Mesa students love their school! Students formed a heart with teachers making an M for Mesa in the middle.

The mission of the Mesa Elementary is to provide opportunities for students to build a strong academic understanding, to grow in character, and to explore their multiple intelligences by providing a climate for learning, a challenging, technologically enriched curriculum, character building experiences, and thoughtful learning strategies that will empower them to continuously improve and to become lifelong learners and productive, effective citizens.

Since the school opened its doors, Mesa has been a high achieving school with a focus on academic achievement and learning through multiple intelligences. Our belief is all students can learn, and through guided instruction that is research-based, we can help all students reach their greatest potential. The outstanding staff strives to develop positive relationships with students and their parents in order to reach our goal of what is best for all students.

Working for success with students who need more of a challenge, as well as working with students for intensive intervention remains the focus of our school. Creating intervention groups that change as kids change and designing lessons that grow as kids grow has helped us provide both differentiated and explicit instruction. Relating the content and standards to real-world problems, activating prior background knowledge, and connecting the standards across all subjects help our students see the relevance and importance of their learning. Consistently pulling data from multiple sources inform the instruction for all students. We endeavor to work with students and parents to work toward greater student achievement continually. Mesa Elementary continues to provide an awesome environment focused on student achievement!