Award Year: 2017

Dr. Green Elementary School

5430 Buckley Drive
El Paso, TX, 79912-6421

(915) 236-3000

Ms. Charlotte Quintana, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

El Paso Independent School District

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Dr. Green faculty will ensure each child receives equal opportunities to attain success by offering an environment that promotes rigorous academic achievement, character development, and physical wellness.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 10%
  • Hispanic: 82%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 56%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 66%
Prekindergarten students participating in a brain break.

Prekindergarten students participating in a brain break.

Dr. Green Elementary is located in the far western corner of Texas in the city of El Paso. The proximity to the United States-Mexican border promotes a diverse population of students both ethnically and socioeconomically. Instruction is based on our philosophy that all students are capable of learning and being successful. Dr. Green's warm and inviting culture and climate fosters a sense of community. The school is student focused and builds upon the commitment of continuous learning of all stakeholders: students, parents, faculty, and staff. Dr. Green faculty, staff, and administration work diligently to create an educational partnership with families.

The most effective practice Dr. Green Elementary employs is its approach to Response to Intervention (RTI). It is crucial to the high achievement and ongoing success of individual students and the campus. Campus academic success is a direct reflection of the timely and systematic RTI in place. Intervention takes place in a number of settings, spontaneously throughout the school day as teachers persist with the lesson until there is evidence that all students demonstrate understanding of the objective, and during the scheduled intervention block. However, Dr. Green's success cannot be attributed to one specific program, initiative, or group of people. The school's success is a direct result of the dedication of each person who walks through the door: students, parents, staff, and the collective community. It is a product of hard work, commitment, and passion with the cornerstone belief of putting children first.