Award Year: 2017

Jennie Reid Elementary School

1002 San Jacinto Street
La Porte, TX, 77571-5461

(281) 604-4500

Ms. Angela K Garza-Viator, Principal at time of Nomination

Ms. Diane Weeden, Current Principal

Title I School

La Porte Independent School District

School Website

Mission

Develop critical thinking and character traits that prepare students for college by building relationships, holding high expectations, and learning within a caring and collaborative environment.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 8%
  • White: 46%
  • Hispanic: 41%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 43%
Application
Jennie Reid Elementary fourth grade students communicate, collaborate and celebrate as they engage in meaningful problem solving.

Jennie Reid Elementary fourth grade students communicate, collaborate and celebrate as they engage in meaningful problem solving.

Jennie Reid Elementary (JRE) is a kingdom of learning that develops character and promotes college readiness for all students. We share a common belief and commitment that all students deserve the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares them for college. Systems of collaboration and intervention are two key areas that have contributed to JRE's legacy of success.

Our school's mission is achieved through meaningful collaboration among students, staff, parents, and community. A strong partnership exists with a local business that supports JRE's mentoring and career awareness programs. Alongside the staff, these professionals foster relationships with students and encourage them to set goals for success. These goals become ongoing conversational topics with students and parents, affording parents the opportunity to support and monitor their child's goals throughout the year.

Professional Learning Communities and vertical team collaborations provide opportunities for child-centered conversations to celebrate strengths and target interventions. Success is honored, assessment data is analyzed, and interventions are initiated, all targeting the needs of students and ways to improve instruction. For example, teachers create Know Your Kids Binders, which include academic history, performance data, and intervention plans for supporting each student to achieve success. In addition, differentiated instruction is provided through the use of small groups, learning stations, and one-on-one reteaching to reinforce skills or extend learning.

Believe. Commit. Collaborate. Intervene. Assess. Achieve. Celebrate. These core principles guide our work and support our motto -- Roadrunners Racing Towards College Success!