Award Year: 2019

Charles And Phyllis Frias Elementary School

5800 Broken Top Avenue
Las Vegas, NV, 89141-0437

(702) 799-2298

Ms. Pamela Lindemuth, Principal at time of Nomination

Clark County School District

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Our mission at Frias Elementary School is to create a partnership between school, home, and community that will foster a positive and nurturing environment in which students can reach their maximum potential educationally, emotionally, and socially.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 11%
  • White: 43%
  • Hispanic: 25%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Two or more races: 11%
Students at Frias engaged in purposeful reading

Students at Frias engaged in purposeful reading

Charles and Phyllis Frias Elementary School is a suburban school located in the southwest region of Las Vegas, Nevada. Frias Elementary School opened in 2003 in honor of Charles and Phyllis Frias. It was their belief that every child could sail, soar, and succeed. Mr. and Mrs. Frias exemplified what every school dreams of having in a namesake: kindness, generosity, commitment, and willingness to provide students and staff with the support to achieve greatness. To keep the Charles and Phyllis Frias' legacy alive, our school honors students who display positive attitudes and demonstrate a growth mindset.

The staff of Frias is dedicated to providing high quality instruction with a focus on student diversity through collaboration and intentional academic discourse. Frias has a diverse population that brings excellent opportunities for peer interaction and learning. The students benefit from highly skilled staff members who facilitate a rich learning environment where students thrive. The teaching staff provides opportunities for students to reflect on their own learning through lessons that promote critical thinkers to use layered levels of knowledge. Staff members provide a wide range of assessments, from performance based tasks to constructed responses, that encourage self-monitoring, reflection, and goal setting.

Collaboration among teachers, administration, support staff, and families supports students feeling protected and cared for, which directly affects student achievement and success. This results in students developing high self-esteem and positive peer interactions to become well-rounded individuals. Frias has demonstrated consistent high academic achievement through visionary leadership, a dedicated staff, an engaged community, and inquisitive learners.