Award Year: 2019

Putegnat Elementary School

730 E. 8th Street
Brownsville, TX, 78520-5914

(956) 548-8930

Dr. Aidee Vasquez, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Brownsville Independent School District

School Website


Our mission is to provide a high-quality, comprehensive, and meaningful education for all students to enable them to realize their greatest potential and become productive citizens.

Student Demographics
  • White: 3%
  • Hispanic: 97%
5th Annual Back To School Rally Celebration

5th Annual Back To School Rally Celebration

The Annie S. Putegnat (ASP) Elementary School's Cinderella story began with a journey that involved many factors. First and foremost is a strong Instructional Leader at the helm of a struggling, low socio-economic school. The ASP leadership team is highly visible and involved in the day to day life of an elementary campus. The school's positive climate and culture has paved the way for student success. Motivational activities, open door policy, and a team work atmosphere with apparent collegiality between staff members is evident in the day to day endeavors. Parental and community involvement are strong pillars that bind the school together into a successful educational society. ASP recognizes the importance of nurturing a strong relationship amongst school, family, and community. This realization is what cultivates the bond that encourages students to expand their horizons and make real life connections between what they have learned and how it relates to day to day life. The crux of Putegnat's rising success is curriculum mapping and ongoing data analysis. At ASP, data drives instruction. A data wall, representing student progress, serves as the nucleus of the "War Room." Upon disaggregating data, the administration and faculty make the necessary instructional adjustments that promote individual student success and academic growth. In summation, strong leadership, positive climate, parental and community involvement, curriculum mapping, and data analysis are contributors to all the accolades ASP has achieved.