Award Year: 2019
Our quest is to be innovative, embracing personal relationships and personalizing instruction to create scholars that radiate passion for positive change in a global environment.
- Black/African American: 10%
- White: 3%
- Hispanic: 65%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
- Asian: 20%
- Two or more races: 1%
Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary, located in the heart of a small community in Dallas called Vickery Meadow, is a mecca of diversity. Its students come from five continents, 20 countries, and speak over 25 different languages and dialects. It uniquely serves one of the largest refugee populations in Texas. Walk through its front doors and it is hard to believe that this school was labeled Improvement Required (IR) just five years ago by its state. The academic gains the school has earned are largely due to personalized curriculum and community partnerships. In fact, the school has far surpassed its days as an IR campus and earned several academic distinctions for closing academic achievement gaps. Each student is taught how to create and track goals while developing leadership and social habits. Students learn at their own pace, guide their education, and choose how they will show mastery. "We strive to give our students voice and choice in their education and how to advocate for themselves," states Principal Barrios. As far as community partnerships go, you will not find a school more welcoming than Jack Lowe. Often, students do not realize community partners do not work for the school. They consider them friends who read to them and help with their homework. "The school is filled with an overwhelming sense of love and support; and that was not always the case," states teacher Laura Laywell. Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary is a beacon of hope that exemplifies modern education in America.