Award Year: 2019

Hilda C Escobar/Alicia C Rios Elementary School

1201 Bryce Drive
Mission, TX, 78572-4311

(956) 323-8400

Mrs. Blanca Imelda Lopez, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Mission Consolidated Independent School District

School Website


Escobar/Rios Elementary will prepare students to be equipped to excel and dominate 21st century skills.

Student Demographics
  • Hispanic: 100%
Escobar/Rios Achievers at work!

Escobar/Rios Achievers at work!

Hilda C Escobar/Alicia C Rios Elementary is the newest elementary school within the Mission Consolidated Independent School District. From the beginning, the campus began with the end in mind, working hard to create the compassionate, humble environment that makes up the campus foundation. With the beliefs and values of its namesakes, Escobar/Rios Elementary embodies all that it means to be confident, intelligent, and modest with students becoming leaders within its walls and within its community. In the mindset that all students can succeed, every individual is held to high expectations. To be the best, the best is modeled daily - emotionally, socially, and academically.

As an academic leader, Escobar/Rios Elementary has had increasing gains in Student Achievement and School Progress, with Closing the Gaps earning 100% in 2018. Educators work with a student population that includes economically disadvantaged students and English learners. We use this information as only an insight into their students' backgrounds rather than allowing this demographic number to limit their potential.

At Escobar/Rios Elementary, every individual plays a role in the education of students with each job being just as important as the next. In working as a team, the school has been able to become a leader amongst schools. A defining moment for the campus was seeing how far making and maintaining a community of team builders would take the campus. Acknowledging that "It takes a village to raise a child" and for every person to know their worth in the village has made Escobar/Rios what it is today.