Award Year: 2020

Milam Elementary School

5000 Luke Street
El Paso, TX, 79908-3240

(915) 236-0325

Ms. Wanda L. Johnson, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

El Paso ISD

School Website

School FaceBook

https://twitter.com/weare_milam

Mission

At Milam, Everyone is responsible for Every child's success Everyday.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 13%
  • White: 41%
  • Hispanic: 30%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 3%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 11%
Application
Military Child Month Clap In

Military Child Month Clap In

Milam Elementary School was built on Ft. Bliss to accommodate the educational needs of military connected students. Milam has the privilege to teach students whose parents serve our country. However, serving the military community comes with unique challenges that include parent deployments and having to relocate frequently.

Every administrator, teacher, and support staff at Milam enhances student learning experiences every day. Whether it is in the classroom or on the blacktop, creating a positive learning culture is the driving force to the school's success.

First and foremost, we focused on the whole child. Teachers begin the day by tapping into each student's social and emotional mindset that they bring to school every day. Teachers set the tone for the classroom environment to allow every student to learn. Instructional coaches are in place to help guide teachers through the curriculum and devote time to study the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). TEKS studies help teachers set high expectations and provide lessons with more in-depth critical thinking skills and activities for students. The leadership team's number one focus is to improve student success.

Creating a supportive school environment is a contributing factor to student success at Milam for the past two years. For the school year 2017, Milam Met Standards for Student Achievement with 93%, up 16% from the prior year. The campus scored 86% for student growth, which improved by 40%. Milam scored 100% for Closing the Achievement Gap, up 54%. The school earned its first rating of "A" for overall performance and earned distinction designations in all six areas: Reading, Mathematics, Academic Growth, Closing the Achievement Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness. Earning all these achievements is not easy, however with an academic-focused leadership team, dedicated teachers, and excited students anything is attainable.