Award Year: 2020

Kelly-Pharr Elementary School

500 E Sam Houston Street
Pharr, TX, 78577-5540

(956) 354-2870

Mrs Lydia Ann Trevino, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District

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Our children in grades PK-5th will be provided a quality, well balanced, progressive educational program based on respect for their culture and each other.

Student Demographics
  • White: 1%
  • Hispanic: 99%
Kelly-Pharr students growing their minds in our outdoor classroom.

Kelly-Pharr students growing their minds in our outdoor classroom.

Kelly-Pharr Elementary is a part of the Pharr San Juan Alamo Independent School district. We are located approximately ten miles from the Texas-Mexico border. Our campus is identified as a Title I Two Way Campus which encompasses Prekindergarten three to fifth grade. We serve approximately 750 students. Kelly-Pharr Elementary embraces both English and Spanish languages as we embed them into our curriculum, offering a wholesome education. We believe that building a foundation for a bilingual, bi-literate, industrially prepared 21st century learner is key to producing productive citizens for our future. In addition to promoting language enrichment we believe in building the whole child and offer numerous clubs and extracurricular activities. These activities complete and enrich the whole life of the student, including their intellectual, physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.

A key component to our success is measuring and promoting student growth. Regardless of whether it be in minimal increments or leaps and bounds, every success is celebrated. Teachers focus on various data points to drive instruction and promote student growth. A strategy our campus uses to ensure vertical and horizontal alignment is the disaggregation of data using quintile organizational charts. Once student data is disaggregated, we use the student's individual TEKS needs to target growth. These steps lead to greater successes within our students academic and social-emotional well-being.