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Ortiz Elementary School

Ortiz Elementary School

Brownsville Independent School District

Brownsville. TX
Grades EC-5
Principal: Julie Pena

ENROLLMENT: 533

Latino/Hispanic
99%
Other
1%
Students Meeting Low-income Criteria
93%
Students With Disabilities
10%
English Language Learners
31%

Ortiz Elementary School believes that for students to be successful, parents, students, teachers, administrators, and staff must be in sync with daily habits and supports to ensure students feel appreciated and cared for. The CARE group, consisting of parents, students, and teachers, shares the school’s values, love for one another, and dedication to helping students excel. 

Ortiz Elementary creates a safe and welcoming environment where students master challenging content. Teachers always strive for excellence, ensuring all students receive the education needed to become successful leaders of the future. Teachers are dedicated curriculum writers for the district and implement these curricula in their classrooms. Ortiz Elementary School adheres to and supplements the district’s curricula and state standards to ensure that all students along the learning spectrum, including special populations, are taught rigorous and relevant lessons.

Ortiz Elementary School

AWARDS

2023 National Blue Ribbon School

3rd place Team District U.I. L. Tournament

100% of students placed in the District Science Fair

90% of students placed at District Brainsville Competition

4th place Primary Division Paredes Chess Tournament

3rd place K-1 Division Stillman Chess Tournament

4th place Primary Division Russell Chess Tournament

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