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Mariano Gonzalez, Sr. Elementary School

Mariano Gonzalez, Sr. Elementary School

Brownsville Independent School District

Brownsville, TX
Grades K-6
Principal: Billy J. Cobos
Mariano Gonzalez Sr. Elementary School

ENROLLMENT: 806

Latinx
99%
Other
1%
Free/ Reduced Lunch
95%
Students With Disabilities
14%
English Learners
48%

Students at Mariano Gonzalez Sr. Elementary School feel supported and valued by their teachers.  Students know they are capable of being successful academically and socially. Students are able to articulate what they are learning and why they are learning specific content. Students also demonstrate a strong sense of community within the classrooms and throughout the school. This strong sense of community is observed in the student-to-student interactions as well as in the students’ relationships with teachers. In their Symposium session, Gonzalez leaders will explain what they did to nurture such a positive, transformational culture. In particular, they will emphasize how they supported and influenced the relationships teachers have with students and their families and the positive relationships students maintain with each other.

AWARDS

In both 2018 and 2019, Gallegos received state distinctions for academic achievement in reading/English language arts, mathematics, and post-secondary readiness.  In 2018, the school also received state distinction for achievement in science, Top 25 Percent Student Progress and Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps.

In 2018-19, Gallegos students took eight state assessments.  They outperformed the state of TX on six of the eight.

In 2018-19, Gallegos students won the third place award in the regional Destination Imagination competition.

In 2018-19, Gallegos students took eight state assessments.  They outperformed the state of TX on six of the eight.

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