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Welcome to Garcia Elementary!

TEA Distinctions 
Star Top 25% Student Progress
Star Reading Achievement 
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Mission Statement

Garcia Elementary educates PK-5 scholars for college through rigorous instruction, demanding work, and a culture of excellence in all we do. 

Core Values 

wAcademic Achievement
wEnthusiasm and joy
wMutual respect 

Vision Statement

Garcia Elementary provides an academically and behaviorally rigorous environment with a focus on core math and literacy instruction for the children of North Houston. We provide an intense focus on literacy skills to ensure that each of our students is reading on grade level by the end of second grade. Our intensive core literacy instruction then allows us to meet the individual needs of every Garcia student in the other core content areas. 
We believe that to truly prepare each child for the rigors of middle school, high school, and college we must provide them with a joyful and demanding work environment. At Garcia Elementary all students are held accountable for class work, homework, mastery of learning objectives, and behavioral expectations on a daily basis.
Aristotle said that "we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act but a habit." Students at Garcia Elementary are provided with excellence and taught to have excellence in all they do. This constant pursuit of excellence lives within a culture of mutual respect and drives everything in our school community 

Campus Goal

In order to ensure all our students become life-long learners, our campus goal is for every student to read at or above grade level by the end of 2nd grade.

Read Houston Read


Will you be a reading mentor? 

Houston ISD and community partners held a press conference at Garcia Elementary and issued a call for 1,500 volunteers to join HISD's Read Houston Read program, to mentor first-graders at more than 50 selected elementary schools as part of the districts Literacy By 3 movement. '“All along, as we devised our master plan to attack this literacy crisis, we have said that this is not a problem that will be solved in the classroom or the school alone,” said Superintendent Terry Grier at the news conference at Garcia Elementary, one of the participating schools. “It is a community crisis, and the community’s help is needed to solve it. This is a very important — if not themost important — district initiative since I’ve been here.”
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