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     Tijerina Elementary School is a learning organization that prepares all of our students for academic success by building positive, supportive, caring learning communities which fosters good self-esteem and encourages excellence through a structured learning environmenthigh expectations, and a never-give-up attitude.
     
     

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    History

    Felix Tijerina Elementary School opened its arms and embraced the Central Park community of southeast Houston in the fall of 1979. The school is located near the cross streets of Harrisburg and Wayside. It is named for restaurateur Felix Tijerina who founded the “Little School of 400” that taught Spanish speaking children English.

    The Tijerina elementary community serves approximately 429 students in grades PK-5. Our largest school demographic subgroup is Hispanic with 98%. Within the total school population, 55.2% of the students are English Language Learners, 11.9% receive special education services and 8% are gifted and talented. Additionally, over 92.1% of the students are considered economically disadvantaged. The needs of students are successfully served through our Transitional Bilingual Program, Structured Learning Class, Resource, Inclusion and Speech Therapy services.

  • Mission

    Tijerina Elementary School is a learning organization that prepares all of our students for academic success by building positive, supportive, caring learning communities which fosters good self-esteem and encourages excellence through a structured learning environment, high expectations, and a never give up attitude.

    Vision

    Through high behavioral expectations, a focus on skill and content mastery, and a data-driven, achievement-oriented culture, Tijerina students will demonstrate reading abilities and math skills at or above grade level.  They will internalize their personal goals by tracking and verbalizing their progress. Tijerina students will consistently exhibit our core values which lead them to be positive, contributing members of their communities.

    Values

         SOAR

    Sense of Urgency
    Originality
    Achievement
    Responsibility
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