History of the Campus

  • G I Sanchez
    George I. Sanchez Elementary School is dedicated to the advancement of quality education. The school was built in 1985 and is named after a pioneer in education, whose philosophy and goals assisted in forming the foundation for education today. 
    George I. Sanchez distinguished himself as one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the educational and social problems of Hispanics in the United States. He served as a distinguished professor in History and Education Philosophy at the University of Texas. He was also chairman of the History Department in the 1950’s.
    His most outstanding contribution came in the area of bilingual education and psychological testing for Spanish-speaking children. During the 1930’s and 1940’s, Dr. Sanchez opposed the use of racially biased tests. He was also one of the first Hispanic critics of inequitable school finance procedures and of the obvious neglect of Native Americans.