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Ed Downs Elementary School

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1302 N Dowling, San Benito, TX 78586 Phone: (956) 361-6720 Fax: (956) 361-6728

Principal's Message

Ed Downs Learning Community,


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  Ed Downs Elementary is a great school that prides itself in its dedication to excellence.  Our faculty members work tediously and collaboratively to ensure our students receive the best education possible by providing personalized instruction and meeting the social emotional needs of all our students in a safe nurturing environment.  


The Texas Education Agency recently announced the accountability ratings for all schools on August 15, 2017.  Ed Downs Elementary was proudly awarded five distinctions, which is a great accomplishment!  Our school received distinctions in ELA/Reading, Mathematics, Science, Student Progress, and Closing the Performance Gaps.  I am certain with your help that next year all six distinctions will be awarded to our campus.  


In our school everyone counts! Visitors and volunteers are always welcome.  In fact we encourage you to volunteer at our parent center and become involved in our P.T.O.  With that in mind, we would like to announce the date of our first P.T.O. meeting, which is set for September 5, 2017.  Please join us for the election of our new P.T.O officers and a Title One presentation by Mr. Luis Gonzales, District Coordinator for Family and Community Engagement Center.


We have exciting events that will be taking place in September and in the coming months.  Our school events will be posted on our school website and our school Facebook.  School schedules, student expectations regarding attendance and behavior, policy and procedures will be available via our school website or in our school office. Ed Downs Elementary is committed to keeping parents informed of what is happening in our school!


My door will always be open if you have any questions or concerns that need to be addressed.  You may reach me at (956) 361-6720 or via email  I thank you in advance for entrusting us with the privilege of educating your son or daughter and providing us with the support needed to guarantee our students, school, and district reflect the “Gold Standard” in education!




Mrs. M. Lopez, Principal