Points of Pride
Presa Elementary School, the home of the Wildcats, is a Kinder – 5th-grade school located three blocks from the historic Ysleta Mission in El Paso, Texas. We offer: “A Place to Learn, A Place to Grow” as our motto states. We are a small, family oriented school where all members of our faculty promote academic development and social-emotional support to all of our students.
Students have a sense of pride in being a "Wildcat." Presa Elementary is a community where respect, dignity, high academic expectations and a sense of belonging prevail in all we do. Our faculty and staff work diligently to ensure that students are the number one priority in reaching high academic standards and educating the whole child.
Campus Activities and Clubs: Our campus offers a full range of activities during the school day: Gifted and Talented classes, fifth grade student Leadership, girls "lunch bunch" and Wellness Wednesdays, which promotes family health and wellbeing. We offer Band, Orchestra, Art and General Music classes to designated grade levels. We provide each student in 2nd through 5th grade their own personal Chrome book on site, in order for us to develop 21st Century learners.
We have student performances at Christmas time and Mother's Day. We conduct an end-of-year talent show. We have a Science Club, a Robotics Team and we participate in District UIL events, District Creative Writing Competition, and the city Spelling Bee.
Social Emotional Learning: At Presa, we teach the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) curriculum. We believe that what kids learn in the classroom matters wherever they are, including at home. The RAK curriculum was inspired by the idea that we all have the capacity for kindness and all of us can inspire and empower each other to change the world through our actions.
To ensure students feel supported in and out of the classroom, RAK offers at least one “Home Extension Activity” within each unit. This encourages kids to bring home important kindness concepts so everyone in the family can participate in building a better world.
We encourage parents to engage with their student, as well as teachers and counselors, on the RAK curriculum to share in the growth of kindness in our society.
Our Mission Statement: All students attending Presa Elementary school will be provided with a high-quality education. By embracing their individual, physical, emotional, and intellectual needs, they will be inspired to become lifelong learners who contribute to their community.