Honors and Awards

1990-1991

Received a $25,000 Innovative Practices Grant from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for our school-wide High Flying Reader Program.

1991-1992
 

Received an award from TEA and Texas Elementary Principal and Supervisors Association for Exemplary Innovative Practices for Special Needs Students for our Integrative/Consultive Support Services Program.

Recognized by TEA for Student Improvement.

1992-1993

Recognized as a "Smart School" in an initiative by Trinity University.

Received the Texas Selection as a Chapter I National Exemplary Program.

1994-1995

Received a grant from Trinity University and the Brackenridge Foundation for Innovation in Staff Development Initiatives. This award recognized the strides we made in the areas of staff development and improved student achievement. The grant was provided for further pursuit of successful efforts, which needed continued affirmation and additional support.

1995-1996

Awarded a Ford Salute Education Grant of $7,500.00 for reading materials.

Received a TEA and Region 20 Grant for Special Education so that our Integrative/Consultive Support Services model could be shared with others in the state.
 

1996-1997

Celebrated Esparza's 25th Anniversary

1997-1998

Esparza's Drill Team & Mariachi groups invited to march in the Battle of Flowers Parade

1998-1999
 

 
 
 
 
1999-2000

Nominated by NISD to apply for the National Blue Ribbon School Award.

Achieved "Recognized" status according to the State of Texas Accountability System.


2000-2001

Selected as a Texas Blue Ribbon School.

Awarded a grant for our Schoolyard Garden from the Texas Department of Agriculture.

Selected as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

Achieved the "Exemplary" status according to the State of Texas Accountability System.


2001-2002

Named a Title I Distinguished School

Achieved "Recognized" status according to the State of Texas Accountability System.

2002-2003

Achieved "Academically Acceptable" status according to the State of Texas Accountablilty System

2003-2004

Achieved "Academically Acceptable" status according to the State of Texas Accountablilty System

Principal, Melva Matkin named finalist in the HEB Excellence in Education Program.


2004-2005

Achieved "Recognized" status according to the State of Texas Accountability System.

2005-2006

Achieved "Academically Acceptable" status according to the State of Texas Accountablilty System


2006-2007

Qualified to participate in the Governors Educator Excellence Award Program

Achieved "Recognized" status according to the State of Texas Accountability System.


2007-2008

Monies received from the Governors Education Excellence Grant

Achieved "Recognized" status according to the State of Texas Accountability System.


2008-2009

Monies received from DATE Grant

Achieved "Exemplary" status according to the State of Texas Accountability System


2009-2010

Monies received from DATE 2 Grant

Achieved "Exemplary" status according to the State of Texas Accountablitly System


2010-2011

Monies received from DATE 3 Grant

Achieved "Recognized" status according to the State of Texas Accountablitly System

2011-2012
 
2012-2013