...because As a staff we believe that in order to capture a child’s mind we must first capture their heart and foster a love with school.
...because We implement instructional models based on the beliefs of a balanced literacy and math approach that engage students through authentic learning and rigorous discussion in order to promote a successful life long learner.
...because We serve such a diverse learning community that 35 of our teachers carry multiple Texas certifications in the areas of bilingual education and English as a Second Language (ESL) in order to meet our students’ instructional needs.
...because Local Universities (UTSA, Our Lady of the Lake, Texas A&M San Antonio) look at Villarreal as a place they want their students to attend for student teaching and field placements. They recognize the innovative and rigorous instructional practices Villarreal implements and they want their students to see this in action. Villarreal elementary currently has 25 college students completing course work on campus.
...because We focus on the whole child’s wellbeing such as their health, academics, social and civic development in order to make them well rounded citizens.
...because We are the only campus in Northside ISD to be selected to partner with the University of Texas at San Antonio and Bexar County as part of the Bexar County Nutrition, Fitness, Health, Education Performance Research and Best Practices study. The goal of this study is to look at ways to increase the physical fitness of our students and to see how it correlates to increased academic success.
...because In partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department, we were selected to serve as a community site that will have a Metro Health community liaison. The purpose of this position is to have a dedicated staff member that is able to go into our local community and school and develop partnerships to best meet the needs of the community.
...because According to NISD State and Federal Program department data we consistently have the most supportive and dedicated parents as evidenced by the number of parents that attend campus events (PTA performances, festivals, academic nights, dream board night, Fiesta Villarreal, etc.).
...because We recognize that students need to enjoy coming to school. Villarreal does a great job at making sure we balance rigorous instruction with fun activities such as pep rallies, jag paw party patrol, cheerleading, Girls on the Run, Jag News Crew, choir, strings, field day and Holiday benefit nights.
...because We Start, Stay Strong and Finish Strong