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vision and mission statement

Campus Philosophy

At Grulla Elementary education is fundamental, because

F ailure is not an option.

U nity between school and community results in quality education.

N ow and always, students first, actively and enthusiastically engaged in their learning process.

D iversity and dignity of individuals enriches learning and supports the development of respectful and responsible citizenship.

A safe, supportive, and collaborative environment fosters positive attitudes among students and school staff.

M eeting needs of diverse learners and narrowing the achievement gap.

E mpower students to be life-long learners through educational experiences that are challenging and innovative to promote academic excellence.

N o child left behind for they are the leaders of tomorrow.

T hrough interdependence and collaboration, we are committed to academic performance and enhancing personal responsibility, as determined by state and national standards.

A varied curriculum, technology based instruction and an open enrollment policy allows us to meet the needs of all students.

L ooking forward to high achievement through high standards and high expectations .

S tudents will demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes at each grade level that predict success in post-secondary education and the workplace with an ever-changing global society.

ARE the building blocks for learning.

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today." --Stacia Tausche


Grulla Elementary School is located east of the Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District.
The Highly qualified staff includes: 27 regular classroom teachers, 11 instructional assistants, 2 physical education teachers, 1 reading intervention teacher, 1 Reading Interventionist, 2 special education resource teachers, 1 special education self-contained teacher, 1 dyslexia teacher, 1 computer lab teacher, 1 secretary, 1 clerk, 1 PEIMS clerk, 1 LVN, 1 CNA, 1 librarian, 1 counselor, 1 assistant principal, and 1 principal. Currently, two tutors have been hired to address at-risk and migrant populations.
In support of the academic program, the school provides a computer lab for grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade. Our school also offers programs such as physical education, Gifted and Talented, U.I.L., counseling (Drug Free), science lab, and a Nutritional and Health Program.
Grulla Elementary has a peak enrollment of 560 students from Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade. The students are of Hispanic descent. Due to its migrant population, the school has a high mobility rate. To ensure that the needs of all students in the campus are met, the Grulla Elementary staff has aligned the instructional program with campus and district initiatives.

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Grulla Elementary
599 Old Military Road
Rio Grande City, Texas 78582
Phone: 956-487-3306
Fax: 956-716-8615