Located in the heart of the Oak Cliff community near the Bishop Arts District, Felix G. Botello Elementary is a neighborhood school with a track record of success. The pre-K through five school earned five academic distinctions from the Texas Education Agency in reading, math, science, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness. The campus also serves as an elementary model school site for the college prep program known as AVID. The teachers who lead the schoolwide college awareness program work with students on notetaking, time management, how to ask and answer questions, and other skills that are needed for success in a college setting. Every year, students in every grade level visit the campus of a local university like SMU, UT-Arlington, or UT-Dallas.
In August 2017, the campus adopted a Personalized Learning instructional model. Imagine a school that taps into each student’s strengths, needs, and interests to customize learning that gives students voice and choice in what, how, when, and where they learn. Personalized learning has transformed Botello Elementary.
Another factor that makes Botello attractive is its status as a true neighborhood school with no academic entry requirements and no need for students to apply. If you live in the neighborhood, you simply attend the school, and if space is available, students who live outside the school attendance zone can attend by requesting a transfer.
Oak Cliff neighborhood families are invited to learn about Botello and how to enroll their child at a school open house from 9 to 10 a.m., Friday, May 25. Families will receive an overview about personalized learning and the AVID college awareness program, take a tour of the campus and get answers to their questions in a Q&A session. For more information, contact the school at 972.502.4600, or visit dallasisd.org/botello.