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Blackshear Elementary School

Blackshear Elementary School
1712 East 11th St.
Austin, TX 78702
Phone Number: 512 414-2021
Fax: 512 477-7640
Betty Jenkins
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Campus Facts
Blue Ribbon School: No
Date Built: 1903
Grades: PK-5
Academy: No
Day Care: No
After School Care: Yes, YMCA
Mascot: YellowJacket
School Colors: Blue and Yellow

Mission Statement

Blackshear YellowJackets; Together we Educate, Enrich, and Exercise to Excel!

Students will be provided with the knowledge and skills necessary for cognitive, creative, emotional and social growth through sequential study, practice, and reflection, leading to personal and academic success.

School Goals

*Foster and maintain a peaceful, respectful learning community in which all students will master the competencies of the core curriculum while developing their multiple intelligences.

*Provide a well-rounded educational experience to our students in a safe instructional environment, conducive to positive learning experiences in which every individual is treated with dignity and respect.

*Increase student and parent involvement in order to enhance Blackshear's community and educational environment.

Major Programs and Initiatives

Accelerated Reader
Social Emotional Learning
TRIBES Learning Communities
HT Professional Development Center
Fine Arts Programming
Drama For Schools/ MindPop
Enrichment Fridays
Campus-wide Composting & Recycling
School Linked Health Services
Student Assistance Program
Austin Partners in Education
Reading is Fundamental of Austin
Scholastic Book Fairs
Life Works Partnership
Communities in Schools
YMCA afterschool care
The Good News Club
Big Artist/Little Artist
Role Model Day
Earth Day Festivities