About Franz Elementary
Franz Elementary opened its doors in August 2004. The staff, students, and parents continue to strive for academic excellence and a high quality education. Franz has established a warm, friendly, family-oriented atmosphere enhanced by high levels of parent and community involvement.
Franz Elementary’s instructional program includes a full-time nurse, librarian and counselor; specialty teachers for art, music and physical education; the REACH reading program; Title I program; Bilingual and ESOL programs; speech and language therapy; special education and early childhood programs; and the Challenge Program for gifted and talented learners.
At Franz, technology is integrated into the curriculum so that students successfully use it as a tool for life-long learning. This vision is achieved through appropriate hardware, software, and staff development in the effective use of technologies. The technology program is supported by a computerized learning resource center, two computer labs, a mobile wireless computer lab, computers in each classroom, and use of Internet resources throughout the curriculum.
Students visit the library for both library lessons and book checkout. Students in grades K-5 participate in school-wide reading incentive programs and are involved in a balanced literacy curriculum. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 participate in the Texas Bluebonnet Books program, which encourages students to read books from a list compiled each year by librarians, teachers, and parents across Texas.
Enrichment is provided to students through the Science Enrichment Lab and Junior Achievement; an Accelerated Reader Program; writing enrichment events; “just right” reading and journal writing; recycling programs; field days; Student Council, 5th grade school safety patrol; and choir and recorder programs.