Back Elementary school building

Our mission

Back Elementary School provides a quality education for all students emphasizing high expectations and strong work habits within a safe environment for learning.

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5th graders use organizer notebooks as one of their AVID strategies.

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Recent News

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AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Visit the Back Elementary Facebook page

The Back Elementary Facebook page is updated frequently with breaking news, information and events.  Don't miss out, LIKE and FOLLOW us today.

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Volunteers are required to sign up each year.  Visit the office during school hours for fast and easy sign up.

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Learn about the upcoming 2020 census with us


Don't wait to get your flu shot. GISD is hosting flu clinics at Shugart Elementary and other area clinics.  


Vaccines will be free to CHIP and Medicaid recipients and will cost $10 for children and $35 for adults without insurance. The clinics will accept private insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield, United, Cigna, or Aetna. 

There are multiple opportunities for families to get the flu vaccine at our district and area clinics:

You may also be able to get vaccinations through your personal health care provider.

Join us at the #ChooseGarlandISD Expo to find the right fit for your student.

Parents and prospective students are invited to learn more about their upcoming campuses and what it's like to attend. Families will be able to:

  • explore academics, course selection, college and career options, graduation requirements and more
  • learn about our Choice of School process and timeline
  • see our available programs at all levels, including magnet opportunities 
  • meet the students and staff of their campuses

We look forward to seeing you there. 


Picture re-takes will be today.  Students may bring clothes to wear for the picture and then change back into standardized dress.

Parents and families are invited to enjoy an amazing Thanksgiving feast in the cafeteria during normal lunch hours.  Please bring a valid picture ID to receive a visitor's badge.



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Art & music

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