School spirit & history

School colors

Royal blue and gold




I am kind.
I am smart.
I am important.
I will treat others the same.


Back Elementary, established in 1985, was named after James McGoffin Back born June 15, 1869. He was the patriarch of one of the fine pioneer families of the Garland area.  The land for Back Elementary was donated to Garland ISD by his son.

Spirit dress days

Throughout the school year, we have designated Spirit Dress days.  On Spirit Days, students and staff may wear jeans with a college, high school, AVID or Back t-shirt.  Opportunities to purchase t-shirts will be available throughout the year. Check the calendar for dates.  If a student decides not to participate in Spirit Dress days, standardized dress is expected.


Back Elementary PTA sponsors fundraising events throughout the year. Check the calendar for dates.

The library also collect BoxTops for Education.