Lister Front Entrance

Vernal Lister Elementary School
3131 Mars Drive
Garland, TX 75040

Phone: 972-675-3030
Fax: 972-675-3036
Email: a147@garlandisd.net

Year opened: 1995
Enrollment: 497

School hours

8:10 a.m.- 3:20 p.m


Aishley Cohns

Ratings & reports

For the most current ratings and reports, visit our school profile page on the district website. Here is the latest report for 2017.  TEA Accountability Rating Parent Letter. TEA Accountability Summary.

Mission Statement

The Lister Elementary family will work together to foster excellence in order to provide an enriched learning environment. We will ensure that all students are given opportunities to reach their full academic and creative potential while their individual needs are met, exceeded, and supported. These goals will be reached as parents, students, and teachers collaborate as a team.

Lister Elementary at a glance

Lister Elementary is a small residential school with positive attitudes and willing spirits providing a positive environment for student learning and growing. We are respectful, responsible and ready!

  • Lister offers Bilingual classes for kindergarten through fifth grades.
  • For students learning English as a second language we offer ESL (English as a Second Language).
  • Our Special Education Department consists of ALE/MTI, inclusion, Resource, and Speech.
  • Lister Elementary has an iTeam that provides intervention for students who need RtI support.
  • Additionally, tutoring is available 2 days a week after school and additional tutoring is available on request.
  • Technology is used daily in classrooms. We have a computer lab that holds hold 60 computers with programs for all grades such as AR (Accelerated Reader), SuccessMaker, Study Island, and I-Station, Dimension U, Think Through Math and Education Galaxy. Additionally, we have iPads and laptops available to each grade level and computers in the classrooms.
  • Each grade participates in 2 field trips a year to places like the pumpkin patch, the fire station, Dallas Museum of Arts, The Perot Museum, the symphony, plays and many more.
  • School activities and programs are planned regularly for fun and socializing like movie night, Field Day, College Week, Red Ribbon Week, Green Eggs and Ham breakfast, Black History Month Program and our beginning of the year Porch Party.
  • Lister Elementary offers clubs to promote leadership, physical fitness, and the arts including the Lister Choir, Safety Patrol, Library Helpers, and Student Council.