Howard Burhnam Elementary

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Basic Information

Address: 7310 Bishop Flores El Paso Texas 79912
County: El Paso
District: Burnham Wood Charter School District
Phone Number: (915) 584-9499
Fax Number: (915) 585-8814
Principal: Martha Franco

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Howard Burhnam Elementary

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Additional Information

School Type: Pre-K-5th grade Public Charter School
Accreditation: Texas Education Agency
District ID: 801
School ID: 001
State District ID: 071
State School ID: 071801001
Grade Level: Pre-K, K-5
Founded: 1988
School Schedule (Hours in Day): 7:45 am -3:35 pm
School Days in Calendar Year: 180
School Holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving week, Winter break (two weeks), Presidents Day, Spring Holiday (April), Memorial Day
School Colors: Forrest Green, Navy Blue
School Size: 388
Classroom Size: 22
Classroom Teachers: 22
Student/Teacher Ratio: 22/1
Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
PTA Organization: No
Computer Capabilities:

I fully equipped computer lab.

School Championships:

Robotics Program

School Clubs:


Lunch Availability: Free and reduced lunch program for eligible students
Parking Spaces/Availability:

28 regular plus 2 handicapped

Uniform Guidelines:

Students are expected to wear school uniform at all times. The uniform consists of khaki pants or skirts and hunter green, navy blue or white polo shirts.

Mission Statement:

Burnham Wood Charter School District exists to provide each student the necessary skills needed to reach their fullest academic potential in order that they may actively contribute to the improvement of their community, their country and the world as a whole. Whereas Da Vinci could only dream about the stars, our students will have the opportunity to be among them.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Value Statement

These core values drive the mission of the Burnham Wood charter School District, and are woven into the culture of each school. They express the level of commitment to the fulfillment of our responsibilities to our students, their parents, and the community at large.

• Challenging STEM Project-based curricula
• High academic expectations for all students
• Respect, Responsibility and Quality of self and work
• Fostering self-worth and self-appreciation in all students
• Developing life-long learners
• Recognition that Parental Engagement is a crucial component of student success
• A safe, nurturing and positive environment that promotes a love of learning

School History:

The Howard Burnham Elementary School is the flagship school in the Burnham Wood Charter School District. Upon opening in 1998, it became the first charter school in El Paso County. The school was a result of the vision and hard work of its original founders, Howard and Iris Burnham. Howard Burnham held a Master's Degree in Social Work.

He had served as Executive Director of several social service agencies including the Jewish Federation of El Paso and El Paso Family Services, before joining forces with his wife to embark on their dream to offer high-quality education to El Paso children.

Howard Burnham's pledge to community service extended beyond the walls of the school he helped to create.