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Ellis Elementary
2601 Shadow Ridge
Arlington, TX 76006

Main: (682) 867-7900
Fax: (817) 652-7905

Ellis Elementary is committed to meeting the individual needs of our diverse population through an environment that is nurturing, supportive, safe and based on high expectations for all. We are dedicated to providing relevant instruction based on assessment and consistency of curriculum between grade levels so that students will have the skills, knowledge and behaviors necessary to become productive citizens in our ever-changing society. At Ellis, parents and teachers are equal partners in the education process and therefore, we work as a team to encourage our students to be confident, self-motivated and sound decision makers so that they will realize the joy and value of being responsible lifelong learners.

School Colors: Red, White, and Blue

School Mascot: Bald Eagle

School Song: "The Spirit of Ellis"
by Jane Robin Ellis
(In the tune of "The Happy Wanderer")

On wings of excellence we fly;
We're Ellis Eagles strong.
We do our best in ev'ry test
To choose right over wrong!

Eagles fly, Eagles soar
Eagles, Try! Ellis Eagles now
and evermore!
To white, red and blue
Eagles, we are all for you!

Eagles fly, Eagles soar
Eagles, Try! Ellis Eagles now
and evermore!
To white, red and blue
Ellis Eagles we're for you!

School History
Jane Robin Ellis Elementary School is proud to bear the name of one of Arlington's finest educators. Jane Ellis retired in 1982 after serving forty-one years in Arlington schools. Twenty-five of those years were spent teaching music, and the remaining sixteen years were spent as Dean of Girls and Assistant Principal at Bowie High School.

Although Miss Ellis is retired from education, she continues to be involved in many community events including musical productions. She is also a familiar face at our school, attending many functions and composing our school song entitled "The Spirit of Ellis." At the Ellis Ten Year Anniversary Celebration, Miss Ellis commented, "This school is not the fine school it is because of a name across its open door. Rather, it is a fine school because that from the time the first footsteps entered that 'open door', excellence in everything that relates to children was the key word and the attainment of excellence became the reason for being and doing!"

Ellis Elementary School opened its doors for the first time in August, 1989. Construction began in the Fall of 1992 to add additional classroom space and again in the Spring of 2000 to add additional classrooms for full day kindergarten.

Along with expanded classroom space, we also have a full-time counselor, speech pathologist and a computer lab technician. In addition, an ESL lab has been set up with a specialist serving Ellis. We are a Boys Town school and teach social skills according to the Boys Town Curriculum. Our focus is on children, and our goal is excellence in education. Ellis Elementary continually evaluates, evolves, and elevates the learning environment which provides encouragement for all of our students to set and reach their immediate and future goals.

School Registration
Please bring the following items when registering your child for school:

  • Proof of Residency
    (Utility bill, lease agreement or housing contract)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Student's Social Security Card
  • Report Card or Withdrawal Form from previous school

For more information, please see the AISD Back to School page.

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