The school is named after the late Judge Clyde R. Ashworth who served the AISD school board as President from 1958-1969.
Ashworth Elementary has been recognized in many domains. Dallas Magazine named it as one of the ten best schools in Texas for three years and the Texas Business and Education Coalition placed Ashworth on its Honor Roll.
Ashworth has been a school of firsts since it opened its doors in 1996. Early on, the school established a bond with Tarrant County College Southeast Arlington campus. Together Ashworth and TCC-SE continue to provide many enrichment opportunities for the students and their families. Two such annual events are the traditional Maypole celebration and a spring Art show featuring student art from every grade level. In addition, Ashworth is credited with being the first school in Arlington to attend concerts presented by the Bass Hall Children’s Education Program. Today it is a program that all Arlington schools are afforded. Ashworth Elementary introduced the Pinwheels for Peace project to the Arlington community. Many AISD schools now join in celebrating World Peace Day in September by displaying colorful pinwheels in front of their school buildings. In June selected students travel to Austin to display their art at the capitol building and to meet with state representatives. Other school activities available to all students are the River Legacy Boat Regatta and a school wide Science Extravaganza which brings in many professionals from the DFW area such as Lockheed Martin.
Ashworth has an active student council that organizes community outreach programs to help Mission Arlington and the Arlington Animal Shelter. Four enrichment activities recently held for the students include a school-wide vocabulary parade, PTA Reflections contest, Trunk or Treat and the annual school spelling bee.
In coordination with Texas Christian University, Ashworth became involved with the called Liink program in 2016. Liink’s mission is to bridge the gap between academics and social, emotional, and healthy well-being. The Liink Project aims to develop the whole child through increased recess and character development. This will be our second year using Liink (4 recesses + a Positive Action piece for character development) in the classroom. In the 2017-2018 school year, the Liink program will be incorporated into Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classrooms.