ACADEMICS

Overall School Rating:

  • Not Rated (Declared State of Disaster Due to COVID-19)

TEA School Report Card:

House Bill 3:

PROGRAMS

  • Pre-Kindergarten (PreK 4, PreK 4 Bilingual, PreK 3)
  • Gifted and Talented

Referrals for AISD’s Gifted and Talented Program are being accepted and may be received from any teacher, parent, or member of the community-at-large.  Submission of the GT referral form initiates the identification procedures. Referral forms can be obtained from your student’s teacher or the GT Lead Teacher at the elementary campus.

Please contact Ruth E. Adrian, M.A. Ed, at radrian1@aisd.net or (682) 867-4000 if you have any questions or would like a copy of the parent referral form.

Speer Elementary

MISSION

Our mission is to provide our students with exceptional learning experiences that will build a strong academic foundation, create an interest in life-long learning and develop their critical thinking skills.

VISION

We envision our students being prepared to successfully transition into junior high school, excel in all content areas and be prepared for a lifetime of success.

History

Maxie Speer was born on March 19, 1883 in Speer’s Ferry, Virginia, a location named for her grandfather. She attended elementary school in Abingdon, Virginia, and later moved with her family to Georgetown, Texas, when she was 13. She attended Southwestern University in Georgetown as well as Stamford Methodist, Canyon Normal and North Texas Agricultural College.

Early on, Speer held teaching positions in Chandler, Robeson, Rule, Plainview and Weatherford. Speer moved to Arlington in 1921 and began teaching first grade at North Side School, which later became Kooken School. She taught in the Arlington ISD for 27 years, retiring in 1948. She had been a classroom teacher for 43 years, 39 of which were spent teaching first grade.

Maxie Speer Elementary, dedicated in 1952, was the first school in Arlington to be named after a teacher.

Speer died on Aug. 6, 1970, and she is buried in Rose Hill Cemetary in Fort Worth.