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About This School

Ortiz Elementary School is a public elementary school in Abilene. The principal of Ortiz Elementary School is Mrs Kriste Odell-Farias and can be contacted at kriste.odell-farias@abileneisd.org. 700 children attend Ortiz Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 11% of the Ortiz Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 89% of the 700 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 90% are paying reduced lunch prices. Class size at Ortiz Elementary School is 2, and the student to teacher ratio is 14:1. Long Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 66% 36%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 48%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 14%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.6%
Asian 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 59%
Limited English proficiency 11% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 89% 59%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are some of the most dedicated I've seen. They give so much extra time to tutor students and do 'extra' things with them. My kids have been happy and feel safe at Ortiz.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers at Ortiz truly want their students to succeed. They go above and beyond to find out each child's strength. The library is top notch and Mrs. Hartline loves to see each student fall in love with reading. Mrs. Haley has a hands on science lab once a week for each class at the school. Her ideas are innovative and help each child learn the basic concepts of science. Mrs. Jenkins is an outstanding art teacher. She has an amazing gift and brings the artistic talent in each student in her class.

  • (7 years ago)

    Ortiz is a wonderful school filled with children who come from varied backgrounds. Teachers expect all children to work hard to achieve as much as they can. I'm impressed that the teachers care so much about their students.

  • (8 years ago)

    overall a good school some of the little things have to be addressed but still very workable. the pickup and drop off is horrible and needs to be redone.

  • (9 years ago)

    this school is one of the most parent/teacher involved schools that i have ever seen. the teachers are wonderful and keep the parent up to speed on all of their childs progress and what needs improvement. i would recommend this school to any one.

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