School Details

Frank MacIas Elementary School

14521 Horizon Boulevard, El Paso, TX 79928
(915) 926-4600

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-3 1232 students 19 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Clint Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Frank MacIas Elementary School is a public elementary school in Horizon City. The principal of Frank MacIas Elementary School is WILLIAM PATTI, whose e-mail is 1,232 children attend Frank MacIas Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 67% of the Frank MacIas Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 88% of the 1,232 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 91% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Frank MacIas Elementary School is 19:1. Carroll T Welch Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 92% 95%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.05%
Multiracial 0.5% 0.4%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 85%
Limited English proficiency 67% 34%
Economically disadvantaged 88% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is in the third grade and sometimes has to eat lunch from a previous day or the breakfast they ate that morning they never have enough food left for third graders the cafeteria staff is rude to them ive had two other kids attend FME and its always been the same no matter how much we complain things never change and to pick them up after school is TERRIBLE .. The only person there im grateful for is Mrs. Keeton my son was with her in kinder and learned immediately how to read thank god this will be the last year i have to deal with that school

  • (5 years ago)

    First off let me say I have had two of my kids come to this school over the past five years. The first my son sailed through without any major bumps. The second my daughter had some family issues with my divorce during this time. I don't think she would have made it through without the help of her counselor. He was always there to LISTEN to her when she needed it. He was also there to help ME with referrals for outside counseling for my issues. What a truly wonderful man.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have three children attending Frank Macias the least I can say is that it's a wonderful school I know my children will have a firm foundation. If your child is going to Kinder this year do her/him a favor request Ms. Keeton to be their teacher. She was my son's teacher this year and he is reading better than my second grader Ms. Keeton is very dedicated and caring she's by far the best teacher at Frank Macias.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wonderful wonderful system. Friendly staff. Great instruction. All the support one could ask for.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter loves this school and so do her parents. The teachers care about thier students. Thank you.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great teachers and administration who are willing to work and go the extra mile for the children and parents. School is low income but not low performing. Recognized campus.

  • (6 years ago)

    I like the general atmosphere at this school. The scores are great which shows the school has it's priorities straight.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is big but it has a welcoming atmosphere. The teachers are caring and focused on instruction.

  • (6 years ago)

    I quickly transferred my children from this school as it did not work for my family. I have one son who is top A student. I quickly brought this to the teacher's attention during several after school meetings and she did nothing to challenge him. Several'teacher letters' was sent home in a language I could not speak and the curriculum and homework was unorganized.

  • (7 years ago)

    Some teachers shout to much to the kids and are not always taking care of the kids properly they chat among themselfs.Yes the principle is never around and picking up the kids is a headache.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love and am very proud of this school. Everything that has been accomplished has been the result of hard work and above all teamwork. I totally disagree with the last post. I don't feel any 'improvement' is needed.

  • (7 years ago)

    I don't know what that last parent was talking about but it's obvious he/she has a axe to grind. Frank Macias Elementary is a wonderful school for both my children.

  • (7 years ago)

    I don't give good rating to frank macias it needs alot of improvement

  • (7 years ago)

    the principle is never around or available. The parking and picking up of the students is horrendous. They do not send home notes for parents to see their children receive awards. I have only seen 1 award ceremony all year and I have 3 children that get awards every 6 weeks.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my first child that goes to school i was very concerned and worried I was going to leave him there by himself the first day but when I met the staff at the orientation they I felt I could trust them with my child. Looking at the test scores from past years really made me feel my son was going to one of the best school. I couldn't be happier. Thank you.

  • (8 years ago)

    We were very fortunate to have Ms. Alvidres as the pre-school teacher for my son. She is a wonderful very professional teacher. Unfortunately the school's administration lacks not only good manners but also the interest on doing things right. I left countless messages for the principal to contact me he never responded. The only way to be able to talk to him was if you were lucky to catch him in the hall or the cafeteria. They lack enough support for the teachers. The security in the school is non-existent. Their logistical planning is really bad from drop off to pick up and any events they try to 'plan' yet they do not request parents input.

  • (8 years ago)

    I wouldn't think of being at another school. This staff consistently takes kids that come from low socioeconomic-'at risk' backgrounds single parent families and turns out well rounded high scoring high quality and respectful students. What more could you ask for?

  • (8 years ago)

    I mean what else can be said about a school given an 'Exemplary' rating by the Texas Education Agency and a 'Distinguished Schools' award by the federal government. This school 'bar none' is the top rated elementary in the west Texas area. I'm happy to say I'm involved with such a fine school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I feel very safe that my child is in this school. I have never seen a school with this type of security and care for the children. I love how they have everything set up to protect our kids.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have enjoyed our time here at Frank Macias Elementary. I feel like it's a big school but it seems homey and inviting at the same time. The teachers work very hard to provide the best opportunities for their kids. Their counseling and administrative staff really helped me when I needed it and that says a lot in my book.

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