Welcome to Big Springs, home of the Bobcats!
Big Springs Elementary is one of 41 elementary schools in the Richardson Independent SchoolDistrict, serving nearly 350 students, Kinder-6th grade. Our school is a diverse community of students, parents, and staff members, dedicated to helping children become the best they can be. We want to unlock potential, provide opportunities, and enable dreams… for every student. Big Springs has been rated Exemplary by the state of Texas for the past five years and was named a National Blue Ribbon school in 2008.
Big Springs Elementary Statement of Beliefs
The commitment to excellence that is present among students, staff and parents at Big Springs is based on these beliefs:
- Every child is important.
- Every child can learn.
- Every child can experience success.
- Every child can be responsible.
- Education is a school-home-community partnership.
- A positive school and home environment is essential to the learning experience.
- Teachers and parents promote a desire for learning.
- Learning is a lifelong process.
All Big Springs students receive instruction in language arts, reading, science, math, social studies, health, physical education, fine arts and study skills. Students have access to computers in their classrooms as well as in the computer lab and the library. Sixth graders have an additional option for instrumental music. Field trips are a part of the instructional program at all levels.
Faculty members are trained in strategies for differentiation and enrichment. All students have the opportunity to experience Enrichment Clusters at least twice a year (sessions run for 6 weeks). Additional resources are available to identified students as needed. All students have access to tutoring support when applicable.
Big Springs has a fully equipped library staffed by a professional librarian. Students are taught the use of library resources as well as knowledge and appreciation of literature.
A full-time counselor teaches skills in decision making and goal setting, and provides small group and individual counseling for students as needed.
Big Springs Elementary
3301 W. Campbell Rd.
Garland, Texas 75044