vision of Leland Elementary School is to create a
positive student-centered learning environment in which
to educate all students. We envision that each student
will achieve and demonstrate high levels of academic
mission is to provide an academic program in a caring
and supportive learning environment emphasizing reading,
mathematics, and technology tailored to the needs of our
students. We accept the responsibility to teach all
students and to provide, promote and maintain a climate
that is conducive to ensuring that all students attain
their maximum potential.
About Leland Elementary School
In 1989, Louis
Armstrong Branch Elementary School, located at 5221 West
Congress Parkway, became an independent school. It
after George “Mickey” Leland, an African American Texas
Congressman who was killed in an airplane crash while
aiding victims in Ethiopia. Like the man for who it
was named, Leland, the school
community has demonstrated reaching for excellence in
its educational pursuits and accomplishments.
Today, Leland School services about 250 students in head
start through third grade. There are ten classrooms and
the ancillary staff includes a counselor, nurse, social
worker, speech therapist and psychologist all who serve
the Leland students on a part time basis. Additionally,
there are ten education support personnel on staff
serving the students at Leland.
Leland School has a balanced curriculum of language
arts, mathematics, social studies, physical education
and health, fine arts, and Spanish. Emphasis
is also given for instruction
in writing and computer science. Leland has an African
Centered Curriculum and attempts are
made to teach the whole child. Students
are grouped heterogeneously
according to grade level. There is one special needs
Leland Elementary School follows a closed campus
schedule with four twenty-minute lunch periods. In
addition to the regular school day, Leland School
provides opportunities for field experiences that
support the educational objectives from the classroom.
At Leland School, it is our belief that all students can
learn. It is our mission to prepare our students for a
free to contact us for additional information. Listed below
are the telephone numbers of various departments on campus.
Main Office . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . (773) 534-6340
Principal . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . (773)
Counselor . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . (773) 534-9627
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (773) 534-6339
Head Start . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . (773) 534-9626