Students enrolled 643
School leader ANTHONY LIMON

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1106 North Shary Road
Mission, TX 78572

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(956) 583-5643
(956) 519-1079
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4 stars
Based on 11 ratings

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September 26, 2013
As a retired teacher from Sharyland ISD and having a granddaughter at Shimotsu Elem,I am extremely impressed by their STARR scores. Shimotsu Elem. got all distinctions earned by the state in Academic Achievement in Reading and Math. Compared to comparisons of like demographics and of the 40 Texas schools, Shimotsu tied #2 in the state. Cannot get much better than this!!

- submitted by a community member
June 08, 2012
My children have been in this school for 3 years and I'm sad to leave. The teachers were very helpful and giving feedback on their progress,either by email or notes in their folders.The principal is very involved in everything and he actually helps open cardoors in morning when the kids are arriving. I've never seen an principal do that. They have a wonderful UIL program and encourage students to participate. Very happy with the GT program also. I was sad to see that the music class was reduced to only a few grade levels and not all like before. The AR program is wonderful and helped my son become competitive, just to win the trophies. And above all, my absolute favorite is the awards ceremony. It emphasis on each student. Recognizing not only academic but, also extra-curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
Harry Shimotsu Elementry School is a great school, very devoted teachers and principal, my son graduated from this school 3 years ago. my daughter is in 6th grade now, she is involved in chess, UIL and AR program, due to hard work and devotion of the teachers, school got exepmlary school reward twice in a row. They are doing excellent work. I love it.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2011
My oldest now in 4th grade, had severe speech problems as well as associating with other children, and could not read or write at the his kinder level at that time. Within two weeks,of attending Shimotsu, he transformed into a new little boy; he was able to speak , write, read and be sociable. His self steam was lifted so much that he is no longer shy and has been able to make many friends. There is no doubt that ALL staff starting with the principal contribute to give my child and our family this wonderful gift. They are so involved and dedicated to the well-being of all the children that makes me a proud parent to know that my children have the opportunity to attend this school. They have "zero" tolerance for bullying and will address any problem immediately. They promote self steem and good manners and great afterschool program for those students that need the extra help. I have never seen a principal to be the first one at the school grounds receiving his students with a high five every morning wether is cold, raining or hot; Mr. L is the nicest coolest principal. WONDERFUL SCHOOL I LOVE IT !!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2010
Shimotsu is a great elementary school, with very involved Staff, Principal, and Parents! We moved year a yr ago from Tennessee and my daughter has made the adjustment well, is excelling in school, and is involved in the many extra-curricular activities the school offers--to which I am very grateful to the Faculty and Staff for doing!

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2010
This is a great school. The Princpal, teachers & the staff is just awesome!. Our kids have been in UIL , Chess & AR programs which they have enjoyed & learnt a lot from.They are doing a GREAT JOB !.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2010
We moved to Texas from Michigan in 10-06. Our children have excelled in their academics and have been involved in the many extracurricular activities while attending this school. UIL is a great Texas program not always available at the elementary level so I am grateful my kids participated in it. The school day is longer and the kids get daily physical education class--Wonderful! I agree that the principal, Mr. Limon is genuine in his concern for the children. He is also highly visible and available to students and parents. The teachers we have had are hard working and motivated. Our family will miss this school when we relocate out of state due to my spouses job.

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March 21, 2008
We recently moved here and were very impressed by the principals ideas and genuine concern for the children. The school just opened, but everything flowed smoothly. They have great opportunities in the UIL program for children of all ages. I would recommend this school.

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November 30, 2007
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Harry Shimotsu Elementary School
1106 North Shary Road, Mission, TX  78572
(956) 583-5643
Last modified Harry Shimotsu Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harry Shimotsu Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top