The Texas Education Agency announced that Roma ISD’s Emma Vera Elementary School is selected as a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools 2019 Nominee! Founded in 1982, the Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students perform at very high levels. Emma Vera Elementary was selected for the nomination as one of only 26 Texas schools. Roma ISD’s F.J. Scott Elementary School was nominated and won Blue Ribbon Schools Status in fall 2015.
“We are so proud of all the students and staff at Emma Vera Elementary that work very hard to uphold the high academic excellence standards our district sets for all of our schools,” said Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman. “For several years now, Emma Vera Elementary has seen their academic rating improve and has consistently ranked as a top elementary in our region and in the top 100 in our state. This nomination shows that their hard work is now on the national radar, setting the example for elementary schools across the country. We are thrilled to see their hard work pay off in this spectacular way. Congratulations to the entire staff and student body of Emma Vera Elementary on this nomination. You make The Gladiator Nation very proud!”
The nominated schools must now complete a rigorous application process through the U.S. Department of Education. Announcements of the national award winners will be made later in the year. Schools that receive the award are recognized at the Blue Ribbon School conference in Washington, D.C.
“Earning this nomination is a dream come true for our Cub Family,” said Emma Vera Elementary School Principal Yvonne Guerrero. “We must thank everyone who supports our students and staff including very dedicated parents, a wonderful community, a truly excellent school board, a very supportive administration and tremendous peer schools and departments across the district. We are looking forward to showing what is possible with commitment, hard work and dedication from a student body and staff that are 100 percent committed to success and excellence. We realize this is just the start of a long process to qualify for the ultimate award, but it an amazing honor to be nominated and we thank TEA for taking notice of EVE. We look forward to making our Mighty Gladiator Nation Proud as we work to bring this award home for our community later this year!”
For more information about Roma ISD visit www.romaisd.com. For more information about the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Schools Program visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/ nclbbrs/index.html.
Roma ISD is proud to announce the district’s selection as an H-E-B Excellence in Education 2019 Small District Award Finalist!
The H-E-B program, which is now in its 18th year, has awarded more than $8.5 million in funding to benefit outstanding Texas public schools. Roma ISD was selected as a finalist alongside Canutillo ISD and Stephenville ISD. To determine the overall statewide winner, a panel of judges will visit each district, touring campuses and talking with administration, staff, parents and community members. Winners will be announced at the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards ceremony in May 2019. The winning small district will receive $50,000.
“We sincerely thank H-E-B for providing this opportunity for Roma ISD to shine the spotlight on the amazing work taking place in The Gladiator Nation,” said Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman. “We are honored to be selected as a finalist for the award and look forward to showcasing excellence in education through the hard work of our students and staff. I want to thank everyone that helped us prepare and submit the nomination, which highlighted all our amazing efforts to provide the very best education possible to the youth of our community. Congratulations to our entire Gladiation Nation Family. As 2019 kicks off, we have so much to celebrate!”
For more information on the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards Program please visit
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We are excited that your family is part of our Gladiator Nation community, which shares a rich tradition of academic and extracurricular excellence. Roma ISD helps more than 6,400 students learn and mature into the leaders of tomorrow.
At Roma ISD, our academic record speaks to the quality education students earn at our nine schools. With six Texas Honor Roll Schools, a Blue Ribbon School, top-ranking secondary schools and multiple regional and state qualifiers in academic UIL, there is no doubt that our Gladiators prove time and again that the education they earn makes them highly competitive in college and in the work force.
We offer a variety of activities to ensure our students have a well-rounded academic experience. Our fine art and sports programs are some of the finest in the Rio Grande Valley and are available to all students starting in the 6th grade, resulting in a legacy of state champions, state qualifiers and even national championships.
We also offer a variety of programs that allow students to engage in hands-on, technical training that not only lead to regional and state accolades, but also ensure students leave our doors career-ready.
All of this is available to you right here in your community. You make it possible. Thank you for sharing our Gladiator Nation Pride and know that my door and the door of all our Roma ISD staff is always open to you.
Carlos Guzman, Roma ISD Superintendent