School nickname: n/a Address:
3315 E. Broadway St.
Lubbock, TX 79403
Phone: (806) 766-1788
Principal: Beth Burkhalter
Excellence Indicator System report.
Martin was built
in 1961 as a traditional elementary school but was switched
to a district early childhood campus in 1995.
The enrollment typically is about 350 4- and 5-year-olds.
The well-maintained building has had recent upgrades supported
by a one-time Federal Head Start grant.
Two years ago a new roof was installed, and during the 2001
school year a new bus drive and covered walk enhanced safety
for the children coming and going from school.
During the 2001 school year, an extensive outdoor learning
facility was added to support children as they construct logical
and mathematical understandings of their world. The school
curriculum includes emergent language and literacy concepts.
Martin also features a gymnasium used to promote motor skills
development for children in all kinds of weather.
All classrooms at Martin are equipped with Dell computers
for both teacher and student access.
Currently only the office and library computers are Internet-ready,
but the administration expects all classroom computers to
be upgraded soon as rewiring of the building is slated to
be completed during 2001.
Martin has an active parent education program, affording
most parents a variety of supportive opportunities. The parenting
program offers both day and evening educational and recreational
experiences with the children.
Many parent-volunteers add to Martin's programs. The school
has a family specialist dedicated to the development and implementation
of a quality parent involvement program.
Each year, in the fall, families are invited to attend an
open house. Martin also hosts a Family Fun Night and Health
Fair, and an evening focused on the importance of dads at
the Poppin' With Pops event.
The school also invites parents to visit during Learning
Day, as well as scheduled Stay-and-Play times, and Thanksgiving
and Christmas lunches.
In the spring, the school hosts a Safety Fair, inviting
community agencies to share information with families. And
Cinco de Mayo is a fun school-community opportunity conducted
every spring. Martin also hosts a Chuck Wagon event.
Stay-and-Play events continue through the spring semester,
giving parents an opportunity to learn alongside their child.
Martin provides programs for children who qualify for pre-kindergarten
classes under Texas Education Agency guidelines.
The Lubbock Independent School District is a grantee for
the Federal Head Start Program, and children who qualify under
Head Start guidelines attend classes at Martin.
Martin's school philosophy is that all children can learn
when developmentally appropriate practices are provided.
a complete look at the state's report card for Martin Early
Childhood School click here.