8:00 AM Report cards go home today
8:00 AM STAAR Testing: 3rd grade reading
8:00 AM STAAR Testing: 4th grade reading
8:00 AM STAAR testing: 5th grade science
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM 2nd grade to Buffalo Gap Historic Village
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Kindergarten classes, For the Love of Nature presentation
8:50 AM - 2:00 PM 3rd grade goes to the Abilene Zoo
Welcome to Ward Elementary School! We are located in far southwest Abilene and tucked away in the Country Side North neighborhood. We truly are a neighborhood school encompassing the areas of Country Side, Country Side North, The Oaks, and Woodlake as well as several large apartment complexes and the neighborhoods surrounding them.
Allie Ward Elementary School came into existence in 1992 as this part of Abilene was experiencing very rapid growth. We routinely have an enrollment of around 575 students and serve children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. We are also the Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (RDSPD) for Abilene and a radius of about 80 miles around our city.
You will find that Ward has the hardest working faculty and staff of any school around. Our teachers put in countless hours each year to help produce very successful students. We are also blessed to have very supportive parents who work with their children. There is an old adage that says, “It takes a village to raise a child”. That is very true at Ward.
We also have a wonderful PTA at Ward. Our PTA board and general membership puts in enormous time and effort to help our school be the best it can be.