Purcell Jaguars

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Welcome to Purcell Elementary & the Jaguar Family! Our teachers & staff work together with you, our families, to nurture & grow students academically, social-emotionally, & physically to reach their full potential.

Purcell Elementary, a Title 1 campus with an enrollment of about 700 students, sits in a quiet residential area in northwest Abilene. Johnston is truly a neighborhood and community school. Before and after school hours, the grounds around the school are used by playing children, parents and children walking dogs, joggers, cyclists, and skateboarders.

Purcell is known for great parent (and family) involvement and for a supportive PTA. Partnership with Hardin-Simmons University, St. Paul Methodist Church, and other community groups enhances the academic performance of all of our Purcell students. With a wonderful mix of students with varying ethnic and cultural backgrounds, Purcell is a true multi-cultural school with a great community base.


October 19, 2020

Greetings Johnston Jaguars!  This is Mr. Brokovich your principal.  Johnston Elementary is a Title 1 school that provides a school-wide Title 1 program.  One of the Title 1 requirements is to hold a meeting to inform parents and stakeholders that we are a Title 1 campus and to provide a short summary of how Title 1 funds benefit Johnston Elementary School.

Unfortunately, because of the COVID pandemic, we have stopped holding large gatherings as one of our safety precautions.  This year, instead of holding an in-person meeting, I am attaching our Title 1 presentation to this email.  Please review it at your leisure.

You may already be aware, but Title 1 is the largest federal aid program for public schools in the United States.  Its purpose is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.  Title 1 allocations are intended to help schools establish and maintain programs that will improve the educational opportunities of low-income and disadvantaged students.

At Johnston Elementary School, Title 1 provides us nine additional supplemental staff members and $30,000 of direct instructional programming support.  As you can see, Johnston benefits from Title 1 greatly!

These are trying times, but I assure you that we are continuing to work hard to provide the best education possible for your children—our students.  Title 1 is one of the major programs that helps us accomplish that task.

Thank you for your time and support.  Keep well and stay safe!

Go Jaguars!


2020 10-19 Title 1 Parent Meeting_Johnston.pdf 

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AISD engages and empowers each student to be contributing, responsible citizens who reach their full potential through relevant, innovative and rigorous learning experiences. Purcell Elementary will ensure that its Jaguars are: life-long learners; engaged in education; actively aspiring to achieve; diverse; empowered; responsible citizens; supporting success; on the prowl in the community and beyond.

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School Colors: Royal Blue & Yellow Gold 
Motto: Purcell Jaguars… A Tradition of Excellence

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