Mata Elementary was established by the Dallas Independent School District in 1997, and through the years has provided thousands of White Rock area children with an outstanding education.
Our school is named after former conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo Mata. Eduardo Mata was born on Sept. 5, 1942 in Mexico City. From 1977 to 1993 Eduardo Mata was the music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the longest-serving music director in the DSO's 110 year history. Eduardo Mata was a pivotal role model in the city of Dallas, inspiring young Hispanic musicians, introducing Dallas students to classical music and preserving music education in schools. In his honor, Dallas ISD established the Eduardo Mata Elementary School in 1997.