TOP TEN reasons why Garza ECHS is outstanding:
1. Student needs are the top priority in our academic program.
2. Teachers are encouraged and expected to become experts in their content areas.
3. Academic departments are comprised of intrinsic learners.
4. Academic departments willfully share a vision with which to pursue excellence.
5. The administration does not perceive themselves as an agency separate and above the teachers (who directly facilitate student learning).
6. Faculty members are receptive to the opinions and ideas shared by their colleagues.
7. Faculty members are expected to share opinions concerning decisions that could impact student performance.
8. Discipline problems are dissolved by academic and behavioral expectations.
9. Students feel that they are members of an academic family.10. The administration understands the meaning of the term "professionalism" regarding their own responsibilities and the individuals whom they lead.From Mr. Lopez ~ 10th grade ELA teacher-leader 2014