• History

    Worth Heights Elementary School opened in 1954. Eight classrooms were added as a part of the 1956 Building Program. The building has undergone other additions as well, including the 1999 Bond Program, which added an enlarged administrative area, 10 classrooms, computer lab, and an enlarged teacher workroom.

    In 2007, volunteers from the Worth Heights community gathered for a "Community Build Day" and built a new playground.  The Worth Heights PTA spent five years raising funds for the playground, and volunteers completed 100 percent of the assembly.

    The school has won numerous academic awards.  It is a bilingual school with Dual Language Programs in Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade.  It is also a Ready Start school.




Degrees and Certifications:

Andrea Lange


Hello! I have been proud to serve as the principal at Worth Heights Elementary for the last 6 years. It is an honor to be at a school that not only values academic excellence but also has such a strong school culture.

I have proudly served FWISD the last 27 years. I began my school career at E.M. Daggett Elementary where I taught grades 2nd, 3rd, and 4th during my twelve years there. I was the assistant principal at Benbrook Elementary for three years, and for six years I served as the principal at J.T. Stevens Elementary.

I believe that a collaborative school environment is the key to creating successful teachers and students. I believe partnerships with parents and community are essential to enriching the experience at school. Worth Heights is focused on excellence for all students and staff.

During my free time I enjoy reading and spending time with my family.

Looking forward to another fantastic year of learning at Worth Heights!

Mrs. Lange


Assistant Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Nelida Puente

I am Nelida Puente and I am honored to be the assistant principal at WH! It is a great honor to serve at a school that demonstrates excellence and that values all its members and their unique qualities. I value what the Worth Heights community has built throughout the years. 

I have served as an educator for 17 years and have been at FWISD the last 11 years. I began my career as an educator in Uvalde CISD. I have taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, been a Data Analyst, and now serve as an Assistant Principal. In all of the different roles, I have always enjoyed building partnerships with parents and students.  

I believe that a positive school environment and collaboration amongst teachers and administrators is the key to success. I believe that creating a strong community and parent partnership is essential to enhancing student’s opportunities for success and their overall school experience. I look forward to continuing the great things happening at Worth Heights Elementary.

Some of my hobbies and passions include gardening, sewing, reading, and spending time with my family.

Ms. Puente

Data Analyst



Degrees and Certifications:

Jennifer Nixon