• Rufino Mendoza, Sr. Elementary School is a 1st-5th grade neighborhood school located in Fort Worth's Northside serving approximately 500 amazing students and their families.

    We first opened our doors in 1910 as the 15th District School and have been proudly serving families on the Northside ever since. Previously known as Denver Avenue Elementary, we were renamed in honor of Rufino Mendoza, Sr., who played a crucial role in identifying and supporting the specific educational needs of Fort Worth’s Hispanic Community; including curriculum and instruction, bilingual education, personnel and staff development, and school policies.

    We carry on his belief that every child can learn if given an opportunity and work to create those opportunities for our students every day.

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    A school community where ALL are inspired, feel loved, and achieve excellence!


    Our TEAM will build strong relationships in our school community to lead and inspire social and emotional growth and high academic success so that all scholars achieve excellence in life.