School Basics

Shands is a fully bilingual campus PK-5th grade. We have a robust extra curricular program including music, art and PE classes weekly. Additionally, we offer other areas for students to become involved including spelling bees, Battle of the Books and The Amazing Shake.

We have four houses that students are spun into: Honneur, Successo, Rispetto, Amabilidad. Students can earn points for their houses based on academics and character.

Our Feeder Pattern

Shands Principal

B Lewis

Our Principal, Mrs. Lewis is a long-time MISD educator. With over 25 years of experience in education and over 10 years as an administrator, she firmly believes in the power of a quality education. Our job is to provide a top-notch education in every classroom and learning is required. We expect excellence; no excuses.


Campus Administration

Brandi Lewis

Kay Velarde
Assistant Principal

Muriel Ortiz

Jill Fur
Testing Coordinator

Norma Lopez
Campus Secretary

HB3 Board Goals

HB3 requires school boards to adopt detailed plans developed by their management teams that achieve goals in two key areas:

  1. Early childhood literacy and mathematics (EC-LM ) proficiency
  2. College, career, and military readiness (CCMR)

School boards must review the progress of each plan at least annually at a public meeting. These goals will be posted on the district website for the district level goals and on each campus website for the campus level goals once approved. The Board of Trustees approved these goals at the May 9, 2022, meeting. To view a downloadable, printable document containing these goals, click on the following button.

Mesquite ISD 3rd Grade Reading/Math and CCMR Board Goals

Contact Us

Shands Elementary

4836 Shands Drive
Mesquite, TX 75150 
Phone 972-290-4020 
Fax 972-290-4030

Supply List


School Health Advisory Council

2022-23 School Hours

Elementary School Day
7:55 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Elementary Early Release
12:30 p.m.

3-year-old Pre-K Morning Session 
7:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

3-year-old Pre-K Afternoon Session
11:55 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.

4-year-old Full Day Pre-K
7:55 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Title 1 Information

Parent Right to Know - English

Parent Right to Know - Spanish

A copy of the Campus Improvement Plan is available for review in the school office upon request.