Florence Black Elementary School was established in 1953 as the first elementary school in Mesquite ISD. The school is named after a cherished teacher, Florence Black, who was known for keeping up with former students through letters, specifically those in the armed services. Today, Florence Black Elementary is home to approximately 650 students and 75 staff members.
We believe that excellence begins here at Black Elementary and we encourage all staff and students to Dream it! Believe it! Achieve it!
Mrs. Franklin has been in MISD for 25 years. She taught 4th grade at McWhorter Elementary for 7 years, served as the assistant principal for 4 years at Black Elementary and principal for 14 years at Black Elementary.
Mrs. Franklin has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin; Master’s of Education from Texas A&M-Commerce. Mrs. Franklin married her high school sweetheart and they have one daughter.
HB3 Board Goals
HB3 requires school boards to adopt detailed plans developed by their management teams that achieve goals in two key areas:
- Early childhood literacy and mathematics (EC-LM ) proficiency
- 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.
328 E. Newsom
Mesquite, TX, 75149
Elementary School Day
7:55 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Elementary Early Release
3-year-old Pre-K Morning Session
7:45 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
3-year-old Pre-K Afternoon Session
11:55 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
4-year-old Full Day Pre-K
7:55 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.