School Basics

About Black Elementary

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!

Our Feeder Pattern


Our Principal

D Franklin

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.

Campus Administration

Janie McGaughey 
Assistant Principal

Katie McMurren
Testing Coordinator

Wanda Bailey

Daisy Quidjada
Clerical Para

Luz Diaz
Clerical Para

Kali Castaneda     

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

328 E. Newsom
Mesquite, TX, 75149

Phone 972-882-7240
Fax 972-882-7250

Supply Lists


School Health Advisory Council

School Hours

Elementary School Day
7:55 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Elementary Early Release
12:25 p.m.

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.


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.