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Pecan Valley

Pecan Valley Elementary is located on the western edge of the East Central Independent School District just inside the city limits of San Antonio. The school serves approximately 550 students in grades pre-k through fifth grade.

Pecan Valley was built in 1974 on a ten acre lot donated by local developer E.J. Burke. Prior to that, students from the area attended Salado Elementary on W.W. White Road, which became Salado Middle School (now Salado Intermediate). The school initially was named E.J. Burke Elementary. However, because the adjacent subdivision and the neighboring country club were named Pecan Valley, the school also became known by that name. Both names remain on the school wall.

The school was built to accommodate 425 students in the completely open style that was the trend at the time. However, through the years as teachers and trends changed, walls were gradually built to resemble the traditional school structure. Increases in population, sparked by the construction of major apartment complexes, brought the need for enlargement and renovation. In 1984, 12 classrooms, a gymnasium, and a beautiful state of the art library were added. In addition, the clinic and counselors office were added.

Continued growth and the addition of programs requiring a computer lab and special education classes brought about a second expansion in 1988. Six classrooms were added and the kitchen was enlarged. The development of a playground through the joint effort of the PTA and school officials during that time produced facilities to serve children that were second to none. 2018-2019 Pecan Valley had a complete remodel with newly innovative classrooms.

Pecan Valley Elementary is rapidly becoming a community center that is utilized by both children and adults. The school has become a meeting site for organizations and recreational center for children. Athletic teams use the grounds and gym for practice.

The school mascot and nickname is the Lions. The colors are red and white. The progressive, child-centered faculty has adopted the motto, "Committed to Excellence". The environment at Pecan Valley can be described as an energized community consisting of delightful, energetic children, involved, concerned parents, and dedicated professional teachers and staff.

Pecan Valley has been a member of the Partnership Schools Initiative, the Trinity Smart School Network and the Basic Schools Network.

The school has received the Luby Prize for Smart School by Trinity University, recognized by TEA as a commended Title I school, and a Gold Star school by Governor Ann Richards. Both Governor Richards and President George W. Bush have visited Pecan Valley.

Pecan Valley is an elementary school that works hard to promote a family atmosphere. We are proud to be a part of the East Central Independent School District.