History & Facts

Our School Namesake

Cora Spencer NamesakeCora Spencer was born February 6, 1909, in Lillian. She graduated from Texas Weslyan College in Fort Worth, and married William Spencer June 10, 1936.

Spencer comes from a family of educators. She is the niece to other Mansfield ISD namesakes Erma Nash and Elizabeth Smith.

She taught second and third grade for 35 years with 22 of those years devoted at Erma Nash Elementary. She dedicated a great part of her life to teaching.
“She was a lady, a teacher, a leader, and a friend to education in Mansfield and the surrounding communities,” said Nancy Neal, Spencer’s former student.

School Facts

School Mascot - Broncos
School Colors - Red & Blue
Grades Taught - Kindergarten through 4th grade

School Programs

Functional Life Skills Class

Mission Statement

The Cora Spencer Elementary community commits to do whatever it takes for students to engage, learn, and succeed.

Vision Statement:

To positively impact the academic, social, and emotional growth of all students by:

  • Providing a safe and nurturing environment
  • Creating a collaborative community
  • Recognizing individual needs
  • Valuing uniqueness
  • Instilling positive character traits
  • Engaging in creative and innovative thinking
  • Utilizing varied research based instructional approaches
  • Promoting a positive school climate
  • Developing responsible, self-directed learners
  • Reaching the campus goal of achieving a higher commended rate on the state tests


Blazing a Trail to Success by Doing Our Very Best

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