Andress High School (El Paso, TX)

Name

  • Name:Susan Norris
  • Title:Librarian

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Andress High School
  • Address:5400 Sun Valley Drive
    El Paso, TX 79924
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:9158328600

User Email

Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • The Andress High School Library is committed to meeting the diverse needs of all students and to empower them to become successful members of a global community. The library will also provide an environment that allows students to have a successful learning experience, fosters individual development of attitudes, skills, knowledge, and responsibilities that are essential to attaining success in a school society.

  • History:
  • Until three years ago this library housed over 20,000 books. It was decided to weed the collection thoroughly. Over half of the collection was copyrighted before 1980. Most of these nonfiction books contained inaccurate information of misinformation. The fiction collection, which is what draws the students into the library, was filled with old, dusty, yellowed, outdated novels. After this weeding, the colleftion is down to half the size it should be to meet state standards.This library has 6.13 books per student and according to Texas state standards we should have 11 books per student at the very least. To meet the minimum state standards, we need to increase the collection by 10,388 books. With an average cost of $25, we need $260,000 to bring this collection up to where it should be. Otherwise, our students will experience a gap in their education compared to school districts with more money. Our school is able to give us a budget of about $20,000 in a good year. In this economy, it is almost guaranteed that will not continue. Without outside funding this library will never be able to provide up-to-date and current information and reading materials to encourage lifelong readers.

  • Year established:1961
  • Endowment:Unknown

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Unknown
  • IRS Section:
  • Tax ID:74-6000769