Elsie Shands Elementary School is located in Mesquite, Texas, and is a part of the Mesquite Independent School District. It enrolls more than 600 students in kindergarten through grade six. The school operates several academic departments, such as language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Elsie Shands Elementary School also offers programs in art, music and physical education. It has a parent-teacher association that organizes science fairs, family health nights and other fundraising events. The school supports a juggling team and orchestra club. In addition, Elsie Shands Elementary School offers a dyslexia program for students who experience difficulty in reading, writing and spelling skills. Its library provides a variety of reading resources and programs. The school also offers bilingual and special education.