Frost Elementary

Putting students first to make learning last a lifetime. Celebrating academics, diversity and innovation.

ROBERT FROST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Robert Frost Elementary 
was originally opened in 1964 on 22nd Avenue with an award-winning “California” design. We often wondered why anyone would think that a school with open, outside hallways was a good idea in Pasco’s chilly winters. The current Frost building held its first day of school on Sept. 2, 1998, after Pasco voters agreed to pay the cost of a new school in a May 1996 bond election. The school’s design emulates that of Longfellow Elementary. The school’s name is a tribute to the great early 20th century American poet and thinker, Robert Frost. Known for his realistic depictions of rural life, Frost earned four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. 
 
Nora Phongsa is currently serving her second year as school principal. Previous principals include current current McLoughlin Middle School principal Dominique Dennis, current Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Carla Lobos, former Director of Technology Denny Delafield, and former school board vice president Bill Leggett. 

Frost Elementary, like many Pasco schools provides Spanish bilingual education classes. However, it is unique because it provides bilingual education in Russian. Subjects in bilingual classrooms are taught in students' primary language as they acquire English. Seventy-eight students are enrolled in the school’s 1st–5th grade Russian late exit transitional bilingual program. The Spanish Bilingual Spectrum Program is also housed at Frost. This program has 98 students enrolled in 1st through 5th grade. In addition, Frost has three Structured Learning classrooms for students who need extra support both socially and academically. Frost Elementary holds daily drawings for students who have earned Cougar Paws, an incentive program recognizing students for doing their best, helping others, solving problems, making good decisions, and showing respect.
 
Nora Phongsa Location: 1915 N 22nd Ave.
Phone: 509-543-6795
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Year Opened: 1964/1998
Principal: Nora Phongsa
Enrollment: 568
Mascot: Cougars 
School Colors: Blue and yellow 
Total Teachers: 40 
Total Staff: 61 
Number of Portable Classrooms: 5 
Ethnicity:
      White 16%          Hispanic 80%
      Asian 1%             Multiracial 1%
      American Indian/Alaskan Native <1%
      Black or African American 1%

Free and Reduced Lunch: 95%
English Language Learners: 70% 

School Motto: Putting students first to make learning last a lifetime.
 
2014-15 PEAK! Partners: 
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Pasco Kiwanis Club
 
APPLE VALLEY DENTAL & BRACES 
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