History & Facts

School Namesake

Lora Roberta Tipps was born October 1, 1911. She grew up on the neighboring farms of the Tipps and Casstevens families in Mansfield and the surrounding area.

She attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, where she majored in Elementary Education. She then taught third grade for twelve years in Mansfield ISD. At the time of her retirement she had taught school in Texas for a total of 39 years.

One of her fondest memories was taking a bus to Fort Worth on Saturdays to shop with her friends, Charlotte Anderson and Alice Ponder.

Ms. Tipps was honored by the Mansfield ISD Alumni Association in 2000; given the Achievement Award by the Beta Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society; and was also honored by the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce in 1974. 

Ms. Tipps had a quick wit, and a true appreciation of the Mansfield community's history, and changes over the years. Mansfield ISD is proud to have dedicated this school in her honor.

Mission Statement

We are TIPPS: We teach, inspire, and persevere to create positive, successful students.


A positive learning environment committed to excellence


You can touch tomorrow with what you learn today.

Jr. Jag Pledge:

I am a scholar at Roberta Tipps STEAM Academy.  I enter to learn and exit to lead.  I rise to new challenges and give my best each day.  I respect myself and others.  I will do great things.  I am a Jr. Jag!

School Facts

School Mascot - Jr. Jags
School Colors - Royal Blue, Black, White
Grades Taught - Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade
Teacher/Student Ratio - 1:20

School Programs


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