Welcome to Adkins Elementary

  • Adkins Elementary is the southernmost school in Denton Independent School District, primarily serving families in Lantana. The school is named after former longtime Denton ISD teacher and school board member Dorothy P. Adkins, who was instrumental in the desegregation of Denton schools in the 1960s, breaking down racial barriers in the community.

    The school’s staff aims to provide a community atmosphere for its students and families, just as its namesake did as a teacher. Before the school even opened, it hosted a joint family picnic with E.P. Rayzor Elementary for both schools’ families, an example of the close-knit environment fostered by Denton ISD’s three Lantana elementary schools, which also includes Blanton Elementary.

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  • Proposed Bond Projects for Adkins Elementary

    The Denton ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to call a $750.5 million bond election to be held on May 5, 2018. The bond addresses student enrollment growth, renovations to facilities, equity, infrastructure, security systems, career & technical education and extracurricular activities.

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  • Talking to Children about Difficult Topics

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  • Adkins Librarian Receives 2018 Siddie Joe Johnson Award

    The Siddie Joe Johnson Award is bestowed upon a public or school librarian in recognition of outstanding achievement in children’s library service. Ms. O’Rear will be presented with her award at the TLA Conference in Dallas on April 5.

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  • What is CHAMPS?

    CHAMPS is a classroom management system that uses school-wide behavior support to set clear expectations for students. Explore our expectations below, and the words we use to talk with students about behaviors. Watch the video below and check out the link to explore our student-created videos.

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  • Adkins Family Information

    Here are some key tips for success at Adkins Elementary. You'll find a video from Ms. McLarty and Ms. Vennell discussing office visits. Ms. McGee and Mr. Schmidt have a video explaining drop-off procedures in the morning, along with helpful information about attendance.

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