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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  • Single Sign-On Portal: Need a better way to manage all your acount passwords? A Single Sign-On Portal is now available for Denton ISD students and staff members. This portal will allow students and staff to save their sign-in information for a variety of services and websites so they can use it to automatically sign into those services and websites in the future.

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  • Tax Rate Update: Denton Independent School District adopted a tax rate for the 2016-17 school year that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised by 8.063% and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $77.59. 

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