Welcome to Nelson Elementary

The mission at Nelson Elementary is simple: to grow successful learners that make a positive difference in the world. The school aims to achieve this by creating an encouraging educational environment where students learn and grow through a variety of academic and social activities.

Nelson students are encouraged to collaborate and support one another, leading to a school where everyone sees involvement in and out of the classroom as a key for success. Much like their school namesake, Nelson students aim to be constructive members of their community.

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District Announcements & Info

  • Intra-District Transfer Application Available: If your middle or high school student wishes to attend a campus that he or she is not zoned for, it is necessary to fill out the intra-district transfer form. The PDF file to apply for an intra-district transfer for the 2016-17 school year is located here. More information regarding transfers can be found on the Student Support Services website.

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  • Inclement Weather Policy: Denton ISD attempts to make inclement weather announcements no later than 6:30 a.m. when possible. Closing announcements are made on the district website and social media channels. For more information on the district's weather policy, click here.
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  • Information for New Families: Are you new to the district? Find out what school your child will attend with our School Finder tool before registering students new to Denton ISD with InfoSnap. Denton ISD is a fast-growth school district, and we're happy you chose to live within our boundaries!
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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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