Welcome to W.S. Ryan Elementary

W.S. Ryan is known for its welcoming atmosphere to students and parents. There is an active presence at the school and at events from moms involved in the PTA to dads participating in Watch D.O.G.S, which recruits father figures of students to volunteer on campus and serve as a role model for students, to teachers and staff wanting to help students grow.

The school, built in 2001 and renovated in 2011, was named after Wayne Stuart Ryan, a local businessman who donated the land on which the school stands.


  • Boosterthon Fun Run March 2nd

    Students will run during their special areas times

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  • Teacher of the Year, 2016-2017

    Congratulations to our fabulous Shelly Renfro for being selected as WS Ryan Elementary School's Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Renfro is a 5th grade teacher who loves to share her passion for science and learning with her students.

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  • Absent Notes? Email US!

    Send us an absent note via email at: wsryannotes@dentonisd.org

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  • WS Ryan Tweets

    See the latest tweets from @WSRyan_DISD. To follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook, click the appropriate icon at the bottom right of our website! Click on the title above to find Twitter accounts for the school, district, and other great district or campus sites.

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  • BrightBytes


    The district is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational technology company, in order to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning.

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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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  • 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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