Adkins Elementary School
Empowering Lifelong Learners
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.
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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Denton ISD Proposed Amendment and Updates to Current Local Innovation Plan
On September 21, 2021, the Denton ISD Educational Improvement Council passed a motion to extend the Denton ISD District of Innovation Plan for another 5 years. The Denton ISD Board of Trustees will consider this proposal at their meeting on November 16, 2021.
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