Welcome to Shultz Elementary

  • Opened in 1960, Shultz Elementary was originally named Woodrow Wilson Elementary after the 28th President of the United States. On Dec. 15, 2020, the Denton ISD Board of School Trustees voted to re-name Wilson Elementary for Nette Shultz, the original donor of the property on which the campus currently resides. 

    Ms. Shultz was a county agriculture extension agent working in Cooke County, and in 1935, she purchased 191 acres located 2.5 miles northeast of the heart of Denton. On June 8, 1956, Ms. Shultz donated land to the district and designated it to be used for an elementary campus. 

    An educator, Ms. Shultz taught at Texas State College for Women (presently Texas Woman's University) from 1944 to 1952. Her life was dedicated to teaching and the service of others. 

    On May 5, 2018, voters in Denton ISD approved the school district’s bond proposal with 74.4 percent of voters in favor of the $750.5 million capital improvement plan, which at the time was the largest in the district’s history. That was eventually surpassed by the 2023 $1.4 billion capital improvement plan. 

    From the 2018 capital improvement plan, more than $483.4 million of the bond proposal was earmarked for renovation and replacement projects across the district for some of the district's older facilities. One of the campuses proposed to have a replacement campus built was then-Wilson Elementary. The plan was for the new elementary school to be constructed on the same property, and construction on the replacement campus began in 2019. 

    Students and staff moved to the new facility at the opening of the 2021-2022 school year, and a rededication ceremony was hosted in May 2022. At that time, a display was unveiled that honored the history of the school and the importance the campus has played in the lives of the multiple generations of families who have been served by the school's educators.

    Shultz Elementary serves students in the Ryan High School attendance zone. 

    Established: 1960
    Mascot: Mustangs
    Colors: Green and White