Acton Elementary School

Writing Success Stories One Student at a Time

Principal Message

  •  Spanish Principal's Message

     Dear Acton Families,

    As you know, our school facilities are closed until further notice due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition, Dallas County has issued a shelter-in-place order that starts Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The shelter-in-place order has limited exemptions for essential services, such as schools serving grab-and-go lunches as we are at four campuses. Even with our doors closed, we’re still here for you and have been developing tools for continuing to educate students.

    Over the weekend, the district launched a Learning At Home website to offer digital learning tools for students in all grades, as well as some options for offline academic experiences for our students in Pre-K through 6th grade. As our teachers get settled into their new normal of teaching remotely, you will begin to hear more specifics for your student.

    To support students with their Learning at Home, Duncanville ISD is asking families to complete a survey to determine if you have internet access, the reliability of service, number of students in the home, grade levels, types of devices you are currently using and more. Based on the survey information, we’ll best be able to identify where resources are most needed and provide support to our families. It starts with you clicking this link and taking the survey by the end of this week. 

    If your student is participating in the Big Kahuna fundraiser, please hold all funds collected and additional information will be forthcoming.

    I recognize that you’ll need support as we co-teach students through this unique journey. As this health crisis continues to evolve, I believe that we can offer some stability for your family by keeping your student focused on their academic goals. 

    I know that you will have questions. As decisions are made and information is released, we will get that to you as quickly as possible. We are moving through a new way of teaching and learning and I appreciate your patience and grace. Finally, please tell your students that we miss them and look forward to seeing them when we're able to do so. 


    Ms. Bowens



School Information

  • Campus Administrators

    Kylla Bowens
    Kyalla Bowens, Principal
    Derica Turner, Asst Principal

    School Address
    7095 W. Wheatland Rd.
    Dallas 75249
    p. 972-708-2400
    f. 972-708-2424

    School Motto
    At Acton Elementary --
    We will Learn!
    We will Lead!
    We will Succeed!
    We ARE simply the best!

    Lema Escolar
    En la Escuela Primaria Acton---
    ¡Vamos a aprender!
    ¡Vamos a ser líderes!
    ¡Vamos a tener éxito!;
    ¡SOMOS simplemente lo mejor!

    School Mission Statement
    “To inspire and empower learners, one child, one achievement, one success story at a time!”

    District Mission Statement
    "Writing success stories, one student at a time."

    School Mascot

    School Hours
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm

School History

  • Charles C. Acton Elementary opened in 1978, with an addition in 1980 and renovations in 2003.  The school was named for former superintendent Charles C. Acton (1945-1951).  The school serves grades PK-4.

    Charles C. Acton
    Charles C. Acton joined Duncanville ISD as superintendent in 1945. Born in Cooper, Texas, he graduated from Cooper High School and attended Thorp Springs Christian College. He received his BS from East Texas State Teachers College, a masters degree from Southern Methodist University, and did additional post-graduate work at the University of Houston. Mr. Acton served as principal and superintendent of schools in Delta and Wise counties before coming to Duncanville. He left the district in 1951, and is the namesake for Acton Elementary School.