Acton Elementary School

Duncanville Independent School District

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Principal Message

  • Kyalla Bowens

    March 21, 2019

    Greetings Acton Families,

    We hope everyone enjoyed spring break.  This is the last nine weeks of school.  We are excited to finish strong this school year and as always your continued support is appreciated.

    Thank you for your involvement with events such as All Pro Danish with Dads, Muffins for Mom, Science Fair and PTA events.  We will have future academic and PTA events this spring semester.  It is vital for students to see the partnership between school and home.  Our team is working diligently to provide successful opportunities for our students.   

    As we work our way towards the end of the school year, our focus will continue to be on student success and ensuring students are ready for the next grade level.  There are upcoming assessments that PreK, Kindergarten, First grade and Second grade students will take to demonstrate mastery of grade level skills.  State testing is also approaching for our 3rd and 4th grade students with the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) test.  We encourage you to check your child’s homework folder, have focused time to read with your child, as well as review report cards and progress reports with your child.  Open communication is key in our partnership. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you have a question or would like to know more about your child’s progress.

    Below are a few things we would like you to know.

    • Attendance is important EVERYDAY and ALL DAY!!  Our instructional day starts at 8:00a.m.  It is our goal to limit tardies and absences this year.  Our instructional day ends at 3:30p.m. Our team maximizes every minute of our instructional day and we appreciate your support with making sure your child does not miss out on instruction. We know we can count on you to support us with school attendance.
    • Students can connect at home with the following online academic programs.
    • Smarty Ants (PK-2 grades); Achieve 3000 (2-4grades) and Think Through Math (3rd and 4th Grade)-through district webpage (Classlink)
      Campus incentive challenges are in place to motivate students to complete lessons successfully. 
    • Our campus computer labs are open each morning from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. for our 3rd and 4th grade students in preparation for STAAR testing.
    • STAAR Dates for 3rd and 4th Grade

              April 9, 2019-4th Grade Writing
              May 13, 2019-3rd and 4th Grade Math 
              May 14, 2019 3rd and 4th Grade Reading

    Thank you for all you do and if you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 972-708-2400.


    In Partnership,

    Ms. K. Bowens
    Acton Elementary School



  • Dates to Know:

    Feb. 27-28 Duncanville Reads: Author Visits

    March 4-8 Book Fair

    March 5 Open House 6:00-8:00

    March 11-15 Spring Break ( No School)

School History

  • Acton


    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.




School Information

  • 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


    Campus Administrators

    Kyalla Bowens, Principal

    Derica Turner, Asst Principal