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12600 Welch Road
Dallas, TX 75244

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(972) 794-2600
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October 29, 2012
I love Nathan Adams Elementary, so far it's been such an amazing experience for my daughters and for me as a parent. I love the dual language program. My daughters are excited that they have the opportunity to learn in both languages (Spanish and English) at the same time. They have the best teachers. They are very caring, patient and loving. Their after school programs are amazing. They love joining their Chess Club every year. Hopefully, the new Principal will do the same amazing job as Ms. Mcgill did on the past year. Go Armadillos!!!!!!

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March 06, 2012
FANTASTIC School! Principal McGill is a wonderful woman, and genuinely loves her job and cares about her students. The teachers are great, and they do their very best at making sure the parents are informed, and that students stay on track with their learning and grades. The school is very nice and clean, they are always doing some sort of updating, like the student garden, to make the school as nice as possible. I always feel that my daughter is safe and in good hands while she is in school. Nathan Adams has a great in-house afterschool program which is very helpful to us working parents. The PTA is great. Although I don't have the time to be a part of it, I am very thankful for all they do for our kids. I would be very sad if I everhad to take my daughter out of there to go to another school. You can't get much better than Nathan Adams. The Nathan Adams Armadillos ALWAYS beat the rest!!

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August 22, 2011
Nathan Adams is a wonderful school. Definitely deserving of 5 stars! Teachers, staff and principal are amazing. I am so glad that my daughter is able to go there.

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October 29, 2009
Nathan Adams is great! I wish more neighborhood parents would see the value in sending their children to school here.

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September 17, 2009
The teachers & staff @ Nathan Adams all work very hard to help all of the students achieve their very best.

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July 11, 2009
Excellent school academic and disciplne. The principal Ms Mcgill is outstandin.

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May 06, 2008
my son started pre-k this year and i have seen an improvement in his studies over the past few months ms.myers as well as ms.vasquez know and do what's best for the student this will be his school for the next 6yrs its the best

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March 01, 2007
I was nervous at first sending my daughter to this school because of DISD. She attended Nathan Adams during kindergarden and first grade, it was a great experience for her. The teacher's at this school really do care about the children. Unfortunately she is at a different school now, but we miss Nathan Adams and it's staff. We will never forget Mrs. O'hara in the first grade. She is extremely nice and patient to the children and our daughter loved her.

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March 24, 2006
I love this school. My daughter started and pre K and has the same teacher in first now. She is wonderful and very supportive.

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October 26, 2005
This is our 3rd year at Nathan Adams. We have found Nathan Adams to be an excellent school. With superb educators from Mrs. McGill on down through her staff. Our son has received excellent guidance from both his 1st , 2nd and now third grade teachers.The strong PTA and Dads Club really help make this school one of the best, and we are lucky to have our sopn attending here.

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June 27, 2005
Fabulous caring teachers and coach. The principal, Mrs. Mcgill runs a tight ship.

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June 14, 2005
Nathan Adams could be a better school if the teachers would teach more than worksheets and workbooks everyday. They neglect all subjects that are not on the Taks test. My child was very board with what was being taught day in and day out. Also, her teacher and others were consistently late and the principal chose to look the other way. We among others in our neighborhood are moving our children to other schools.

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May 30, 2005
The quality of the academic programs are suitable for the teacher to student ratios. There are music, chess, track, talented & gifted, and after school programs available. The school is located near two prestigious private schools surrounded by an upper middle class neighborhood. Parent's participate in various activities to include a Dad's club. The school is bordering an overflow capacity with a handful of portable classrooms made available. The only negative comment about this school is their poor student monitoring on the overcrowded school buses. Considering this school is in the Dallas ISD, this elementary is far better than most in Dallas.

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February 19, 2005
This is our first year at Nathan Adams, and my son, Carlos, who is in Kindergarten, LOVES it! He can already read, and has learned so much already! The teachers here are wonderful! The cirriculum is wonderful! The principal is wonderful! Nathan Adams is wonderful! I was very concerned with enrolling my son in DISD, but I was lucky enough to find the diamond in the rough! This school is great, and I am very happy that we get to be a part it for the next 6 years! Nathan Adams Armadillos are the best!

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February 10, 2005
This school is absolutley wonderful,the principal mrs. Gill, does an outstanding job, running the school!. The teachers, staff, aides, kitchen girls, nurse's, janitorial crew,ect.They all do a great job,they're also caring, and have morals!!

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September 16, 2004
My kids are 1st and 3rd graders and we have been very pleased with most aspects of this school. Teachers and staff are very dedicated and capable. The economic and ethnic diversity at this school are rare and provide a unique opportunity for the children. Many transfer to Nathan Adams from other schools or choose it over private schools which speaks highly of the excellence of this school. When I do have a concern, I know that I will be heard and action taken, if necessary.

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August 09, 2004
I was really nervous about having my child start kindergarten within DISD and had considered the private school route. I wanted to drop a note and let you know how very pleased I was with the 2004/2005 registration process, the staff and volunteers were very friendly and helpful. So far, I am feeling more confident this was the right choice for my son. I have only 1 concern, the facility is old and needs improvements.

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April 28, 2004
I have had several children attend Nathan Adams over the past 8 years. There is not a better elementary school in DISD with teachers as good as Nathan Adams. The education received at Nathan Adams is easily compared to any area private school (Nathan Adams is surrounded by St. Marks, Greenhill, Hockaday) and with the education received at this school, we could gain entry to any of those private schools. Most teachers have been at the school for several years (6-7 year average) and the parents are extremely involved.

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October 14, 2003
We left the world of private schools to attend Nathan Adams and have not regretted the decision for a second. The quality of teachers is outstanding. They are experienced in teaching and in many cases demonstrate great wisdom way beyond their years. They universally have outstanding communication skills and use them well. They appear to partner with the parents in the education of the children who they dearly love early in the year and celebrate each child's difference. The leadership in the school under Mrs. McGill is one of great discipline surrounded by a great deal of nurturing. She is always interacting and supporting the students and teachers. The PTF (under tireless Tracey's leadership) has a strong sense of purpose and organization resulting in easy parental involvment which the children notice and love. What a gem Nathan Adams is to our family and the community.

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October 05, 2003
We have been at Nathan Adams for 2 years now and it has been a wonderful experience for both my children and myself. We came from a private school and searched for a public school that offered a comparable curriculium, we have been more than happy with N.Adams. There is a good amount of parental involvement and the PTA is on the ball this year. Information is easy to come by and you feel welcome when you go to the school, if fact it's encouraged. I recomend N.Adams highly to anyone out there.

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September 30, 2003
It is no secret that Nathan Adams graduates go on to be leaders in the middle school and high school. My two oldest children are performing at the same or higher levels than their private school friends. My youngest is still at Nathan Adams and comes home with a different library book every two days. This school celebrates diversity and in addition to a great learning foundation, has provided my children with life skills for a successful future.

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August 26, 2003
With my 2nd child in 6th grade, I will be very sad to leave Nathan Adams next May. When looking at schools 12 years ago, someone described Nathan Adams as 'The best kept secret in DISD.' It's no longer a secret that it is the best in DISD!

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Nathan Adams Elementary School
12600 Welch Road, Dallas, TX  75244
(972) 794-2600
Last modified Nathan Adams Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Nathan Adams Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top