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About This School

Nelson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Denton. The principal of Nelson Elementary School is Ms Cecilia Holt and can be contacted at cholt@dentonisd.org. 620 students attend Nelson Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 14% of the Nelson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 34% of the 620 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 33% are paying reduced lunch prices. Class size at Nelson Elementary School is 20, and the student to teacher ratio is 14:1. Houston Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 56% 55%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 26% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.6%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 38%
Limited English proficiency 14% 15%
Economically disadvantaged 34% 38%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    My son went here for Kinder in 2010-11. Our experience was great and Mrs. D was a wonderful instructor. Everyone was so kind and the facility was new and very nicely planned out.

  • (8 months ago)

    This is a great school. We have only had positive interactions here. My children have learned so much and the teachers really care. The principal is very friendly and very accommodating to our family!

  • (9 months ago)

    I had problems with my daughter at this school last year. I pulled her out to go to another school in the district. My Multi disabled son was called in to go to this school this year as they were to have better programs for him than his last school. Sadly mistaken. In the 6 weeks he had been there they have not taught him a thing they said they would. My son LOVED going to school. He had no desire anymore and cries to stay home. This school is horrible. The staff is rude uneducated and just plain out not fit to be dealing with children.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have mixed feelings after coming from another school in the district. Our child's grades have decreased and overall interest in school is not what it was. We understand some of this could be due to the move but this campus is not as friendly as the previous school. We've had one phenomenal teacher and a not so great teacher here and the principal is rather cold and unapproachable. Another big issue is the lack of a school zone. Children are expected to walk along a stretch of 50 MPH road to school and this is extremely unsafe! The children perform well on tests and are learning but we feel like there is room for improvement that could take this school from adequate to fantastic. We hope that as this new school "matures " this will happen.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think Nelson has awesome teachers and staff who are dedicated to the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    great teachers friendly atmophere caring staff clean facitities I know when I send my child he will be treated fairly kindly and caring

  • (4 years ago)

    All of the teachers and workers at Nelson are very helpful and nice. They actually care about their students and their parents. Everyone seems to work together very well.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a special needs son. The school and district staff have been very accomodating and understanding. I love my childrens teachers as well. This school is one of the best in the area!

  • (4 years ago)

    Nelson elementary is an amazing school. My kindergartener was in Mrs. Davidson's class and I was sad when the school year ended. She taught him a lot and made the most amazing Mother's Day present for all the moms by compiling all the kid's favorite food their moms make. I cried when i got mine.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school. I have a Student in Mrs. Bakers K class and she is amazing. My daughter has learned so much.

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