Adelle Turner Elementary School has continued to be a symbol of pride for the South Oak Cliff community. With a rich tradition of staff, community, and parental involvement, the school embodies its motto: Working Together for Success. A prime example of this involvement is illustrated by our Dad’s Club, which is known throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area for providing excellent mentoring, athletics, and tutoring services for our students.
At Adelle Turner, expectations are high, and there is a constant effort toward academic excellence. Turner Elementary is unique in that the average teacher has more than 15 years of teaching experience many of which have been at Turner. This stability provides for deep implementation of instructional best practices that have resulted in academically well-rounded students who meet the college-readiness standards set forth by the district.
Turner Elementary has moved toward a greater emphasis on math and science as the new literacy for students. The school has implemented a Science Club, mandatory Science Fair participation, Family Science Night, Math Club, Math Olympiad team, Math UIL team, Family Math Night, and science and math camps. These academic programs, along with a variety of enrichment and extracurricular programs,make Adelle Turner Elementary School a school of choice for all families.