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John Quincy Adams Elementary Groundbreaking Ceremony

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As communities grow, Dallas ISD is committed to replacing, upgrading, and enlarging our schools, and equipping them with the new technology required to prepare students for college and careers.

Seeing that students have first-class facilities and that classrooms are staffed with able teachers who have the skills to teach students what they need to know, Dallas ISD is committed to educational excellence for every student, irrespective of their zip code.

On Wednesday, November 15, 2023, John Quincy Adams Elementary School broke ground, signifying that construction had begun. Adams Elementary takes pride in instilling in its young scholars a passion for lifelong learning through engaging and purposeful instruction. It is the first step in preparing them for the global challenges of the future.

A part of that preparation is providing an updated and accessible building where students can thrive and learn. The new John Quincy Adams is an outward sign of the investment Dallas ISD, and this community is making to these young students. A school can be the cultural center of a neighborhood, a special place for learning and community. 

We begin this journey in June 2021 with a virtual design charette.  Over the next year, numerous community meetings were held where input was encouraged. The community helped us to set design priorities and to design a campus that is warm, welcoming, and that embraces the rich heritage and traditions of the community it calls home.

As you drive by the construction site where the old John Quincy Adams Elementary once stood, you will see Dallas ISD’s $36.5 million investment in this community. Brick by brick you physically see the future learning community, which will house 850 students, taking shape.  But beyond the physical plant, once the school opens in a little more than a year, you will discover a collaborative learning space designed to foster high academic achievement and social responsibility.

As we countdown to the opening of the new John Quincy Adams Elementary, “Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.” - John Quincy Adams

Jacqueline Bell