Principal Message

  • Hello James R. Bilhartz, Jr. Elementary School Families,

    Welcome to a new school year!


    The administration, teachers and staff are looking forward to working with you as we prepare all of our students for the expectations of higher education by challenging each of our students to reach their full potential within our quality educational program.


    As a staff, we will explore and share instructional strategies that will enhance curriculum and lessons that support our 21st century learners by providing a rigorous education. Our students must have strong skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and leadership in order for them to build the foundation needed to successfully navigate through our world. It is our responsibility to prepare our students for the ever-changing global society and nurture them to accept these challenges in a thoughtful and purposeful way.

    As the school year begins, we will build upon our successes in order to provide a rigorous academic program for all Bilhartz students…..our future.

    Welcome to James R. Bilhartz, Jr. Elementary School!


    Pamela Wilson



    Saludos, Familias de la Escuela Primaria James R. Bilhartz, Jr.,

    ¡Bienvenidos a un nuevo año escolar!

    Para la administración, maestros y personal será un placer colaborar con ustedes, preparando a nuestros alumnos para las expectativas de la educación superior y desafiando a cada uno a alcanzar todo su potencial dentro de nuestro programa educacional de calidad.


    Nosotros, el personal, estaremos explorando y compartiendo estrategias didácticas que mejoran el currículo y lecciones que apoyan a nuestros estudiantes del siglo 21 a través de una educación rigurosa. Nuestros alumnos deben contar con destrezas sólidas, como de pensamiento crítico, resolución de problemas, creatividad y liderazgo, que formarán el fundamento necesario para navegar nuestro mundo con éxito. Es nuestra responsabilidad preparar a nuestros alumnos para una sociedad global en cambio constante, y fomentar en ellos la capacidad de aceptar los retos de forma meditada y resoluta.

    Con el inicio del año escolar, nuestros éxitos servirán de base para proveer un programa académico riguroso para todos los alumnos de Bilhartz...nuestro futuro.

    ¡Bienvenidos a la Escuela Primaria James R. Bilhartz, Jr.!


    Pamela Wilson


    Pamela Wilson


  • Bilhartz Elementary Vision Statement:

    Bilhartz Elementary School is committed to providing an

    academic and social foundation that will allow

    students to contribute positively to society.

    All Bilhartz students will acquire

    a passion for lifelong learning.

School History

  • Bilhartz


    James R. Bilhartz, Jr. Elementary opened in 2003.  The school was named for James R. Bilhartz, Jr., former board member and founder of Duncanville Education Foundation.  The school serves grades PK-4.

    Jim Bilhartz, Jr

    Following the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, Jim Bilhartz returned to the Duncanville community to begin the JRB Oil & Gas Company and to raise his family.


    Operating an efficient and financially successful business motivated Mr. Bilhartz to seek a position on the Board of Trustees to offer his skills in fiscal management and organizational improvement. Also a strong advocate of parents and children, he wanted to assert the need for community involvement in public schools. His outstanding leadership on the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees resulted in his serving two consecutive terms as president while fulfilling his second three-year term as a Trustee. He was relentless in his quest for parental input regarding local issues, and maintained an open door to the community he represented.


    His overwhelming success on the Board of Trustees was due in no small part to his convictions regarding public education and civic responsibility. He has been involved in multiple capacities within the city of Duncanville and in Dallas County as a business leader, engineer, and entrepreneur. A philanthropist at heart, Mr. Bilhartz also saw the Duncanville ISD Education Foundation through its infancy in 1996 to its current status as a thriving source of alternate funding for Duncanville schools, serving as a founder and past president. Jim and Mary Bilhartz were honored at the Champions Black Tie and Boots Ball in February 2002 for their collective leadership in bringing the Duncanville ISD Education Foundation to fruition and for their contributions to the Duncanville community.


    Mr. Bilhartz retired from the Board of Trustees in 1999. His contributions to the district and the Duncanville community are born of his desire to see a renewed commitment to academic success and to foster positive relationships between schools and the parents they serve. The rewards of his efforts are more evident each day as the district has become a contender in the arena of public education.

    Mascot:  Bulldogs


    Colors:  Burgundy, gold, and black

School Information

  • 6700 Wandt Dr
    Dallas 75236
    p. 972-708-6600
    f. 972-708-6666

    School Colors
    Burgundy, gold and black

    School Mascot


    Pre-K-Fourth Grade

    School Hours
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm


    Pre K Morning

    8:00 am - 11:30 am


    Pre K Afternoon

    12:00 pm - 3:30 pm



    Campus Administrators
    Valerie Nelms-Harris, Principal

    Delonda Robinson, Asst. Principal