Mockingbird Elementary Overview

Mockingbird Elementary is a great school for students who are looking for a challenging and supportive learning environment. The school has strong academic programs and a variety of extracurricular activities. The teachers are dedicated to helping students succeed, and the parent community is very involved in the school. In addition, Mockingbird offers a number of special programs including dual language (Spanish), deaf education, and gifted and talented, and it features a garden onsite which students take care of.


  1. Academic excellence: Mockingbird consistently demonstrates a strong commitment to academic rigor, consistently achieving above-average scores on standardized tests. The school has also earned numerous accolades for its academic programs, including recognition from the National Association of Title I Schools and the Texas Education Agency.
  2. Nurturing environment: Mockingbird fosters a warm and supportive environment where students feel valued and respected. The school's dedicated teachers prioritize student well-being and go the extra mile to help each child reach their full potential.
  3. Engaged community: Mockingbird boasts an active and supportive parent community that plays a vital role in the school's success. Parents actively participate in school events, volunteer their time, and collaborate with teachers to enhance the learning experience for all students.
  4. Diverse and inclusive culture: Mockingbird embraces diversity and celebrates the unique backgrounds of its students. The school promotes an inclusive environment where all students feel welcome and have the opportunity to thrive.
  5. Emphasis on character development: Mockingbird goes beyond academics to cultivate well-rounded individuals. The school instills strong values such as respect, responsibility, and compassion, preparing students to become positive and contributing members of society.

Mockingbird Elementary originally opened as Stonewall Jackson Elementary on September 13, 1939. On July 1, 2018 the name was officially changed to Mockingbird Elementary School. 


Dress code

Dallas ISD requires that all students wear standardized dress. (See details and examples.) Note that clear Backpacks must be used by all students. Normal lunchboxes are okay.


School day start and end times

For the 2023 - 2024 school year, the first day of school is August 14, 2023. 


Please note new school hours for 2023-2024. School will begin at 8:00 am. Students arriving after 8:00 am will be considered tardy and need to pick up a tardy slip from the front office before going to their classroom. After-school pick up is on the white top at 3:20 pm. Please pick up your children in a timely manner as many teachers need to return to their classrooms for clean-up or tutoring.


School supplies

PDF downloads of all school supply lists can be found on the DISD website. School supplies can be dropped off in homeroom classrooms on meet the teacher night.


Lunch menu

Check out the daily menu for lunches provided by DISD.



Guided group tours take place the first Wednesday of each month at 9:30am beginning in September, and continue through May (note, there are no summer tours). No appointment is necessary, but please register at the front desk upon arrival. For more information, please email Kimberly Bocell. Tours dates can be found on our school calendar.


Mockingbird at a glance

  • Address: 5828 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75206
  • Phone: (972) 749-7200
  • Mascot: star
  • School colors: blue and white
  • Principal: Maggie Huff
  • Assistant principals: Randa Scudder and Roderick Goudy
  • Executive Director (Woodrow Wilson Feeder Patten schools): Richard Kastl
  • District 2 Trustee: Sarah Weinberg  




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