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About W.R. Hatfield Elementary School

Hatfield Elementary School serves families in the central portion of Northwest ISD, near the edge of Fort Worth, where it is known for fostering a learning environment that celebrates student involvement.

The school is named after W.R. Hatfield, who in 1961 joined Northwest ISD as principal of Haslet Elementary School. The following year, he became principal of Northwest High School, a position he held for 17 years. In 1979, he was named the district’s assistant superintendent, a position he held until his unexpected death in 1981. Mr. Hatfield was known for holding high expectations for both academics and behavior. His education lives on in his two children, who each obtained a teaching certificate.

At Hatfield, students are part of a safe and nurturing environment where diversity is celebrated, and mutual respect among adults and children is practiced. The school believes parents and caregivers are valued partners in helping all children reach their potential of academic excellence.

Hatfield students can take part in a variety of extracurricular activities. The school offers an annual reading program, takes part in UIL elementary academic contests, has a Destination Imagination problem-solving team and operates a choir program.

Established: 1998
Mascot: Cougars
Colors: Red and Black