Bruce Shulkey Elementary opened in September 1958, with Mr. James D. Parnell as principal, fourteen teachers, and 514 students. The school was named after the late Bruce C. Shulkey, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools. At the time the school was opened, the Wedgwood community was new and rapidly developing. Shortly after the school opened, temporary buildings had to be moved in to accommodate the expanding school population. For several years, Bruce Shulkey was the largest elementary school in Fort Worth. Bruce Shulkey celebrated its 60th anniversary in September 2018.
Although smaller today with an enrollment of about 400, Bruce Shulkey continues to educate the neighborhood children in the Southwest Pyramid. Bruce Shulkey services students in Pre-K through 5th grade, with two RISE units, and a SEAS unit. With the belief that "today is a good day to have a good day", our Mustang faculty and students arrive daily to be better than the previous day.
Our Mission Statement
The mission at Bruce Shulkey is to provide a positive environment that is conducive to learning and to provide quality instruction within a mutually respectful community of future leaders.