School History & Namesake

  • Hartman Elementary opened in 1963 and was named in honor of Richard Floyd Hartman, a renowned Wylie educator.


    Richard Floyd Hartman was born on December 15, 1897 in Rockwall, Texas, where he attended school.  He graduated from North Texas State University in Denton and received a Master’s Degree from The University of Texas at Austin.  


    Mr. Hartman married Irene Futrell in 1926 in Rockwall.  Mrs. Hartman taught elementary school for many years.  


    Mr Hartman served Wylie ISD for twenty-one years as the Superintendent of Wylie ISD from 1943 through his retirement in 1964.  He passed away in March 1980. 


    The Hartman Elementary campus has received many awards and distinctions, including having been selected by the United States Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2017.


    The Hartman Cool Cat staff and students are honored and committed to continuing our legacy of providing and partaking in exceptional educational experiences.  

  • R.F. Hartman Elementary
  • Hartman Elementary
    510 S. Birmingham Street
    Wylie, TX 75098
    Phone:  972-429-3480
    Fax:  972-442-7072 
    School Hours:  7:00A - 2:45P