P.M. Akin Elementary School opened in 1988. The school's name recognizes P.M. (Maurice) Akin, a former principal of Hartman Elementary. Mr. Akin was born in 1912 and graduated from East Texas State Teachers College. He began his career teaching in Parker and Princeton communities. He moved to Wylie in 1941 and taught speech and history at the high school. He was named principal at R.F. Hartman in 1956, a position he held until 1975. Mr. Akin died May 21, 1981. He and his wife, Lorna had four sons, David, Michael, Stephen and Paul.