Message from the Principal
At Denison Elementary, we have an outstanding staff who enjoy working together to provide the best for our students. Our Denison Community Schools are recognized as some of the best in several areas.
Denison Elementary has been recognized with the 2018 Iowa School of Character Award for being a lead school in Character Education. DES has received this award multiple times over the past 10 years. In 2016 and 2017, Denison Elementary was honored with the state’s Breaking the Barriers Award. This award recognized our students for having some of the highest achievement scores on the Iowa Assessments in Reading, Math, and Science over the past three years. This fall, we begin a dual language program.
The Iowa Department of Education has looked to DES for leadership. The Department of Education Director and the Governor of Iowa have made a special trips to our school in September to learn more about why our students are achieving high levels of success. Through the diversity of our talents, experiences, and resources, we can provide your child with a special and unique educational experience that will best prepare them for an ever-changing world.
More than anything else, our people make the difference at Denison Elementary. As parents, you will entrust others to make a tremendous impact on your child’s future. We embrace this great responsibility and the impact we have as educators and role models. Together, we will prepare our students to be successful citizens who value our school motto: “Be responsible, do your best, and help the rest!”
Denison Elementary Principal