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!”
Christopher Schulz
Denison Elementary Principal


Important Dates and Information

Upcoming Events
TK - 3rd Hearing Checks
August 27th - September 5th
Fundraiser Kickoff Day:
September 11th
School Picture Day: 
Monday, September 10th
2nd & 3rd grade Dental Sealants:
September 18th - 20th.


Character Counts Pillars

Trustworthiness Responsibility Respect Fairness Caring Citizenship

Working together for individual excellence and positive self esteem.

Purple Hands Project

Purple Hands Project - Hands and words are not for hurting

Click here to find out more information about the Purple Hands Project

Report Bullying

If you would like to report a bullying situation that you have witnessed or been involved in at any of the Denison Schools, please include as many details as possible. You do not have to include your personal information. If you desire to file a formal complaint, please come directly to the school and talk to an administrator or contact District Office. Any complaints noted on this site will be routed to the school administrators. Thank you for putting forth the effort to stop bullying at your school.

The administration will follow up on all concerns.

View the report form here.

Elementary School Resources

Student Handbook | View PDF | Download

Meal Charge Plans

Meal Plan Change Information | View PDF English | Download English

Meal Plan Change Information | View PDF Spanish | Download Spanish

“The Denison Difference”

Denison Community Schools, in collaboration with the family and community, provides quality learning today preparing students for tomorrow.

“Quality Learning Today; Preparing Citizens of Tomorrow”
Booster Club Piggy Bank

Our Booster Clubs fuel our programs and benefit our students! From scholarships to cookie receptions, become part of the driving force behind our school.